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Scrum Master

Company: General Motors
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

About GM

There's never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.

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.

Job Description

About the Role

The Scrum Master will :

  • Build an environment in which your team 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 and/or coach team members in Agile practices, processes, and tools

Qualification

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in technical discipline preferred or equivalent experience required

  • Certified Scrum Master
  • 3-5+ years of scrum master experience
  • Experience working 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 Agile methodologies and frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP), etc.
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Experience conducting stand-up training
  • Experience developing training materials
  • Experience leading organizational change management
  • Experience designing and deploying methodologies in many types of organizations

Additional Job Description

We're dedicated to achieving our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion. We are looking for people who are passionate about helping us create safer, better and more sustainable solutions for personal mobility. Our 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

Benefits Overview

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.

Diversity Information

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. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

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 (EEO) 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.

Keywords: General Motors, Alpharetta , Scrum Master, Other , Alpharetta, Georgia

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