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Technical Product Analyst

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/30/2018 2:51:48 PM
  • 3022172
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Technology
Location(s): United States; Michigan; Van Buren Township


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.

Business Overview:
Fast-paced project/product management role supporting the delivery & support of open-source & internally developed digital solutions for many of GE's functions, businesses, & leaders, with emphasis on Communications and Marketing practice. Our group designs, builds & hosts hundreds of web properties and digital solutions across GE, from www.ge.com, to sites for GE Senior leaders, to commercial visualization tools, to sites for many of GE's biggest initiatives & campaigns

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 with product managers to ensure strategic product direction is followed by conveying that strategy to the product development or change management team. You will communicate clear & descriptive requirements & partner with the development team to deliver products that balance the desire for new features with defects & technical debt. Your priority is to ensure that the product meets the stakeholder requirements, retains functional & technical integrity & is appropriately scalable.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will:

  • Work with cross-functional (design, build, test, process) teams to deliver features and products
  • Provide input to the short-term product roadmap and product design
  • Participate in customer and stakeholder interviews to align product design with roles (personas)
  • Assist product managers to groom the product backlog; ensuring that an agreed amount of scope is always ready to move forward and identifying if this is not the case
  • Engage frequently with or be an integral member of the product development team; facilitate discussions, provide clarification, drive feature refinement, conduct testing and validation
  • Understand and follow the proscribed governance process and development methodology for product development
  • Translate customer 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

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in web/digital technologies including content management system such as Drupal, WordPress, etc.

    Eligibility Requirements

  • 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

    Desired Characteristics:

    Technical Expertise:

  • Technical competency in the underlying design and architecture of large scale, global system solutions and application implementations with key focus on web properties, social media channels, digital tools, and mobile solutions;
  • First-hand experience with web development technologies and languages is strongly preferred, along with knowledge of content management platforms (like Drupal, WordPress, etc.), caching, APIs, data transfer, scalability, and security
  • Competent Business Analysis skills and ability to translate requirements to enterprise software features
  • Experience working in a formal software development lifecycle environment following a formal project management and governance process;
  • Familiarity with waterfall and iterative software implementation approaches (Agile, XP, DSDM, Lean and FDD)

    Business Acumen:

  • Demonstrates initiative to explore alternate approaches to solving problems
  • Skilled in documenting problem statements and estimating efforts
  • Has the ability to recognize and distinguish between technology choices
  • Can participate in negotiation to align stakeholders and communicate a single perspective to the development team.
  • Demonstrates suitable knowledge of the competitive environment
  • Demonstrates knowledge of technologies in the market to contribute to buy vs build recommendations, market timing decisions and scope of MVPs

    Leadership:

  • Able to take ownership of small or highly defined tasks
  • Help peers and team members to understand the processes, tools and methods in use by the organization
  • Demonstrates and flawlessly communicates understanding of issues and rationale of solutions
  • Identifies and informs leadership of any misalignments with goals, objectives or work direction
  • Continuously measures self against scheduled commitments. Effectively balances multiple objectives

    Personal Attributes:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective team building and problem-solving abilities
  • Persists to completion, identifies and overcomes setbacks and pushes self for results

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    Locations: United States; Michigan; Van Buren Township

    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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