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Abbott Scrum Master II in Kansas City, Missouri

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott

The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations — with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics. At our Kansas City location, we build products and processes that enable companies to conduct employment related screenings. Our software is used in over 3000 healthcare clinics and at thousands of companies throughout the country to help keep people safe at work.

The Scrum Master II is a permanent member of a Scrum Team. This is a key role serving the Scrum Team in resolving impediments and managing the Scrum process, as well as coaching the team to high performance. The role is responsible for performing a wide range of duties training, facilitating, mentoring, coaching and optimizing the environment for Team performance.

The Scrum Master exemplifies the scrum values of focus, courage, openness, commitment, and respect and encourages growth and develops meaningful relationships and trust to help the Scrum Team adhere to Agile Principles. Servant-Leadership, organizational, and motivational strengths are essential.

The Scrum Master hired in this role should also understand and have experience in Project Management. In addition, the Scrum Master II is expected to maintain core principals including, but not limited to, continuous improvement, self-organization, adaptive planning, and value driven development using methodologies and frameworks such as LEAN, SCRUM, and KANBAN.


  • Provide support to the Scrum Team by practicing servant leadership and embodying Agile values and Scrum practices.

  • Promoting and coaching team self-organization, facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work

  • Removing impediments for the Scrum Team; shielding the Team from outside distractions and interference

  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or judgement, with an emphasis on problem solving

  • Facilitating Scrum ceremonies, discussion, cooperation, decision making, and conflict resolution.

  • Support and educate the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining and managing the product backlog

  • Assess the Scrum Maturity of the team and setting stretch goals. In addition, the person hired in this role will participate in and/or lead Scrum adoption practices.

  • Project Management Skills will be utilized in this blended Scrum role.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related degree, or equivalent of 8 years of work experience in similar role.

  • 4+ years of experience contributing to an Agile environment

  • 2+ years as a Scrum Master

  • Scrum Master Certification required (e.g. CSM, PMI-ACP, PSM, CSP, CST)

  • Advanced understanding of Scrum principles, rules and practices is required


  • Friendly, effective communication skills, both oral and written

  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment

  • How to support Portfolio and Program Management and align with organizational goals

  • Strong situational awareness, coupled with facilitation, team building, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills

Preferred Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of Task Management/Issue Tracking software (such as JIRA, TFS, Rally), Windows operating systems, and Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Work, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Knowledge of other frameworks used in the Agile space: XP, Kanban, SAFe, etc.

  • Knowledge and/or experience with Agile techniques: User Stories, Acceptance Criteria, Test-driven Development, Continuous Integration, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games is required

  • Understanding of backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, task definition, definition of ready, definition of done, acceptance criteria


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: http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx

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.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com