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Sr Technical Product Manager

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 8:01:39 PM
  • 2808627
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Information Technology
Location(s): United States ; Georgia; 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 GE Power Digital Customer Engagement (DCE) team orchestrates targeted, seamless online customer experiences that allow customers and potential customers to learn, engage with, and purchase from GE. This position will be responsible for wing-to-wing execution of Predix-based My Dashboard 2.0 product roadmap to deliver high quality outcomes to internal and external customers.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Sr Technical Product Manager will:

  • Partner with functional product owner to define My Dashboard 2.0 features backlog and requirements, work with technical team internal and external to the initiative to ensure outcomes delivery on time, within scope and budget and of desired quality
  • Own the tactical planning, development and execution of the product vision as communicated by the functional product owner using Predix
  • Identify opportunities to improve existing business processes and execute relevant improvements
  • Drive technology discussion and strategy to meet business needs and in line with company reference architecture
  • Manage the sprint planning and prioritization of the product backlog
  • Own the technical execution of the product vision through collaboration with product management, engineering management and product team members
  • Maintain responsibility for the content and priorities of each development sprint
  • Partner with architecture team to ensure product architecture is aligned to Predix guidelines and drive innovative technical solutions that meet evolving customer’s challenges
  • Manage vendors and lead and motivate the project team to deliver solutions
  • Ensure project management processes, agile methodologies and practices are followed
  • Manage the Predix execution and technical development team with guidance based on priorities, resolution of roadblocks and interdependencies
  • Facilitate convergence of functional and technical knowledge
  • Report status and issues to business analyst team leader or Product Manager.
  • Collaborate with User Experience, Customer Support and cross-functional P&L teams
  • Assist in the development of training guides and test plans.
  • Understand customer tools and applications including relevant customer & install base data to better support existing customers
  • Partner with Services, Engineering, Commercial, Strategic Marketing, and DCE
  • Own the creation of comprehensive documentation of product functionality and processes including but not limited to data flow diagrams, technical solution design and architecture diagrams
  • Partner with HQ and P&L teams to manage & communicate scope, deliverables, dependencies, risks / contingency plans against business goals/KPIs & stakeholder expectations




Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, computer science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in Software Development Project Management OR Master’s degree with 3 years of experience in Software Development Project Management

ESSENTIAL 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
  • Must be willing to out of an office located in Atlanta, GA



Desired Characteristics:

Technical Expertise:

  • Prior experience building internal and/or customer-facing web applications and managing implementation of business processes into software-based technical solutions
  • PMP, ScrumMaster or related Project Management certifications
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite of products such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Familiarity with Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Software Design Patterns and Java coding principles
  • Experience working in Agile engineering environment

Business Acumen:

  • Change oriented – actively generates process improvements, champions and drives change initiatives, confronts difficult circumstances in creative ways, balances multiple and competing priorities and executes accordingly
  • Demonstrated customer focus – evaluates decisions through the eyes of the customer, builds strong customer relationships, creates processes with customer viewpoint and partners with customers to help shape their future initiatives
  • 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

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
  • Delivers tasks on-time with alignment to architectural goals.
  • Can identify and raise issues, risks and benefits.


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Locations: United States ; Georgia; 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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