Business Segment: Digital Predix Products & Technology
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: As a Sr Staff Software Architect, you will be responsible for deep technical engagements with customers/partners on IoT application/solution design aspects with Predix platform, be trusted technical advisor (to customers, partners, sales, product management, business development, engineering, leadership and other stakeholders), develop reference solutions, develop collaterals (reference architecture, case studies, technical notes, best practices, etc) and evangelize Predix platform.
Essential Responsibilities: You will also be face of the Predix platform to customers & partners, manage stakeholders, manage strategic & tactical engagements and play a key role in meeting customer & partner wins.
You will be a strong voice for our customers, bringing technical and business requirements back to our development teams helping ensure solutions meet customer needs.
In this role, you will:
Establish a deep understanding of our customers business and technical needs
Create a “trusted technical advisor” relationship with our customer’s technologists and internal technical teammates
Influence decision making through active partnership with cross-functional teams
Manage strategic business partnerships and relationships through Technical, Financial, Contractual and Relationship management
Interface with CDOs/CTOs and commercial leaders to ensure alignment to sales process and priorities
Establish & lead fast paced environment to deliver high quality solutions and proof of concepts
Communicate effectively both within immediate team and GE leadership. Ensure team receives consistent messages and has clear understanding of business direction, strategy and results
Develop solution architecture framework to support solution selling on an enterprise & channel level
Provide deep HW/SW technical architecture expertise to ensure proper solution design
Interface with all Pre-Sales Solution Architects globally (and support a community) to train, mentor, guide through new solution architecture framework
Support pre-sales activities including customer engagements and RFx responses
Evangelize GE technology platform in appropriate sales forums to drive demand and continued interest
Shape, drive and be held accountable for delivering significant strategic initiatives across broad scope/platform(s) in liaison with key stakeholders
Provide technical competitive analysis of comparable products/solutions in the market to internal stakeholders
Provide customer insights and feedback that helps define roadmap
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
A minimum of 12 years of professional experience in software development lifecycle (design, architecture, development and deployment), HW/SW technical sales & customer engagement and team leadership
GE Leadership Program Graduates will get credit towards relevant work experience, commensurate to the program they have completed
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 (about 25% of the time within US and worldwide)
Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA
Significant expertise in developing and selling SW/HW solutions. Including creating and executing propositions and a track record of success
Deep understanding of the technology stack to include OS, DB, middleware, application layer, virtualization, cloud & networking technologies
Strong experience in IoT protocols, Industrial machine protocols, end-to-end security technologies, high availability of solutions, scaling/performance tuning and multi-region deployments
Strong experience in programming languages (such as Java, Python & Go), SOA and middleware
Knowledgeable in regulatory aspects for various domains such as information security & cloud deployments and verticals such as healthcare & critical infrastructure
Experience in lower level OS aspects (kernel, hypervisor, process & memory management and firmware)
Strong interpersonal skills, including creativity and curiosity with ability to effectively communicate and influence solution direction to both technical and non-technical audiences alike across all organizational levels
Technical acumen to interface with technologists, understand complex concepts and translate in a way that businesses or industry can understand
Masters’ degree, MBA or other advanced degree preferred
Demonstrated problem solving and creative skills, ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on market and customer trends – go beyond the status quo
Ability to deal with ambiguity, strategic agility, manage diversity and drive for results.
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