Project Manager / Scrum Master

Riffyn, Inc. - Oakland, CA

A Mission to Reshape Science

Breakthrough discoveries once occurred when scientists like Alexander Fleming noticed the halo of dead bacteria surrounding a mold colony. But today's breakthroughs often go unnoticed because they are buried in uninterpretable spreadsheets, inaccessible data, or excessive experimental noise. Riffyn’s mission is to unlock the full potential of today’s science by delivering clean, connected, meaningful data the moment it is collected.

The Role

As Project Manager / Scrum Master, you will be responsible for managing and refining Agile processes and events with a strong focus on the end product’s quality and timeliness as well as the development team’s efficiency and motivation. This role will report directly to Riffyn’s VP of Engineering and will impact the successful operation of the entire development process from concept to delivery.


Drive the execution of multiple projects to on time delivery including every part of the project life cycle from kickoff, design, development, testing, deployment, and production support maintenance using Agile Scrum

Facilitate Agile events including sprint planning, retrospectives, and daily stand-ups

Coach team members on Agile principles and provide guidance on process and methodology


Partner, support and collaborate with Business teams to collect business needs, document project scope and requirements, manage expectations, facilitate communication, and provide project updates

Assist with project communications to improve transparency and ensure that the team’s progress and successes are highly visible to all stakeholders

Help measure and predict how quickly features can be built and iterated on


Remove impediments to the team’s progress to its sprint commitments

Own the ticketing and documentation processes

Find and introduce new tools to improve processes

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree

2 years of Project Management and/or Scrum Master experience

Excellent oral and written communication skills

‘Nice to have’ Qualifications

PMP Certification

Scrum Master Certification

Experience working with geographically distributed teams

About Riffyn

Riffyn’s cloud-based application provides a visual process design and analytics software to improve reproducibility and tech transfer in life science, chemical and materials R&D. The product builds maps of experimental processes and joins them to live data to expose trends and causal relationships between experimental variables. Core to Riffyn’s product identity are eye-catching visuals, an intuitive UI, machine intelligence, and a collaborative backbone that seamlessly bridges software, lab workflows and lab hardware. Riffyn was formed in 2014 by a team of biological engineering, chemical engineering, software engineering and publishing veterans with decades experience in R&D, scale-up, manufacturing, data systems and open science.


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