Agile Project Manager (SAPM)

Technology & Analytics San Francisco, California

Position at Medidata Solutions


Your Mission: 

We have an opportunity for a strong Senior Agile Project Manager to join our team in New York developing cloud based software solutions for clinical trials.

In this role, you will manage internal software development projects in a regulated environment. The Senior 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. 

Your Competencies:

  • 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

  • Can construct presentation material, and deliver it, to audiences of any level.  Communicates tactfully, in a mature and controlled manner (both verbally and written)

  • 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

  • Perform metrics driven release tracking, Team performance, Product Quality reporting

  • Ensure the product team has capacity to execute within each sprint.  SAPM 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.  SAPM will encourage self-organized teams, but is accountable for Agile usage

  • Whenever possible, SAPM will work on-site, rather than working remotely (e.g., from home), at his/her supervisor’s discretion.  Exception: SAPM is designated a “remote worker”

  • Leads process improvement initiatives within the Technology organization

  • Supports PMO Manager(s) in agile/scrum mentoring / coaching of project managers and agile teams

  • Support cross team projects / programs

Your Education & Experience:

  • Minimum of 8 years of software development and/or minimum of 5 years of project management experience is required

  • Minimum of 2 years of project management experience in Mobile apps development.

  • Previous project experience in managing technology intense application projects.

  • Background in applying rigorous project management practices preferred

  • A history of successfully delivering commercial software products on-time, on-budget with the agreed upon scope preferred

  • Experience with implementing large scale systems a plus

  • Agile, SCRUM

  • PMI certification (for example, PMP or PMI ACP, or PRINCE 2) a plus

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) required  

  • Background in a regulated environment preferred 

  • Experience working within an Agile/Scrum SDLC required

  • Proficiency with Jira Agile, Confluence, GoogleDocs a plus 

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.

Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.