Sr. Staff Technical Scrum Master

in Plano, TX

Sr. Staff Technical Scrum Master Job

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  • Job Location

    Plano, TX, US

  • Job Category

    Research & Development

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 5 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

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.

Sr Staff Technical Scrum Master (Software Engineer) 

 Make an impact! At Abbott we’re empowering people to manage their health with digital health technologies. This opportunity directly supports Abbott’s Neuromodulation business, a fast-growing business, offering the most innovative Spinal Cord and Deep Brain Simulation platforms in the market. Abbott’s Neuromodulation business has a large Product Development site in Plano (Dallas), Texas, where this position is based. Abbott is creating groundbreaking high-quality products designed and built with the betterment of human life as the primary focus. It’s our people who make this all happen. We are thinkers, problem solvers, and innovators working together to constantly challenge the status quo. 

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Technical Scrum Master with a strong software engineering background and deep knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and the ability to write basic scripts, tools, code, and review pull requests to join our team.  This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate, driven individual to contribute to our ongoing growth and success. 


  • Facilitate and lead Scrum events such as Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-ups, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective for multiple cross-functional teams 
  • Collaborate with Product Owners to manage and maintain the product backlog, ensuring that user stories are well-defined, prioritized, and estimated 

  • Coach and mentor team members on Agile methodologies, Scrum principles, and best practices 

  • Ensure proper use of project management tools such as JIRA and Confluence 

  • Continuously evaluate and improve team performance and efficiency 

  • Work closely with stakeholders to manage expectations and ensure timely delivery of high-quality software solutions 

  • Act as a liaison between the development team and other departments, fostering a collaborative and transparent environment 

  • Monitor and report on project progress, risks, and issues to senior management 

  • Stay up-to-date on industry trends, best practices, and new technologies in software development and Agile methodologies 

  • Leverage software engineering background to contribute to the technical aspects of projects and provide guidance to the development team 

  • Ensure a thorough understanding of the SDLC, including frontend, application, and backend development, to effectively guide the team through the development process 

  • Write basic scripts and tools to support the development process, automate tasks, and improve overall team efficiency 

  • Code review pull requests  


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field 

  • 7+ years of experience as a Scrum Master in a software development environment 

  • Strong understanding of the SDLC, including frontend, application, and backend development 

  • Proven experience as a software engineer, with a deep understanding of programming languages and software development frameworks 

  • Experience with project management tools such as JIRA and Confluence 

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or equivalent certification 

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills 

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously 

  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills 

  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies such as Kanban, Lean, and XP is a plus  

  • Experience in writing basic scripts and tools in languages such as C#, Typescript, HTML, CSS, Python, JavaScript, or Bash to support development processes and improve efficiency 

  • Knowledge of IOS, Android, and .NET platforms 

  • Previous experience managing external (contract) software development resources 

  • Solid verbal, written, and interpersonal skills with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization. Excellent communication and relationship skills, especially the ability to articulate advanced technical topics to non-technical individuals 

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects 

  • Ability to contribute to multiple projects/demands simultaneously 

  • Ability to work both within a team, and independently, in a fast-paced, changing environment 

  • Very strong technical leadership and ability to constantly build, leverage and influence large network of senior technology and business experts across a large, diverse enterprise, and outside: vendors, standards bodies, analysts, and academia 

  • Have a demonstrated desire and ability to learn i.e. certifications, continued formal education etc… 

  • Desire to use AI and other software tools to enhance current Scrum methodologies 

  • Ability to use field data to influence decision making  

  • Interest in understanding and influencing software regulatory guidance and design controls 

  • Passion for the human physiology with emphasis on neurophysiology 


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. Connect with us at, on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

The base pay for this position is $102,700.00 – $205,300.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • scrum master
  • software development
  • kanban
  • technical leadership
  • jira
  • csm
  • confluence
  • agile methodologies
  • technical aspects
  • sprint planning
  • software engineering
  • css
  • html
  • python
  • bash
  • ios
  • android
  • programming languages
  • project management tools
  • software solutions
  • sprint review
  • javascript
  • problem-solving
  • code review
  • typescript
  • software development resources
  • c#
  • c
  • computer science
  • product backlog

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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