Datalynx AG

Technical Project Manager / Scrum Master (m/f) (BB-F7212)

Gefunden in: Neuvoo CH


For our client, a well-known pharmaceutical company in Basel, we are looking for an ambitious Technical Project Manager / Scrum Master (m/f)


This position is for a strong scrum master with a solid background in Technical Project Management.

As scrum master you will be leading a team that is in transition from a traditional waterfall delivery model to a product-centric, scaled agile framework.

You have a strong enough foundation in Agile methodologies to guide a transitional team as well as provide technical project management where needed as we close skill gaps and phase out unneeded processes.

General Information

  • Start date: 01.02.2021
  • Latest start date: 01.02.2021
  • End date: 6 months contract
  • Extension: Yes
  • Work location: Basel
  • Workload: 100%

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the Product team (Product Manager, Release Train Engineer, Product Owner(s), developers, Business Analysts, technical resources, and other stakeholders
  • Manage and optimize the flow of product value using various tools, such as the Program and Solution Kanbans, boards, trackers
  • Organize, manage and facilitate the scrum process and ceremonies; daily stand-ups, demos, retrospectives, grooming and planning meetings, etc.
  • Help the Product Owner/ Product Manager keep the product backlog in good shape and groomed/ready for sprint planning
  • Act as a subject matter expert and coach to the team in Agile methodology, tool usage, decision making process following the proper guidelines
  • Resolves team impediments with the other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the product-centric delivery approach in the organization
  • Assist tracking the execution of features and capabilities
  • Assist with economic decision-making by facilitating feature and capability estimation by teams and the roll-up to Epics, where necessary
  • Coach leaders, teams in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets
  • Help manage risks and dependencies
  • Escalate and track impediments
  • Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks
  • Encourage collaboration between teams and Solution Architects/Engineering
  • Work with Product Management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment
  • Work with the Release Train Engineer on program execution and operational excellence
  • Facilitate System Demos and Solution Demos
  • Drive relentless improvement via Inspect and Adapt workshops; assess the agility level of the ART and Solution Train and help them improve
  • Foster use of engineering and Built-In Quality practices
  • Identify gaps in process and skills and help bridge the transition of the organization to scaled agile, product-centric delivery
  • Help manage other special projects within the domain as assigned

Must Haves

  • 10+ years’ experience in proj mgmt - 8+ years’ experience in the management of complex technical projects, 4+ year’s project development experience on an Agile Team
  • Has successfully led large-scale software projects (with multiple tracks of work and teams in multiple locations) from concept to delivery
  • Has already implemented agile systems in ongoing business areas
  • Healthcare software background within a regulated environment, International teamwork or global functional experience is preferred
  • Strong communication skills and experience with managing senior stakeholders
  • Fluent English skills (written and spoken)
  • Flexible working hours: Late evenings working with US Timezone
  • Strong skills in leading teams, problem-solving, influencing, teamwork, initiative and communication.

Nice to Haves

  • Previous experience in pharma and GxP environment
  • Experience with deployment of cloud and SaaS solutions
  • Knowledge of Diagnostics business
  • Experience supporting research laboratory execution informatics


Jan Schmitz-Elsen

Talent Acquisition Consultant

+41 61 500 01 74

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