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IT Project Manager / Scrum Master

Description

In recent years, GM Information Technology has successfully executed the largest IT transformation in the history of the automotive industry, fully insourcing what once was a nearly completely outsourced IT function.  Today GM IT is a dynamic and fast paced organization that designs, develops, and maintains all IT infrastructure, applications and solutions enabling GM’s global operations.  From designing and building the next generation of electric and other vehicles to developing a world-class GM experience for our dealers and customers, GM IT is driving real change in the most iconic automaker on the planet.  Our team delivers unique enterprise-wide IT solutions in cutting-edge technologies such as mobility, telematics, mission-critical business systems, supercomputing, cloud, vehicle engineering and real-time computing.  We offer challenging positions for passionate professionals looking to advance their careers and be a part of an IT organization focused on innovation, speed, and business value.

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.

Locations:  Austin TX, Warren MI, and Chandler AZ

General Motors Global Manufacturing and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain (GPSC) IT are seeking highly motivated, diverse, and qualified individuals for opportunities as Project Managers and Scrum Masters.   All team members work in cross-functional, collaborative environments and demonstrate GM’s Cultural Behaviors of accountability, collaboration, integrity, and inclusion.  Come be a part of the team that is driving the manufacturing and supply chain of the automotive future.


Additional Description

As a Project Manager / Scrum Master , you will manage projects/teams facilitating daily stand-ups, sprint planning, sprint demo, retrospective meetings, and other project related activities.

General job responsibilities include:

  • Work with the leadership team to ensure all business deliverables are identified and accounted for in the project plan with responsibility and due dates

  • Facilitate the development of project plans, schedule, and work breakdown structure for software development projects

  • Collaboratively define project scope, charter, goals, and deliverables in support of business goals while working with senior leadership and customers for approvals

  • Lead the identification, documentation, and traceability of business requirements

  • Facilitate the completion and approval of project design and decision documents

  • Track resources and identify any shortages based on project plans

  • Collaborate with cross-functional business and technical teams to help ensure alignment of goals while resolving conflicting priorities

  • Assist Workstream Leaders in running multiple efforts simultaneously across a broad range of functions, business, and organizational units

  • Understand program workstream/project relationships, facilitate issue resolution, and ensure risk mitigation

  • Facilitate change management activities

  • Ensure projects are completed on time while meeting business and system requirements

  • Facilitate conflict resolution and lead conversation by focusing on scrum values of willingness, honesty, and respect

  • Complete code deployment process with the team, which may include evening and/or weekend work, as needed

  • Communicate project status, progress on deliverables, and risks/issues to partners and leadership in a timely manner

Core Qualifications:

Must have 3+ years of applicable work experience in the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical subject area or equivalent experience/training

  • Proficiency with MS Project and Office suite

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills while being easy to work with

  • Knowledge of Scrum theory, rules, and practices

  • Practical knowledge with requirements and test case development

  • Proven knowledge of project management subject areas/deliverables (e.g. Schedule, Scope, Quality, HR, Communications, etc.)

  • Track record of successful work experience as a Project Manager / Scrum Master in leading projects across multiple software development methodologies, specifically Iterative, Incremental, and Agile

  • Proven skills to mentor teams in software development methodologies

  • Understanding of the overall software development processes/procedures to understand challenges of the various team members

  • Skills in problem solving, predictive analysis, specifically on software development/deployment projects, resource/staffing management

  • Experience in measuring project success factors with respect to cost, schedule, and quality, i.e. product requirements quality, test quality and code quality

  • Experience interacting with business customers and managing expectations

  • Ability to work with business interface teams, business leads, development & QA teams, and interlock resource managers to estimate cost and negotiate requirements to minimize project impact

  • Ability to take and understand the dedication to deliver the product on time, while being creative enough to lead a team to success


 

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • PMP and Scrum Master certification

  • Experience in SAFe methodology and certification

  • Experience with HP Program and Project Management (PPM) software

  • Experience with TFS and Azure DevOps Server 2019

  • Experience with multiple agile frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.


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 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.