GE Careers
Apply Now    

Principal Infrastructure Architect

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/19/2017 4:50:59 PM
  • 3041389
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Technology
Location(s): United States; Georgia, Ohio; Cincinnati, 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:
We are creating a new digital function focused on speed, reuse and outcomes. We are bringing together expertise and domain knowledge from IT, engineering and software development, blurring the lines on how we’ve traditionally defined these roles. You will lead, consult or oversee multiple architectural engagements working on multiple Products as a technical expert. You will work on highly complex initiatives that require in-depth knowledge of the domain.

Essential Responsibilities:
In this role you will:
  • Lead and coordinate the technical and business discussions relative to future architect direction across multiple teams or complex applications infrastructure.
  • Analyze, design and develop a roadmap and implementation plan based upon a current vs. future state in a cohesive architecture viewpoint.
  • Review and/or analyze and develop architecture at domain level and across multiple teams.
  • Participate in the business-wide Infrastructure architecture and domain governance model.
  • Contribute to the development of software, data, and technology.
  • Contribute to the designs and deployment of infrastructure solutions meeting standardization, consolidation, TCO, security, regulatory compliance and application system qualities , for different businesses.
  • Lead the research and evaluation of emerging technology, industry and market trends to assist in project development and/or operational support activities to for multiple teams or complex scenarios.
  • Provide leadership, technology guidance and mentors others throughout the domain.

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 Networks/Software/Automation OR a Master’s degree with 5 years of relevant experience or a PhD with 2 years relevant 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 role.
  • Willingness and ability to travel 20-30% of the time.
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Cincinnati, OH or Atlanta, GA

Desired Characteristics:
Technical Expertise:
  • Lead/Participates in enterprise infrastructure strategy development, including environmental analysis, opportunity identification, value cases and business innovation portfolio development.
  • Reviews and/or analyzes and develops infrastructural architectural requirements at domain level, aligning architectural requirements with software development strategy.
  • Software engineering/development background with at least 5+ years’ experience in large distributed systems, infrastructure or network automation and web services Background/Knowledge of IP Networking, Datacenter Network technologies, Internet Routing Protocols (BGP, GRE, IPSec, VxLAN, Dot1Q, QinQ, 40G/100G futures, DNS, netflow, etc)highly desirable.
  • Experience with whitebox/OpenNetwork based Architectures
  • Proficiency at programming in Python and/or Java
  • Well-versed in development in Software Defined Networking and controllers like OpenDaylight, openvSwitch
  • Strong knowledge of API design such as Netconf, RESTful API as well as configuration management tools such as CHEF, Ansible
  • Hands-on experience with CI technologies: Jenkins/TravisCI, and with CD technologies: Ansible/Terraform
  • Expertise of network virtualization technologies, SDN technologies, or OpenStack Neutron-related open source projects
  • Good knowledge of data models, relational databases, NOSQL and a general understanding of cloud development principles such as loose coupling, separation of services, micro-services
  • Familiarity with load balancing platforms and technologies, firewall platforms, switching and routing platforms, or open source initiatives.
  • Strong focus on complete automation and delivering highly available solutions for highly demanding requirements (devops).
  • Ability to accomplish goals independently - highly result oriented, strong team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Business Acumen:
  • Create, analyze and manage projects that provide direct business benefit;
  • demonstrate detailed knowledge of business operations and strategic direction, including merger & acquisition opportunities;
  • understand industry trends and competitive landscape and the implications for your GE business;
  • partner with business leaders to align projects with business goals and needs.

  • Recommends allocation of budget to meet architectural initiatives critical to business/mission success. Develops the business case for approval.
  • Provides leadership, technology guidance and mentors others throughout their domain.
  • Define the skills, competencies in the skills and talents for architecture team members.
  • Facilitates dialogues that produce new perspectives and trigger recommendations for substantial innovative / enhancements, and analysis of consequences.
  • Influences through others. Uses experts or other third parties to influence. Builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas, uses chains of indirect influence.

Personal Attributes:
  • Participates with senior business leaders and subject matter authorities in defining strategies and courses of action that will impact the enterprise.
  • Challenges conventional thinking and traditional ways of operating and invites stakeholders to identify issues and opportunities.
  • Takes a holistic systems perspective.
  • Envisions, compares and contrasts multiple potential long-range enterprise-wide futures.


    Locations: United States; Georgia, Ohio; Cincinnati, 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.

Apply Now    
Link for schema

GE Careers Technical Assistance

Having technical issues with or your application? We're here to help.

Get In Touch

Connect With Us

Stay up to date on GE and possible opportunities that open in areas that interest you.

Sign Up