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EA Program Manager

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Position Information
  • Location:
    Chicago, IL 60661
  • Salary/Wages:
    Commensurate with Experience
  • Job Status/Type:
    Full Time
    Employee
  • Job Category:
    IT/Software Development
  • Occupation:
    General/Other: IT/Software Development
  • Career Level:
    Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
  • Industries:
    Banking
  • Education Level:
    High School or equivalent
  • Reference Code:
    1984032
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EA Program Manager


Business Segment
Capital - Retail Finance

About Us
GE Capital's Retail Finance business is among the country's most successful retail lenders, with 80 years of experience in consumer financing. The business, which originates loans as a unit of GE Capital Retail Bank, provides credit card programs to retailers and consumers in the United States and Canada. We build better businesses through customized private label and bankcard credit programs to national and regional retailers in the U.S., as well as private label credit card programs, promotional and installment lending, bankcards and financial services for consumers through dealers; national, regional and independent retailers; contractors; manufacturers; healthcare practices; and service providers across nearly 20 industries.

We are committed to being an employer of choice, offering competitive rewards, compensation and benefits. When you join our team, you become part of a stimulating work environment with vast opportunities to sharpen your skills and embrace new leadership challenges. Please note that candidates for this role will not be eligible for transfers internally to other GE businesses.

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Role Summary/Purpose
The Enterprise Architecture Program Manager is responsible for the overall architecture standards, development plans, and the architecture review processes that simplify and govern the technology choices made across the enterprise.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Lead the planning, execution and publishing of architecture assets through all tollgates.
  • Partner with IT Leader of EA to develop communication & training plan for all newly published architecture assets.
  • Partner with the PMO organization to ensure to ensure architecture reviews are triggered and conducted across all identified SLDC tollgates.
  • Schedule individual projects for architecture review, develop meeting minutes & update EA Knowledge Management repository.
  • Schedule EA Council meetings, develop content for governance review, develop meeting minutes & update EA portal.
  • Develop and publish EA program measures to track asset development and architecture reviews across the enterprise.
  • Lead annual program review effort to ensure the EA program is focused on driving business outcomes for the bank.
  • Develop architecture resource assignment approach for individual project reviews.


Qualifications/Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering or related field, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in Information Technology Project Management; OR in lieu of the Bachelor's degree, a minimum of 8 years of experience in Information Technology Project Management
  • Minimum of 5 years large project management or program development in enterprise architecture
  • Minimum of 5 years of employee management or team lead experience

Eligibility Requirements :
    • All applications for employment must be submitted through either http://www.gecareers.com (external applicants) or the Career Opportunity System (COS) to be considered
    • You must be 18 years or older
    • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent
    • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the selection process
    • If currently a GE Employee, you must have been in your current position for at least 6 months (AP) or 24 months (PB or greater), have at least a 'consistently meets expectations'performance rating and have the approval of your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR to apply if you don't meet the time-in-job or performance requirement
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 opening.

Applicants for this position who are currently employed on H-1B visa must have at least 2 years of eligibility remaining on their current visa term in order for GE to petition for an employment based visa on behalf of such applicant



Desired Characteristics
  • Experience in a solutions delivery manager role for eCommerce Application Solutions
  • Knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes
  • Knowledge of information principles and policies
  • Understanding of SOA, object-oriented analysis and design, or client/server systems
  • Understanding of application development methodologies
  • Prior experience leading application development teams
  • Excellent planning, facilitation and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
  • Ability to drive change efforts across multiple teams and organizations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of key aspects of the banking business



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