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Sr Staff Software Architect

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 11/28/2017 12:49:23 PM
  • 3034846
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Technology
Location(s): United States; Illinois, Wisconsin; Chicago, Waukesha

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:
You will be working on multiple projects as a project leader or internal consultant. You will work on projects for components of the domain.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role you will:

  • Provides professional architecture services in design, build, modification of software. Makes independent contributions to projects based on functional experience.
  • Works independently on moderately complex projects/problems.
  • Contributes effectively to the collective team effort (e.g. offers ideas, solutions, and resources).
  • Demonstrates continual success in performing more complex projects that require both seasoned technical skills and judgment.
  • Participates in domain technical and business discussions relative to future architecture direction aligning with business goals.
  • Assists in the analysis, design, and development of a roadmap and implementation plan based upon a current vs. future state in a cohesive architecture viewpoint.
  • Gathers and analyzes data and develops architectural requirements at project level, aligning architectural requirements with software development strategy.
  • Supports and participates in developing policies, standards, guidelines and procedures. Participates in the EA business-wide and domain’s architecture Governance process.
  • Researches and evaluates emerging technology, industry and market trends to assist in project development and/or operational support activities, providing recommendations based on business relevance, appropriate timing and deployment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of business' structure (P&Ls) and the interplay of functions to support business goals; demonstrate knowledge of the business products, key processes, suppliers, customers and market/competitors.
  • Collaborates with project management on reporting project status, issues, risks and benefits.
  • Meets with project leaders and software development Leaders to ensure progress towards architectural alignment with project goals and requirements.


    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in and ServiceMax OR Master’s degree with 6 years of experience OR PhD with 3 years of experience

    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
  • Must be willing to travel up to 10%
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Waukesha, Wisconsin or Chicago, Illinois

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Manages and possesses working industry knowledge and skillset (of self or others) in assigned vertical.
  • Significant expertise in developing and selling SW/HW solutions. Including creating and executing propositions and a track record of success.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including creativity and curiosity with ability to effectively communicate and influence solution direction to both technical and non-technical audiences alike across all organizational levels.
  • Technical acumen to interface with technologists, understand complex concepts and translate in a way that businesses or industry can understand.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and creative skills, ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on market and customer trends – go beyond the status quo.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, strategic agility, manage diversity and drive for results.

    Technical Expertise:

  • Hands-On configuration of Service processes on using ServiceCloud and ServiceMax
  • Participate in all phases of the software development lifecycle, including discovery, analysis, requirements definition, solution design, configuration, code development, testing, deployment and support.
  • Proactively explore new technologies to improve the development process and optimize solutions delivery to business
  • Architect, design, prototype, and engineer capabilities and integrations

    Business Acumen:

  • Understand key cross-functional concepts that impact the organization; is aware of business priorities and organizational dynamics.
  • Solve advanced/complex business process workflows by Engineering and building customized solutions that support business requirements and drive key business decisions
  • Create clear and concise functional and technical specifications, diagrams, and other documentation


  • Coaches and mentors team members.
  • Familiar with concepts of costing hardware and software components. Works to assure work is on-time and within budget.
  • Delivers tasks on-time with alignment to architectural goals. Can identify and raise issues, risks and benefits.
  • Participates in change initiatives by implementing new directions and providing appropriate information and feedback.

    Personal Attributes:

  • Applies values, policies, procedures and precedent to make timely, routine decisions of limited, clear choice.
  • Reacts open-mindedly to new perspectives or ideas. Considers different or unusual solutions when appropriate.
  • Resolves day-to-day issues related to strategy implementation. Escalates issues that impact the client and/or strategic initiatives.

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    Locations: United States; Illinois, Wisconsin; Chicago, Waukesha

    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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