Scrum Master

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divvyDOSE is a rapidly growing healthcare startup headquartered in Chicago. Our vision is a life where medicine does what it's supposed to, and people get the attention and care they deserve. We strive to improve the quality of life through innovative design and compassionate customer service that allows medicine to get out of the way of our customers’ lives.


Our vision is to fix and reimagine healthcare for everyone. Our mission is to engage customers by fixing all the problems around getting and taking their medications. We've taken the first step by simplifying adherence.

We’re now part of Optum and the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, backed by the resources of a global health organization working to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone. Are you looking for a way to create next-level results with a human-level approach? Then look at opportunities with divvyDOSE, where changing the world is just one result of doing your life’s best work. (SM)


In the scrum master role, you will be responsible for cultivating an environment that enables teams to deliver their best work and continuously improve. The scrum master is people focused and serves as a facilitator, coach, servant leader, and is a “mirror” for the team. Also crucial is the ability to enable timely delivery through removal of blockers and to set expectations through consistent communication both within and beyond the teams you support.

Key Job Responsibilities
  • Coach the team on scrum & agile practices and values
  • Coach the team towards a consistent estimation and planning cadence to support predictable value delivery
  • Help build a transparent environment that enables respectful cador and promotes a culture of continuous improvement, accountability and self-organization
  • Give/receive feedback effectively and coach others to do the same
  • Use facilitation techniques to achieve alignment and uncover areas of confusion
  • Explain the “why” behind any scrum process to team members and stakeholders across the business and be open to change
  • Ensure the effectiveness of all scrum events including daily standups, sprint planning, estimation, and retrospective meetings
  • Ensure the team maintains focus on objectives, goals and scope for each sprint
  • Track progress to plan for all sprints in order to proactively communicate and manage risk
  • Communicate and escalate issues, as needed, to leadership
  • Create partnerships within and beyond the technology department
  • Support backlog refinement and epic definition with product management
  • Support program level events as needed including scrum of scrums and release planning activities

Skills & Experience

  • Strong communication, coaching, and facilitation skills
  • Ability to set and manage realistic expectations
  • Ability to understand and communicate the differences between commonly used agile frameworks
  • Ability to identify and address, with support, process and collaboration issues within the teams you support
  • Holds themselves to a consistently high standard of accountability
  • 2+ years experience working with software development teams in a scrum master role
  • CSM or other relevant certification preferred but not required


In addition to a competitive salary our company offers comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans and contributes to an HSA annually.

Our Engineering Culture:

We are a very collaborative group that is inclusive, fun, and hard-working. We appreciate the value in diverse backgrounds and experiences so that we can create the best product through different perspectives and ideas. Currently, several of our engineers are based in Chicago but working from home during COVID (and flexibility to continue that once we open up the office), as well as fully-remote engineers throughout the country; we strive to create an environment where you can do your best work in the environment and location that is best suited for each individual. As a member of our team, you can expect to work with intelligent, curious, and motivated peers who value and respect your perspectives.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing.

Employment with divvyDOSE is AT WILL, and can be terminated at any time, for any reason, by either party.

We encourage individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. Applicants who require an accommodation related to the application and/or review process may reach out to us at: [email protected]

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Our engineering office is in River North in the famous Mies van der Rohe building with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River.

An Insider's view of divvyDOSE

What's something quirky about your company?

There is an actual garage that was our first office when we started. It was underneath a massage parlor in the Quad Cities.


Software Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

There are over 50 million people in the United States on 5 or more medications and keeping track and taking all of those medications at the right time is a very hard problem. divvyDOSE simplifies all of this for our customer and we know it is how everyone will want to get their medications in the future.


Director of Engineering

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being collaborative and and working to find the best solutions for our customers is paramount at divvyDOSE. We try to put ourselves in our customers shoes and make solutions that are best for them.


Engineering Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

My team is responsible for creating a cloud-based pharmacy operating system that runs the entire company and customer process from onboarding to fulfillment. Everyone on the engineering team plays a part in creating a better product, a better operating system and better healthcare for our customers.


Chief Technology Officer

What does career growth look like on your team?

divvyDOSE has tripled in size since I joined. The opportunities to grow in responsibilities and leadership are everywhere. Additionally, divvyDOSE encourages internal promotions and supporting career growth for everyone on the team.


Senior Software Engineer

What are divvyDOSE Perks + Benefits

divvyDOSE Benefits Overview

We are a very collaborative, close knit group that is inclusive, fun and hard working. Our number one priority after producing a great product is keeping that spirit alive. We have a firm, non-negotiable no jerk policy. We have a generous time off and work from home policy and strive to create an environment where you can do your best work.

In addition to competitive salary and a unique opportunity to thrive at a growing company, divvyDOSE offers various formal benefits as well.


Full-time employees receive Sick days, Vacation days, and Holiday Bonuses as well as employer-paid Medical (including a Health Savings Account with an employer contribution), Dental, Vision, and Life insurance. In addition, we're proud to offer Voluntary Life & AD&D, Short Term Disability, and Long Term Disability coverage. A 401k plan with employer contribution is available, too.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
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