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Software Program Manager

Rugby, United Kingdom | General Electric

  • Industry:
    Energy / Renewable Energy / Oil & Gas
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Project Management
  • Experience:
Job Description:
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Our programs in GE Power Conversion touch industries such as marine, metals and oil & gas; and involve multidisciplinary teams across Europe and India.

Our NPI Software Development team is looking for a program manager to plan, organize and monitor a range of short and long-term software development programs that utilise both embedded real-time software and PC based software technologies.


Job Description


Most important responsibilities/tasks


In this role you will have the opportunity to:



  • Own software development programs utilizing proven methodologies in SW Program Management e.g. PMI ACP, Agile/SAFe, PMP etc.

  • Manage schedule, budget, quality, risks, engineering gate reviews & report respectively

  • Create and maintain detailed program plans, holding the responsible parties accountable to deadlines, maintaining risk logs, leading project meetings, and providing regular and timely updates to key stakeholders.

  • Liaise with other stakeholders such as Product leaders and People leaders for everything related to the execution of the software development projects.

  • Coordinate with other functions including Quality, Supply Chain, Finance and Marketing to identify and mitigate risks related to assigned projects and dept.


Essential requirements



  • Bachelor’s degree and extensive program management experience of complex software development projects.

  • Formal Project Management certifications such as PMI-ACP, Cert. Scrum Master, Product Owner

  • Experience of combining Agile software development processes with formal planning methods to address both software task management and formal milestone tracking / resource loading e.g. EVM.

  • Ideally, understanding of Software Engineering, Embedded/RTOS based development and PC (windows based) development will help to be successful in this role.

  • Experience with project planning software such as MS Project, or similar, is required.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, including experience presenting to executive level stakeholders. Ability to interact effectively with different business departments and team members.

  • Ability to manage ambiguity & volatility and drive results.

  • Desire to make an impact & to continuously find ways to maximize the team’s operational efficiency.

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • The successful candidate needs to be able to attain security clearance to work on Naval projects.


Desired characteristics



  • Experience working in Engineering/Technical companies similar to our own.

  • Experience of managing both embedded real-time and PC based software development projects.

  • Knowledge of IEC 62443 & other cyber security standards.


About us


GE's Power Conversion business applies the science and systems of power conversion to help drive the electric transformation of the world's energy infrastructure.


We recognise the value of having wide range of perspectives in decision-making; and we foster an environment where everyone feels that they belong, that their contribution matters and they are able to perform to their full potential, no matter their background, identity or circumstances.


We also understand that not everyone has the same expectations about their jobs, careers and work-life balance, therefore we are happy to discuss flexibility requirements.


Additional Information


Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes


Inclusion & Diversity


At GE Power Conversion, our systems help electrify the world and reduce energy consumption. We are committed to building a more sustainable world for everyone. We aspire to be an inclusive employer, focused on creating a work environment where diversity is encouraged. Join us to see what we can achieve together.


About GE Power Conversion


GE's Power Conversion business applies the science and systems of power conversion to help drive the electric transformation of the world's energy infrastructure. Designing and delivering advanced motor, drive and control technologies that evolve today's industrial processes for a cleaner, more productive future, it serves specialized sectors such as energy, marine, industry and all related services.


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