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Sr Data Engineer

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/22/2017 3:58:43 PM
  • 2802995
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Power Services
Location(s): United States ; New York, Georgia; Atlanta, Schenectady

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 Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.

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:
In this role, you will support the data requirements of GE Power including functional and regional business users as well as Data Scientists who are using analytics to achieve business outcomes including building new customer analytics products to increase revenue, driving internal productivity to reduce cost and managing risk of our contractual services portfolio.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will be responsible for providing the data support for the reporting and business intelligence requirements of the Commercial function in the GE Power business. You will provide data management for a specific function like Commercial, Operations, Risk or Finance and / or specific data category like Asset, Sensor, Services or Supply Chain data. In addition, you will:

  • Drive the Data Strategy and align it with continuously changing business landscape
  • Work on all the data types across the enterprise including Asset, Sensor, Services and Environmental Data
  • Continuously increase Data Coverage by working closely with the Data Scientists, understanding and evaluating their data requirements and delivering the data they need
  • Support the data requirements of the different functional teams like Finance, Risk, Engineering, Commercial & Fulfillment and all the regional KPI / Metrics initiatives
  • Evaluate, explore and select the right data platform technologies including Big Data, RDBMS & NoSQL to meet the analytics requirements
  • Provide visibility to Data Quality issues and work with the business owners to fix the issues
  • Implement an Enterprise Data Governance model and actively promote the concept of data sharing, data reuse, data quality and data standards
  • Perform any necessary data mapping, data lineage activities and document information flows
  • Build the Metadata model & Business Glossary by gathering information from multiple sources: business users, existing data sources, databases and other relevant documents and systems
  • Serve as data subject matter expert and demonstrate an understanding of key data management principles and data use
  • Drive Master Data Management(MDM) strategy including implementing the governance model for Master Data
  • Drive Data profiling and data exploration for basic understanding and profiling of the data


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent (STEM) with minimum 5 years of experience as data engineer.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience using Hadoop ecosystem, Map-Reduce, Spark, NoSQL (HBase, MongoDB etc.), Cassandra is required
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience using Scripting (Pig, Python, Perl, etc) is required
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience with Core Java, Java WebServices development SOAP, REST APIs
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience working on Database(s), SQL is required

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 10%, as required
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Atlanta, GA

Desired Characteristics:

  • Primary role in recent positions must be as a Lead Data Engineer or Senior Data Engineer
  • Ability to leverage data assets to respond to complex questions that require timely answers
  • Basic level knowledge in area of modeling expertise (e.g., data, physics, or domain driven). Aware of basic forms of modeling and how they apply to different types of data (e.g., text, voice, image, survival, time dependent, etc.)
  • Conducts exploratory data analysis and generates visual summaries of data. Identifies data quality issues
  • Actively identifies needs for novel methods/tools and works with team to invent as necessary. Validates new tools and methodologies
  • Good knowledge of Predix Platform
  • Working knowledge and hand on Experience with Restful Webservices, Angular JS and Polymer and other web components like HTML5 and CSS
  • Hand on experience with one of the major RDBMS and contemporary database technologies including Big Data / Hadoop (HDFS, MapReduce, Hive, Shark, Spark, etc.), RDBMS and NoSQL
  • Knowledge of data transfer and ingestion technologies including Talend and HVR
  • Implements Tableau visualizations to visually show insights
  • Write complex SQL queries needed to query & analyze data
  • Demonstrates knowledge of business' structure (P&Ls) & the levers that support the business goals
  • Offers data solutions as a method to achieve bus objectives. Knowledgeable about pricing and cost drivers for Services model(s) of their business; aware of services models of other GE businesses
  • Understands basic functionality and interoperability of product modules / components
  • Does a comparison analysis of trends, implements action towards new direction/trend
  • Articulates the value proposition of existing technology capabilities and maps them to customer requirements to minimize incremental cost of development
  • Knowledge of data management standards, data governance practices and data quality
  • Works effectively with multi-disciplinary teams (e.g., UX, GE Business teams) and understands the interconnections between them
  • Uses teamwork skills to achieve goals, solve problems, and manage conflict
  • Understands strengths and weaknesses of team members, and consistently leverage these to achieve goals.
  • Creates a trusting and cooperative environment fostering creativity and knowledge sharing
  • Identifies multiple solutions & provides in depth scenario analyses
  • Identifies and explores alternative solutions. Effectively transitions the solution creation process into action. Identifies solutions that can be proven as both feasible and efficient for creating business value. Prioritizes effectively
  • Demonstrated awareness of presentation and influencing skills

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Locations: United States ; New York, Georgia; Atlanta, Schenectady

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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