Role Summary: This position will work in lock-step with application or domain leaders acting as a product manager to create a clear strategic direction that will be delivered by the product development team. You will direct the team with a clear and descriptive set of requirements and deliver product features and functions by balancing customer need with business strategy, minimized defects, and technical debt. Essential Responsibilities: Your priority is seamless integration and alignment of perspectives from a broad set of stakeholders including but not limited to: Customers, Process Owners, Enterprise Architects, Application Managers, Development teams and Technical Architects.
In this role, you will:
Work with cross-functional (process, design, build, test) teams to deliver features and products
Own the short-term product roadmap and it's integration into a larger application or strategic roadmap
Engage continuously with customers and stakeholders to understand their business goals and motivating factors
Demonstrate ability to influence customers and product managers through credible knowledge and experience, persuasion and influencing skills
Lead customer and stakeholder interviews to align product design with roles (personas)
Own the product backlog; continuously groom and ensure that an agreed scope is always ready to move into development
Lead the product development team; facilitate discussions, provide clarification, story acceptance and refinement, testing and validation; owner of functional or technical product design
Understand and follow the proscribed governance process and development methodology for product development
Translate unstructured or ambiguous requests into actionable user stories and work units through problem decomposition and planning
Demonstrate substantial experience with the technology stack and its impact on the final product Qualifications/Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree. A minimum 4 years of professional experience.
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. Desired Characteristics:
Strong technical expertise in the underlying design and architecture of (the applicable product)
Strong Business Analysis skills and ability to translate requirements to enterprise software features
Experience leading teams in a formal software development lifecycle environment following a formal project management and governance process
Familiarity with waterfall and iterative software implementation approaches (Agile, XP, DSDM, Lean and FDD)
Experience in areas such as caching, APIs, data transfer, scalability, and security
Expert proficiency in tools supporting SDLC such as Jira, Rally, Aris, MS Project, SmartSheet, LoadRunner, etc.
Demonstrates the initiative to explore alternate technologies and approaches to solving problems
Skilled in breaking down problems and estimating efforts
Has the ability to propose, analyze impact and recommend appropriate technology choices
Skilled in negotiation to align stakeholders and communicate a single synthesized perspective to the product development team. Balances value propositions from competing stakeholders.
Demonstrates awareness of the competitive environment and it's impact on the product
Demonstrates knowledge of technologies in the market to actively participate in buy vs build recommendations, drive market timing decisions and scope of MVPs
Ability to take ownership of medium sized or incompletely defined tasks
Delivers while mentoring and helping junior team members
Ensures understanding of issues and presents clear rationale. Able to speak to mutual needs and win-win solutions. Uses two-way communication to influence outcomes and ongoing results
Identifies misalignments with goals, objectives and work direction against the organizational strategy. Makes suggestions to course correct or escalates appropriately
Continuously measures deliverables of self and team against commitments. Effectively balances multiple, different and/or competing objectives
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Effective team building and problem solving abilities
Persists to completion, especially in the face of overwhelming odds and setbacks.
Pushes self for results; pushes others for results through team spirit and exhibiting role model behavior
About Us: GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE's mission and deliver for our customers. www.ge.com 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, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. 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 drug screen (as applicable). Additional Locations: United States;California;San Ramon;