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Sr Staff Software Architect - EALP

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/10/2016 8:35:43 PM
  • 2741151
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Human Resources
Location(s): United States ; California; San Ramon

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:
The professionals selected will be part of a cutting-edge leadership prgm designed to develop & accelerate the next gen of Digital Executives through multi-year prgm. Program members are key in building GE’s SW architecture capabilities and graduates will advance into significant SW leadership roles.
The rise of the Industrial Internet requires a new breed of talent & org capability, including new capabilities, skills, & cultural change across the org, a complete revolution in how we work.

Essential Responsibilities:

Key Program Highlights

Provide a multi-year leadership program experience with assignments, projects, & classroom seminars tied to GE’s key software initiatives & personalized coaching & development based on technical & leadership areas

  • Attend two GE Digital Academies per year focused on technical, commercial, & leadership skill build-out
  • Work in cross-functional teams tied to GE’s strategic initiatives
  • Action learning related to innovative new products and platforms
    Personalized Development
  • Exposure to GE Senior Leadership & software peers across the Company
  • Customized individual development plan supported with personal coaching

    Leadership Complexity

  • Assist in programs to develop, maintain & govern the enterprise architecture across the organization
  • Operate as an expert who leads, consults or oversees multiple architectural projects
  • Work on highly-complex projects that require in-depth knowledge within a domain: technical, solutions, business or information
  • Help lead and coordinate the domain & business discussions relative to future architecture direction
  • Participate in enterprise strategy development, including environmental analysis, opportunity identification, value cases and business innovation portfolio development
  • Contribute to the SW development strategy as applicable and ensures alignment with architectural strategy & business goals
  • Analyze, design, & develop a roadmap and implementation plan based upon a current v. future state in a cohesive architecture viewpoint
  • Define principles that guide technology decisions & the relationship between enterprise business context (industry & market trends) and specified technology
    Customer CTQs
  • Review/ analyze & develop architectural requirements
  • Align architectural requirements with software development strategy
  • Assess near term & longer term needs to establish business priorities
  • Lead/analyze information to evaluate the effectiveness of controls, determine the accuracy of reports, & monitor the efficiency & security of operations
  • Analyze the current architecture to identify weaknesses & develop opportunities for improvements
    Standards, Policies and Procedures
  • Support, develop, & communicate domain-wide policies, standards, guidelines
  • Design standard software configurations
  • Promote the EA process, outcomes & results
  • Ensure compatibility with existing solutions, infrastructure, services, & strategic requirements
  • Manage the design of enterprise-wide initiatives to integrate systems
  • Participate in quality reviews & provides feedback
  • Advise on options, risks, costs versus benefits, system impacts, & technology priorities
  • Work with business leaders to understand business requirements & help them understand how technology tradeoffs influence strategy
  • Consult on application or infrastructure development projects to fit systems or infrastructure to the technical architecture, & identify when it is necessary to modify the technical/solution architecture to accommodate project needs
  • Coordinate architecture implementation & modification activities
  • Assist in post-implementation continuous-improvement efforts to enhance performance & provide increased functionality
    Research & Emerging Trends
  • Lead the research and evaluation of emerging technology, industry and market trends to assist in project development and/or operations
  • Consider potential application and impact to domain’s architecture
  • Leverage Agile SW Design principles and Six Sigma DFSS methodologies to drive design efficiency and speed to market
  • Translate new concepts in software methodology into design guidance, develop long term strategy, and drive change and continuous improvement in design practices

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field
  • Minimum of 7 years of software related professional experience
  • Ability and willingness to work in San Ramon, CA for the first year of the program; geographic mobility required after year 1


  • 12 months in length (2 to 5 assignments)
  • Work tied to GE’s software strategy

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Experience in software architectures and methods for networking, Internet, consumer, and embedded systems
  • Experience with collaborating across matrices and a demonstrated ability to get different groups synchronized and working effectively
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to make independent decisions and successfully manage conflicting priorities in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Responsive and willing to take ownership of challenging issues to drive solutions
  • Global project and functional experience
  • Ability to motivate & inspire others
  • Problem-solving and leadership skills to pursue correct SW engineering process in adverse conditions
  • Ability to meet aggressive reliability, performance, cost, service, and delivery targets
  • Influencing Skills, ability to partner with and rally a team
  • Demonstrated self-starter, energizing, results oriented, and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously,
  • Agile and LEAN skills
  • Proven ability to translate complexities into actionable insights for business impact

    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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