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Software Technical Product Owner - Ultifi Web Portal


Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be onsite full-time to perform most effectively.  The employee’s role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired.

Do you imagine a world of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion? We do! To reach this ambitious goal we need to build a modern vehicle computing platform that integrates advanced features like active safety, driving assistance systems, infotainment, connectivity, and vehicle motion. This new platform (Ultifi) will seamlessly connect in-vehicle computing controls with cloud and edge computing resources. 
Our team is looking for a high-performing and passionate Product Owner for our new Ultifi Developer Web Portal to join us in our mission! Our developers work in agile, multi-functional, collaborative environments. All team members must demonstrate GM’s Cultural Behaviors of accountability, collaboration, integrity, and inclusion. This space is ripe with technical leadership opportunities for advanced technology development, as well as the ability to provide mentorship for new employees. You can flex your teamwork muscles as you will be tasked with working with several other areas of engineering, IT, and the business.   

As we expand our core software competency in our newly aligned organization, we are placing an increased value on the Product Owner responsibilities.   
The Product Owner is responsible for defining and supporting the building of desirable, feasible, viable, and sustainable products that meet customer needs over the product-market lifecycle. This role is driven by a customer centric mindset and utilized design thinking to guide their decisions. Responsible for maintaining the Scrum’s alignment with ART backlog.

Responsibilities Include but not limited:  

  • Collaborate with the Program Management Team to refine the Program Vision, Roadmap and Program Backlog  
  • Collaborate with System Architect to determine Enablers and coordinate Enabler Rollout 
  • Coordinate dependencies with other Product Owners when deliverables are dependent on other Teams for completion, attending PO synchronizations as needed 
  • Refine, maintain and prioritize the Team Backlog  
  • Coordinate with Scrum Team Leader to ascertain Team capacity ​
  • Translate product and feature strategy into User Stories, assisting Scrum Team with Story definition, estimation and sequencing for Program Increment Planning events 
  • Work day-to-day with the Scrum Teams clarifying requirements, constantly communicating and gaining alignment around Feature or Product Strategy 
  • Provide clearly defined acceptance criteria 
  • Provide guidance for System Demonstration Strategy during Story creation (unit, integration and system level test strategy) 
  • Verify Stories are testable and can be used to generate testing objectives 
  • Ensure validation and testing of features occurs prior to End User Acceptance 
  • Ensure the technical integrity of the product is maintained and enable the solution to address program priorities (Features and Enablers), thoroughly addressing anomalies and other quality concerns in a timely manner 
  • Accept each story and participate in Team Demonstrations and Retrospectives to validate quality, providing feedback to team and improving team processes 
  • Validate that Stories meet their pre-determined acceptance criteria, have appropriate, persistent Acceptance tests, and otherwise comply with Definition of Done (DoD)   
  • Participate in the following Team and Program Events: Program Increment Planning, Iteration Retrospectives, ART Inspection and Adapt sessions, PO/ART Synchronizations 
  • Provide guidance and coaching to Scrum Team members 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned 

Additional Description

Minimum Skills and Experience Required:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science​ or related field 
  • Minimum 2+ years of experience with proven technical and professional skills in job-related area required​​
  • Ability to set and balance priorities efficiently 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects and assignments with complete autonomy and accountability for results 
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills 
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization as needed 
  • Strong partnership and teamwork skills, with demonstrated ability to learn from and share knowledge with co-workers in a fast-paced environment 
  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, take initiative/self-directed 
  • Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability, and trust 
  • Consistent demonstration of innovative thinking that is customer-centric

Preferred Skill and Experience

  • Master’s degree in a related technical field  
  • Experience in full stack web portal development 
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) certification 
  • Experience with GIT/source code management, open-source SW development/contributor 
  • Experience with edge, cloud, IoT technologies, virtualization technologies, containerization/container development 

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

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