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Staff Technical Product Manager

  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Experience Level: Experienced
  • Posted Date: 2/5/2018 10:51:42 AM
  • Job #: 3048515
  • Location(s): United States; Texas; Houston

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. Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.
BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own. With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

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, 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. Your priority is seamless integration and alignment of perspectives from a broad set of stakeholders.

Essential Responsibilities:
• 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 horizontally across the DT Organization, 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

Basic Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in Network & Unified Communications and experience in IT Product Development / Management
  • 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. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Houston Texas

    Desired Characteristics:
    • 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 decisions


    • 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.
    • Be fearless in the face of the unknown and uncertainty
    • Be comfortable with being uncomfortable
    • Have a ravenous appetite to learn new things and push the envelope
    • Agree with the following philosophy:
    • If it cannot be automated, it must evolve
    • If it is not monitored & visible – it does not exist
    • If it is tethered – it must be set free
    • If it is not connected – it will be
    • If business is not empowered – we have failed

    Locations: United States; Texas; Houston
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