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Staff Software Architect

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:29:18 PM
  • 2853835
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Applications
Location(s): United States; Virginia; Roanoke


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.
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.

Role Summary:
You will be working on multiple projects as a project leader or internal consultant. You will work on projects for components of the domain.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Participate in the domain technical and business discussions relative to future architect direction.
  • Assist in the analysis, design and development of a roadmap and implementation based upon a current vs. future state in a cohesive architecture viewpoint.
  • Gather and analyze data and develop architectural requirements at project level.
  • Participate in the EA (Enterprise Architecture) governance model.
  • Support the development software and data delivery platforms that are service-oriented with reusable components that can be orchestrated together into different methods for different businesses.
  • Research and evaluate emerging technology, industry and market trends to assist in project development and/or operational support activities.

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in software development of cloud solutions OR Master’s degree with 6 years of experience in software development of cloud solutions OR PhD with 3 years of experience in software development of cloud solutions.

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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
  • Must be willing to travel (15%)
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Roanoke, VA

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Participates in domain technical and business discussions relative to future architecture direction aligning with business goals.
  • Gathers and analyzes data and develops architectural requirements at project level, aligning architectural requirements with software development strategy.
  • Knowledgeable in regulatory aspects for various domains such as information security & cloud deployments and verticals such as healthcare & critical infrastructure
  • Experience in lower level OS aspects (kernel, hypervisor, process & memory management and firmware)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including creativity and curiosity with ability to effectively communicate and influence solution direction to both technical and non-technical audiences alike across all organizational levels
  • Technical acumen to interface with technologists, understand complex concepts and translate in a way that businesses or industry can understand
  • Demonstrated problem solving and creative skills, ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on market and customer trends – go beyond the status quo
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, strategic agility, manage diversity and drive for results.

    Technical Expertise:

  • Strong experience in programming languages (such as Java, .NET, Python & Go), SOA and middleware
  • Experience with Automation and Orchestration tools (such as Chef, Puppet, Jenkins, Scalr, etc.);
  • Experience with Cloud Platforms such as AWS, Azure, etc.
  • Experience with Pivotal, Postgres, and Github
  • Strong technical foundation several of the following technology areas: PC, Mobility, Compute, Application and Network;
  • Background knowledge and experience with infrastructure and application delivery, including network (routing, firewall, etc.), DNS, VMWare, cloud computing, databases, web and application servers, and the tools used to manage these environments;

    Business Acumen:

  • Understand key cross-functional concepts that impact the organization; is aware of business priorities and organizational dynamics.

    Leadership:

  • Coaches and mentors team members.
  • Familiar with concepts of costing hardware and software components. Works to assure work is on-time and within budget.
  • Delivers tasks on-time with alignment to architectural goals. Can identify and raise issues, risks and benefits.
  • Participates in change initiatives by implementing new directions and providing appropriate information and feedback.

    Personal Attributes:

  • Applies values, policies, procedures and precedent to make timely, routine decisions of limited, clear choice.
  • Reacts open-mindedly to new perspectives or ideas. Considers different or unusual solutions when appropriate.
  • Resolves day-to-day issues related to strategy implementation. Escalates issues that impact the client and/or strategic initiatives.

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    Locations: United States; Virginia; Roanoke

    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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