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Lead HR Process & Tools Specialist - Design Architect

  • GE Global Operations
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/24/2017 3:03:58 PM
  • 2797376
  • Job Function: Human Resources
  • Business Segment: Global Operations Human Resources
Location(s): United States ; New York; Schenectady


About Us:
At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Developing people is how we have succeeded across industries and around the world. It’s how we’ve sustained a 130-year record of innovation and reputation for leadership. It’s how we solve the toughest challenges for our customers and society. Developing people allows us the build, power, move and cure. It prepares us all for the future. Today, that is as important as ever. Globalization and technology are converging with unprecedented speed to reshape every job, workplace and industry. Our commitment to developing people starts with a belief that education systems must align early and always with the changing requirements of the new economy. It continues with the understanding that employers and educational institutions must collaborate over skills development, enabling people to learn new, relevant skills and work smarter over the entire course of a career. And it creates global leaders, people who can navigate the complexity of our times with clarity, courage and integrity. Developing people is commitment that doesn’t just make us better; it makes everyone better. Let GE invest in helping you grow both personally and professionally.

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 Design Architect demonstrates leadership in communicating and designing business goals, programs, and processes for pay and benefits. In this role you will utilize your experience and expertise to solve problems, oversee processes from design and testing through implementation and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead projects and initiatives with broad scope and high impact to the business or is a recognized expert in a specialized field. In this role you will be responsible for major and complex assignments with long-term business implications, manage complex issues within area of expertise, and contribute to the overall business strategy
  • Responsible for project management, functional design, strategy, managing contractors, and will play a key role in engaging many parts of the organization, including information technology, to ensure a successful roll-out of an application solution
  • Lead in the definition of systems solutions to functional problems, conforming to established system architecture standards and practices
  • Lead business process evaluation / improvement activities, requirements gathering, system analysis, system design, software applicability studies and system implementation and executes projects based on these activities
  • Advise management on application and supporting technology purchases and on future projects or environment upgrades / modifications
  • Lead in the analysis, design, testing, documentation, implementation, and maintenance of business process solutions
  • Support, advise, assist guide and resolve problems for team members
  • Develop broad knowledge of processing procedures to ensure successful execution
  • Drive process improvement projects and implementation with a focus on customer satisfaction and standardization
  • Work cross-functionally to evaluate / improve business processes and arrive at mutual, cost effective solutions
  • Conform to system architecture standards and practices and work with outsourced suppliers as required to keep up to date with enabling technologies
  • Lead the evaluation / implementation of third party software solutions
  • Support teams and Leadership on data gathering, analysis and roll-up of data for Leadership review within assigned functional area


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Information Technology (IT), Computer Science or Engineering (or a high school diploma/GED with a minimum 6 years of experience in an IT project management, program planning role and/or pay and benefits)
  • Minimum 2 years’ of experience of application design and architecture


Desired Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft or Oracle architecture and design
  • Five or more years of experience with PeopleSoft Benefits Administration and/or Configuration
  • Knowledge of current information technologies
  • Master’s degree
  • 3 years project management experience preferred
  • 2 years of process improvement implementation, including design, development and/or testing experience
  • Strong analytical and clear thinking skills; ability to identify trends and implement process improvements
  • Demonstrated success in project management or process improvement
  • Demonstrated understanding of integration between PeopleSoft, HR, OHR, payroll, benefits, and/or pension modules
  • Prior successful application design, development, testing and implementation experience
  • Demonstrated leadership and strong facilitation skills
  • Strong presentation and status reporting skills
  • Ability to travel to other Global Finance Operations offices and business locations as required
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, and accuracy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Self-starter who can manage multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision
  • Solid interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively in a team-based environment


Locations: United States ; New York; 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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