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IT Product Manager with MES exp. (Welland, Ontario)

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/18/2017 8:50:56 PM
  • 2918829
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Gas Power Systems
Location(s): Canada; Ontario; Welland, Port Colborne, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga


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 Canada works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. This is your chance to become a part of a company internationally known for its reputation as an innovative industry leader that will invest in your success and growth. GE has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2017. Join GE Canada and help us make a real difference creating the next generation of products and services that will impact the world for generations to come. For more information visit our website at www.ge.com/ca and follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/GE_Canada and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/GECanada.

GE’s power generation business has the largest delivered fleet of gas turbines in the world with more than 7,400 turbines operating in 112 countries, and a manufacturing footprint in the Americas, Europe, and Asia to serve its global customers. The portfolio includes gas turbines, gas engines, steam turbines, generators, HRSGs, controls and more.


Role Summary:
The Product Manager will drive the Brilliant Factory initiative for the Welland, ON site by leveraging available strategic pillar platforms, to deliver a solution for Distributed Power that can communicate across different critical applications and processes, to link all information together within the enterprise Digital Thread. They will be a key member of the Welland Brilliant Factory Support Team that will facilitate the production of reciprocating gas engines.

Essential Responsibilities:
Distributed Power has previously deployed Forcam for its Jenbacher business, which is a GE recognized Brilliant Factory. Leveraging the knowledge learned in Jenbacher and the GE Digital - Brilliant Manufacturing Suite & Predix, you will deploy a solution to the greenfield installation in Welland.

  • Work with cross-functional teams to deliver features and significant products.
  • Own the short-term roadmap for MVPs and quarterly releases.
  • Prioritize continuously in accordance with the understanding and validation of site problems and needs.
  • Demonstrate expert level skill in problem decomposition and ability to navigate through ambiguity.
  • Engage frequently (80%) with the development team; facilitate discussions, provide clarification, story acceptance and refinement, testing and validation; contributes to design activities and decisions.
  • Own and manage the backlog; continuously order and prioritize to ensure that 1-2 sprints/iterations of backlog are always ready.
  • Collaborate with UX in design decisions, demonstrating deep understanding of technology stack and impact on final product.
  • Conduct customer and stakeholder interviews and elaborate on personas.
  • Be regarded as an expert in Agile Methodology; translate unstructured or ambiguous work requests into actionable user stories and work units through problem decomposition and planning.
  • Demonstrate superior persuasion and influencing skills that ensure alignment between customer, product manager and engineering team.
  • Demonstrates excelling business acumen, knows latest industry trends and is looked at as an internal expert on the Predix Brilliant Manufacturing Suite/Proficy as well as the associated competitive landscape.
  • Mentor junior team members.


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and/or Product Quality Systems.


Desired Characteristics:
Technical Expertise:
  • Strong knowledge of Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Software Design Patterns and Java coding principles.
  • Technical depth equivalent to Level III PC & Networking support in a MFG environment.
  • Advanced troubleshooting experience in a MFG environment.
  • Familiarity with versatile implementation options, including Java, Node.js, Go, Python.

User lifecycle management

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.
  • Demonstrates knowledge on technical topics, such as caching, APIs, data transfer, scalability, and security.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of technologies in the market to help make buy vs build recommendations, scope MVPs, and to drive market timing decisions.

Leadership:
  • 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.

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.


Locations: Canada; Ontario; Welland, Port Colborne, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga

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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