Sr Software Product Business Analyst
Location:
Barrington , Illinois
Posted:
April 26, 2017
Reference:
2525315
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 Transportation's Digital Solutions business is headquartered in Chicago, which is at the epicenter of the rail industry and is evolving as a strong software/digital hub. The city has the complete package in terms of innovation, talent, and infrastructure.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . 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:

Responsible for understanding functional and product requirements for component / module for a specific release, documenting its functional specifications, applying agile principles to convert these specifications into stories / work units and then translating them into criteria for acceptable product performance; Works independently, collaborating with all other roles within an agile product development life cycle to ensure product releases that meet organizational standards / customer needs.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will:

+ Derive features required for a complete major product release and multiple concurrent intermediate releases

+ Demonstrate expert level skill in problem decomposition and ability to navigate through ambiguity

+ Be regarded as an expert in Agile Methodology.

+ Has the ability to run multiple scrums or scrum of scrums

+ Collaborate closely with Product Ownership in Scope and Feature decisions, negotiating time lines and release schedules;

+ Assists Product Ownership in managing customers showing deep expertise in inbound product management; help Product Ownership in defining the product vision and roadmap

+ Collaborate with UX, Architecture and Engineering Teams in Design Decisions demonstrating deep understanding of technology stack

+ Mentor junior team members and provides oversight when working with other Analysts on a large project

+ Establish close partnership with Quality Engineering and Devops teams to ensure successful releases

+ Understand security and compliance requirements; establishes seamless integration with Cyber Security and Compliance teams

+ Demonstrate excellent business acumen, knows latest industry trends, routinely attends industry seminars and is looked at as an internal expert on the product as well as the associated competitive landscape

+ Demonstrate superior persuasion and influencing skills that ensure alignment between customer, product ownership and engineering team

Qualifications/Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

+ Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or in "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

+ A minimum of 6 years of professional experience in software feature decomposition OR Master's degree with 4 years of experience in software feature decomposition

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

+ Must be willing to work out of an office located in Chicago, IL

Desired Characteristics:

Technical Expertise:

+ Knowledge of Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Software Design Patterns and Java coding principles

+ Hands-on experience in decomposing requirements into robust Agile based User Stories, including strong acceptance criteria and requirement traceability.

+ Experience with Rally or JIRA is a big plus.

+ Hands-on experience acting as a Scrum Master, leading one or many dev teams in Agile Scrum rituals, such as daily standup, story demonstration, retrospective, planning

+ Experience with reporting on Agile based metrics including burn-up, burn-down, velocity, etc.

Business Acumen:

+ Strong problem solving abilities and capable of articulating specific technical topics or assignments

+ Experience in building scalable and highly available distributed systems

+ .Expert in breaking down problems and estimate time for development tasks

+ Evangelizes how our technology solves customer problems from a technology and business perspective

Leadership:

+ 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

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.

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Locations: United States; Illinois; Chicago

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf . 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.

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

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