Sr. Software Manager – Business Operations Optimization

Chicago, Illinois
03 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
In this role, you will own the strategy and execution for the Predix Business & Operations Optimization software products for the GE Renewable Energy business, including migration of legacy platforms to new Predix Cloud platform, delivery of new software products built on the Predix platform, and delivery of Predix Edge based optimization software products.

Essential Responsibilities

As a Sr. Software Manager, you will be responsible for managing the deliverables and strategy across Business Optimization and Operations Optimization platform strategies across the GE Renewable Energy Digital business.

This role is set apart by the management and strategy of a multiple business areas, disciplines, or geography and the breadth of the role.

In this role:
  • You will lead delivery of Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) applications on the Predix Cloud platform, the Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) platform, and Edge platforms
  • You are seen as driving the strategy and software delivery for the Renewable Energy Business and Operations optimization platforms
  • Partner with stakeholders to develop overall strategy and objectives for product portfolio alignment with the organizations' overall business goals
  • You may manage other managers or individual contributors - The leader is both a technical leader within the function and also is responsible for developing and coaching his/her employees within the function
  • Lead multiple globally based Agile development teams (U.S., India, Europe)
  • Rapid prototypes: defining and de-risking opportunities through rapid cycle software innovation and demonstration
  • Product, PaaS or SaaS development: driving innovation, value and growth through program execution
  • Quality: defect detection, tracking and elimination; test frameworks and automation
  • Engage with senior business leaders, product owners and GE customers to understand market needs & vision; quickly translate market, business and technical needs into demonstrable software on a regular rhythm
  • Work with senior business leaders and product owners to manage program definition, execution, launch and support; defining and executing against multi generation software technology plans
  • Work with Cyber Security Leader to ensure products meet key industry security standards and products follow security best practices throughout development lifecycle


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or in "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum of 15 years of professional experience in Cloud Software development, managing large complex development organizations, and experience in Agile Software development
  • 5 years of leadership experience
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
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen
  • Must be willing to travel 25%

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

Technical Expertise:
  • Proven track record of strong people management within at least one discipline and or expertise within the discipline. Strong cross functional collaboration and influencing skills at high levels Ability to make decisions that have deep impact.
  • Guides, influences and determines decisions regarding team wide adoption of new technologies. Evangelizes modern agile technologies & processes to development teams, stakeholders and GE Renewable Energy Digital executives.
  • Agile Software Development Lifecycle with emphasis on Cloud platform delivery (CI/CD, SCRUM)
  • Must demonstrate technical capacity to solve problems and instantiate solutions in working code
  • Experience working in a Java web development shop
  • Solid understanding of Linux or Unix operating systems
  • Solid understanding of software development tools & infrastructure

Business Acumen:
  • Partner and work closely with wider Renewable Energy Engineering teams to identify synergies, collaboration, talent development, technology development initiatives.
  • Partner with peers to create a culture of strong customer focus and high performance to drive innovation.

  • Establishes framework for a culture of successful collaboration by defining a common understanding of who has decision rights and accountability, and how collaboration and transparency are rewarded.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including executive level
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multiple development teams in geographically diverse setting.

Personal Attributes:
  • Uses critical thinking skills and disciplined approaches to help leaders and leadership teams resolve issues and define solutions.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Effective teaming and problem solving abilities