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Scrum Master

Atlanta, Georgia

Job Category: Information Technology
Brand: Genuine Parts Company
Job ID: 316506
Remote: Hybrid Remote
Status: Full-Time
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Here, you’ll find a culture that always has its finger on the pulse of ingenuity and innovation. After all, building on our legacy depends on acting with integrity to deliver future-focused transformation — and that’s where you’ll come in. By adding your resourcefulness and out-of-the-box thinking to ours, we’ll be able to achieve great things — both as a team, and as individuals. Whatever your area of IT expertise, we’ll empower you to bring your authentic self to work and support you to do your best work.

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  • Efficient
  • Focused
  • Multi-tasker
  • Problem-solver
  • Team player

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The coaching and development at GPC has been phenomenal over the years. My managers truly know what is going on in their teams. They are able to guide me and answer questions.

Latisha Ward GPC Data Voice Infrastructure Provisioning Coordinator
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Employee Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, life and disability insurance, as well as campus health and wellness programs

  • Paid time off, eight company holidays and flexible work schedules available

  • Tuition Reimbursement and professional development opportunities

  • 401(k) Plan with competitive employer matching

  • Onsite cafeteria, coffee stations and break rooms

  • Employee discounts, including NAPA parts, entertainment, technology, appliances, event tickets and more

Job Description

Company Background:

Genuine Parts Company (“GPC” or the “Company”), founded in 1928 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading specialty distributor engaged in the distribution of automotive and industrial replacement parts and value-added services. The Company operates a global portfolio of businesses with more than 10,000 locations across the world. GPC has approximately 50,000 global employees. The Company has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, France, the U.K., Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and China.

Position Purpose:

Seeking world-class talent to join the world’s leading distributor of automotive and industrial replacement parts and value-added services operating 5,500+ locations and servicing more than 20,000 locations in the U.S and Canada. Specifically, this role will function as the scrum master to help build the next generation Commerce platforms for GPC.  Working with a highly talented team, you'll play a key role to build and run one of the world’s largest automotive and industrial replacement parts operations. 

Project Manager-Scrum at Genuine Parts Company is an important part of the company’s adoption of an Agile and DevOps culture. The Project Manager-Scrum is a servant leader for their respective development team. The successful candidate has a passion for Continuous Improvement and has experience facilitating the agile ceremonies for their respective team. This person will help the team cultivate a culture of learning and growth with a focus on metrics, the lean value stream, and quality as well as speed and efficiency. The ideal candidate will have experience in DevOps and Agile environments

Responsibilities:

  • Organize/facilitate/oversee agile ceremonies (daily standup(s), iteration/release planning, story kickoffs, showcases, retrospectives, etc.) for assigned development team(s) including resulting action items
  • Coach project team members in agile values, principles, and practices.
  • Coach self-organization, cross-functionality, and project delivery.
  • Define and manage agile metrics for the team to aid in the team’s continuous improvement
  • Facilitates the investigation and resolution of production issues including facilitation of Root Cause Analysis and Post-Mortem meetings
  • Manages and facilitates releases and production deployments
  • Facilities long term planning for the team
  • Assists team in managing dependencies on other teams (internal or external)
  • Promote agile practices where agile has not yet been fully adopted and understood across the organization.
  • Ensure accuracy of priority, content, and status of all story cards are managed and maintained.
  • Ensures that backlog refinement is occurring during which prioritization and estimation are completed
  • Stay in constant contact with other key personnel including but not limited to Project Management and Product Owners to ensure the highest priority items remain the primary focus
  • Remove blockers to the project team progress
  • Shield the project team from unnecessary distractions and interferences
  • Keeps Project Management and Product Owners informed of the project team status and issues especially when the issues concern scope and time.
  • Other duties as assigned

Location:

  • GPC has two work locations to choose from, Duluth or Atlanta office.
  • We offer a Flexible Work Policy that permits eligible employees to work remotely

Desired Qualifications & Experiences: 

Requirements include but are not be limited to the following:

  • 5+ years of Scrum Master or Agile Project Management experience
  • Outstanding organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to drive issues to closure
  • Proven experience in a large enterprise environment with multiple development teams
  • Experience working with Kanban and Lean principles a major plus
  • Experience with relative agile estimation (no-estimates forecasting or Monte Carlo experience is a plus)
  • Experience with software development life-cycles (SDLC)
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Flexible and able to learn quickly in a dynamic environment
  • Experience working with third party development and infrastructure suppliers
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various technologies including cloud applications, databases, Data Integration and networking
  • Prior technical and application development experience is desirable
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration (software development-related), computer science, or a related discipline with an information technology focus

GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons.

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