Agile Lead (R1070858) in Wayne, PA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/4/2020

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Job Description

IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

About DrugDev, An IQVIA Company

DrugDev is committed to providing sponsors, CROs and sites with solutions that transform clinical research through collaboration, standardization and an outstanding technology experience. We are proud to provide a unified clinical operations suite that enables most top pharma and CROs to use technology enabled solutions to accelerate clinical operations  

Job Summary

The Agile Lead will manage and coordinates the delivery of software products using an agile methodology.  This individual will work with the Product Owner, Business Analysts and individual contributors to ensure backlog is groomed and has sufficient details to be utilized for development.  They will work to remove impediments and enable the team to achieve their goals and timelines while maintaining a high level of performance.  The Agile Lead will help lead the team to transform to an Agile Process, lead by example, challenge the status que and promote a culture of continuous improvement.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Understands operational objectives and drives technical activities associated with achieving those objectives.
  • Understand technical scope of work and engage non-technical managers and stakeholders
  • Creates overall project plans, prepares budgets, and defines resource-driven tasks and key dependencies for software development initiatives.
  • Develops, implements and monitors project Kanban boards associated with Agile development lifecycle.
  • Leads daily meetings, grooming sessions, and planning meetings to ensure full team engagement. Manage interdependencies between agile team members.
  • Interviews team members to establish estimates for deliverables
  • Communicates with the product organization (operations & developers) to ensure requirements and priorities are understood. 
  • Facilitates Agile lifecycle transparency.
  • Mentor/coach team members on Agile practices
  • Work with the Product Owners to support short and long-term release planning, and to keep work backlog healthy and prepared for execution.
  • Monitors project progress by tracking activity; resolving problems; publishing progress reports; recommending actions for delivery milestones.
  • Collaborate with the product organization during development and remediation cycles, adjusting plan as necessary.
  • Responsible for ensuring all impediments are cleared.  Leads dependency management and cross team coordination.
  • Collaborates with the Training department to ensure successful hand off of training documentation and establish end-user training schedules.
  • Coordination of go-live activities; post go-live punch list tracking and remediation as needed
  • Prepares technical reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Monitor and document Product/Project risks, including status reporting and risk mitigation
  • Presents regular status reports to senior management on progress, identifies risks and escalates issues when required
  • In collaboration with individuals across the Product organization, coordinate the development and continuous prioritization of program improvement plan
  • Provide support and guidance to Payment Department when questions arise as it relates to systems.
  • Assist in regression, smoke testing and system testing when needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

There are no supervisory responsibilities with this role

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • Bachelors in a Business or Technical field
  • 3+ years working with Agile development teams. Certification as Scrum Mater (CSM), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) or other Agile relevant certifications preferred
  • Experience working in Agile software development for enterprise level applications
  • Experience in applying appropriate Agile and Lean principles, patterns, techniques, and metrics
  • Strong analytical, planning and organization skills with the ability to multi-task and manage competing demands
  • Knowledge of Atlassian Jira and Confluence is a preferred

Skill Requirements

  • Highly-motivated, team player energized by a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills including presentation and listening skills with the ability to present
  • Strong leader skills: facilitation, collaboration, effective listening, situational awareness, conflict resolution, and emotional intelligence
  • Proven track record in handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, prioritizing workload effectively, and thriving in a dynamic and complex environment 
  • Detailed oriented and results driven
  • Outstanding problem resolution skills with an ability to look at solutions in unconventional ways to identify opportunities to innovate
  • Agile mindset of continual improvement, stewardship, and empowerment
  • Creative approach to problem solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining a customer-focused (“big picture”) view

Join Us

Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

Forge a career with greater purpose, make an impact, and never stop learning.

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at to arrange for such an accommodation.

Job ID: R1070858