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Sr. Cloud Solution Architect

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 8:11:48 PM
  • 2449362
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Information Technology & Digital Thread
Location(s): United States ; Louisiana, Michigan, Georgia; Van Buren, New Orleans, Alpharetta


About Us:
GE {NYSE: GE} works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. GE operates in 160 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance to build, power, move and cure the world. Not just imagining. Doing.

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.

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:
Leads, consults or oversees multiple architectural engagements. Works on highly complex projects that require in-depth disciplinary knowledge. Technical expert, responsible for the overall design, documentation, maintenance and integration of the available technology environment. Architects and sets technology strategy for projects. May interact w/ functional leaders to support broad technical initiatives. Expected to mentor or train more junior Architects, but does not provide org leadership.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Senior Cloud Solution Architect will be responsible for architecting advanced, business enabling solutions for GE teams consuming services from the public cloud. This role will serve as a solution architect for multiple public cloud providers, platforms and languages, providing strategic and technical leadership for GE business teams migrating, developing, or enriching applications in the cloud. This role will partner closely with GE Business and SWCOE development teams, Enterprise & Cloud Architecture, as well as IT Risk and Compliance teams.

  • Provide thought and technical design leadership to solutions in the public cloud.
  • Serve as a technical Subject Matter Expert for Public Cloud Services, providers, and platforms.
  • Lead cloud application architecting sessions with business partners evaluating tradeoffs between design, risk, and technology.
  • Rapidly prototype and conduct technical feasibility assessments for solutions targeted for the public cloud.
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architecture, Network, Risk, and business teams to deliver reliable solutions and ensure alignment with company-wide strategy.
  • Develop and integrate technical security architecture into cloud solutions.
  • Apply advanced technical knowledge and skills in developing solutions or problem solving where complexity, innovation and technical expertise are required
  • Document and share best practices business and cloud teams.
  • Partner with leaders in GE Software Development teams and business IT teams to implement future technology strategy, tools, processes and improvements

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Management or 5-8+ years experience in developing, implementing and maintaining large scale Cloud Service technologies and processes
  • 5-8+ years experience in Cloud Service development, compute engineering, automation, architecture and implementation
  • AWS Certificated Professional Solution Architect or Microsoft Certified Solutions Architect (or demonstrated ability to achieve certification).

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Additional Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or other Public Cloud Certifications
  • Demonstrated Experience Automating Production Cloud Workloads
  • Demonstrated Hands On Experience Developing Solutions with Cloud Orchestration Tools (Chef, Puppet, CFEngine, etc.)
  • Strong Scripting Skills (Python, Ruby, Perl, Bash, Powershell, etc.)
  • Strong Knowledge of IP Networking including VPC’s, VPN’s, VRF, DNS, Load-balancing, and Firewalls.
  • Demonstrated Experience with the Software Development Lifecycle and Associated Tools
  • Understanding of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA and REST)
  • Proven ability to lead change across large platforms / functional areas using innovative technology solutions
  • Demonstrated customer focus – evaluates decisions through the eyes of the customer; builds strong customer relationships; creates processes with customer viewpoint; partners with customers to help shape their future initiatives
  • Strong analytical and strong problem solving skills - communicates in a clear and succinct manner and effectively evaluates information/data to make decisions; anticipates obstacles and develops plans to resolve; creates actionable strategies and operational plans
  • Change oriented – actively generates process improvements ; champions and drives change initiatives; confronts difficult circumstances in creative ways, balances multiple and competing priorities and executes accordingly

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    Locations: United States ; Louisiana, Michigan, Georgia; Van Buren, New Orleans, Alpharetta

    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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