MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products.
The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-
year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
MSD’s Information Technology division partners with colleagues across the business to help serve our patients and customers around the world.
Ours is a high-energy team of dynamic, innovative individuals dedicated to advancing MSD’s contribution to global medical innovation by leveraging information and technology to efficiently advance the business by driving revenue and productivity.
As a (senior) Scrum Master / Agile Coach within the Global Software Engineering group you will
work closely with the teams
be a servant leader and help our software development teams in becoming self-organised
coach both individuals and teams on their Agile journey
be part of the Scrum masters team at MSD and work on common goals together
contribute to building global agile delivery competency by formalising and spreading the adoption of good practices across the Global Software Engineering teams
contribute to sharing of Agile adoption through trainings and workshops about Agile principles, Scrum, Compliance, Product Delivery, etc.
onboard the business into Agile specifics at the beginning of the project / product
contribute to transforming a project-centric culture into a product-oriented one
get mentoring from your colleagues
Join a team of like-minded passionate professionals in a flexible multi-cultural environment
lead and coach other Scrum masters
work across teams, groups and organisations
actively participate in and move forward Agile Change and adoption in different organisations
What we need
Hands-on Agile experience , especially :
working in Scrum, Kanban or other Agile framework
acting as a Scrum Master (or similar coach) role with focus on continuous improvement of cross-functional team(s)
collecting and providing visibility into team's performance data
forming the feature teams from component teams
creating great teams
being a partner to Product Owner and supporting him through providing coaching, good practices & tools to maximise the value delivered
delivering products end-to-end through several releases using principles of continuous integration, continuous delivery and quality automation
understanding of MVP and build measure learn concept and principles
delivering Agile trainings to different audience even outside of IT
working with stakeholders outside of the development team (...)
in using XP practices
Hands-on Change management and leadership experience, especially :
understanding change management and modern approaches to change
understanding different organizational structures and their specifics
setting up complex delivery setups (multiple products vs. multiple teams vs. multiple regions vs. multiple cultures)
leading others through coaching and mentoring
leveraging agility in various parts of the organization (even outside of IT)
working with senior management and in hierarchical environment
Ability and willingness to work across organizational boundaries and to both lead and enable others to lead agile initiatives
Desire to search ways how to continuously improve in areas such as time to market, lead & cycle times, etc.
Furthermore, we will be happy if you know or have heard of one of these
Design thinking / Double diamond
Lean UX, Interaction design, User research and usability testing
Working in highly-regulated environments
You will learn
How to implement start-up methods and techniques in a multi-billion pharma enterprise
How pharma companies work and operate
About opportunities to create significant value through digital technology in healthcare
Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement.
At MSD, we’re inventing for life.