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Staff Technical Product Manager

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:42:58 PM
  • 2880319
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Digital
Location(s): United States; Texas; Houston

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:
As a Staff Technical Product Manager, you will work with cross-functional teams to deliver features and products. Routinely collaborate with UX Design team to share customer needs, behaviors and elaborate on personas. Work with research team to validate concepts and drive value to customers. Collaborates with Product Managers for the release and sprint backlogs short-term roadmap.

Essential Responsibilities:
Collaborates with Product Managers/TPMs to manage the backlog; continuously orders and prioritizes to ensure that release iteration sprints backlog are always ready. Prioritize continuously in accordance with the understanding and validation of customer problems and needs. Collaborates with Product Managers/TPMs to decompose features into consumable user stories.

Engages frequently (50% of the time) with the development team; facilitates discussions, provides clarification, testing and validation; contributes to design activities and decisions. Collaborates with Product Managers/TPMs to translate unstructured or ambiguous work requests into actionable user stories and work units. Partners with Service Owners/ Development Managers to ensure healthy development process. Applies Agile Methodology.

In this role, you will:
  • Work with Product Managers to translate the long term strategy & roadmap into actionable features
  • Support Definition and evolve the software design to support the long term product roadmap
  • Oversee execution, integration and deployment of end user features in conjunction with technical architecture and non-functional requirements
  • Work with multiple stakeholders (internal & external) to define the overall scope of their work and meet the Quality metrics needed to monitor the performance of the ongoing work
  • Define the nonfunctional requirements associated with the systems working closely with technical leadership
  • Act as the Agile product owner for ongoing development sprints prioritizing features to be developed based on technical competency and end user value metrics
  • Work directly with defined end users to align prioritized features for Agile development
  • Communicate business objectives and priorities for near term and long term to technical execution teams by leveraging technical experience

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in Software Development for industrial solutions
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.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
  • Must be willing to travel roughly 25% of the time.
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Houston, TX.

Desired Characteristics:
  • Agile & SCRUM development experience
  • Demonstrated program management and business planning processes, having experience with the full product lifecycle
  • Demonstrates ability to influence customers and product managers through persuasion and influencing.
Technical Expertise:
  • Experience in development and/or product definition of industrial solutions within asset management domain, process optimization, or analytical applications
  • Demonstrated ability to work with architects and product mangers to support development of system architecture to support functional roadmap
  • Knowledgeable of relevant software and web standards such as HTML5, SAS70, H.264, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience of Agile software development of customer facing industrial applications
  • Demonstrated experience leading virtual development teams with ability to prioritize respective work scopes to meet customer facing contract requirements
  • Demonstrated development of large-scale, web-based solutions involving multiple systems and demonstrated experience in Strategy definition, System & Solution Design, Estimation, Development across various stake holders, System Integration, Acceptance, Deployment, Operations & Monitoring.
  • Developed cloud based solutions and/or SAAS offerings
  • Demonstrated experience in visualization frameworks for industrial solutions, such as Slim PHP, D3, VEGA, etc.
  • Experience with O&G industry and applications with focus on Offshore operations.
  • Experience in process engineering and optimization, reliability management, integrity and compliance is a plus.
  • Demonstrates clarity of thinking to work through limited information and vague problem definitions
  • Influences through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas
  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team
  • Shares knowledge, power, and credit, establishing trust, credibility, and goodwill
  • Proven track record of delivering results and leading teams in dynamic global environment
  • Experience with O&G industry and applications
Personal Attributes:
  • Able to work under minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity
  • Able to work well with global teams, including time-zone flexibility
  • Skilled in providing oversight and mentoring team members. Shows ability to effectively delegate work.
  • Established organizational, planning, and project management abilities
  • Proven analytical and problem resolution skills

Locations: United States; Texas; Houston

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.
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