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Sr Director - Architecture

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 11/17/2017 4:53:31 PM
  • 3023006
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Technology
Location(s): United States; Georgia, New York; Schenectady, Atlanta

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 Sr. Director of Architecture for GE wide SAP ERP platforms, you will lead a team of architects working on multiple highly complex SAP ERPs supporting, evaluating, recommending, architecting, and porting GE’s SAP ERPs to strategic infrastructure and cloud platforms.

Essential Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for leading horizontal teams
supporting mission critical SAP ERPs for GE. Additionally, you will manage a
team of senior architects that will provide technical expertise in area of SAP
infrastructure landscape and SAP BASIS along with its associated 3rd party
bolt-on applications, and partner with cross functional P&L stakeholders,
Shared Services and GE Digital IT teams.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Champion the adoption of new technologies and drive the
    implementation across GE’s horizontal SAP ERP landscape
  • Analyze current state, design and develop a cohesive
    contemporary technology roadmap and implementation plan for SAP ERP
  • Maintain and apply current knowledge of information
    technology; keep abreast of new and emerging technologies and help determine
    if/how they can be used to add value to the business
  • Partner with ERP CoEs, application teams, shared services,
    GE Digital IT and SAP MaxAttention in design, development and implementation of
    ERP technology solutions
  • Participate in preparation of long-range systems plans and
    assure that they are in concert with business objectives and goals
  • Reduce operational cycle time and drive simplification
    through implementation of automation solutions
  • Work with application and security teams to promptly address
    security vulnerability issues protecting ERP applications, database,
    infrastructure and technology stack
  • Responsible for identifying appropriate resources needed,
    assigning individual responsibilities, and developing schedule to ensure timely
    completion of project deadlines
  • Manage architecture and operations activities to ensure ERP
    compute infrastructure is used efficiently and produces a long-term business
  • Lead and coordinate the technical and business discussions
    relative to future architectural direction across SAP ERP platform and its
    associated 3rd party products
  • Lead, mentor and energize high performance SAP BASIS and DBA
    teams across geographies to manage large, complex mission critical ERP environments
    for GE
  • Leverage technical depth and broader business understanding
    to coach and develop the technical leaders that report to you
  • Participate in budget management responsibilities and
    strategic inputs into S2 and other business activities
  • Develop peer, cross-functional and cross-business
    relationships to maximize best practice sharing and team effectiveness
  • Responsible for management activities including recruiting,
    development, performance management, organization and teaming
  • Select, train, develop, manage and lead the people
  • Develop, motivate and direct staff to create a team


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors
    (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). A minimum of 5 years of
    professional experience in a technical area (Architecture, Software, or
    Information Technology) or (a high school diploma / GED with at least 8 years
    of experience in Information Technology or Software)
  • Minimum 8 years of experience running IT infrastructure,
    BASIS & DB administration support for SAP ERP platforms in a large, global
  • Minimum 5 years understanding in architecting and managing
    solutions around SAP product ecosystems and technology stack components such as
    NetWeaver, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Portal, Process Integration
    (PI/PO), ABAP, HANA & Fiori
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in SAP ERP migrations to Suite
    on Hana, or BW on Hana, or S4/HANA or cloud integration
  • Minimum 4 years of experience leading and developing a
    world-class Basis organization to support a global, 24x7 SAP environment

Eligibility Requirements: (Country Specific)

  • 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.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful
    completion of a background investigation and drug screen
  • Must be willing to travel 20%
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Atlanta,
    GA or Schenectady, NY
  • Relocation may be available

Desired Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and influence cross
    functional business teams in SAP technology integration areas, processes,
  • Strong knowledge of financial and budgeting acumen and
  • Previous service or system ownership of mission critical SAP
    ERP landscapes, solid understanding of SAP Basis leading practices,
    methodologies, processes and control framework including ITIL/ITSM tools
  • Proven track record of strong people and project management
    managing technical teams (IT Infrastructure, SAP Basis, DBA, Security &
    Authorizations) with direct reports
  • Ability to provide L4 support to ERP and Application teams
    to diagnose and repair performance and availabilikty issues. Hands-on SAP Basis
    troubleshooting experience in multiple SAP components such as – ECC, BW, XI/PI,
  • SAP technology certifications (SAP certified professional –
    SAP architect, BASIS, HANA, SolMan etc.) a plus
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication
    skills, with the ability to transition smoothly between technical and
    non-technical audience
  • Experience establishing policies, product, operating
    standards and runbooks
  • Able to work in ambiguous situations/environments;
    demonstrated ability to break down problems into constituent parts and develop
    and drive plans for resolution
  • Proven ability to identify creative and practical solutions
    to design, architect and improve performance and availability of ERP
    applications and infrastructure
  • Demonstrated coaching, feedback, developmental
    opportunities, etc. to direct/indirect reports within broader team
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of finance, budgeting and
    vendor management
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment with
    shifting priorities
  • Must be comfortable with change and actively driving

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

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.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.

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