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Principal Network Architect/Technologist

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 8:11:55 PM
  • 2591925
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Information Technology & Digital Thread
Location(s): United States ; Georgia; Alpharetta


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 Principal Network Architect/Technologist will design Network solutions to enable the 300,000+ GE employees across the globe. Serves as a highest-level technical expert, being responsible for acting as a thought leader, recommending strategy and developing innovative networking solutions for one of the largest commercial networks in the world.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Partner with business associates as a Network expert to lead and contribute to large-scale multi-phase programs to enable GE enterprise network capabilities
  • Architects, designs and implements network concepts and technologies. Defines and executes proof of concept, pilot activities in support of rationalizing and vetting technologies that provide value to GE.
  • Build upon the first phase of global network implementation to expand capability to meet critical requirements for Cloud, Edge, Core, third-party connectivity, Outbound Access, Acquisition and Divestitures activities, Mutli-Tenant Data Center Cores/LAN, etc.
  • Provides thought leadership in the area of responsibility.
  • Engage and collaborate across network deployment and operations teams to successfully implement solutions and transition to operations
  • Effectively communicate to all levels of the organization including SMEs, Peer Principal Technologist, Chief Architect, CTO, CIOs, etc.
  • Mentor others to develop their technical expertise
  • Develop Network Reference Architectures.
  • Oversees the adherence to the set of company-wide network infrastructure standards and practices.
  • Researches emerging technologies and equipment; develops technical specifications for new products and services.
  • Provides thought leadership in the global network backbone and edge architecture space; leads efforts to define, advocate, select, and deliver next generation network architectures.

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree with equivalent experience in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science or Engineering from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 12 years of experience supporting large enterprise network infrastructure at a Fortune 500 company
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in a primary design or architecture role in network infrastructure

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work out of a Technology Solutions location.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with experience presenting highly conceptual designs to executives, mid-level management, fellow architects, and engineers.

    Desired Characteristics:

  • In-depth knowledge of LAN/WAN support and engineering design for voice, data and video networks.
  • Strong knowledge of security concepts and ability to apply those concepts into practice in a network environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose and resolve routing issues, congestion problems, and hardware and software failures.
  • Ability to lead change.
  • Knowledge of new and evolving technologies and practices.
  • In-depth knowledge of server, networking, storage, data center infrastructures and general application architecture (multi-tier architectures).
  • Excellent understanding of modern TCP/IP data networks using standards and technologies including but not limited to: MPLS, BGP4, MPBGP, EIGRP, VRF, etc.
  • Excellent knowledge, skills and experience with routing hardware, software, protocols etc.
  • Understanding of transport technologies e.g. DWDM, SONET Rings, Metro Ethernet, etc
  • Strong familiarity with virtualization, SDN, automation and similar constructs.
  • Cisco Certifications such as CCNP, CCDP, CCIE, CCDE or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise and initiative by speaking at a conference such as Cisco Live, etc.
  • Leverages communication and collaboration to solve problems with global peers across various functions

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    Locations: United States ; Georgia; 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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