Wellington Steele and Associates

Scrum Master

Location US-NY-Rochester



Certified Scrum Master


Salary range (depending on experience): $70k-$140k


We’re recruiting for a Scrum Master to join a team of qualified, diverse individuals.


The qualified candidate should also have strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills with a keen attention to detail.


Day to Day Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Perform Scrum Master duties in a Scaled Agile Framework project; work as a part of an Agile Development (Scrum) Team(s)
  • Background in Agile Software Development, specifically ability to facilitate product backlog maintenance with well written features and user stories
  • Experienced in using tools that support agile development, and especially SAFe, such as JIRA, CA Agile Rally, VersionOne, Confluence, IBM ELM
  • Ensure Agile development teams collaborate effectively with other trains/teams and shared services to determine the best implementation approach that aligns with software architecture as defined at high-level and supports the project operations
  • Ensure all Agile teams follow defined software architecture guidelines established for program for effective implementation of end-to-end capability threads
  • Organize and facilitate daily stand ups, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other meetings SAFe Agile ceremonies
  • Track and communicate Agile metrics which may include team velocity and sprint/Program Increment (PI) progress within the Scaled Agile (SAFe) framework
  • Fulfill the role of the Scrum Master, leading Agile development teams in the delivery of business critical, enterprise software in increments to production systems
  • Ensure the Scrum Framework is implemented effectively and provides coaching and training at the team level to empower the team to self-organize
  • Assist with internal and external communication to improve transparency, identify and remove impediments
  • Be a Servant Leaders for the Agile Development (Scrum) Team(s)
  • Assist with making appropriate commitments to deliver business value through story selection, definition of tasks and estimation
  • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining standards, tools and best practices
  • Provide support with risk management, release management, and facilitate release planning activities maintaining and improving the flow of value delivery



  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field and 5-7 years' of experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working as a Scrum Master on a Scrum team and at least one of those 2 years in supporting SAFe framework
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in supporting software development project with exposure to all phases of software lifecycle, requirement to operations
  • Certification: Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Professional Scrum Master (PSM) or SAFe Scrum Master (SSM)
  • Experience with scrum project management, agile software development, and software version control management
  • In-depth knowledge of customer's lifecycles, standards, and supporting processes and practices
  • Experience with multiple Agile teams in different organizations
  • Ability to understand technical legacy systems and associated component functionalities
  • Experience with enterprise architecture, application planning, and deployment
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)®


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