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.
Role Summary: This position has responsibility for day-to-day operational execution of a complex development team. As a key member of the Executive Development Director staff, the role ensures the team has the facilities, tools, resources and skills they need to deliver on commitments while tracking ongoing execution and delivery of projects.
Essential Responsibilities: •Establish vision, identifies and champions internal / external best practices, tools and ideas to improve execution and quality. •Own and be accountable for team financials, resources, staffing assuring commitments are met. •Demonstrate mastery of the intricacies of interactions and dynamics in Agile teams. Assure consistent, effective rhythms for agile & lean start-up rituals and artifacts •Use disciplined approaches to monitor team progress via effective information dashboards for program velocity, burn-up, defect tracking, quality and compliance. •Be an expert in proactively using data, practical knowledge and innovative insights to drive timely decisions, determine appropriate courses of action, forecast future needs while managing risk and uncertainty for the team. •Beyond drive day-to-day operational tempos and rigor, has responsibility to coordinate activities for strategic business rhythms including Growth Play Book: long-term strategic plan; Session II & Op Planning. •Work with Executive Director to establish vision and drive the operational strategy for the organization for technology strategy, quality strategy and organizational and resource strategy. •Create a culture of customer focus and high performance to drive innovation through continuous customer engagement to facilitate program definition •Navigate through ambiguity, prioritizes conflicting asks and shows ability to adapt to changing project situations. •Demonstrate strategic level skills in collaborating with different stakeholders, Influencing decisions and an ability to take strategic view.
Qualifications/Requirements: We may not have a specific job for you today but we're interested in your expertise for tomorrow. We're looking for experienced people, and we offer opportunities around the globe.
•Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) •A minimum of 12 years of technical experience along with established leadership credentials across disciplines and functions within a product OR Master’s degree with 8 years of experience OR PhD with 5 years of experience.
Desired Characteristics: Technical Expertise: •Facilitates and coaches software engineering team sessions on requirements estimation and alternative approaches to team sizing and estimation. Leads a community of practice around estimation to share best practices among teams •Knowledgeable about developments in UX in various contexts, businesses, and industries. •Quantifies effectiveness of design choices by gathering data. •Drives accountability and adoption. •Publishes guidance and documentation to promote adoption of design. •Proposes design solutions based on research and synthesis; creates general design principles that capture the vision and critical concerns for a program. •Demonstrates mastery of the intricacies of interactions and dynamics in Agile teams. •Demonstrates advanced understanding of Lean Six Sigma principles (e.g., Black belt certified). Guides new teams to adopt Agile, troubleshoots adoption efforts, and guide continuous improvement. Provides training on Lean / Agile. Drives elimination of inefficiencies in coding process. Teaches XP practices to others. Actively embraces new methods and practices that increase efficiency and effectiveness.
Business Acumen: •Evaluates technology to drive features and roadmaps. Maps technology trends to internal vision. Differentiates buzzwords from value proposition. Embraces technology trends that drive excellence beyond traditional practices (e.g., Test automation in lieu of traditional QA practices). •Balances value propositions for competing stakeholders. Recommends a well-researched recommendation of buy vs. build solution. Conveys the value proposition for the company by assessing financial risks and gains of decisions and return on investment (ROI). Manages the process of building and maintaining a successful alliance. Understands and successfully applies common analytical techniques, including ROI, SWOT, and Gap analyses. Able to clearly articulate the business drivers relevant to a given initiative.
Leadership: •Influences through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas. Pre-emptively sees downstream consequences and effectively tailors influencing strategy to support a positive outcome. Uses experts or other third parties to influence. •Able to verbalize what is behind decisions and downstream implications. Continuously reflecting on success and failures to improve performance and decision-making. Understands when change is needed. Participates in technical strategy planning. •Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team. Able to navigate accountability in a matrixed organization. Communicates and demonstrates a shared sense of purpose. Learns from failure.
Personal Attributes: •Able to effectively direct and mentor others in critical thinking skills. Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve issues and design solutions using critical thinking and analysis skills and best practices. Finds important patterns in seemingly unrelated information. •Influences and energizes other toward the common vision and goal. Maintains excitement for a process and drives to new directions of meeting the goal even when odds and setbacks render one path impassable. •Innovates and integrates new processes and/or technology to significantly add value to GE. Identifies how the cost of change weighs against the benefits and advises accordingly. Proactively learns new solutions and processes to address seemingly unanswerable problems.
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