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Software Scrum Leader VMEC

Description

Hybrid:  This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. However, this position requires an employee to be onsite at least once per month.

The Role:

The VMEC (Vehicle Motion and Embedded Controls) team is comprised of inclusive and diverse Agile teams, where everyone has a voice in the conversation. Our Software Development process translates Customer requirements into designs, creates code, executes testing, and then integrates our solutions into reality.   We are currently looking for candidates to fill Scum Leader roles. 

The Scrum Leader manages a scrum team (9-12 engineers) in designing and implementing technical software solutions for VMEC features.  We utilize the standard Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) process.  The Scrum Leader must collaborate with multiple areas of the business (Stakeholders, Customers, other scrums, and the Product Management Team). This role requires the highest level of leadership and technical background.   We are seeking creative, highly motivated, agile thinkers with passion and expertise in Controls & Software.

Responsibilities:

Be the servant leader and coach for an Agile Team on Agile Release Train (ART)

  • Facilitate the Agile team's SAFe ceremonies including daily standups, iteration review, iteration planning, and their retrospective.

  • Attend and actively engage in the Scrum of Scrums, and Scrum Lead COP

  • Prepare the team and assist the RTE with PI Planning, System Demos, and Inspect & Adapt workshop

  • Owner and creator of the Teams’ Kanban board to help the team complete their committed work

  • Coordinate inter-team cooperation when needed

  • Support Agile Team practices. Some examples are: work in progress limits (WIP), Plan-Do-Check-Adjust Cycle, Innovation & Planning (IP), and fostering technical discipline

  • Primary coach for their team and acts as a Lean-agile leader and servant leader.

  • Guide the team on writing good stories by using the INVEST method and three Cs

  • Guide the team on how to properly story point and establish normalized estimates.

  • Lead the team to improve and take responsibility for their actions (done by empowering them to find the right solutions and following through on them).

  • Focus' the team on completing their team PI Objectives with quality

  • Continuously challenge the team’s normal ways of development to improve areas of quality, predictability, flow, and velocity

  • Encourage the team to relentlessly improve through education and innovation. The scrum lead may jump start this activity

  • Eliminate impediments; this can include working with other teams within or outside their ART

  • Work closely with the Product Owner and support backlog activities

  • Develop team through the Storming, Forming, Norming and Performing stages through managing interpersonal conflicts and challenges.

  • Escalate problems to the right people at the right time, but only after team’s internal attempts have failed

  • Engage with the metrics and the RTE to improve team’s performance

  • Document requirements for design solutions and link them to test cases that can demonstrate software functionality

  • Utilize automated test tools in build environments, benches, and vehicles to verify functionality at the Function, Controller and System level

  • Coordinate and collaborate with departments outside engineering, such as Systems & Safety Engineering, Electrical Architecture, Calibration and Vehicle Performance


Additional Description

Qualifications – Required

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or other applicable Engineering focuses.

  • Minimum 2+ years of experience with proven technical and professional skills in job-related area required

  • Proficient oral and written communication skills

  • Experience in C, C++

  • Scaled Agile or Agile experience (SAFe)

  • Ability to set and balance priorities efficiently

  • Strong ability to function within and drive change.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects and assignments with autonomy and accountability for results

  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization as needed

  • Strong partnership and teamwork skills and ability to learn from and share knowledge with co-workers in a fast-paced environment

  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, take initiative/self-directed

  • Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability, and trust

  • Consistent demonstration of innovative thinking that is customer-centric

  • Experience in model based development (Matlab/Simulink)

Qualifications – Preferred

  • MS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or other applicable Engineering focuses with 5+ years of experience

  • Proficient in C, C++

  • Experience with IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) and Git Ecosystem

  • Knowledge and experience with CAN, LIN, or Ethernet communications protocol

  • In-depth knowledge of Algorithm & Software development and calibration of vehicle motion controls

  • Knowledge in electrification and diagnostics

  • Experience in plant modeling and analysis tools, MIL, SIL, HIL Testing

  • Understanding of GM Vehicle Development Process

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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.