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Sr Technical Project Manager

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:50:51 PM
  • 2844817
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment:
Location(s): United States; Rhode Island; Providence


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 operate in lock-step with product management to create a clear strategic direction for the implementation of GE’s next-generation global business collaboration and productivity tools such as Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint and Box.

Essential Responsibilities:
You will direct the team with a clear and descriptive set of requirements captured as stories and partner with external vendors and internal teams to determine what can be delivered through balancing the need for new features, defects, and technical debt. Your priority is seamless integration and alignment of perspectives from a broad set of stakeholders: Product Managers, Technical Anchors, Service Owners, External Vendors and Developers.

In this role, you will:
  • Work with cross-functional teams to deliver features and products
  • Own the short-term roadmap for MVPs and quarterly releases
  • 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 are always ready
  • Collaborate with end-users and review Net Promoter Score (NPS) surveys to know customers and understand behaviors
  • Conduct customer and stakeholder interviews and elaborates on personas
  • 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:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, computer science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in managing collaboration web applications at an enterprise scale

    Desired Characteristics:

    Technical Expertise:

  • Ability to handle multiple long & short cycles, major & minor tasks simultaneously, while maintaining an aggressive release schedule
  • Demonstrated experience working with Cloud and/or Software as a Service (SaaS) web products
  • Experience with implementing, deploying or managing Microsoft Office 365, Yammer, SharePoint and/or Box is a plus
  • Experience working in Agile engineering environment
  • Track record of successful project management of large-scale enterprise web applications

    Business Acumen:

  • Demonstrates the initiative to explore alternate technology and approaches to solving problems
  • Skilled in breaking down problems, documenting problem statements and estimating efforts
  • 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. Balances value propositions for competing stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the competitive environment
  • Understand key cross-functional concepts that impact the organization; is aware of business priorities and organizational dynamics.

    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
  • Reacts open-mindedly to new perspectives or ideas. Considers different or unusual solutions when appropriate.

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    Locations: United States; Rhode Island; Providence

    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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