General Motors Scrum Master in Detroit, Michigan
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To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.
Why Work for Us
Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.
The General Motors Connected Customer Mobility Solutions group is seeking to identify highly motivated and qualified individuals for potential future opportunities as Scrum Master. In anticipation of these opportunities becoming available, if you are interested in learning more about GM, completing this profile will allow us to stay connected.
The Connected Customer and Mobility Solutions organization develops, in an Agile/SAFe environment, the technologies enabling a new generation of connected vehicles worldwide. This includes call centers located in multiple countries backed by two world class data centers. Our technology is a key enabler to things like smarter car sharing programs, driver customization opportunities, and advanced active safety systems including autonomous driving. These capabilities exist through the largest implementation of 4G LTE in the automotive industry which enables the capture of extensive amount of vehicle data to our Big Data platform. Our innovation teams are driving game changing technology to the consumer and the automotive industry.
Why Work For CCMS
We do cool stuff! We are passionate about building high quality systems that solve complex problems on an extensive scale. Our team is inclusive, made up of forward-thinking software engineers who enjoy working together to develop innovative software solutions in an environment where new ideas and unique perspectives are embraced. Our business is fast paced and constantly evolving to get provide new features and capabilities to market, while conforming to global regulations. CCMS applications are developed on mobile, web and in-vehicle customer platforms. CCMS leverages private cloud, PCF, J2EE and Big Data backend services, allowing opportunities to work in numerous technologies on applications achieving continuous availability.
What You Do
This role is responsible to lead cross-functional teams to deliver innovative products to the market. This key role will coordinate and facilitate the project team through the SCRUM process of release planning, sprint planning, sprint reviews, daily scrums, sprint reviews and retrospectives for cross-functional Scrum teams. The ability to communicate clearly and to all levels of the organization is essential. In addition, you will also:
Build an environment in which your team(s) can execute
Maintain a sprint release plan, release trajectory, and release burn-down, based on capacity and velocity predictions
Enforce team rules, help resolve impediments, facilitate efficiency, and increase the probability of success in each sprint.
Champion accountability within and outside the team Represent your teams at scrum-of-scrums, coordinating dependencies across teams
Provide visibility of team status and issues to senior management Promote a collaborative team environment that fosters creativity and innovation Promote continuous team improvement, measure the team, and help the team and individuals measure themselves
Mentor team members and others
Additional Job Description
What You Need
Bachelor's degree in technical discipline preferred or equivalent experience required
Certified Scrum Master
Ideally 2 years or more facilitating teams.
5 years+ in IT solutions provider environment
Experience with globally distributed and virtual teams
Detailed understanding of Agile software development methodologies, values, and practices
Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle Experience in one or more software development roles such as architecture, design, development, test, configuration management or quality assurance.
Proficient in MS Office, messaging, on-line purchasing, web-conferencing systems.
Competent in enterprise and agile project management tools.
Broad technical knowledge spanning applications, infrastructure, methodologies, and tools
Experience in working with business partners, technology teams and customers in defining requirements and managing deliveries Exceptional listening and communication skills with a strong ability to communicate business problems, alternatives and project strategy to a project team and customer groups
Must be facilitative, objective and team-oriented Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and be willing to embrace change Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and strong presentation skills
What Would Be Better
Master’s Degree in technical discipline
2 years of Agile Coaching experience
Agile Scrum Master, Product Owner Certification
Experience as a developer, tester, business analyst, or UX designer, especially in an Agile environment
Experience with Extreme Programming (XP), and other Agile engineering practices is a plus
Outstanding presentation and public speaking skills.
Experience conducting stand-up training
Experience developing training materials
Experience leading organizational change management
Experience developing and growing business with new and existing accounts in a deliberate and strategic manner.
Experience designing and deploying methodologies in many types of organizations
The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.
General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities.
We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.
The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com .In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.
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