Edwards Lifesciences Manager IT, Project Management (Scrum Master – Automation Services) (REMOTE- LATAM) in Cartago, Costa Rica

April 2, 2024

Job Description


Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, critical care, and surgical monitoring. For more than 50 years, we have established a remarkable track record around that innovation: Work that enables clinicians worldwide to enhance and save lives. Edwards is seeking a Manager, Project Management focused on the Scrum Master Role. As a part of the Global IT Organization, you will lead up to 4 scrum teams delivering value to our internal customers. As the Scrum Team lead, you will work with the Scrum team as its servant leader by ensuring impediments are addressed and mitigated promptly.

Innovation starts from the heart. At Edwards Lifesciences, we are dedicated to developing ground-breaking technologies with a genuine impact on patients’ lives. At the core of this commitment is our investment in innovative information technology. This supports our innovation and collaboration on a global scale, enabling our diverse teams to optimize both efficiency and success. As part of our IT team, your expertise and commitment will help facilitate our patient-focused mission by developing and enhancing technological solutions.

This role initiates, plans, executes, controls and manages all aspects of project(s) to ensure ultimate project success.

You will make an impact by:

• Lead the execution of tasks as defined in the project management plan in order to achieve the project goals, and actively manages project risk

• Determine and discern detailed requirements on larger scale projects to establish the project deliverables, and manage changes to the project scope, schedule, and costs to keep the project management plan updated and reflective of authorized project changes

• Ensure that all Scrum events take place and stay true to the value of the ceremonies.

• Facilitate stakeholder collaboration as requested or needed.

• Work with team members one-on-one to provide focused coaching to ensure the Team works together and is working within the Scrum framework.

• Facilitate Scrum processes and events, enabling team maturity and effectiveness by leveraging data-driven metrics.

• Create an agile mindset focusing on agile values and principles, leading with transparency, inspection, and adaptation, delivering high-value increments that meet the Definition of Done.

• Through servant leadership skills, enable teams to develop sprint goals and quality incremental delivery.

• Facilitate communication and partnership inside and outside the Team to include stakeholder engagement.

• Promote self-organization and cross-functionality of the Team coaching each role to enable high performance of the Team.

• Promote out of the box thinking

What you’ll need (Required):

•Bachelor’s Degree in related field

•8 years -hands on experience managing projects of increasing complexity Required

• Extensive knowledge with Agile methodologies (Scrum Master)

• Proficient in English C1 level

• Previous experience with Automation (example: RPA)

What else we look for (Preferred):

• Great Leadership skills

•Work well under pressure with differing levels of management

•Ability to determine what is scrum and what is not

•Ability to work with and lead a team

•Strong communication, interpersonal and mentoring skills

•Ability to adapt to a changing environment, resilient.

•Ability to work across all levels and business units of an organization and with diverse team members

•Experience working in Jira.

•Customer Service Focused – the ability to deliver sustained high performance and high levels of customer satisfaction.

•Analytical thinker, Metrics Driven

•Strong problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and excellent analytical ability

•Maintain confidentiality and communications.

•Certified Scrum Master is desired.

•Prior experience leading a scrum team

•Ability to determine what is scrum and what is not

Aligning our overall business objectives with performance, we offer competitive salaries, performance-based incentives, and a wide variety of benefits programs to

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world’s leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 15,000 individuals worldwide.

For us, helping patients is not a slogan – it’s our life’s work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.









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