Scrum Master vacancy at Charles River Laboratories
Charles River Laboratories
With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.
At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.
General overview of the role
We are seeking an experienced Scrum Master for our Digital Team. This is a remote position with a preference that the candidate be located anywhere within the U.S, Canada or the U.K.
The Scrum Master ensures the smooth operation of all Agile team processes and activities. This includes organizing and running daily stand-ups, sprint planning and sizing sessions, backlog grooming sessions, and end-of-sprint ceremonies. The Scrum Master is responsible for tracking sprint progress and burn-down by creating dashboards and reports as needed. In this role, they are responsible for ensuring the team lives agile values and principles and follows the processes and practices that the team agreed they would use.
Facilitates and supports all scrum events: Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective.
Work closely with Product Owners to drive backlog story grooming and to ensure backlog items are properly and fully defined prior to acceptance into a sprint.
Resolves impediments to team workflows.
Guides and coaches the Scrum Team on how to use Agile practices and principles to deliver value quickly and at a high-quality standard.
Gets team to a high performing level by recognizing areas of strength and improvement and employing appropriate coaching and development techniques.
Responsible for ensuring Scrum is understood and the team adheres to Scrum theory, practice, and guidelines.
Coaches the Scrum team in self-organization, cross-functional skillset, domain knowledge and communicates effectively, both internally and externally working within the Scrum team.
Create metrics to provide teams and the organization with relevant feedback.
Contributes to the advancement and improvement of Agile practices within the organization.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or a related discipline
Experience: Minimum 5 years Scrum Master experience specific to data analytics. Deep knowledge of Agile practices and techniques
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above
Certification/Licensure: PMP, CSM certifications a plus
Outstanding communication, facilitation, negotiation, and coaching skills.
Knowledge of agile frameworks or methods (i.e. Scrum, Kanban), an understanding of software development life cycle models as well as in-depth knowledge of traditional project management principles and practices.
Adept at refinement, story splitting, estimation, velocity, retrospection, and other Scrum techniques.
Planning and problem solving with product management and delivery teams.