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Sr Director - Data & Analytics - Analytics Delivery

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:47:21 PM
  • 2876288
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Digital
Location(s): United States; California; San Ramon

About Us:
At GE Oil & Gas Digital, we are creating technology and solutions to enable social, mobile, analytical and cloud capabilities for the Industrial Internet. The Industrial Internet is an open, global network that connects people, data and machines. It’s about making infrastructure more intelligent and advancing the industries critical to the world we live in. At GE, we believe it’s about the future of industry—energy, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing. It’s about making the world work better.
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:
We are looking for a highly motivated & passionate technology leader to join GE Oil & Gas Digital team. As the Senior Director, GE O&G Digital, this role will focus on driving and delivering innovative enterprise-grade industrial analytics products for transforming the O&G industry. You will be responsible for building and leading a team of highly talented multi-disciplinary data scientists, engineers and software scientists.

Essential Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for the development and delivery of
analytics products that conform to world class technology principles and
maximize re-use and commercial opportunity. You will work closely with Product
Management & Strategy teams to arrive at the overall strategy &
delivery plans of various features in the Asset Performance Management (APM)
suite of products. You will be responsible for shaping technology, product, and
service roadmaps in alignment with business strategy and blueprint. You may
manage other managers or individual contributors. You will also be responsible
for developing and coaching employees within the function.

As Sr Director, you will:

  • Lead multiple data science and engineering teams to deliver
    industrial scale analytics frameworks. Motivating these teams to be innovative,
    agile and quality aware for a timely release of product features is critical.
  • Accountable for IP portfolio management and stewardship in
    alignment to data science and analytics strategy and vision
  • Responsible for building and maintaining critical
    relationships and partnerships across functions, business units, and external
    organizations to drive adoption of GE O&G data science and analytic
    offerings, methodologies, tooling, and philosophy.
  • Manage other Engineering Managers and Individual
    Contributors - The leader is both a technical leader within the function and is
    responsible for developing and coaching his/her employees within the function
  • Work with product strategy & product management teams to
    conceptualize new analytics products and features and jointly arrive at plans
    to delight customers.
  • Should be able to influence from both a strategic and
    technical standpoint across the function and business. Ability to influence at
    the peer level is key.
  • Provide core product requirements to Product Management,
    Software Engineering & UX Design
  • Optimize and define new processes and tools, to enable large
    scale enterprise-grade analytics development, deployment and delivery.
  • Perform as a champion within the organization, possessing
    strong cross-functional collaboration and influencing skills.
  • Provide coaching, feedback, developmental opportunities,
    etc. to direct/indirect reports within broader team.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in STEM major (Mechanical or Electrical or
    Chemical engineering) with relevant work experience of 15 years or more
  • 10+ years’ experience in leading analytics teams on
    architecture, scalability, deployment and big-data implementations
  • 10+ years’ experience in technical project management
    including resourcing, program planning, execution, delivery and financial
    management in an engineering or research environment.
  • GE Leadership Program Graduates will get credit towards
    relevant work experience, commensurate to the program they have completed

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in USA is required. We will not sponsor individuals for
    employment visas, now or in the future, for this job
  • Must be willing to travel (20%)
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San
    Ramon, CA, USA.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Prior experience in leading teams that work across multiple
    data science and engineering domains
  • Ph.D. in a “STEM” major (Science, Technology, Engineering,
    Mathematics) plus 10+ years industry/research experience in analytics
  • Experience with the Oil & Gas industry and modeling
    tools for Upstream, Midstream and Downstream processes.
  • Experience working with globally distributed engineering
  • Expertise in technical project management and a proven track
    record for delivering projects on time with limited budget and resources
  • Expertise in delivering analytics at scale over multiple
  • Knowledge of GE industrial products, experience in
    delivering end to end solutions

Technical Expertise:

  • Proven experience working with advanced machine learning and
    deep learning frameworks. E.g. Caffe,
    Tensorflow, MLlib/Spark, Scikit-learn, etc.
  • Expertise in multi-modal learning systems including images,
    video, audio and time series data streams.
  • Hands-on experience working with large software systems in
    Python, R, C, C++, Java, etc and data base technologies including SQL, NoSQL
    and Hadoop tech stacks.
  • Experience working directly with Cloud
    providers/infrastructure (AWS, Azure etc.), database technologies, operating
    systems (Windows, Linux) and orchestration tools (Chef, puppet), CloudFoundry
  • Proven track record of cross functional collaboration and
    influencing skills at executive levels. Ability to make decisions that have
    deep impact.
  • Spearheads adoption of industry standards within the company
    and evangelizes shared best practices across teams at GE.
  • Guides, influences and determines decisions regarding
    companywide adoption of new technologies. Evangelizes modern technologies to
    development teams, stakeholders and GE executives.

Business Acumen:

  • Evaluates products & processes to assure compliance.
    Measures the impact of trends (cyclical or a shift) and acts relative to
    product value position and overall strategy
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the organization and
    with other GE businesses


  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams to help build
    effective processes
  • Articulates the story, uses two-way communication and
    influences outcomes and ongoing results
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including executive
    level presentation skills

Personal Attributes:

  • Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve
    issues and design solutions using critical thinking, analytical skills and best
  • Influences and energizes others toward the common vision and
    goal. Maintains excitement for a process and drives to new directions of
    meeting the goal in the face of unfavorable odds and setbacks

Locations: United States; California; San Ramon

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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