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Agile Project Manager

Boston | Massachusetts | United States

ABOUT FOUNDATION MEDICINE

Foundation Medicine began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives. 

ABOUT THE JOB:

The Agile Project Manager (APM) supports FMI by organizing and motivating Agile project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering projects that provide exceptional business value to users. The APM is a passionate, change agent who’s demonstrated success in leading an Agile transformation in a complex environment. Additionally, this role requires strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands. 

The Agile Project Manager at FMI has a tremendous impact on our ability to be more efficient with new releases and enhancements to the products that are transforming cancer care. The APM is responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects using Agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple business and operational areas and is dedicated to leading the LIMS Scrum Team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Team Facilitation – Lead and develop high performing Agile teams.  Hold teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leverage organizational resources to improve capacity for project work.
  • Demonstrate a creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the ‘big picture’ view.  Capable of improvising, adapting, and overcoming when obstacles materialize, or no scripted playbook is available.
  • Product Owner Support – Support the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance.
  • Coach members of the team as needed to optimize the efficiency of the scrum team.
  • Project Planning and Management – Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects.
  • Use a high level of knowledge and experience in blending traditional project management principles and practices with an Agile development approach in the right proportions to fit large, complex, mission-critical, enterprise-level projects and with the appropriate level of planning and provide the right balance of agility and predictability.
  • Other duties as periodically assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA or BS.
  • 2 years of managing software development projects with cross-functional teams using Agile methodologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Software Development in a regulated environment.
  • Experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects. PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent.
  • Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using Agile Project management tools such as Jira/Confluence or equivalent, Microsoft Project, Visio, SmartSheet, and all Office Tools.
  • Experience overseeing geographically dispersed project teams.
  • Knowledge of different Agile approaches: Scrum, XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
  • Balanced business/technical background with sufficient level of technical knowledge to provide leadership to Project teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues.
  • MA or MS in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent.

 

Foundation Medicine is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, or national origin. Further, qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, view the EEO is the Law poster link and its supplement. If you have a disability and need an accommodation in connection with the on-line application process, please email us at Accommodation@foundationmedicine.com.

To recruitment agencies: Foundation Medicine does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Foundation Medicine employees or any other source. Foundation Medicine is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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