General Electric Sr Staff Technical Program Manager in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Role Summary:

As Delivery Manager you will manage one or more agile projects, typically to deliver a specific product or transformation via a multi-disciplinary, highly skilled digital team. You’ll be adept at delivering complex digital products, breaking down barriers for your team and both planning at a higher level and getting into the detail to make things happen when needed. Defining product needs and feeding these into the program /portfolio process will enable resources to be appropriately allocated.

Essential Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Deliver products and products using the appropriate agile project management methodology, learning & iterating frequently

  • Work with the Product Manager to define the roadmap for any given product and translate this into user stories

  • Lead the collaborative, dynamic planning process - prioritizing the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team

  • Matrix-managing a multidisciplinary team

  • Ensure all products are built to an appropriate level of quality for the stage (alpha/beta/production)

  • Actively participating in the Delivery Manager community, sharing and re-applying skills and knowledge and bringing in best practice

  • Collaborate with business and functional partners and technology leadership in defining features backlog and specifying requirements

  • Drive technology discussion and strategy in line with business needs and company reference architecture. Outline multi-generational product strategy aligned to deliver on the expected outcomes

  • Organize product teams comprising from internal and external technical and functional experts based on budget, scope and timeline

  • Manage day-to-day execution of multiple interdependent sub-products by working directly with global technical teams

  • Coordinate execution across multiple projects and drive shared approach and outcomes tracking

  • Support execution team with resolution of roadblocks and interdependencies. Partner with technical and functional teams external to the product program to ensure their tasks are completed as required

  • Manage product program execution risks, scope changes and other non-standard events throughout the life of the product

  • Manage stakeholder communication and progress reporting, jointly with professional services project manager, at various levels of the organization including leadership and executives

  • Ensure quality of deliverables is verified and matching stakeholder expectations

  • Track product outcomes realization and customer satisfaction levels through established metrics against service level. Ensure lessons learned are collected

  • Perform initial and final financial reviews, and ensure ongoing NPI program budget tracking

Qualifications/Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Information Technology (IT), Computer Science, or Engineering or 4 years of software technical experience

  • Minimum 8 years of software professional experience

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in Software Development Project Management including project and financial management leading cross functional initiatives and/or large global projectsEligibility Requirements: (Country Specific)

  • 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 ( If Visa Sponsorship is No)

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

  • Must be able and willing to travel up to 20%

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Chicago, IL Desired Characteristics: Desired Characteristics:

  • Proven experience in delivering digital products

  • Proven experience using a range of agile project management methods

  • Proven experience balancing multiple priorities and dealing with ambiguity

  • Understanding of the digital landscape

  • Experience in matrix-managing multi-disciplinary teams

  • Proven experience using product management methodologies to deliver business value and drivesignificant change across an organization

  • Experience managing budgets including budget, spend, and liquidations

  • Strong understanding and knowledge of various portfolio management methodologies with track record of implementing shared standards for large organizations

  • Strong leadership skills with ability to influence outcomes and organize teams to attain shared goals

  • Excellent influencing, interpersonal and communications skills (both written and verbal) with all levels of an organization

  • Self-starter - requires minimal direction to accomplish goals

  • Strong track record of understanding and interest in current and emerging technologies demonstrated through training, job experience and / or industry activities

  • Strong team player – collaborates well with others to solve problems and actively incorporates input from various sources

  • Experience working with others on a global basis

  • Applies knowledge to coach and mentor others

  • Demonstrated customer focus – evaluates decisions through the eyes of the customer, builds strong customer relationships, creates processes with customer viewpoint and partners with customers to help shape their future initiatives

  • Strong analytical and strong problem solving skills -communicates in a clear and succinct manner and effectively evaluates information / data to make decisions, anticipates obstacles and develops plans to resolve, creates actionable strategies and operational plans

  • Change oriented – actively generates process improvements, champions and drives change initiatives, confronts difficult circumstances in creative ways, balances multiple and competing priorities and executes accordingly

  • PMP, ScrumMaster or related Execution Management certifications

  • Proficiency with MS Office suite of products such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

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.

Locations: United States; Illinois; Chicago

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.