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Senior Systems Architect

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/22/2017 8:59:16 AM
  • 2645487
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Digital
Location(s): United Kingdom ; Cheltenham

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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.

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Role Summary:
An opportunity has arisen for a Power Distribution Senior Systems Architect. In this position, you will be expected to demonstrate accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives. You will be responsible for the development of power distribution architectures to support existing product development and future business. You will also support the execution of the entire systems engineering lifecycle and utilize your expertise to solve problems and guide teams.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Serving as a recognized leader in applying the state of the art in own technical specialty to anticipate, develop and apply technology to current / future programs.
• Interfacing with the customer, GE, and key stakeholders to determine and provide solutions to their needs.
• Generating and documenting systems requirements that are complete and correct, integrating input from other functions.
• Defining and verifying power distribution systems architectures and designs in co-operation with customers and stakeholders.
• Resolving key engineering risks across functions; driving effective, timely decisions; advising senior managers where required.
• Providing leadership for assigned tasks and personnel.
• Promoting professional growth through technical coaching and mentoring.
• Striving to continuously improve processes, methods, and technology strategy.
• Fostering a collaborative working environment and displaying team-orientated behaviours.
• Maintaining high visibility as a Senior Staff Engineer/Systems Architect within the Aviation community and being respected for your professionalism, positive attitude, passion for excellence, and uncompromising integrity.


• Significant experience in an aviation, power distribution or similar embedded systems development environment, including experience of RTCA DO-178B/C, DO-254, SAE ARP4754A or similar rigorous development standard.
• Experience of creating and verifying systems designs, for implementation in hardware and embedded software.
• Customer-facing experience at a senior level.
• Proven ability to building strong cross-functional teams with systems, software, hardware, and support functions (such as Certification, Safety, and Chief Engineer’s Office).
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Physics or similar level of knowledge and experience.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:

• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to analyse and resolve problems.
• Demonstrable success in achieving internal customer milestones.
• Use of requirements management and system design tools, such as DOORS, MATLAB Simulink.

Locations: United Kingdom ; Cheltenham

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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