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Sr Technical Product Manager

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/11/2018 2:52:48 PM
  • 3026011
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Predix Products & Technology
Location(s): United States; California; San Ramon


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:
You will work in lock-step with application or domain leaders acting as a product manager to create a clear strategic direction that will be delivered by the product development team. You will direct the team with a clear and descriptive set of requirements and deliver product features and functions by balancing customer need with business strategy, minimized defects, and technical debt.

Essential Responsibilities:

Your priority is seamless integration and alignment of perspectives from a broad set of stakeholders including but not limited to: Customers, Process Owners, Enterprise Architects, Application Managers, Development teams and Technical Architects.

Your priority is seamless integration and alignment of perspectives from a broad set of stakeholders: Product Managers, Technical Anchors, Service Owners and Developers.

In this role, you will:

• Be an expert in your product and work with cross-functional teams to deliver features and products

• Work with Product Management to prioritize continuously in accordance with the understanding and validation of customer problems and needs

• Engage frequently (80%) with the development team; facilitate discussions, provide clarification, story acceptance and refinement, testing and validation; contributes to design activities

• Own and manage the backlog; continuously order and prioritize to ensure that 1-2 sprints/iterations of backlog is always ready

• Own and drive the execution of on-time and high-quality feature delivery

• Collaborate with Product Management and UX Design to know customers and understand behaviors

• Partner with the Service Owner to ensure healthy development process

• Apply Agile principles to translate unstructured or ambiguous work requests into actionable user stories and work units through problem decomposition and planning

• Show increasing understanding of the technology stack and its impact on the final product

• Demonstrate ability to influence customers and product managers through persuasion and influencing

Qualifications/Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in business, computer science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

• A minimum of 5 years of professional experience OR Master’s degree with 3 years’ professional experience

Eligibility Requirements:

• Legal authorization to work in US is required. GE may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills.

• Must be willing to travel (up to 10%).

• Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA.

Desired Characteristics:

Technical Expertise:

• Experience with building web sites, web applications and/or multi-tiered distributed applications programming

• Experience with managing the development life cycle from start to finish on software projects

• Experience working in Agile engineering environment including leading Scrum teams

• Experience working with cloud-based platform (e.g. Cloud Foundry) – preferred

• Experience working with and using insights from web analytic tools (e.g. Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics)

• Experience working with content management systems (e.g. Drupal) to build scalable websites

Business Acumen:

• Skilled in breaking down problems, documenting problem statements and estimating efforts

• Demonstrates awareness about competitors and industry trends

• Has the ability to analyze impact of technology choices

• Skilled in negotiation to align stakeholders and communicate a single synthesized perspective to the scrum team.

Leadership:

• Ability to takes ownership of small and medium sized tasks and deliver while mentoring and helping team members

• Ensures understanding of issues and presents clear rationale. Able to speak to mutual needs and win-win solutions. Uses two-way communication to influence outcomes and ongoing results

• Identifies misalignments with goals, objectives, and work direction against the organizational strategy. Makes suggestions to course correct

• Continuously measures deliverables of self and team against scheduled commitments. Effectively balances different, competing objectives

Personal Attributes:

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Effective team building and problem solving abilities

• Persists to completion, especially in the face of overwhelming odds and setbacks. Pushes self for results; pushes others for results through team spirit #DTR

• Continuously measures deliverables of self and team against commitments. Effectively balances multiple, different and/or competing objectives

Personal Attributes:

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Effective team building and problem solving abilities

• Persists to completion, especially in the face of overwhelming odds and setbacks.

• Pushes self for results; pushes others for results through team spirit and exhibiting role model behavior

#DTR

Locations: United States; California; San Ramon

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.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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