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Automation & Controls Solution Architect EMEA

  • GE Energy Connections
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:39:31 PM
  • 2882276
  • Job Function: Sales
  • Business Segment: Energy Connections Automation & Controls
Location(s): Portugal, Spain; Barcelona, Lisbon, Maia

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Role Summary:
A Solution Architect actively drives&manages the technology engagement, evaluation and proposal stages of the sales process. He/She acts as the customer’s key technical adviser and product advocate, while providing front line assistance to clients developing and deploying Automation and Controls products. In this role, the A&C Solution Architect will utilize a broad set of technical skills to architect, automate, deploy and migrate customer solutions to A&C platforms and solutions.

Essential Responsibilities:
A Solution Architect, has the following essential base responsibilities:

  • Assist both Direct Sales and Channel in driving Design Win Growth, mitigating risk and Accelerating Product Wins
  • Support Customer Visits and Market events via demo’s and presentations, ensuring exceptional ‘out of box’ experience
  • Respond to functional and technical elements of customer’s Requests for Information (RFI)
  • Directly influence technical decision-making processes within a wide range of audience’s varying from technical staff to senior executives
  • Work through all phases of customer interaction including customer analysis, design implementation and product manufacturing


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or other related discipline with significant relevant industry experience (Industrial Automation) is highly desirable
    • Ability to architect SW/HW solutions from customer RFP’s and/or through direct interaction with customers
    • Some experience in a commercial environment i.e. sales, marketing, application engineering etc.
    • EU Work Permit


    • Willingness and ability to travel extensively

    Non-national candidates are responsible to know the minimum documentation requirements to be able to be contracted in country: NIE- Social Security Affiliation Number in Spain (NAF) and Bank Account in Spain. They must be in possession of them at the time of start hiring. GE will not sponsor this requirement.

    Desired Characteristics:

    • Ability to accept constructive criticism and deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations including continuing to persevere and remaining calm in challenging or frustrating circumstances
    • Knowledge of automation and controls systems design, specification, programming, simulation and testing, as well as plant start-up procedures
    • Power user of Microsoft Windows / Linux and other leading operating systems with experience implementing demo and proof-of-concept IOT solutions
    • Knowledge of PC operating systems, hardware, and networking
    • Experience with end-to-end solution development & deployment at customer’s premises, understanding IT dependencies, manageability requirements and security considerations
    • Proven ability to influence with good presentation skills, along with an extensive experience in customer facing activities
    • Strong Oral and written communication skills (English Fluency Required)

      Locations: Portugal, Spain; Barcelona, Lisbon, Maia
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