Hired by Matrix, Inc. Scrum Master / Agile Project Manager in Princeton, New Jersey

Scrum Master / Agile Project Manager

Job Type:Contract

Job Location:Princeton

New Jersey

Job Description:


  • Our Client, a global biopharmaceutical leader, is seeking a Scrum Master w/ PM underpinnings to drive an agile software project to successful delivery.

  • Summary of LT3 Chemistry Informatics Project - The effort aims to modernize the platforms supporting Analytical Chemistry in Discovery. This is being achieved through a program of efforts that are remediating obsolescent software, implementing a new system for compound registration, leading edge design in support of compound purification, and integrated workflows that will leverage data across the analytical chemistry community.

  • The team is executing the latter goals through agile point solution development that will provide novel features and capabilities.

  • This position will take the role of Scrum Master to drive development, and also provide PM skills to ensure the right supports is in place and teams are coordinated with other related efforts.

  • A Program Manager will orchestrate efforts.


  • Assist with maturing the Scrum / Agile development process; Identify instances where existing processes may be streamlined or improved

  • Work with Informatics team and scientific groups to plan development activities and refine project plan

  • Coordinate stakeholder assessments and management of stakeholders/sponsors

  • Collaborate with Informatics teams, subject matter experts, and stakeholder scientific groups to understand, gather, and validate business requirements (EPICS, User Stories, etc.)

  • Manage project scope, quality and timeline in conjunction with software deliverables.

  • Coordinate and manage project meetings and communications.

  • Identify and manage risks and issues. Work with the program manager, project team, clients and other stakeholders to develop strategies to mitigate risks as appropriate.

  • Work with onshore, remote, and offshore developers to deliver key objectives of the program/project(s).

  • Maintain requirements traceability and verify that deliverables meet stakeholder needs.

  • Maintain project collaboration area and ensure completeness of documentation and appropriate access for required stakeholders.

  • Plan, measure, and track key performance indicators of the project.

  • Regularly report status to business and Informatics sponsors. Prepare periodic status reports for project team, steering committees and other program governance.

  • Assist informatics team and project sponsor in executing a communication and change management strategy in support of project execution and rollout



  • Scrum related Certification preferred.


  • At least 5 years of prior experience working in an project management capacity and/or as a Scrum Master on large, complex projects in the Pharmaceutical Industry required

  • Familiarity with Drug Discovery in early Research and Development required.

  • Experience in Biopharmaceutical Research & Development industry; in particular a working knowledge of early stage research and discovery required.

  • Experience with formal Agile practices required.

  • Candidate with Early drug discovery experience is a MUST.Life sciences experience preferred.

  • Ability to work with a Program Manager and coordinate with 3rd party vendors preferred.


  • Strong proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook preferred.

Please submit your resume for consideration. Once submitted, feel free to contact Sanka at 646-856-8903 for additional information.

Approx. Duration: months

About Hired By Matrix

Hired by Matrix, Inc. is a full service staffing and recruiting company that enables Fortune 200 and mid-market companies nationwide to achieve their strategic goals. Founded 29 years ago by CEO Sharon Olzerowicz, Hired by Matrix distinguishes itself as an exceptionally reliable partner whose industry knowledge and continuous pursuit of excellence allows the company to deliver the caliber of professionals who become our clients' most important assets. Our responsiveness, tenacity and know-how apply to all service delivery channels, from corporate procurement executives and hiring managers to Managed Service Providers (MSPs).

We recruit for a variety of job types including IT, Finance and Accounting, Administrative, Marketing, Clinical/Scientific & Human Resources. Our team of expert account managers along with our recruiters who specialize in a range of capabilities and niche disciplines, collaborate closely with our clients to understand their needs, corporate requirements and company cultures. Using this information, our teams build robust, fully customized pipelines of highly-qualified contract professionals that we manage, motivate and monitor throughout the life of the assignment resulting in successful matches, long contracts and repeat business.

Hired by Matrix offers our contract professionals competitive salaries, benefits after 60 days and a 401k option after one year.

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