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Agile Project Manager

  • GE Transportation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 4:01:27 AM
  • 2823224
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: GET Transportation
Location(s): United States ; Florida; West Melbourne


About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.
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 will act as execution lead of a distributed multi-team software effort delivering value to customers
The Agile Project Manager is a hybrid role that properly balances agile leadership and program management to facilitate software development teams to plan, develop and deliver solutions more effectively.

Essential Responsibilities:
This role will evolve into the Release Train Engineer (RTE) within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). The candidate will facilitate SAFe processes and execution, resolve and escalate impediments, manage risks, help assure value delivery, and drive continuous improvement.


The Agile Project Manager will be responsible for leading the successful execution of one or more Agile Release Trains (ART) delivering value to GE customers.
The role will closely partner with Customer Program Managers, Product Line Management and Engineering leaders to define value stream program objectives, and drive elaboration of specific release train deliverables, plans, cost estimates and schedules.
Establish and lead program level (ART) cadence and ceremonies (e.g. Big Room Planning, Backlog reviews, Scrum of Scrums, release train retrospectives, etc)
Manage the Agile Release Train execution & scope and proactively remove program level impediments, reduce and eliminate risks and escalate as required.
Maintain and report metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on program-level (ART) plans, progress, cost and quality.

Duties include (But not limited to):
  • Lead program level release planning ceremonies and ensure all stakeholders are aligned with and agree with release scope, deliverables and time lines
  • Manage release scope during execution so that deliverables, schedule and budget are met
  • Facilitate identification of dependencies and critical path for release schedule among agile teams, other internal teams, and external suppliers
  • Act as Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Coach and Mentor to Agile teams
  • 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
  • 10+ years of experience in software development/IT
  • 5+ years of experience in Software Project Leadership
  • 3+ years working in Agile development environment
  • 1+ year working in Scaled Agile Framework environment


Desired Characteristics:
  • Proficient with Agile/Scrum Tools
  • Proficient with Project Planning tools (Project/Clarity PPM)
  • Proven track record of successful software release delivery
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of estimation and budgeting processes
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) certification (SA or SPC)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Railroad industry experience
  • Experience in managing integration projects with sub-contractors
  • Experience working with and managing international teams
  • Experience working with schedules within an Earned Value System


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.
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