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SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

Description

The Role

GM is transforming the way they will compete in the rapidly changing transportation market by applying the principles and practices described in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).  Global Electronic Components and Subsystems (GECS) are seeking energetic, innovative individuals to join our team of change agents, SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs), to help transform the way we develop our customer products.  

As an SPC this individual will be trained and certified following the courses outlined by Scaled Agile, Inc.  Combining their knowledge of SAFe with technical engineering skills the SPC will train, coach, and mentor others at GM on how to apply Lean-Agile methods, DevOps, and Systems Thinking to improve the way GM designs, builds, tests, and deploys products to market. The SPC will host workshops, facilitate discussions, help Agile teams plan incrementally, and iterate their plans, leading by example as GECS transforms to this new mind set.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate and promote the organization’s vision to adopt Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

  • Become an active member of the GECS Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) working on features and stories defined to successfully transform GECS to SAFe in accordance to the SAFe Implementation Roadmap.

  • Study, learn, and become certified to teach SAFe courses to others at GM.

  • Teach, Coach, Mentor while modeling to others the principles and practices of SAFe.

  • Actively listen to engineers and leaders during training courses, workshops, and consultations to understand their challenges and offer suggestions to help them understand how to improve GM’s Business Agility.

  • Prepare teams and “teams of teams” made up of engineers, leaders, and business stakeholders to put into practice their newly acquired skills as they launch Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

  • Demonstrate how to Measure and Grow from retrospective reflection following a development cycle.

  • Identify opportunities and suggest innovative ways to automate portions of our delivery pipeline increasing productivity and quality while shortening time to market.


Additional Description

REQUIREMENTS

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science.

  • Three or more years of Automotive Engineering experience with demonstrated technical and professional skills in Systems Engineering and/or Embedded Controls Development.

  • Proficient at analyzing unusual and complex issues while driving for results in an ambiguous and fast-paced environment.

  • Highly developed and demonstrated communication skills, oral and written, to collaborate effectively across the organization including leaders, engineering staffs, and co-workers.  

  • Strong project management skills to lead, plan, prioritize, and execute work in efficient and effective ways to meet or exceed objectives on time with quality.

  • Strong interpersonal skills for leading, actively listening, coaching, consulting, and resolving conflicts with people.

  • Bold, passionate, proactive innovator who has or is willing to participate with others leading GECS through the transformation to SAFe.

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Five or more years of Automotive Engineering experience with demonstrated technical and professional skills in Systems Engineering and/or Embedded Controls Development.


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.