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Lead Solutions Architect

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/2/2017 4:55:43 AM
  • 2828998
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Information Technology & Digital Thread
Location(s): India ; Bangalore

About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
This role will entail working independently towards design & development for software products for Power domain in a global matrix-ed organization, currently aligned with GE Power. Candidate should have willingness to work with flexible working hours to facilitate communication with global teams/ team members

Essential Responsibilities:
• Provide solution architecture, systems engineering, administration and software engineering including application and data architecture expertise with physical, virtual, cloud and hybrid environments. Good knowledge on cloud architecture and have worked predominantly on the Micro Services
Have worked on Predix, Preferably having a Predix certification
• Apply breadth of experience in middleware, data and web platforms to architect performance and scalable solutions
• Rapidly prototype and conduct technical feasibility assessments and proof-of-concept for business solutions
• Capture business requirements from business, product and services teams, partnering with engineering to design cutting edge solutions
• Partner with operations staff, solution architects and developers to maximize automation of critical infrastructure components (e.g. monitoring, patching, Windows/Unix deployment and administration)
• Create a “trusted technical advisor” relationship with our customer’s technologists and internal technical resources
• Implement and drive adoption of cloud computing, infrastructure solutions and service-oriented platforms across GE
• Provide deep SW / HW technical architecture feedback to our product management teams to ensure proper solution design
• Maintain and apply current knowledge of information technology; keep abreast of new and emerging technologies; make technology, process, and application recommendations that can be used to lower costs, increase performance, and add value to the customer
• Demonstrate an ongoing ability to work in a fast paced Agile environment and be able to present contributions in a group environment
• Help developing solution architecture framework to support solution selling on an enterprise & channel level
• Help to provide vision, define system and application architecture, problem anticipation and problem solving ability across the landscape
• Lead change across large platforms / functional areas using technology solutions under guidance from senior architects
• Provide deep HW/SW technical architecture expertise to ensure proper solution design
• Develop evolution path and migration plans for key GE customers from their current state to the target GE Digital Strategy by deploying Predictivity Solutions in concert with other GE Products & Services
• Shape, drive and be held accountable for delivering significant strategic initiatives across broad scope/platform(s) in liaison with key stakeholders
• Provide technical competitive analysis of comparable products/solutions in the market to internal stakeholders; Provide customer insights and feedback that helps define road map
• Team with business IT Architects and Developers to understand requirements and partner on design and migration activities including discovery, provisioning, testing, data migration and validation
• Maintain and apply current knowledge of information technology; keep abreast of new and emerging technologies; make technology, process, and application recommendations that can be used to lower costs, increase performance, and add value to the customer

• Bachelor’s Degree in business, science, engineering, technology or related discipline
• Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in software development lifecycle (design, architecture, development and deployment), HW/SW technical sales and customer engagement
• 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
• Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen
• Must be willing to travel 25% of time
• Must be 18 years of age or older
• Must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process
• Must be willing to submit to a background investigation, including for example, verification of your past employment, criminal history, and educational background

Desired Characteristics:
Ability to break down large amounts of data into categories and drive projects based off the results
• Excellent track record of understanding and interest in current and emerging technologies demonstrated through training, job experience and / or industry activities
• Ability to effectively communicate and work with a global team including GE employees, contractors and customers
• Strong team player – collaborates well with others to solve problems and actively incorporates input from various sources
• Demonstrated customer focus – evaluates decisions through the eyes of the customer; builds strong customer relationships and creates processes with customer viewpoint
• Strong analytical skills – strong problem solving skills, communicates in a clear and succinct manner and effectively evaluates information/data to make decisions; anticipates obstacles and develops plans to resolve
• Change oriented – actively generates process improvements; supports and drives change, and confronts difficult circumstances in creative ways
• Significant expertise in developing and selling SW/HW solutions, including creating and executing propositions and a track record of success
• Good understanding of the technology stack to include OS, DB, middleware, application layer, virtualization, cloud & networking technologies
• Strong experience in programming languages (such as Java), SOA and middleware
• Strong experience in IoT protocols, Industrial machine protocols, end-to-end security technologies, high availability of solutions, scaling/performance tuning and multi-region deployments
• Knowledgeable in regulatory aspects for various domains such as information security & cloud deployments and verticals such as healthcare & critical infrastructure
• Technical acumen to interface with technologists, understand complex concepts and translate in a way that businesses or industry can understand

Locations: India ; Bangalore

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.
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