Lead consultant Scrum Master
JOB TITLE: LEAD CONSULTANT
CAREER LEVEL: E
Leverage technology to impact patients and ultimately save lives
Do you have expertise in, and passion for, information technology? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the IT strategy in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? If so, AstraZeneca might be the one for you!
AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work.
ABOUT OUR IT TEAM
It’s a dynamic and results-oriented environment to work in – but that’s why we like it. There are countless opportunities to learn and grow, whether that’s exploring new technologies in hackathons, or redefining the roles and work of colleagues, forever. Shape your own path, with support all the way. Diverse minds that work cross- functionally and broadly together.
ABOUT THE ROLE
THIS IS WHAT YOU’LL DO:
We are recruiting a Scrum Master to join our Data, Analytics & AI group.
As a Scrum Master you own end to end delivery of Analytics products. You are responsible for project planning and execution within the project scope and timeline. You will coordinate sprints, retrospective meetings, and daily stand-ups, prepare status reporting. In small and medium size projects you manage budget and resource but for large projects we follow Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).
You will work with Product Owners to handle backlogs and new requests making sure Business Analytics / Insight Analysts prepare user stories for refinement sessions in a timely manner. You will help build a productive environment where team members own the product and enjoy working on it. You ensure estimates are captured and you provide guidance to the team in assigning story points and to split the tasks to be achievable in a single sprint. You will maintain JIRA board and plan sprints with sprint pre-planning and backlog refinement sessions. You ensure cross-team dependencies are well-understood. You identify, document, communicate and publish risks and issues related to the overall project and define resolution paths; You will resolve cross-team impediments and blocking issues; Maintain relevant metrics that guide the development team to more efficient processes in their work and in satisfying their Product Owner and collaborators; Encourage team accountability, self-organization, and empowerment. You will calculate team velocity and other metrics for each sprint. You will host review and demonstration meetings at the end of each sprint.
Essential Skills and Requirements:
4+ years’ experience in managing Analytics or Software development projects using Agile frameworks.
Scrum or SAFe Agile Certification.
Background in software delivery and detailed knowledge of the SDLC.
Extensive experience in using reporting tools such as Jira to make data driven suggestions to track and demonstrate improvements.
Experience of working with complex integrated systems, using creative and strategic thinking to deliver exceptional results.
Experience in managing and coordinating production deployment of analytics products.
Experience with PowerBI, Qlik sense, Data Engineering, cloud engineering in Snowflake or AWS.
A proven track record of delivering results.
Excellent communication, facilitation, presenting skills and fluent English.
Excellent influencing, networking and team working skills.
Able to manage expectations and lead negotiations across complex multiple IT groups.
Expert in relationship building skills with the ability to influence others to achieve objectives.
Expertise in planning, change management and problem solving and able to resolve issues of a highly complex and strategic nature.
Ability to work well in and across diverse global teams in a matrix organization.
Educated to degree level standard or equivalent.
Experience with SAFe.
Experience with SAP
Formal certification in Project Management.
High level awareness of developments in the Analytics & Engineering marketplace
Work collaboratively with:
Various stakeholders in business, IT teams, product owners.
Other projects to manage interdependencies and reduce or eliminate risks.
Architecture leaders in the development of technical strategies and blueprints
Solution delivery, Data Analytics & AI team, and Operational Excellence to ensure business expectations are fulfilled
WHY JOIN US?
We’re a network of high-reaching self-starters who contribute to something far bigger. We enable AstraZeneca to perform at its peak by delivering premier technology and data solutions.
We’re not afraid to take ownership and run with it. Empowered with unrivalled freedom. Put simply, it’s because we make a significant impact. Everything we do matters.
SO, WHAT’S NEXT?
Are you already envisioning yourself joining our team? Good, because we’d love to hear from you! Click the link to apply and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
Our Social Media, Follow AstraZeneca on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/1603/
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.