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General Electric Principal Agile Transformer in Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description Summary

Gas Power DT is looking for a Principal Agile Transformer to help with deploying the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) across Gas Power, specifically the full configuration of version 5.x. To succeed in this role, you must have substantial experience in driving large SAFe transformations across the enterprise. Experience with value streams and lean is essential. You must be an effective communicator at all levels from C-Suite to Business Managers to agile teams.

Job Description

GE Power is a world energy leader providing equipment, solutions and services across the energy value chain from generation to consumption. Operating in more than 180 countries, our technology produces a third of the world’s electricity, equips 90% of power transmission utilities worldwide, and our software manages more than 40% of the world’s energy.

At GE Power, we create the energy of the future and improve power networks the world depends on.

As a Principal Agile Transformer you will serve as an evangelist and accelerator for adoption of agile ways of working. Your primary focus is to use your extensive experience to drive the adoption of SAFe, lean-agile practices and practices in GE Gas Power. You will help lead the organization’s lean-agile transformation, coaching leaders, functional partners, and agile teams in the new practices and mindsets. You will ensure the adoption of standard work and tools as defined. You will identify and manage organizational impediments and drive relentless improvement. You will be a member of the LACE, and help train and certify our employees. You will mentor and coach more junior RTEs in Gas Power DT as they launch Agile Release Trains.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate mastery in SAFe’s 5.x Core Competencies of Agile Product Management, Lean Portfolio Management, Team & Technical Agility, Enterprise Solution Delivery & Lean-Agile Leadership.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will:

  • Directly contribute to the adoption of our ‘full configuration” of the Scaled Agile Framework in Gas Power

  • Assess and enhance core competency areas by developing coaching plans and conducting maturity assessments.

  • Coach individuals and teams to facilitate adoption and improvement in agile methodologies and principles

  • Conduct SAFe training classes

  • Establish and ensure adoption of standards, ceremonies, and best practices for agile ways of working

  • Build a change culture with stakeholder management, operational readiness & buy-in with strong communication

  • Demonstrates mastery on the concept of flow in software engineering. Drives practices ensuring flow

  • Escalate, remove and track organizational impediments

  • Leads the adoption of lean-agile (Scrum/SAFe/XP/DevOps/Flow) practices into the value steam

  • Constantly operate with a customer centric mindset and ability to analyze most important components of the framework that can help drive business solutions and improve customer experience

  • Establishes strong, effective and collaborative across the organization

  • Think with the mind of the customer at all times, helping teams ensure solutions to improve the customer experience and delight their customers. Proven understanding of customer journey and behaviors

  • Familiarity with agile planning tools (e.g., Aha! Miro, Confluence, Rally).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

  • 15 years of experience working in an agile delivery environment

  • 5+ years of experience working in a scaled agile environment with SAFe

  • Scaled Agile Professional Certification (SPC)

Desired Characteristics:

  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking ability with strong understanding of Agile methods (XP, SAFe, Scrum, BDD, TDD, automation)

  • Ability to think and execute at both a strategic and operational level

  • Demonstrates mastery and coach on the intricacies of change management in large organizations

  • Experience developing and tracking metrics and using them to make data-driven decisions.

  • Ability to handle and prioritize demands

  • Expert in problem identification & decision making. Uses system thinking.

  • Builds an environment of trust and mutual influence

  • Actively embraces new methods and practices that increase efficiency and effectiveness

  • Encourages, coaches and supports the personal growth of people

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . 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 conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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