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Date: Mar 16, 2019

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022-2692

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 31016

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Respect, integrity, diversity and inclusion, teamwork and the spirit of winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of the world's leading major home appliance company.



Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Global Information System GIS Manager opening to join our Global Product Organization’s Internet of Things (IoT) division. Today, you may be presenting a new innovative idea to the Senior leadership team that will enhance consumer experience and tomorrow you might be guiding the development team to solve a business and time critical problem, or you will have your hands dirty while solving a very complex issue. You may also be leading the development of a new IoT capability or you may be attending a workshop with senior leaders around an upcoming partnership. You will most likely be leading a global, cross-functional team, sometimes with the support of consultants and technical advisors. On most efforts, you will report directly to the Whirlpool’s Global Information System Leadership team.



  • Provide effective leadership to multi-disciplined project teams and take action when performance deviates from agreed tolerances
  • Identify and translate, high level business goals into operational objectives for different functions (Backend & the Mobile Apps)
  • Identify best practices / best in class program and incorporate the learnings
  • Design and architect a modular, testable, scalable and measurable system capability solution
  • With hands on experience on requirement gathering, develop system requirement and design specification document for different features and capabilities
  • Use your experience with Agile methodology for project/ product development
  • Participate in the strategy development
  • Support Global Information System’s long-range planning and annual strategic planning processes
  • Actively monitor and deliver insights on the IoT landscape, environmental factors and emerging trends, innovations, best practices, competitor activity and applying this knowledge to improve existing services



  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems or Engineering
  • 5+ years’ experience designing and architecting large scale distributed systems with a focus on building Internet of Things (IoT) applications
  • 3+ years hands on experience using of various IoT (Internet of Things) technologies including Mobile, Java/.NET middleware, M2M, Cloud and implementing industry-scale IoT solutions on at least one cloud platform such as AWS, Azure, IBM Cloud, using Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • 3+ years working in areas of Complex Event Processing (CEP), Rule Engines (BRMS), Streaming Analytics, Big Data, etc.
  • 3+ years working with data security and analytics



  • Good working experience on Web Service Integration, REST APIs, WebSockets, Message Hub and Broker Interface
  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration, Delivery, Deployment, Testing (CI), (CD) and (CT) process
  • Broad understanding of infrastructure technologies and thorough understanding of scalable, highly available, secure and robust n-tier architectures
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Detail-oriented and have the ability to deliver on time and work under deadline pressure
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to lead a team of IoT developers and build innovative IP solutions that showcase thought-leadership and creativity
  • Passionate about learning new technologies and creating innovative solutions
  • Self-directed and able to troubleshoot and solve problems independently as well as a team
  • Understand the fundamentals of vendor contracts, negotiations, proposals, and ongoing governance of outsourced relationships
  • Good understanding of Change Management Process




Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2017. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.


At Whirlpool Corporation, we believe that all people matter. Celebrating diversity and including thousands of perspectives empower us to create products that blend into every concept of home. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. 


Additional information about the company can be found on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.

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