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Senior Technical Product Manager

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/25/2017 12:09:34 AM
  • 2765318
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Digital
Location(s): United States ; Louisiana; New Orleans


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:
Must understand functional and product requirements for component/module for a specific release, documenting it as functional specifications, applying agile principles to convert these specifications into stories/work units/then translating them into criteria for acceptable product performance; Works independently, at the same time collaborating w/all other roles w/in an agile product development life cycle to ensure product releases that meet organizational standards/customer needs.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Own medium sized feature or feature set requests
  • Interact with customers and product managers to understand customer needs and timelines
  • Apply Agile principles to translate unstructured or ambiguous work requests into actionable user stories and work units through problem decomposition and planning
  • Demonstrate practical experience in Agile Methodology to runs scrums and stand-ups to collaborate with engineering teams and support them with scope considerations, product requirements
  • Demonstrate increasing understanding of product and project management
  • Demonstrate superior knowledge of software development life cycles to collaborate with Quality Engineering and Build and Release teams
  • Ensure that intermediate and major features releases meet quality standards and functional requirements
  • Work with fellow team members and provides subject matter expertise to diagnose bugs and formulate solutions during User Acceptance Testing as well as after the product is deployed in Production
  • Show increasing understanding of the technology stack and its impact on the final product
  • Demonstrate awareness of Industrial trends and domain expertise
  • Demonstrate ability to influence customers and product managers through persuasion and influencing

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) OR the completion of a code development pair-programming, bootcamp-style, or accelerated training curriculum focused on contemporary software development OR High School Diploma / GED with a 4 year minimum of IT experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in technical product management

    Eligibility Requirements

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in New Orleans, LA

    Desired Characteristics:

    Technical Expertise

  • Scrum Master and Product Owner certification
  • Experience in using the Jira or Rally tool to manage requirements processes
  • Have a solid understanding of the underlying infrastructure needed to run a large distributed web application
  • Evangelizes how our technology solves customer problems from a technology and business perspective
  • Experience in customer engagement to facilitate requirements
  • Has the ability to break down problems and estimate time for development tasks
  • Has the ability to make basic technology choices based on experience
  • Demonstrated initiative to stay abreast of technology advancements

    Business Acumen

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Organized, timely and detail oriented
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrates clarity of thinking to work through limited information and vague problem definitions
  • Demonstrates the initiative to explore alternate technology and approaches to solving problems
  • Skilled in breaking down problems, documenting problem statements and estimating efforts
  • Demonstrates awareness about competitors and industry trends
  • Has the ability to analyze impact of technology choices

    Leadership

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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    Locations: United States ; Louisiana; New Orleans

    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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