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General Electric Senior Technical Product Manager in Bothell, Washington

Job Description Summary

Responsible for operating in lockstep with product management to create a clear strategic direction for build needs for a products in your teams' portfolio. You will work with the team and deliver a clear and descriptive set of requirements to enable the delivery of a products features and functionality. Your priority is seamless integration and alignment of perspectives from a broad set of stakeholders: Product Managers, Technical Anchors, Service Owners and Developers.

Job Description

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 fulfil GE’s mission and deliver for our customers. GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers and growth.

The Technical Product Manager (TPMs) in an integral member of the product engineering team. TPMs utilizes domain and business process knowledge and expertise to elaborate and convey detailed product requirements in the form of user stories together with supporting artefacts, such as business process maps and use cases. TPMs are responsible for managing customer requirements in order to bridge the gaps of capabilities between engineering and the customer. This is achieved working within an agile framework closely and directly with our customers leading workshops such as requirements elicitation to enable us to drive value through the system development lifecycle. TPMs play a vital role acting as the key interface between the users and the business documenting with an evidenced based approach. The TPMs help design build and test to deliver a quality solution that meets the requirements of the customer by working as part of the engineering team acting as the voice of the customer.

Roles and Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • 5 to 10 years industry experience, a B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or closely related degree or equivalent practical experience.

  • 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.

  • Interacts with customers/stakeholders in Voice of the Customer (VOC) requirements-gathering, fine tuning, and obtaining product feedback.

  • Works with cross-functional teams to deliver features and significant products.

  • Possesses a deep understanding of the technology stack and impact on final product.

  • Demonstrate superior persuasion and influencing skills that ensure alignment between customer, product manager and engineering teams.

  • Owns the releases and sprint backlogs short-term roadmap for Minimal Viable Product (MVPs) and quarterly releases.

  • Owns and manages the backlog; continuously orders and prioritizes to ensure that 1-2 sprints/iterations of backlog are always ready.

  • Prioritizes continuously in accordance with the understanding and validation of customer problems and needs.

  • Demonstrates strategic level skills in problem decomposition and ability to navigate through ambiguity.

Desired Characteristics/Technical Expertise:

  • Strong knowledge of software design and coding principles• Experience working in an Agile environment

  • Familiarity with versatile implementation options

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 of the competitive environment

Leadership:

  • 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.

Personal Attributes:

  • 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.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.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 conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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