Scrum Master

at Sanofi Group
Published August 5, 2022
Location Cambridge, MA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Title: Scrum Master

Reference: R2635310

About Sanofi:

We are an innovative global healthcare company, driven by one purpose: we chase the miracles of science to improve peoples lives. Our team, across some 100 countries, is dedicated to transforming the practice of medicine by working to turn the impossible into the possible. We provide potentially life-changing treatment options and life-saving vaccine protection to millions of people globally, while putting sustainability and social responsibility at the center of our ambitions.

Sanofi has recently embarked into a vast and ambitious digital transformation program. A cornerstone of this roadmap is the acceleration of its data transformation and of the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions, to accelerate R&D, manufacturing and commercial performance and bring better drugs and vaccines to patients faster, to improve health and save lives.

Who You Are:

You are a dynamic Scrum Master interested in challenging the status quo to ensure seamless Agile and Scum master practices implementation of scrum meetings, product backlog management and team efficiency. You are a valued influencer and leader who has contributed to effectively coordinate technical teams of a large healthcare organization. You have a keen eye for improvement opportunities and the demonstrated ability to deliver on these opportunities using Agile methodologies.

Our vision for digital, data analytics and AI

Join us on our journey in enabling Sanofis Digital Transformation through becoming an AI first organization. This means:

  • AI Factory - Versatile Teams Operating in Cross Functional Pods: Utilizing digital and data resources to develop AI products, bringing data management, AI and product development skills to products, programs and projects to create an agile, fulfilling and meaningful work environment.

  • Leading Edge Tech Stack: Experience build products that will be deployed globally on a leading edge tech stack.

  • World Class Mentorship and Training: Working with renown leaders and academics in machine learning to further develop your skillsets

There are multiple vacancies across our Digital profiles and NA region. Further assessments will be completed to determine specific function and level of hired candidates.

Job Highlights:

You will coach the scrum team and guide them to successful outcomes. The role will entail working closely with Product Owner to maintain a rich product backlog, to guide the development and partner teams to successfully deliver prioritized features, keeping in mind quality and delivery predictability. You will ensure projects are effectively developed, integrated and deployed with quality and on time delivery.

  • Support the Product Owner on refining the product backlog and make it ready for upcoming sprints, enabling longer-term work visibility for reporting to delivery and management teams

  • Develop sprint plans and guide product team to deliver high quality features in a timely manner using the Agile process

  • Supervise and facilitate all Agile ceremonies including sprint planning, sprint demos, daily stand ups and effective retrospectives (to continuously improve delivery quality and team health)

  • Coordinate with teams to manage dependencies and remove impediments from the Scrum team

  • Identify and manage the risks associated with projects to achieve project success

  • Create, maintain, and deliver on project and work stream plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing understanding and needs

  • Measure team sprint success by using standard sprint metrics and drive team efficiency and productivity improvement through data points

  • Foster teamwork, build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members

  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and project information

  • Provide coaching and mentorship to team members to improve the teams Agile and Scrum maturity

  • Assessing the Scrum maturity of the team and coaching them to higher levels of maturity

  • Influence others including those more senior on best practices in Agile and work with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Agile/Scrum

  • Leverage agile tracking tools (jira, confluence, etc)

Key Functional Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills, with experience in influencing, listening actively and negotiating within a team environment

  • Outstanding organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with a high degree of competency using Scrum

  • Competency in applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization goals

  • Experience managing multiple product teams and coordinating work across multiple teams and releases

  • Positive leadership skills, with experience in mentoring a team, problem solving and conflict resolution abilities

  • Collaborative mindset, with an ability to empathize with colleagues and establish relationships

  • Thrive in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment

  • Broad experience of working in a variety of Agile environments of different maturities.

  • Ability to influence and lead behavior change

  • Self-motivated, highly organized, able to work in a collaborative team environment

Key Technical Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

  • Experience in delivering technical projects (Data, Application, IT) by managing external vendors

  • Certified PMP, ASM-Agile Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Master/Product Owner (CSM, CSPO, SAFe)

  • Technical knowledge of software application development and agile life-cycle methodologies

  • Understanding of Digital Strategy and governance

  • Understanding of Software development processes and procedures

  • Understanding of change management and release processes

  • Experience in using agile delivery tools such as Jira, Confluence, etc

Other relevant qualifications can be: Experience in IT Healthcare

The Fine Print:

CAN EEO Language

Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Thank you in advance for your interest.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Follow Sanofi on Twitter: @SanofiCanada ( and on LinkedIn: .

US Vaccine Mandate

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

US EEO Statement

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.




At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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