Project Manager / Scrum Master


Edison, NJ

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


5 - 7 years

Posted 141 days ago

  by    Paramvir Singh

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Sr. Manager coming from Healthcare/Pharmaceutical clients leveraging Agile methodologies and thinking across business and technology initiatives. The person filling this role will be instrumental in ensuring that all projects meet the expectations and needs of our business partners and employees.

Key Responsibilities:

Manage Delivery of the projects. Comfortable working with onsite/offshore teams.

Ability to manage multiple projects of medium to large scale through all sprints/iterations and phases of the project

Organize and facilitate sprint planning and release planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, retrospectives, and other agile related events

Track and communicate team metrics and sprint/release progress to all teams and management

Works independently, without the need for day-to-day guidance.

In partnership with the product owner, agile coaches, scrum teams on user story sizing and acceptance criteria definition, facilitates the definition of minimal viable product, and leads continuous refinement and prioritization of the product backlog

Ensure the development teams are embracing and practicing core agile principles

Updateagile tracking systems to provide transparency on product and sprint backlogs

Update company project portfolio system for status, resource capacity planning, and budget preparation

Strong commitment and support of the success of the core team and is outcomes

Assist with internal and external communication

Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection and task definition

Determine and remove all obstacles that may interfere with the ability of the teams' to deliver assigned goals

Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution

Provide direction to project activities to ensure successful implementation and support

Promote continuous improvement and help teams to increase velocity

Promote a collaborative team environment that fosters experimentation, creativity and innovation

Provide strategic thinking and tactical execution

Ability to communicate, influence and partner effectively using strong verbal and written communication

Proficiency with VersionOne, JIRA and PowerPoint


? 4+ years' experience of Scrum Master development or deployment experience

? 6+ years' experience in managing multiple information systems projects

? 6+ years' experience in an agile / scrum environment with a demonstrated appreciation for large enterprise standards

? Ability to demonstrate a proven track record of successfully managing large, complex Agile teams in a results-driven environment

? Thorough understanding of enterprise software development processes and lifecycle

? Strong Technical background and familiar with IT terminology.

? Ability to adjust and apply technical knowledge in a dynamic environment using Agile development principles

? Proven experience building strong working relationships and working successfully in cross-functional teams

? Ability to quickly understand the scope of the project and identify key success and risk factors

? Exceptional verbal, written and communication skills.

? Strong presentation and facilitation skills

? Prioritize multiple tasks effectively

? Enthusiastic team-player, team leader as well as a self-starter

? Comfortable working with ambiguity and evolving priorities

? Flexible, yet firm in approach to managing the project

? Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Visio, SharePoint and PowerPoint) and system documentation tools

? Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and/or Professional Scrum Master (PSM) required

? Proficiency in the SAFe? framework a plus

$120K - $180K