Senior Staff Technical Product Manager
Atlanta , Georgia
November 16, 2016
Job Number



GE Power

Business Segment

Power Information Technology

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 anEqual 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.

Posted Position Title

Senior Staff Technical Product Manager

Career Level



Information Technology

Function Segment

Core Technology

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States

U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces

South Carolina



Atlanta, Greenville

Postal Code


Relocation Assistance


Role Summary/Purpose

As the Senior Staff Technical Product Manager, you will be responsible for leading projects and activities in support of the GE Power Digital Customer Engagement and Communications Organization. You will direct the IT 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 priority is seamless integration and alignment of perspectives from a broad set of stakeholders.

In addition, you will:

* Work with cross-functional teams to deliver features and major, complex products

* Own the short-term road-map 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

* Contribute 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

* Routinely collaborate with UX, Architecture and engineering teams on multiple issues and decisions

* 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

* Demonstrate superior product and industry knowledge and helps organization gain the competitive edge

* Mentor junior team members; provide technical leadership to TPMs across organization


* Bachelor's Degree in Business, Computer Science or in a "STEM" Major (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

* Minimum of 12 years of technical experience along with established leadership credentials across disciplines and functions within a product


* Ability and willingness to travel, as required

* Ability and willingness to work out of an office in Atlanta, GA

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

* Master's Degree with 8 years of experience

* PhD with 5 years of experience

* Wordpress, Drupal, Adobe Experience Manager, HTML and XML and familiarity with PLM

* 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

* Influences through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas

* Pre-emptively sees downstream consequences and effectively tailors influencing strategy to support a positive outcome

* Able to verbalize what is behind decisions and downstream implications

* Continuously reflecting on success and failures to improve performance and decision-making

* Understands when change is needed

* Participates in technical strategy planning

* Able to effectively direct and mentor others in critical thinking skills

* Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve issues and design solutions using critical thinking and analysis skills and best practices

* Finds important patterns in seemingly unrelated information

* Influences and energizes other toward the common vision and goal

* Maintains excitement for a process and drives to new directions of meeting the goal even when odds and setbacks render one path impassable

* Innovates and integrates new processes and/or technology to significantly add value to GE

* Identifies how the cost of change weighs against the benefits and advises accordingly

* Proactively learns new solutions and processes to address seemingly unanswerable problems

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