Product Owner – Operations Optimization - Coal

Boston, Massachusetts
06 Oct 2016
20 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
As a Product Owner of an Outcomes Optimizing Product for Coal-fired Power Plants one of your primary responsibilities will be to represent the needs and desires of the coal-fired power generation community to an agile delivery team, being the first source of information about the problem domain for the team. Another primary responsibility will be to represent the work of the agile team to this community.

Essential Responsibilities

In this role you will utilize your experience and expertise to:
  • Partner with the Scrum master to ensure that scrum methodologies are well understood and followed by the team
  • Partner with the functional partner to remove project roadblocks
  • Work with functional partner to define and prioritize project backlog compliant with the Agile methodology
  • Convert business needs into functional specifications to define product criteria
  • Coordinate program support activities, including the development of internal and external communications, establishing road maps and benchmarks
  • Make trade-off decision between possible and desirable, which requires a good sense of what is technically feasible
  • Exhibit deep understanding of domain, industry trends and potential impact


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of three additional years of experience in a job that prepares you to be a Product Owner
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.

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 background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  • Significant knowledge of the coal-fired power plant power generation industry
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability
  • Strong project management skills