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Sr Agile Transformer

  • GE Transportation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/13/2018 5:54:54 PM
  • 3054052
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Transportation Digital Solutions
Location(s): United States; Florida; West Melbourne


About Us:
At GE Transportation, we move the world. We
are a global digital industrial leader and supplier to the rail, mining, marine, stationary power and drilling
industries. Our solutions help customers deliver goods and services with greater speed and greater savings using
our advanced manufacturing techniques, industry expertise and connected machines. Established more than a
century ago, GE Transportation is a division of GE that began as a pioneer in passenger and freight locomotives.
That innovative spirit still drives GE Transportation today. It's the engine of change that puts us at the forefront of
transportation technology, software, and analytics. And it's why we continue to find-and realize-the potential that
keeps our connected world moving forward. The GE Transportation Global Headquarters is located in Chicago,
Illinois. There are over 65 service sites worldwide.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
The Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master will be responsible for leading the successful execution of one or more Scrum Teams within the Software Release Trains to support the delivery of strategic software products.
The Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master is a hybrid role that properly balances agile leadership and program management to help software development teams plan, build and deliver solutions more efficiently.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • This role will work closely with the Release Train Engineer (RTE) and Product Owner within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). 
  • You will facilitate SAFe processes and execution, resolve and escalate impediments, manage risks, help assure value delivery, and drive continuous improvement. 
  • The Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master will act as execution lead of a distributed or collocated multi-function software team delivering value to customers. 
  • You will closely partner with the other leadership roles both at the RTE and Value Stream level to define value stream program objectives, and drive elaboration of specific release train deliverables, plans, cost estimates and schedules. 
  • The Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master will be a servant leader to the Agile teams, driving impediment removal and continuous risk reduction to enable successful software delivery. 
  • Coordinate implementation of all the product features over the multiple iterations within a Program Increment (PI) working closely with the team and Product Owner 
  • Manage the PI plan, issues, roadblocks, dependencies, and work with Product Managers and Architects to address any gaps in the product backlog  
  • Participate and support program level cadence and program level ceremonies (e.g. Release Planning, Backlog reviews, Scrum of Scrums, release train retrospectives, etc) 
  • Maintain and report metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on program-level plans, progress, cost and quality 
  • Manage release scope during execution so that deliverables, schedule and budget can be met 
  • Facilitate identification of dependencies and critical path for release schedule among agile teams, other internal teams, and external suppliers 
  • Proactively advocate for quality using processes and automation such as continuous test and continuous integration  
  • Foster a team collaborative environment that tears down silos between teams and internal functional groups  
  • Actively contribute to the company’s Agile and Lean Community through participation in the internal Agile Community of Practice and Scrum Master Forums 
  • Develop, communicate, and maintain a detailed release plan, release budget and schedule 
  • Prepare schedule and budget estimations and technical proposals for new project bids


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a Technical field 
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in software development / IT (preferably in Enterprise Application development) 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Software Project Leadership (Including; planning, analysis, and cost control) 
  • Minimum of 5 years leading in Agile development environment 
  • Minimum 2 years leading in Scaled Agile Framework environment 
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally and domestically up to 25% of the time


Desired Characteristics:
  • Proficient with Agile / Scrum Tools 
  • Proficient with Project Planning tools (Project / Clarity PPM) 
  • Understanding of estimation and budgeting processes 
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) 
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) certification 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification 
  • Railroad industry experience


Locations: United States; Florida; West Melbourne

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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