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Staff Technical Product Manager FICO m/f

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 4:07:27 AM
  • 2761539
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Power Generation Services
Location(s): United States, Switzerland; Georgia; Atlanta, Baden


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 Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.



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 build needs, and convey that vision to the service’s scrum team. You will direct the team with a clear and descriptive set of requirements captured as stories and partner with the team to determine what can be delivered through balancing the need for new features, defects, and technical debt.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Staff Technical Product Manager FICO m/f will:

  • 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 customer 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
  • Partner with the Service Owner to ensure healthy development process
  • 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 product as well as the associated competitive landscape
  • Mentor junior team members
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as required

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 20 years experience

    Essential Requirements

  • Significant professional experience in Information Technology OR Master’s degree with In-depth experience in Information Technology or PhD with proven experience in Information Technology
  • Proven experience in the application of information technologies to business solutions, including at least some SAP ERP experience in Finance & Controlling (FICO) modules.

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Exposure to implementations involving heavy use of the SAP Project Systems (PS) module
  • Experience implementing Global SAP ERP with Corporate Enterprise Standards
  • Experience in SAP integration with multiple legacy system landscapes and third party systems
  • Relevant experience implementing ERP for an Industrial Services business
  • Industry background or education in finance and/or financial related processes is a plus
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) to drive conversations with the business units on required functional needs
  • Strong prioritization skills and the ability to multi-task efficiently on parallel efforts
  • Able to bridge communication between technical areas and business areas for a full and complete understanding of expectations
  • Ability to quickly identify and analyze technical risks & impacts, define alternatives to remove technical roadblocks
  • Ability to manage multiple deliverables independently in a fast paced ecosystem
  • Strong team player who works to make the entire team successful, regardless of reporting lines; not bound by strict role description
  • Experience with other SAP ECC 6.0 modules such as HR, PS, SD, MM
  • Full system development life cycles hands-on experience: Analysis, design, build, test, cutover
  • Experience with configuration and process flow for three or more of the following SAP modules: General Ledger (GL), Asset Accounting (AA), Accounts Receivable/Payable (AR / AP), Treasury (TR), Controlling (CO)
  • Strong knowledge of Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Software Design Patterns and Java coding principles
  • Experience working in Agile engineering environment
  • Familiarity with versatile implementation options, including Java, Node.js, Go, Python
  • 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
  • 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

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    Locations: United States, Switzerland; Georgia; Atlanta, Baden

    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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