Sr. Staff Technical Product Manager
Location:
San Francisco , California
Posted:
September 12, 2017
Reference:
2893719
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 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:

You will operate in lock-step with product management to create a clear strategic direction for build needs, and convey that vision to the service's scrum team. You will direct the 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:

Your priority is seamless integration and alignment of perspectives from a broad set of stakeholders: Product Managers, Technical Anchors, Service Owners and Developers.

In this role, you will:

+ Work with cross-functional teams to deliver features and significant products

+ Own the short-term roadmap 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; contributes 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

+ Collaborate with UX in design decisions, demonstrating deep understanding of technology stack and impact on final product

+ 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

+ 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

+ Mentor junior team members

Qualifications/Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

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

+ A minimum of 12 years of technical experience along with established leadership credentials across disciplines and functions within a product OR Master's degree with 8 years of experience OR PhD with 5 years of experience.

+ GE Leadership Program Graduates will get credit towards relevant work experience, commensurate to the program they have completed

Eligibility Requirements:

+ Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills.

+ Must be willing to travel (10%)

+ Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA

Desired Characteristics: Technical Expertise:

+ Working knowledge of Big data technologies, distributed systems Automation

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

+ Experience with multiple public clouds i.e. AWS, Azure

+ Experience working in Agile engineering environment

+ Familiarity with versatile implementation options, including Java, Node.js, Go, Python.Business Acumen:

+ 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 decisionsLeadership:

+ 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 goodwillPersonal 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.\#DTR

Locations: United States; California; San RamonGE 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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