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Senior Staff Services Architect

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 8/23/2017 2:49:34 AM
  • 2943815
  • Job Function: Services
  • Business Segment: Digital Commercial Professional Services & Support
Location(s): Australia; Jandakot

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.

Role Summary:
This Senior Staff Services Architect role is well suited for a highly motivated, growth-oriented technical leader responsible for architecting services execution projects for large scale, complex Industrial Internet of Things deployments. This requires working closely with GE Digital customers to understand and define requirements, set expectations, and develop the overall system architectures.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Solution Architect will oversee multiple services projects, creating new solution approaches, supporting the improvement of our products, and helping to set architectural direction for our services organization. This is a senior level position requiring demonstrated mastery of industrial software, data management, system integrations, SaaS technologies and experience with the GE Predix platform.
You will collaborate with Services Project and Program Managers, GE Digital software development teams, product management teams, and partners to engage with strategic customers to build their Industrial Internet solutions on Predix.

In this role, you will:
• Anticipate requirements and trends to drive Industrial Internet solutions that are relevant to the business strategy.
• Proactively seek delivery of value to customers, driving improved solutions, speed of delivery, and reusability.
• Proactively engage with multiple customers to define common requirements across projects and consistency in technical approach.
• Provide system level design and technical oversight of Industrial Internet solution implementations.
• Apply technical and planning skills to estimate time and effort required for new, complex projects.
• Establish broad review processes to improve and obtain support for proposed solutions.
• Effectively leverage product capability, driving standardization, limiting customization, and maximizing reuse of best practices and proven solutions.
• Engage throughout the full lifecycle of assigned projects, influencing decisions on architecture, design, and functionality to keep programs on track in terms of budget, time, and customer expectations.
• Effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with peers and team members, as an inclusive leader, supporting business development, consulting efforts, and project execution.
• Effectively apply GE digital execution methodology and project standards.

• BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or another related engineering field.
• 10+ years’ experience in industrial software services or product development functions.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience designing or implementing IIOT applications (Industrial Internet of Things).
• Recognized for broad knowledge of the Predix Platform and application best practices.
• Understanding of competitive product technologies to influence product and marketing champions.
• Experience in software analysis, design, quality assurance, SW methodology, and architecture.
• Experience with Agile/Scrum software development methodologies and DevOps tools and processes.
• Deep understanding of cloud technologies including microservice architectures and MS Azure.
• Experience with enterprise software and large distributed systems.
• Excellent communication skills, team player, with ability to lead and energize.
• Strong multi-tasking, organizational, and time management skills.
• Ability to work as part of a team and as an individual contributor.
• Strong business acumen in a leading edge technical environment.
• Strong spoken and written English language skills.
• Proven ability to write clear, concise requirements, and design documents.
• Ability to travel up to 50%

• Legal authorization to work in Australia is required.
• Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation.

• Experience in architecting and deploying Asset Performance Management systems
• Experience in manufacturing IT, infrastructure (power, water, aviation, etc.)
• Experience with development in an ISO-certified environment
• Direct experience leading deployment of cloud solutions and traditional premise-based industrial software solutions

Technical Expertise:
• Able to make or recommend decisions based on in-depth analysis; Able to define critical problems to be solved; Identifies data sources required to execute analytic; With guidance from manager, able to select and conduct advanced analytic techniques; Uses a formal process to present findings and recommend specific actions that relate to business objectives.
• Lead customer facing deep technical collaboration sessions to aligning our current SW capabilities and product roadmaps with our customer’s business outcomes
• Demonstrated capability to see around corners and prescribe architectures or solutions targeted to maximum scalability, repeatability and supportability; Able to synthesize data governance and security opportunities where appropriate; Possesses astute holistic understanding of to-be product roadmaps and ability to mitigate risks via multi-generational proposals to iterate on value delivery Demonstrates ability to diagnose and solve intermediate to advanced issues; Can isolate highly complex scenarios down to actionable items and drive solutions across disparate functions.
• Possesses deep level of knowledge about overall network implementation from customer site to GE datacenter; Able to utilize networking tools to identify and resolve complex networking errors; Able to design and implement network architecture for global sites to access the GE Cloud securely and with high performance.
• Demonstrates superior problem solving ability and impact analysis of corresponding systems/processes. Innovates creative solutions to drive customer and business outcomes leveraging business acumen, technical expertise and industry knowledge.
• Possesses deep understanding of an entire product line, with significant domain experience in the same industry; Understands the customers’ needs at a level which results in proactive discussions about product roadmap.

Desired Characteristics:
Business Acumen:
• Able to lead the implementation of economic value selling throughout the customer organizations.
• Able to uncover and articulate critical success factors necessary for the customer to acquire, implement, and utilize a solution; assists customer in identifying shortcomings even when they may delay a commercial decision.
• Serves as a coach/mentor to others on best practices for project delivery and execution; Acts as advisor to others in the area of customer satisfaction.
• Able to establish, maintain, and grow key executive relationships within customer accounts; Adept at navigating political and hierarchical landscape and facilitates the customer decision making process.
• Able to create methods and tools to bring system thinking to design practices and to cross-functional teams.
• Envisions technology landscape best practices and translates them to requirements, architecture and tooling; Defines governance models and engagement processes for use by dependent functions.

• Establishes vision, identifies and champions internal and external best practices, tools, and ideas to improve execution and quality; Drives efficiency, accountability and ownership in the organization.
• Is a recognized expert and leader in creating new solution approaches, driving adoption of new technology, product improvements, and understanding of the most complex application requirements; Skilled in communicating with diverse and global audiences, providing leadership across a wide range of technologies, products, and services.
• Able to develop project plans for multiple initiatives and/or large projects, including outcome definitions, timeline, staffing and resource models, risk mitigation, communication plans, status reporting, and issues management; Effectively communicates to multiple levels of internal and external stakeholders.

Personal Attributes:
• Achieves and maintains direct involvement in customer discussions about expected business outcomes and benefits from the solution; Advocates for the customer to have the right GE teams and capabilities in place to ensure critical success factors are met.
• Evangelizes the notion that anything worth doing takes repeated effort and failure; Able to drive the organization toward a continued excitement of attaining the vision and goal in the face of resistance.
• Effectively directs and mentor’s others in critical thinking skills; Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve issues and design solutions using critical thinking and analytical skills and best practices.

Locations: Australia; Jandakot

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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