Project Manager / Program Lead - SCRUM Master

Tampa, FL, US
Aug 17, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking a Project Manager/Program Lead to join our Developmental Information Services to support our Global Development Operations and Feasibility and Tracking and Clinical Metrics & Reporting team. This Project Manager will have the role of scrum master who would help the Service/Product Owner in their efforts to manage the backlog and guide the team while facilitating a healthy team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope. Eliminates impediments - many blocking issues will be beyond the team's authority or may require support from other teams. The Project Manager actively addresses these issues so that the team can remain focused on achieving the objectives of the Iteration.

The PM will report to the Sr Manager of Information Systems and will be independent with the ability to listen to stakeholders, follow up and be proactive in all aspects. This Project Manager will work closely with multiple internal project team members, partnering with key stakeholders to ensure requirements are met.

This role will be based on our corporate campus in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Responsibilities include:
  • Conduct effective and efficient status meetings for the core team and various levels of project leadership
  • Coordinate resources (scrum team) by facilitating their assignment to stories/tasks
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with key stakeholders and project team
  • Work with multiple work streams and multiple internal teams to ensure the committed deliverables are met
  • Work with scrum team to encourage completion of activities
  • Develop, maintain and monitor user story and backlog priority with the assistance of product owner
  • Develop and review project status and reports, including burn down charts and velocity diagrams
  • Facilitate Backlog grooming / generation
  • Facilitate Scrum and Sprint planning meetings
  • Facilitate Sprint Backlog refinement
  • Attend Scrum meetings, as necessary
  • Integrate with Product Owners for prioritization and escalations
  • Integrate with Scrum team to clarify status including advancements and/or impediments

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 2 years of Project Management experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Project Management experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Project Management experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Project Management experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Extensive Project/Program Management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of biotech, pharma or life sciences industry
  • Exposure to GxP and 21CFR Part 11 validation processes
  • Experience with cloud-based and on-premise GxP solutions
  • Familiarity with cloud applications supporting Clinical Trial Conduct
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and writing skills with ability to understand customer needs
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Enthusiastic about technology with demonstrated technical aptitude
  • Passionate about customer service and how it can transform businesses
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to multitask with ease
  • Organized with attention to detail
  • Ability to work according to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Ability to work independently with little to no supervision, as well as work as part of a team

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.