Staff Software Program Manager
San Ramon , California
November 09, 2016
Job Number



GE Corporate

Business Segment

Corporate Business Innovations

About Us

GE {NYSE: GE} works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. GE operates in over 160 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide, finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance to build, power, move and cure the world. Not just imagining. Doing.

Business Overview:

Our team is creating the next generation of Data analytics platform that will utilize sensors and Big Data to deliver insights in IIOT. The innovative and proprietary platform is rapidly evolving, and we are looking to identify an individual to lead the Inspection business as the business gets up and running. This person will work across different organizations and business units within GE to remove any impediments to progress and to help solve problems along the way as the business is launched.

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

Staff Software Program Manager

Career Level




Function Segment

Applications and Software

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States

U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces



San Ramon

Postal Code


Relocation Assistance


Role Summary/Purpose

The Staff Software Program Manager will be responsible to lead projects through the development process for the Inspection business, e.g. Proof of Concept projects. The high-impact & highly visible role involves strong software engineering background and close collaboration with Product Management, Solution Architects, Engineering manager & team, commercial/sales organizations and potential customers and partners.

Essential Responsibilities

In this role, you will be required to provide strong thought leadership, define process, metrics, ways to optimize/scale up, and achieve technical and business goals. Maintains peer relationships across functional teams and individuals in technical and commercial roles.

* Establish process, KPIs and tracking methods/tools to measure progress and improve.

* Innovate ways to improve the efficiency across the value chain to meet vision, goals and milestones.

* Lead / Collaborate with cross-functional teams to success in the engagements particularly with developers

* Ensure requirements, work scope, deliverables and schedule are documented and steered for success in agile/extreme programming methodologies

* Define and manage change request processes

* Interface with other systems, internal/external checks, controls and outputs

* Gather information about program objectives, functions, features and input/output requirements in the engagements

* Analyze and estimate feasibility, costs, time and compatibility with technical environments and ensures successful execution within those parameters

* Skilled in technology and tools in managing the engagements (online collaboration tools, program/project tracking tools, KPI management tools, etc.)

* Expert in navigating through ambiguity and prioritizing conflicting asks

* Expert in collaborating with engineering, cloud services, technical support, commercial, business development, legal and other teams as needed


Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree in Computer

Science or in "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and

Math) with 8+ years of experience with program / project

management OR Masters with 6 years of experience with program /

project management

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.

* Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen

* Must be willing to travel 15%

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

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

* Certified in one or more of PMP, Scrum and Agile methodologies

* High degree of hands-on experience in running complex projects/engagements/programs

* Hands-on experience in various program/project management tools

* Proven ability to execute high-profile initiatives and to provide strategic, thought leadership to the organization

* Demonstrated ability to plan and execute highly visible, cross business initiatives

* Proven track record with both working with senior executives & technical decision makers

* Experience in working with local and remote teams across time zones

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interface and influence at all levels in the organization

* Excellent interpersonal, presentation and facilitation skills with ability to communicate at all levels of the organization

* Demonstrated ability to excel in a global matrix organization

* Analytic, creative and business focused problem solver

* Ability to learn and define business processes and operationalize via supporting technologies/tools

* Highly self-motivated contributor who works well as an individual and within a team environment

* Excellent organization skills; capacity to manage multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously

* Ability to establish credibility and rapport with Senior Executives and technical and non-technical team members

* Demonstrated business acumen and the ability to apply technology solutions to solve business problems

* Ability to hit tight deadlines and work under pressure

* Problem Decomposition

* Estimation

* Influence/ Accountability

* Execution

* Analytical/Critical Thinking


A little about us:
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