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Sr Staff Solutions Engineer – Oil & Gas

  • GE Corporate
  • Experienced
  • Posted 11/22/2017 5:49:17 PM
  • 3029183
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Corporate Business Innovations
Location(s): United States; Texas; Houston


About Us:
Avitas Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of GE, the world’s Digital Industrial Company. At GE and Avitas we are transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Avitas delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industrial inspection.

Avitas offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. Avitas 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 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:
Avitas Systems is looking for a Sr Staff Solutions Engineer to join its emerging industrial inspections business team. Sr Staff Solutions Engineer will play a key role in defining and delivering successful solutions, comprised of sensor hardware, analytics software and performance services, for customers in the oil and gas industrial market.

Essential Responsibilities:
Work closely with the commercial sales team in understanding customer needs and applicable solutions; with the product management team in identifying market requirement and defining solution parameters; as well as with the applications delivery teams in making sure the right solutions are provided to our market. Sr Staff Solutions Engineer will also work with 3rd party application providers to understand how their offerings fit within the overall solutions needed by our clients.


This role requires great customer interactions skills; excellent knowledge of analytics software platforms and the use of those platforms in the oil and gas industries; strong leadership skills; the ability to work in a cross-functional environment; and a vision for how connected systems can be used to optimize energy management, as well as provide productivity applications to create intelligent enterprises.
  • Get a deep understanding of Avitas & GE’s product offering and product strategy for industrial inspection marketplace
  • Through customer visits and through interactions with the commercial team, identify how Avitas’ products, combined to 3rd party offerings can provide optimal solutions for the market and for strategic customers
  • Work with product management team and the marketing team in developing sales collateral for application solutions by providing both market applications knowledge as well as technological expertise
  • Drive the engineering team in defining detailed product requirements; interfaces with 3rd party products; system models for intelligent enterprises and energy management application
  • Working with the commercial team, leads the definition of pilot projects demonstrating the value proposition of application solutions
  • Provide on-going leadership for the development and deployment of pilot projects
  • Promote the platform solution to 3rd party partners; through innovative technology usage and solutions
  • Work on strategy and plan to make inspection firms and system Integrators rapidly adept at using Avitas’ products for providing solutions to client challenges
  • Be a key member of the strategic product roadmap development for the business
  • Participate actively to industry groups and conferences; doing speaking engagements as necessary


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related field from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in Software Sales, Business Development, Solutions Engineering or selling field-based inspection services in the Oil and Gas sector

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Strong background in the oil & gas industry, in upstream, midstream and downstream
    • Experience with various sensor and diagnostic tools used in the oil & gas inspection markets
    • Experience with risk-based analytics tool kits used to rate industrial assets
    • Inherent interest in connected systems for industrial customers, particularly customers in the oil and gas industry
    • Good technological knowledge in analytics, enterprise software and the oil and gas industry
    • Strong problem solving skills along with excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong leadership skills
    • Experience collaborating between departments as part of a larger company
    • Excellent ability to effectively interface with customers
    • Demonstrates the initiative to explore alternate technology and approaches to solving problems
    • Skilled in breaking down problems, documenting problem statements and estimating efforts
    • Ability to takes ownership of small and medium sized tasks and deliver while mentoring and helping team members
    • Ensures understanding of issues and presents clear rationale. Able to speak to mutual needs and win-win solutions. Uses two-way communication to influence outcomes and ongoing results
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Effective team building and problem solving abilities


    Locations: United States; Texas; Houston

    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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