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Sr Technical Product Manager

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 5:22:35 PM
  • 2823987
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Digital
Location(s): United States ; California; San Ramon

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:
As a Sr Technical Product Manager, you will work with cross-functional teams to:
  • Deliver innovative features that enable the Oil & Gas Asset Performance Management (APM) marquee demonstration system to drive strategic sales.
  • Inform the core product roadmap with field and customer feedback to insure the roadmap meets customer needs and maximizes GE’s sales opportunities.

Essential Responsibilities:
In this role, you will:
  • Collaborate with Product Managers to understand the release and sprint backlogs short-term roadmap (quarterly releases) for incorporation into the commercial demonstration system.
  • Collaborate with UX Design team and outside design firms to share customer needs and behaviors and to build out a comprehensive suite of personas and customer scenarios from C-level to operational levels across the oil and gas industries.
  • Collaborates with Product Managers, TPMs and development team to understand and manage the demonstration system backlog; continuously orders and prioritizes to ensure that release iteration sprint backlogs are always ready.
  • Prioritizes continuously in accordance with the understanding and validation of customer and field organization problems and needs.
  • Collaborates with product managers/TPMs to decompose features into consumable user stories.
  • Engages frequently (50-75% of the time) with the remote development team; facilitates discussions, provides clarification, testing and validation; contributes to design activities and decisions.
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders (product owner, product managers, field team members, customers and TPMs) to translate unstructured or ambiguous work requests into actionable user stories and work units.
  • Partners with product owners and development managers to ensure healthy development process. Applies Agile Methodology.
  • Work with a wide range of stakeholders (product managers, product owners, commercial teams, organizational leadership and customers) to identify “wow factor” usage scenarios and innovative visuals that translate future roadmap requirements into “demonstrable now” capabilities.
  • Help evolve the software design to inform and guide the long term commercial product roadmap.
  • Manage critical high-stakes proofs-of-concept and customer demo customizations, delivering solid code with required functionality on short notice under stringent deadlines.
  • Oversee execution, integration and deployment of end user features in conjunction with technical architecture and non-functional requirements.
  • Work with multiple stakeholders (internal & external) to define the overall scope of their work and meet the Quality metrics needed to monitor the performance of the ongoing work.
  • Define the nonfunctional requirements associated with the systems working closely with technical leadership.
  • Act as the Agile product owner for ongoing development sprints prioritizing features to be developed based on technical competency and end user value metrics.
  • Work directly with defined end users to align prioritized features for Agile development.
  • Communicate business objectives and priorities for near term and long term to technical execution teams by leveraging technical experience.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electronics / Electrical / Computer Science or Information Technology).
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in Software Development for industrial solutions is a plus.
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.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
  • Must be willing to travel roughly 10% of the time.
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA.

Desired Characteristics:
  • Agile & SCRUM development experience.
  • Demonstrated program management and business planning processes, having experience with the full product lifecycle.
  • Demonstrates ability to influence customers and product managers through persuasion and influencing.
Technical Expertise:
  • Experience in development and/or product definition of industrial or enterprise solutions, preferably within asset management domain, process optimization, or analytical applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with architects and product managers to support development of system architecture to support functional roadmap.
  • Knowledgeable of relevant software and web technologies such as cloud, HTML5, Java, gateways, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience of Agile software development of customer facing applications, preferably industrial applications.
  • Demonstrated experience leading virtual and/or remote development teams with ability to prioritize respective work scopes to meet customer facing requirements.
  • Demonstrated development of large-scale, web-based solutions involving multiple systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategy definition, system & solution design, estimation, development across various stake holders (system integration, acceptance, deployment, operations & monitoring).
  • Developed cloud based solutions and/or SAAS offerings is a plus.
  • 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.
  • Proven track record of delivering results and leading teams in dynamic global environment.
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.
  • Established organizational, planning, and project management abilities.
  • Proven analytical and problem resolution skills.

Locations: United States ; California; San Ramon

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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