Software Product Business Analyst

New Orleans, Louisiana
08 Oct 2016
19 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
You'll be responsible for understanding functional/product requirements for component/module for a specific release, documenting it as functional specifications, applying agile principles to convert these specifications into work units/then translating them into criteria for acceptable product performance; Works independently, at the same time collaborating w/other roles w/in an agile product development life cycle to ensure product releases that meet organizational standards/customer needs.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Own medium sized feature or feature set requests
  • Interact with customers and product managers to understand customer needs and timelines
  • Apply Agile principles to translate unstructured or ambiguous work requests into actionable user stories and work units through problem decomposition and planning
  • Demonstrate practical experience in Agile Methodology to runs scrums and stand-ups to collaborate with engineering teams and support them with scope considerations, product requirements
  • Demonstrate increasing understanding of product and project management
  • Demonstrate superior knowledge of software development life cycles to collaborate with Quality Engineering and Build and Release teams
  • Ensure that intermediate and major features releases meet quality standards and functional requirements
  • Work with fellow team members and provides subject matter expertise to diagnose bugs and formulate solutions during User Acceptance Testing as well as after the product is deployed in Production
  • Show increasing understanding of the technology stack and its impact on the final product
  • Demonstrate awareness of Industrial trends and domain expertise
  • Demonstrate ability to influence customers and product managers through persuasion and influencing


    Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) OR the completion of a code development pair-programming, bootcamp-style, or accelerated training curriculum focused on contemporary software development OR High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 2 years IT 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 .
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in New Orleans, LA

    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
  • Experience working on software projects in the Energy domain (Energy Management, Oil & Gas, Power & Water)
  • Certified Scrum Master and/or Product OwnerBusiness Acumen
  • Demonstrates the initiative to explore alternate technology and approaches to solving problems
  • Skilled in breaking down problems, documenting problem statements and estimating efforts
  • Demonstrates awareness about competitors and industry trends
  • Has the ability to analyze impact of technology choicesLeadership
  • Ability to takes ownership of small and medium sized tasks and deliver while mentoring and helping team members
  • Ensures understanding of issues and presents clear rationale. Able to speak to mutual needs and win-win solutions. Uses two-way communication to influence outcomes and ongoing results
  • Identifies misalignments with goals, objectives, and work direction against the organizational strategy. Makes suggestions to course correct
  • Continuously measures deliverables of self and team against scheduled commitments. Effectively balances different, competing objectivesPersonal Attributes
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective team building and problem solving abilities
  • Persists to completion, especially in the face of overwhelming odds and setbacks. Pushes self for results; pushes others for results through team spirit#DTR