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Agile Project Manager

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
Jul 31, 2022

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Engineering, Software Engineer
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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The Role

This role is an exciting opportunity to join a growing Agile Delivery Team at Moderna as we continue to support our growing technical development & global automation capabilities.

The Agile Project Manager for Data and Informatics Operations will partner with Product Management and Platform Engineering communities to accelerate delivery and execution across multiple business units related initiatives relating to Modernas digital products, capabilities, and services.

As the Agile Project Manager, you will lead dedicated teams to deliver business value through capability development and value execution. Bringing a collaborative mindset to the table, you must be able to build trusted relationships with the teams and with their stakeholders to ensure the needs of all team members are met.

This role can be based in Modernas Norwood or Cambridge, MA office.

Heres What Youll Do

  • Ensure successful delivery of large impact and/or cross-functional initiatives by assisting in the identification and resolution of team impediments

  • Drive cross-functional teams to plan, execute and deliver the projects by working with the product team for the next-generation solutions

  • Manage project conflicts, challenges and dynamic business requirements to keep operations running at a high performance.

  • Drive team sprint execution, communicate with management and stakeholders, protect the team from uncontrolled injection of work (changes are evaluated/intentional)

  • Lead team effort in relentless improvement, define and implement improvement stories to increase the velocity and quality of the program Implement and support principles, rules and processes

  • Build and leverage effective alliances across other teams and the technical and business communities.

  • Guide product management teams in their role, defining MVP's, developing product charters, product community maps, product roadmaps and release plans, story mapping, writing stories and backlog prioritization and management

  • Serve as an Agile subject matter expert (SME), promoting learning in others and providing coaching and insight to cross-functional partners

  • Maintain team data in Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence) and project management software (Smartsheet) to support estimates and execution

  • May also play a scrum-of-scrum role, managing the flow of work through an entire Circle rather than on an individual team or teams.

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Business, or a minimum of 6 years of equivalent work experience in a related field

  • 4+ years of experience in a full-time Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master role in an enterprise-level environment involving multiple scrum teams

  • Strong and demonstrated experience using the fundamentals of Agile development including measurable process improvement

  • Ability to interact professionally and confidently with colleagues at all levels, including senior and executive management with clear and confident communication and presentation skills

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) or other accredited professional Scrum Master certification preferred. If you don't have one, we can offer this as a training opportunity.

  • Bold: You must be relentless in continuous improvement in support of teams delivering on the promise of value driven capabilities. You see yourself as an initiative owner.

  • Collaborative: You possess strong communication skills and will build and maintain a culture of trust and respect. You can effectively bring technical and non-technical partners together.

  • Curious: You leverage logical reasoning and data to build conclusions, recommendations, and reporting. No problem too big to solve when you apply analytical and troubleshooting skills.

  • Relentless: You can strategically prioritize multiple tasks in a proactive manner. You understand the tools and processes needed to meet larger strategic initiatives.

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary winter shut down
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible. Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

About Moderna

In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a persons race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.




Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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