Senior Technical Product Manager - DERMS

GE Vernova

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Bothell, WA (Remote)

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    Position summary

    es use GE software to transport and distribute electrical power in a safe, reliable manner and with the right quality of service to their end customers. Within this portfolio, the GridOS DERMS product suite allows utilities to connect and manage an ever-growing influx of Distributed Energy Resources (solar PV, wind power, battery storage, electrical vehicles, demand response, etc.) without jeopardizing the reliability and quality of service of the Distribution Grid. DERMS is a dynamic and fast growing market segment within the industry that is related to utility network planning and operations, energy markets, regulations, end-customer engagement and digital technology.

    Job Description

    You will be part of the GridOS DERMS product management team. Guided by DERMS Product leaders, your prime responsibility will be to define the detailed roadmap for DERMS integrations with products such as ADMS, AEMS, SCADA, GIS and MMS product lines. Your job will require translating the high level roadmap into clear requirements, to prioritize and handover these requirements to the engineering teams, and to guide and track their development under an Agile methodology. You will contribute to or be responsible for the DERMS product compatibility matrix, support lifecycle policies, customer-specific upgrade and GridOS migration paths, internal reference environments, quality and performance, defect prioritization, etc. You will provide oversight of multi-team engineering projects, integration testing, documentation and support plans.

    The role includes meeting with customers to communicate and feed into the roadmap, as well as training and providing support to the Sales and Services teams. Your job will require closely following the development of GridOS Platform, the GridOS Data Fabric, as well as other products roadmaps. You will require soft skills for negotiating workable agreements with a wide variety of stakeholders and constantly managing change. You will require technical depth and technical leadership skills to understand the pros and cons of various integration technologies across a range of technology stacks.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Owns the product backlog and stories for DERMS cross-product integrations to ADMS, AEMS, SCADA and GIS, including GE and non-GE solutions

    • Voice of the customer (VoC) to one or more Scrum Teams

    • Develop reference architecture for multi product solutions.

    • Owns, prioritizes and manages the backlog for cross-product integrations

    • Highly skilled in writing user stories and acceptance criteria

    • Is the VoC / business analyst on the scrum team

    • Maintains 3 sprints of stories prioritized in the backlog.

    • Ability to coordinate work across multiple scrum teams simultaneously

    • Owns the DERMS compatibility matrix

    • Work with solution architects and staff engineers to develop multi-product solution reference architecture

    • Drive implementation of solution integration reference environments (SIRE)

    • Aligns the backlog to the roadmap defined by Sr Product Manager role

    • Supports creation of release notes or writes them if no writer present.

    • Reviews documentation for accuracy and completeness

    • Prioritizes defects and supports customer escalations.

    • Provides inputs and training for Commercial Readiness (to the pre-sales teams) and deployment readiness (to the Services teams)

    • Support pre-sales for specific actions (RFP answers, customer presentations, etc.). Helps services for specific actions if required beyond training.

    • Support development of customer upgrade and migration plans

    • Supervises Engineering quality assurance to ensures quality and performance of integrations

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • 5 to 10 years experience of the power grid industry, working with SCADA, ADMS (Distribution Management System), EMS (Energy Management System) or DERMS, and an understanding of how these systems integrate together

    • Proven ability to plan, influence, organize, coordinate and write.

    • Domain expertise in at least two of the following areas: GE ADMS, AEMS, GIS, GridOS, DERMS

    • Real-world knowledge of Enterprise system integrations

    • Proficient in JIRA and release management tools

    • Must be willing to work out of a home office or a GE office located in Bothell, WA, USA

    • Willingness and ability to work early and/or late hours to coordinate with global teams in other time zones.

    • Willingness and ability to travel 10-20% of the time, globally.

    Desired Characteristics

    • Expert in Agile methodologies

    • Excellent planning, influence and organizational skills

    • Outstanding verbal and written skills

    • Emergent business acumen

    • Understands GE legacy and GridOS product technical stack

    • Translates ambiguous work into actionable user stories

    • Ability to connect to demonstrate new capabilities and train pre-sales to perform demonstrations.

    • Analysis of RFPs and Specs to roadmap deliverables

    • Emerging ability to write for business and technical audiences

    • Emerging ability to work with release manager to coordinate projects across multiple engineering teams

    • Domain expertise in both functional (power system engineering, control room software applications) and IT (industrial software architectures, new technologies such as containerization, cloud-based deployments, high-speed data buses, etc.).

    • Detailed understanding of pros and cons of various integration architectures and technologies, including REST, Kafka, etc.

    • Understanding of Cyber Security concepts and considerations

    • Viewed by scrum team as the one with the answers.

    • Skilled in the ability to align stakeholders

    • Highly skilled in lead across multiple teams and build consensus

    • Eliminates roadblocks for the scrum team

    • Energizes others towards a common goal with the Senior PMs to ensure that the right solution is delivered to market.

    • Creation of a workable product compatibility matrix that supports customers GridOS migration journey

    • Maintains a healthy relationship within the scrum team. Supports what they need to deliver at velocity.

    • Key partner for support, scrum team, pre-sales, project manager

    • Delivers knowledge transfer to support pre-release

    • Proactively engages with cross-functional teams

    • Trusted advisor to the product team leadership

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    Additional Information

    The salary range for this position is $135,200USD -$202,800USD. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate's experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus. Available benefits include be Health, Medical, 401K, and Paid Leave.

    Additional Information

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.

    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 drug screen (as applicable).

    Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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    Why you should apply for a job to GE Vernova:

  • 5/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.9/5 in supportive management
  • 100% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 100% would recommend this company to other women
  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Build your network and connect with other GE employees for professional development via our seven Affinity Networks.
  • We empower our people through coaching and feedback, our talent development philosophy, and even our customizable benefits programs.
  • GE offers many healthcare options; 401(k) plan; tuition reimbursement; adoption resources; employee assistance; and recognition programs.