Person, Text, Advertisement, Poster, Flyer, Paper, Clothing, People, Female

Agile Project Manager

Full Time | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) 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 organizes and motivates Agile project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in their projects to provide exceptional business value to users. The incumbent is dedicated to leading the Enterprise Systems Scrum Team and exercises strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills in managing multiple competing demands impacting this team. The role relies on a blend of traditional project management practices with an Agile development approach for FMI’s complex, enterprise-level projects. This role, using the right balance of agility and predictability will help FMI be efficient both with new releases and enhancements to the products that are transforming cancer care. 

Key Responsibilities

• Team Facilitation –

·   Lead and develop high performing Agile teams.

·   Identify team commitments and execute upon initiatives to ensure that teams are delivering upon their commitments.

·   Assist the team in defining goals and key milestones.

·   Partner with the team in identifying and removing roadblocks and in leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work.

·   Coach members of the scrum team as needed to optimize team efficiency.

• Project Planning and Management –

·   Define project scope, plan, and schedule for regular and timely delivery of value.

·   Organize and lead project status and working meetings at established intervals.

·   Prepare and distribute progress reports on projects to applicable stakeholders.

·   Manage risks mitigation and issue resolution as they arise.

·   Address and correct deviations from plans.

·   Manage expectations of cross-functional stakeholders, including senior leadership.

·   Perform delivery planning for assigned projects.

• Demonstrate a creative approach to problem-solving that addresses details and maintains the ‘big picture’ view. When obstacles emerge and no scripted playbook is available, act as a point person for adaptation, improvisation, and finding solutions.

• Support the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance.

• Monitor program execution to ensure that all parts adhere to regulatory components and requirements established by The International Electrotechnical Commission, the International Organization for Standardization, Food and Drug Administration, and other regulatory bodies.

• Represent the program to all stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of delivery.

• Other related duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in a life science, engineering, computer science, technology or mathematics

• 2+ years of managing software development projects with cross-functional teams

• Experience leading projects using Agile methodologies

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in a life science, engineering, computer science, technology or mathematics

• Agile Program Management Certifications, Certified Scrum Master, or Project Management Professional credentials

• 5+ years of experience using SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects

• 5+ years of experience developing software in a regulated environment, preferably FDA regulated

• Experience with Laboratory Information Technology Systems implementation

• Balanced business and technical background, with sufficient technical knowledge to provide strong leadership of development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues

• Demonstrated experience using Agile Project management tools such as Jira/Confluence or equivalent, Microsoft Project, Visio, and all Office Tools

• Experience overseeing geographically dispersed project teams with at least 10-15 team members, including developers, business analysts, and quality assurance functions

• Demonstrable understanding of diverse software development methodologies, including Waterfall, Rational Unified Process, Scrum, Kanban, eXtreme Programming, Pair Programming, and SAFe, plus the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit specific project and business objectives.

• Competency with test-driven development practices, including inversion of control, dependency injection, and unit test frameworks

• Demonstrated attention to detail and strong organizational skills

• Demonstrated experience handling multiple tasks at once

• Demonstrated experience working within shifting priorities for successful execution of goals

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to work well under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor

• Ability to adapt to changing procedures, policies, and work environment

• Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data

• Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan Employer

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. See also FMI’s EEO Statement and EEO is the Law and Supplement. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form. (EOE/AAP Employer)

Apply Now

Internal applicants, please use your FMI email address.

Not You?

Thank you

Recommended Jobs

Sr Mgr, Financial Planning & Analysis

Corporate Management 100122 Cambridge Massachusetts United States Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States Corporate Management
About the Job The Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) plays an integral role in the financial planning, reporting and analysis process for Foundation Medicine. The position assists in the preparation of financial plans a...

Mgr, Internal Communications (3 month contract)

People Team 100119 Cambridge Massachusetts United States Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States People Team
POSITION OVERVIEW: Foundation Medicine’s Manager, Internal Communications is responsible for ensuring employees understand and are excited by our mission to transform cancer care. This is a cross functional position that supports FMI corporate ob...

Assoc Dir, Biomarker Development

Biomarkers and Biometrics 100114 Cambridge Massachusetts United States Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States Biomarkers and Biometrics
About the Job The Associate Director, Biomarker Development leads critical scientific and biomarker analysis efforts and manages a multidisciplinary team responsible for biomarker design, definitions, rules, and analysis. The position leverages a...

Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Research and Early Development 100113 Cambridge Massachusetts United States Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States Research and Early Development
About the Job The Regulatory Affairs Specialist performs activities to support the regulatory submissions process through development of regulatory strategy and submission of materials to the FDA for approval of novel platforms. The position prep...

Job Alerts

Not You?

Thank you

Our recent Hackathon brought our colleagues from all departments and regions together to create & innovate. 

Our Data and Tech teams are growing. Hear from the teams about why they chose Foundation Medicine and why they stay. 


Curious how you can help? Good. Curiosity is our most important requirement.