Medidata's unified platform, pioneering analytics, and unrivaled expertise power the development of new therapies for over 1,000 pharmaceutical companies, biotech, medical device firms, academic medical centers and contract research organizations around the world. The Medidata Clinical Cloud® connects patients, physicians and life sciences professionals. Companies on the Medidata platform are individually and collaboratively reinventing the way research is done to create smarter, more precise treatments. For more information: https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.mdsol.com&source=gmail&ust=1581194515015000&usg=AFQjCNE3mTww0cakyYaJJs-_Dqi6-DSg2w" rel="noopener">www.mdsol.com.
We know that diverse teams win and are fully committed to selecting leaders and employees that represent the markets in which we operate. We are still led by our Co-founders, Tarek Sherif and Glen de Vries, and have global operations in US, Europe and Asia with over 2000 employees.
We have an opportunity for a strong Agile Project Manager to join our team in San Francisco developing key cloud based software solutions for clinical trials. In this role, you will manage internal software development projects in a regulated environment.
The Agile Project Manager will also work across the portfolio with Product Managers, functional stakeholders and management to ensure standardized processes are established across the software development lifecycle and release management to drive the development of high quality, high value software products within an Agile environment.
Must be able to clearly communicate with the team. Active participant in discussions. Can successfully lead discussions when expected to do so Has excellent written skills.
Must be able to clearly demonstrate command and control of meetings (as appropriate) Has total respect and confidence from the team. Comfortable communicating at all levels and is effective at doing so.
Full accountability for release planning: management of project timelines, scope and milestones for one or more projects. Manage the complete Software Development Lifecycle.
Ensures that the Product Team delivers against schedule, scope, resource/cost, and quality targets using the Agile/Scrum SDLC.
Responsible for product release coordination. Ensures smooth collaboration among extended team members for each product release including Engineering, Product, Testing, Tech. Content Strategy, Knowledge Mgmt, Global Compliance, Service Delivery, Sales, Marketing, Reporting, and the Executives team.
Responsible for Risk Management. Anticipate and manage risks, publish a product team risk register, proactively communicate risks/issues to management in a timely manner, and offer creative solutions.
Responsible for publishing and maintaining project plans, schedules, issues lists, status reports, and meeting agendas with action items.
Responsible for maintaining up-to-date, basic, working knowledge of core products which his/her assigned product team is working on.
Ensure standardized processes are established across software development lifecycle and release management.
Perform Scrum Master functions: schedules and leads the release planning, sprint planning, retrospectives, backlog grooming and daily scrum activities.
Ensure the product team has capacity to execute within each sprint. APM will resolve capacity and resource issues in collaboration with the Solution Lead(s).
Leads product teams in adopting Agile / Scrum methodology via training and coaching. APM will encourage self-organized teams, but is accountable for Agile usage.
Whenever possible, APM will work on-site, rather than working remotely (e.g., from home), at his/her supervisor’s discretion. Exception: APM is designated a “remote worker”.
Support process improvement initiatives within the Technology organization.
Support cross team projects
The must haves...
- Expertise in handling Agile Development projects
- Expertise in effective implementation of scrum process
- Experience in handling multiple stakeholders (Product, engineering, leadership)
- Experience in executing time to market projects
- Planning and Tracking using Metrics and status reporting
- Skilled in coaching scrum team, product owners etc
- Should have handled one or two Mobile projects
- Experience in handling and managing end to end of SDLC ( starting with release planning till release deployment)
- Tools - Expertise in any one scrum management tool (Jira, Rally, etc)
- Excellent communication
- Very energetic person
- Attitude to bring the best from the team
- Flexibility in working hours
- Ability to learn and adapt to changes
- Agile certification (Any one)
- Viewed as a competent, valued contributor to the team
- Capable of guiding/leading meetings and discussions
- Ablilty to prepare presentation and anchor meetings with leadership
- Risk Management
- Root cause analysis and preventive actions
- PMP Certification
- Process Coach
- Ability to coach the growing managers and product owners
- Lead process improvement initiatives
Medidata is making a real difference in the lives of patients everywhere by accelerating critical drug and medical device development, enabling life-saving drugs and medical devices to get to market faster. Our products sit at the convergence of the Technology and Life Sciences industries, one of most exciting areas for global innovation. Nine of the top 10 best-selling drugs in 2017 were developed on the Medidata platform.
Medidata’s solutions have powered over 14,000 clinical trials giving us the largest collection of clinical trial data in the world. With this asset, we pioneer innovative, advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, bringing an unmatched level of quality and efficiency to clinical trials enabling treatments to reach waiting patients sooner.
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