General Motors
Austin, TX

Senior Scrum Master at General Motors

| Austin, TX
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Description
This is a Hybrid position within our IT 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. Relocation may be provided.
The Senior Scrum Master is responsible for facilitating daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings. They facilitate conflict resolution and manage conversation by focusing on scrum values of openness, honesty and respect. They should be a friendly communicative person, because when team is moving fast in Agile, communication is the effective force which holds the team together. They need to forecast the numbers of deliverables possible in an iteration, which is based on evidence and reliable source. They need to be an expert in estimation and planning. They know how to create useful, reliable and practical plans for software development projects. They should be a good coach in Agile practices. They can coach individuals and interactions over processes and tools. They help team or individual to clarify goals and actions to achieve them. They can shield their team from outside distractions and interferences. They ensure the correct use of Agile processes. They can track and remove impediments. They are responsible for code deployment success, which may include evening and/or weekend work, as needed. And mostly, the Scrum master is a servant first, who serves his team members before considering about themselves. They also work with development managers for any issues where team members are falling short of the mark.
MAJOR DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Bachelors or Master's degree in relevant field or equivalent experien
  • 7+ years minimum of Scrum Master Experience.
  • CSM certification is desired
  • Knowledge of agile methodology and frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.
  • Good skills to coach team how to follow agile scrum, which really works.
  • Understand the fundamentals of iterative and incremental development.
  • Strong knowledge of Scrum theory, rules and practices.
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches, such as: Kanban, Crystal, FDD, XP, etc.
  • Knowledge about other methodologies other than Agile-Scrum, so that he can explain other methodologies to motivate his team.
  • Basic knowledge of software development processes and procedures to understand his team needs.
  • Have knowledge about Agile techniques like: User Stories, Continuous Integration, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
  • Ability to take and understand the commitment to deliver the product on time.
  • Know about the value of metrics and incremental delivery.
  • Knowledge about tasks, backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, user stories etc.
  • Familiar with common development practices, Service oriented environments, and Agile practices.

Preferred:
  • Some form of hands-on development experience
  • 10+ years of Scrum Master experience

Additional Description
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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An Insider's view of General Motors

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GM has a people-first culture that inspires everyone to help each other and improve themselves. It fosters a workplace of inclusivity instead of focusing solely on company results. I really feel like I am seen as an individual and that my work has an impact at GM.

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