Scrum Master

at Abbott Laboratories
Published March 10, 2023
Location Alameda, CA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott

At Abbott, we believe people with diabetes should have the freedom to enjoy active lives. That's why we're focused on helping people with diabetes manage their health more effectively and comfortably, with life-changing products that provide accurate data to drive better-informed decisions. We're revolutionizing the way people monitor their glucose levels with our new sensing technology.

The delivery of innovative mobile app and cloud software products is one example for how we are revolutionizing the way in which our customers manage their health. Our locations in Alameda, CA or Bend, OR, currently have an opportunity for a Scrum Master, which will be focused on conceptualizing, designing, and developing these innovative software products.


* Facilitate the activities of multiple scrum teams, spanning multiple product platforms
* Coach Product Owners and Developers in the application of Agile practices
* Effectively draw from a multitude of skills & capabilities to influence team members & unblock scrum teams
* Use Agile principles & processes to help with meeting sprint goals within the target iteration, meet quality standards, stakeholder expectations, and business needs
* Lead scrum teams & foster a strong collaborative ethos within your teams
* Communicate project/product delivery updates, reports & make connections between tactical activities & the larger business outcome
* Coordinate development dependencies that span multiple teams and know how to track team progress in JIRA
* Escalate issues and identify risks to leadership & project stakeholders in a timely fashion
* Coach Product Managers, Program Managers and Developers with Agile practices adoption & find ways to bring more innovation & experimentation mindsets into the way we work
* Help define KPIs to monitor team performance and facilitate continuous improvement and increasing transparency
* Serve as a 'change agent' to evangelize Agile methodologies and principles in the organization



* Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), or equivalent
* Business, Computer Science or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
* At least 8 yrs. experience in software development
* 5+ years of experience on Agile development teams
* Deep understanding of Agile development practices
* Ability to effectively navigate ambiguity and competing priorities
* Proven ability to work with diverse personality types
* Situational awareness, conflict resolution, interpersonal communication and facilitation skills, empowerment
* Demonstrated ability to implement useful metrics to help team(s) identify opportunities for improvement
* An orientation toward Servant Leadership, whose focus is removing impediments and enhancing the capabilities of an Agile team
* Experience in coaching, mentoring, cross-functional scrum teams and working with tools such as Jira, Confluence, and Jama
* Experience working across geographically distributed sites


* Experience in applying Agile methodologies in regulated environments, preferably in a Medical Device field and with knowledge of Design Control regulations and requirements
* Experience with driving adoption of Agile methodologies, processes and tools in a cross-functional organization


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

* Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
* Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
* Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
* Paid time off
* 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
* The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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