General Electric Principal Digital Product Manager in Columbia, South Carolina

About Us:

Current is a first-of-its-kind energy company designed to meet the unique needs of a wide range of Commercial & Industrial, municipal and utility customers. It brings together capabilities including LED lighting and Solar technologies, along with new financing and software solutions to offer integrated energy solutions aimed at delivering increased reliability, efficiency and profitability.

Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic atmosphere working with the most talented people in the industry in an open, developmental environment with abundant opportunities to learn, grow and advance within the organization.

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.

Role Summary:

The Current by GE Digital Product Management organization has an exciting opportunity for a visionary product manager with both technical and commercial product management experience to drive our Edge solution portfolio. The successful candidate will drive the strategic roadmap, profitability, requirements specification, design, development, and go-to-market activities. for this solution.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Principal Digital Product Manager will be responsible for :

  • Directing the full product life cycle from conception to customer success for our edge devices including both wireless (Daintree portfolio leveraging Zigbee protocol) and wired (Tridium JACE / Niagra) portfolios. This will require the ability to drive both hardware and firmware solution strategies and development activities, including decisions regarding build / buy / partner

  • Directing our edgehardware and firmware engineering teams to deliver end-to-end solution requirements

  • Working collaboratively with other digital product managers to enable their end-to-end solutions, e.g. Energy Management and Ecosystem Engineering, by gathering solution requirements and managing a product backlog consistent with the overall business’s objectives

  • Orchestrating the collaboration with other internal sensor development efforts

  • Acting as the voice of the customer, engaging with external customers and translating their needs into viable solutions

  • Applying a balance of technical andbusiness / market expertise to create an edge platform that profitably addresses market needs

  • Owning the commercial success and profitability of the product across pricing, go-to-market strategy, marketing, inventory management, and sales support

  • Serving as a subject matter expert and product expert for our Edge portfolio

  • Building connections across functions with internal stakeholders, such as engineering, program management, marketing, go-tomarket,services, sales and operations to ensure rapid market adoption and financial success

  • Directing and controlling the activities of a broad functional area having overall responsibility for planning, budgeting, implementing and maintaining costs, methods, and employees

  • Working with leadership and stakeholders in creating a vision, developing a plan and successfully executing against that plan

  • Creating product strategy including assessing when appropriate to build, buy or partner on technology requirements

  • Identifying technical and commercial partners

  • Driving competitive differentiation, customer value and product line growth

  • Making appropriate tradeoffs on product technical and commercial investment choices

Qualifications/Requirements:

Basic Qualifications

  • BS Degree in computer science or engineering focus from an accredited University or College

  • Minimum 12 years of technical experience along with established leadership credentials across product lines (including experience in defining, building and launching successful products; Experience with Agile software development methods including developing story maps, detailed user stories, and other requirements artifacts to support the development process and Experience working with distributed cross-functional teams across multiple, interdependent projects within a technically complex and fast paced environment)

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in technical & customer facing roles with proven track record

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 30%

Desired Characteristics:

  • MBA from an accredited University or College

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Product Management

  • Smart / connected building experience

  • Direct IIOT experience

  • Six Sigma experience

  • Deep domain expertise in the technologies and strategies surrounding edge device development including communication protocols, sensor technologies, and integrated hardware and firmware development

  • Deep knowledge of product development dynamics and go-to-market tactics

  • Proven ability to work, balance, and prioritize a wide range of product inputs from a wide range of stakeholders while having an intuitive sense of market and product requirements

  • Ability to energize teams at all levels of the organization and effectively balance multiple initiatives

  • Familiarity with Tridium Niagra framework

  • Working knowledge of wired building system communication protocols (e.g. BACnet, LonWorks, Modbus)

  • Strong analytical and statistical data driven approach

  • Strong empathy for the developer audience

  • Ability to develop and present new product business cases, cost / benefit analysis, economic modeling, and resourcing plans

  • Requires high energy, assertiveness, and self -motivated individual to work in a fast-paced environment with limited direction

  • Robust technical understanding of the architecture and components required to build a highly scalable and secure edge device platformGE 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.#DTR Locations: United States; California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio; San Ramon, Cleveland, OtherGE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.