General Motors
Austin, TX

Big Data System Test Engineer Lead at General Motors

| Austin, TX
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Description
This is a Hybrid position within our Organization. The role will allow employees to work offsite but will also require onsite work based on business needs. The selected candidate will be expected to commute to the innovation center to which they are assigned as their primary GM facility. This position requires an employee to be onsite 1-3 times per week. Relocation may
Your role as a Test Manager helps to develop and maintain quality standards that support the company's software development lifecycle. You will analyze data in order to find areas for growth. Assist in the recruiting process. Training, motivating, mentoring, and coaching employees to ensure that standards are met. Build reports to track progress. Formulate strategies to increase productivity. Review processes in order to ensure that they align with current trends.
The Test Manager's role is to develop, establish and enforce quality standards and measures for the software development organization. Overseeing software test engineers, this individual will direct research and development of test cases in support of business processes and requirements over the course of software development lifecycles. The Test Manager will lead the development, establishment, and enforcement of quality measures and testing standards for new, and/or improvements to existing applications throughout their development lifecycles. Ensure that software quality measures comply with regulatory standards, industry standards, and accepted best practices. Build methodologies and processes for the collection and analysis of data for ensuring software quality. Direct the analysis of formal test results in order to discover and report any defects, errors, configuration issues, and interoperability flaws. Direct the analysis of documentation and technical specifications for any new application under deployment or consideration to determine its intended functionality. Develop change control processes, practices, and guidelines for new and existing technologies. Fully support and assist in maintaining the Release Management process while mentoring team members and peers on its use. Assists with identifying/selecting the best talent. Responsible for directing and prioritizing work, managing performance and providing mentorship / coaching to team members. Manages the culture within their team, holds themselves and others accountable for demonstrating GMs values and cultural behaviors. Models GM behaviors and creates a winning culture. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Additional Description
About the Role
In recent years GM has taken a number of steps to strengthen its position as a global automotive Leader. Transformation of its petabyte scale Big Data infrastructure is a key element of GM's information technology strategy. Within the Enterprise Technology Service organization, the Big Data Infrastructure and Engineering (BDIE) team provides technically progressive capabilities to the GM data science community and an opportunity to work with a group of highly talented individuals. As a member of the BDIE Software Factory team, you will play a significant role in helping GM transform its Big Data ecosystem that supports global software including GM's Data Analytics Services, Machine Learning, Vehicle Streaming Data and other key initiatives into the next generation of the automotive industry.
Responsibilities
As a Software Test Engineer Lead in BDIE, you'll be part of a dynamic agile team to test and continuously deliver features and products. You will lead and provide ongoing testing support for advanced big data tools including technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Kafka, Atlas, Ranger, Spark, HUE, and Solr. As GM moves from vendor support to a self-support model, the Software Test Engineer Lead will lead, drive and assist with the development of testing standards, practices and procedures required to make this change and will validate the continuous integration of Big Data components, services, and customer features. You will be part of the BDIE Software Factory team which fosters inclusiveness, personal development, continuous learning and growth opportunities. You will play a significant role in helping GM transform its Big Data ecosystem that supports global software including GM's Data Analytics Services, Machine Learning, Vehicle Streaming Data and other key initiatives into the next generation of the automotive industry.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, CIS, MIS or related technical degree
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with software testing skills
  • Specialist in Test Planning, Test Case Design, and Test Execution for continuous systems integration
  • Experience building, driving and leading a testing practice
  • Experience working with the open source community on testing and defect resolution contributions
  • Design and implement tests that achieve maximum test coverage, including functional and component testing
  • Experience in driving a test automation strategy, test automation development, CI/CD tools, practices, and methodologies
  • Builds and executes manual test cases and automated test scripts
  • Logs defects and conducts defect triage
  • Review test plans and test cases written by others and provide feedback/assistance
  • Evaluates and produces test and project metrics
  • Innovates the testing process using tools, techniques, and process tweaks
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure DevOps / TFS for Test Management
  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, take initiative/self-directed
  • Works closely with product owner/managers, software engineers, architects, and scrum masters for the successful and on time delivery of projects with highest quality
  • Ability to manage work across multiple projects and ability to lead all testing activities for a product
  • Models GM behaviors and builds a winning culture
  • Innovative and strategic thinking to act and create positive change
  • Must demonstrate exceptional communication and leadership skills

About GM
Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.
Why Join Us
We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day - individually and collectively - to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.
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 [email protected] . 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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