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Technical Product Manager - Compute Simplification

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 5:25:02 PM
  • 2799260
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Information Technology
Location(s): United States ; New York, South Carolina, Georgia; Schenectady, Greenville, Atlanta


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:
The Compute Simplification PM will report directly to the Compute Simplification Leader for GE Power. The role will works with the Compute Simplification Manager to improve the modernization, utilization, and cost efficiency of our installed base of Compute Assets. Qualified individuals must have exceptional project management acumen, as well as written, verbal and presentation skills.

Essential Responsibilities:

This is a highly visible role that will have constant interaction with all GE Power IT leadership teams The Project Manager will work closely with the GE Power HQ, Business Units, and GE Corporate, to coordinate directed tasks and deliverables. You will be required to:

  • Manage several simplification projects in parallel by driving improvement efforts in servers, virtual machines, hosting, storage, backup, etc.
  • Manage obsolescence for servers and storage technologies in Powers Fleet
  • Utilize agile-like techniques to execute on day to day activities while effectively balancing efforts within an overall strategic plan
  • Weigh options and evaluate priorities based on available savings and project financing
  • Manage internal and vendor project teams while influencing a broad range of stakeholders and indirect project team members
  • Manage technical infrastructure teams and application teams to evaluate, plan, and execute improvements
  • Utilize rigorous scope change control process to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery
  • Prepare monthly summaries of progress and deliver them to IT executives
  • Prepare all project documentation including project charter & scope, progress reports, project budget, change control documentation, and other documents as needed
  • Regularly review and analyze the project risk with leadership and develop and execute mitigation tasks as needed
  • Communicate in various mediums including project status reports and dashboards, meeting agendas and minutes and executive reports and presentations
  • Coordinate with executive sponsors and business stakeholders responsible for the project to facilitate delivery
  • 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
  • Utilize and configure Visualization tools such as Tableau to tell stories with data




Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or comparable demonstrated experience.
  • Minimum of five years’ project experience (build, consolidation, relocation, migration or virtualization projects



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
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as required



Desired Characteristics:

  • General understanding of compute and data center functions (production operations, network, change control, DR/business recovery, help desk, systems management and facilities) with a focus on server, storage and database technologies
  • Knowledge of *NX and Windows operating systems
  • Understanding of Storage technologies including SAN,NAS and Cloud storage
  • Ability to leverage data for analytics and charts
  • 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 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
  • 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

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Locations: United States ; New York, South Carolina, Georgia; Schenectady, Greenville, Atlanta

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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