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Principal Software Architect

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 5:28:21 PM
  • 2935913
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Technology
Location(s): United States; Connecticut, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio; Boston, Norwalk, Cincinnati, Van Buren Township, New Orleans


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.

At GE 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 is transforming itself to become the world's premier digital industrial company, executing critical outcomes for our customers. Explore how you can drive greater asset reliability, lower operating costs, reduce risk and accelerate operational performance with our Predix platform and software solutions.
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:
GE Commercial Digital Technology - Principle Software Architect responsible for next gen
tech that delivers growth & productivity by partnering to shape strategy, create/deliver proof points,
roadmaps & drive execution across Digital Thread technology.

Ideal candidate has strong, hands on technical skillet in trends, tools, including broad tech
experience across Commercial/Sales/CRM Tools, creative passion, coupled with deep analytical
ability, razor sharp (clear) communication.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Analyzes, designs, and develops a roadmap and implementation plan based upon a current vs. future state in a cohesive architecture framework (i.e. ensuring it all connects & makes sense). Including GE Build v. Buy and architecture/integration plan.

  • Participates in enterprise strategy development, including environmental analysis, opportunity identification, value cases and business innovation portfolio development. Leads and coordinates the domain technical and business discussions relative to future architecture direction. Supports, develops, and communicates domain-wide policies, standards, guidelines and procedures.

  • Reviews and approves recommendations and exceptions to architectural standards at a domain level. Leads the research and evaluation of emerging technology, industry and market trends to assist in project development and/or operational support activities, provides recommendations based on business relevance, appropriate timing and deployment.

  • Identifies the tools and components used within the domain based on the enterprise toolset and can define exceptions as warranted. Ensures the conceptual completeness of the technical solution.

  • Works closely with project management to ensure alignment of plans with what is being delivered. Recommends allocation of budget to meet architectural initiatives critical to business/mission success. Develops the business case for approval.

  • Meets with project management and software development leaders to ensure progress towards architectural alignment with project goals and requirements.
  • Provides leadership, technology guidance and mentors others throughout their domain.

  • Define the skills, competencies in the skills and talents for architecture team members.

  • Influences through others. Uses experts or other third parties to influence.

  • Builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas, uses chains of indirect influence. Challenges conventional thinking and traditional ways of operating and invites stakeholders to identify issues and opportunities. Helps others overcome resistance to change.

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualififcations:

  • Master’s degree in Information Systems, Information Technology or Computer Science
  • 10+ years of hands on experience on technical software & architecture, leading deployment
  • 8+ years of experience with Commercial/Sales/Marketing tools

    Eligibility Requirements :

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen
  • Must be willing to travel at least 20%
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Boston, MA or Norwalk, CT

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Strong ability to test technology, quick determine value and determine fit gaps
  • Strong experience in partnering with software vendors and in house development teams
  • Strong experience in designing & delivering on integrations
  • Ability to explain technical architecture in business value terms

    Locations: United States; Connecticut, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio; Boston, Norwalk, Cincinnati, Van Buren Township, New Orleans

    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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