Principal Technical Product Manager –Terminal Products
Posted 10/6/2017 5:49:44 AM
Job Function:Digital Technology
Business Segment: GET Transportation
Location(s): United States; Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming; Chicago and remote.
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 Principal TPM for Terminal Products plays a critical role in the Network Optimization business of GET Digital Solutions by leveraging deep experience with railroad (intermodal/ automotive) terminal operations to translate customer optimization needs into clear product backlog for the technology team. T
The TPM supports the product vision and strategy through strategic backlog management by defining the capability, feature, and user story detail necessary for tactical execution and delivery, along with a team of product owners.
Demonstrate superior product and industry knowledge and help the organization to gain the competitive edge.
Interact with customers/ stakeholders in VOC requirements-gathering, fine tuning, and obtaining product feedback.
Work with cross-functional teams to deliver capabilities, features, and major complex, products.
Possess a good understanding of the technology stack and impact on final product.
Routinely collaborate with product management, UX, Architecture and engineering teams on issues and decisions.
Conduct customer and stakeholder interviews and elaborate on personas.
Demonstrate expert persuasion and influencing skills that ensure alignment between customer, product manager and engineering teams.
Own the release and sprint backlog short-term roadmap for MVPs and quarterly program increments.
Own and manage the backlog; continuously order and prioritize to ensure that 1-2 sprints/iterations of backlog are always ready.
Prioritize continuously in accordance with the understanding and validation of customer problems and needs.
Demonstrate strategic expert level skills in problem decomposition and ability to navigate through ambiguity.
Engage frequently (~50% of the time) with the development team; facilitate discussions, provide clarification, story acceptance and refinement, testing and validation; contribute to design activities and decisions.
Translate unstructured or ambiguous work requests into actionable user stories and work units.
Partner with Development Leadership to ensure healthy development process.
Mentor junior team members.
Provide technical leadership to TPMs across the organization.
Working knowledge of Agile Methodology: Coaches others.
B.S. or B.A. degree business, science, engineering, technology or related discipline or equivalent experience
A minimum of 5 years experience in Railroad (Intermodal and/or Automotive) Terminal Operations
Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.
Experience with SaaS, Cloud and on-premise software solutions.
Experience with large, complex implementations of software solutions.
Ability to champion new ideas, with strong execution skills and ideas-into-actions approach.
Strong track record of building a high-performance team; attracting, developing and retaining talent.
Demonstrated success in working with customers to resolve complex issues and develop solid business relationships.
Strong background in industrial software products.
Transportation and/or rail industry experience.
Entrepreneurial; digital-first mindset: demonstrated ability to translate the voice of the customer into internal initiatives that resonate with key stakeholders.
Strong verbal presentation and written communication skills.
Brings a positive and inspiring attitude to work and creates an exciting learning environment.
Locations: United States; Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming; Chicago and remote.
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