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BrightDrop - Engineering Software Scrum Master

  • Location
    • Palo Alto, California
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted

Description

About BrightDrop
At BrightDrop, we are reshaping e-commerce by developing smarter, greener, and more efficient ways to deliver goods and services to your door, while delivering a brighter future for the cities where we live.  We are building an ecosystem of all-electric, zero-emissions delivery solutions – from electric vehicles to ePallets and software that leverages real-time data to drive intelligent optimizations for e-commerce.  To deliver on our mission, we are growing fast and building a team, based in Palo Alto, with offices in Atlanta and Detroit, that is customer-focused, agile, and passionate about innovating for a more sustainable future.
From engineering to product management and operations, BrightDrop is looking for people who can combine a passion for technology and sustainability with high doses of curiosity and rigorous thinking to deliver a better future.
Backed by General Motors, BrightDrop is striving to improve the communities where we live and deliver a better future for generations to come.  We hope you’ll join us.

About the Team and Role
The Engineering Operations team is responsible for the alignment and execution of engineering programs, initiatives, and deliverables across our multiple teams, projects, and partners.   This team will play a critical role in driving the engineering organization to achieve a high level of operational efficiency, agility, and adaptability.  

As an Engineering Software Scrum Master , you will work with software Agile teams to build, deploy and evolve tools, products and solutions that meet the needs of our customers and our company. You will also help these teams improve their efficiency, design and development speed, as well as the overall quality, performance, and scaling aspects of the software products.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead Agile activities, including sprint planning and grooming sessions, daily stand-ups, and sprint demo and closeout sessions

  • Be an effective facilitator within each Agile POD to foster brainstorming and collaboration, to tackle roadblocks and create solutions that add value for our customers

  • Work with product managers and POD technical leads to ensure the release and sprint backlogs are groomed, updated and ready for development

  • Develop and maintain metrics dashboards across sprints, program increments and release cycles to demonstrate team progress and highlight areas for improvement

  • Lead Agile POD team members to improve sizing estimates and improve overall velocity and productivity

  • Develop a team culture of continuous improvement and simplification, constant communication and collaboration, and personal accountability

  • Represent PODs in planning and scrum or scrums sessions

Additional Description

Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Agile scaling methodologies as well as Scrum, Kanban, and Scrumban

  • 4-5 years of experience as a software Scrum Master for engineering software teams within a technology company

  • Experience handling bug triaging and sustaining enhancements in an Agile development environment

  • Experience adapting to various Agile tools

  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills

  • Proven organizational, time management, planning and prioritization skills

  • High technical literacy with a strong ability to utilize software tools to accomplish daily and long-range tactical and operational objectives

  • Open to learning and adopt new things

  • Comfortable working in environments with ambiguity and rapid changes

  • Data-driven analysis skills for measuring and managing delivery

  • Must have a BS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent degree or experience

  • Must have CSM certification (SAFe certification is a plus)

  • Must have experience working with DevOps teams on infrastructure development within a cloud environment

  • Experience working with software teams to improve adaptations of the Agile methodology is a plus

  • Experience with project management is a plus

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The expected base compensation for this role is: (90,223 - 144,123 USD Annual). Actual base compensation within the identified range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.

Bonus Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.

Benefits: GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, tuition assistance programs, employee assistance program, GM vehicle discounts and more.

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.

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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.

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