Sr Agile Transformer
General Electric Company
Bengaluru, India
10d ago

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.

Role Summary :

Agile Mentor will help with the transformation of Aviation IT to use the Agile mindset.

Essential Responsibilities :

In the role of Agile and Scrum Mentor you will :

  • Coach teams to improve on their Agile practices. You will help teams determine which Agile Framework best suites them.
  • Train teams in Fastworks, Agile and Scrum basics.
  • Act as a consultant for new product kick-offs. Assist teams in working through a product development thought process instead of project focused.
  • Lead a sub-team on the Aviation Agile council.
  • Work with other business to leverage learnings and improve Aviation and GE Agile practices.
  • Challenge teams (and scrum masters) to improve the Agile and technical maturity by :
  • Focus the team on the goals of the current iteration, keeping them on track.
  • Remove barriers that block the team so they can deliver high quality working software.
  • Work with the Product Owner, providing a check and balance between getting more done and maintaining high quality and efficiency.
  • Coach the team in Scrum project management practices through :
  • Building Organic, self-organizing agile teams and integrating them into the enterprise
  • Creating a guiding, shared team vision, project vision, and product vision
  • Implementing simple, adaptable methodology rules to deliver business value rapidly and reliably
  • Creating open flow and exchange of information among project team members and external groups
  • Maintaining a light touch by supporting team autonomy, flexibility and customer value focus without sacrificing control
  • Tracking and monitoring the project for timely and relevant feedback while instituting systemic learning and adaptation
  • Introduce selected engineering practices and tools to help ensure that each iteration is potentially shippable, including any or all from the following list :
  • Automated Builds and Continuous Integration : Reduce time and effort associated with manual builds and the risk of big-bang integrations
  • Simple Design and Refactoring : Keep incremental development from leading to poor architectures
  • Multi-Level / Automated Testing and Test-Driven Development : Reduce testing time and effort and allow developers to make changes with confidence
  • Pair Programming : Increase software quality without impacting time to deliver
  • Other : Industry best practices, standard corporate practices, and procedures which may benefit the project
  • Encourage collaboration and facilitate Scrum-prescribed collaborations through :
  • Release Planning Sessions : To determine what a Release should include and when it should be delivered
  • Iteration Planning Sessions : Elaborate, estimate and prioritize highest-value product deliverables for the next iteration
  • Daily Standup Meetings : Very brief meetings to rapidly take the pulse of the project, address challenges, and coordinate activities of the team and with the Product Owner
  • Iteration Review / Demo Sessions : Demonstrate completed functionality to interested stakeholders and users to show progress and gain important feedback
  • Iteration Retrospective Sessions : Reflect on project and process issues and take action as
  • appropriate. Continuous collaboration and process improvement

  • Assist Product Owner through thinking about delivering the most value added features earlier in the product’s lifecycle.
  • Challenges PO to validate stories with customers and sequence them based on value.
  • Qualifications / Requirements :

    Bachelor’s Degree Computer Science or in STEM Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a Scrum mentor, scrum master or product owner.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of CI / CD, automated testing, Test Driven Development
  • Ability to coach at all levels through PB to EB on Agile practices
  • Passion for enabling GE to become a Digital leader
  • Ability to challenge bureaucracy and drive simplification
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the software domain
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Effective teaming and problem solving abilities
  • Some technical experience with software or infrastructure development.
  • Ability and willingness to travel 25% domestically as needed for project delivery o<10% travel
  • Desired Characteristics :

    Certified Scrum Professional or Certified Enterprise Coach from Scrum Alliance

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Degree in Computer Science or in STEM Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Must demonstrate technical capacity to solve problems and instantiate solutions in working code
  • Strong knowledge of CI / CD practices
  • Familiarity with XP techniques
  • Experience building web apps in a load balanced environment
  • Experience working in a JavaScript / Java / GoLang web development shop
  • Solid understanding of software development tools & infrastructure
  • Solid understanding of hosted solutions and SaaS / PaaS offerings
  • Locations : India; Bengaluru

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