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Principal Software Architect

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/21/2017 8:49:51 AM
  • 3043214
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Imaging
Location(s): India; Bangalore

About Us:
GE {NYSE: GE} works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. GE operates in over 160 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide, finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance to build, power, move and cure the world. Not just imagining. Doing.

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity.

Role Summary:
This position guides all technology efforts for the Imaging Software Platforms organization. This platforms team is responsible for crafting, implementing, delivering, integrating, & supporting common software platforms for Imaging businesses across MICT, MR, XR, Women’s Health, and Post. It covers Imaging devices, Edge/Cloud Enablement, Health Cloud. This role will define the future shared Digital software strategy of the Imaging business and work with development teams to build solutions.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Leads the business-wide technical and business discussions relative to future enterprise direction, aligning architecture strategy with enterprise goals.
• Defines principles that guide technology decisions and the relationship between enterprise business context (industry and market trends) and specified technology.
• Reviews and/or analyzes and develops architectural requirements, as needed for business-wide projects.
• Leads and facilitates the creation of governing principles to guide EA decision making.
• Works with business leadership to establish a technology research strategy and roadmap.
• Directs the research and evaluation of emerging technology, industry and market trends.
• Ensures recommendations are based on business relevance, appropriate timing and deployment. Dedicatedly finds reuse goals, opportunities and related explorations.
• Leads the development of software and data delivery platforms that are service-oriented with reusable and configurable components.
• Cultivates a culture that dedicatedly uses market data to drive growth.
• Continually monitors industry dynamics and market trends, and anticipates how those trends will impact GE's and our customers' profitability.
• Works with Senior Business leadership to approve allocation of budget to meet architectural initiatives critical to business/mission success. Reviews, sponsors and approves recommendations for enterprise-wide change programs that impact cross-functional key processes.
• Partners with other business leaders to identify opportunities for significant technology / process enhancements.
• Lobbies for changes that impact strategic business direction.
• Defines strategy with senior business leaders and subject matter authorities and determines courses of action that will impact the enterprise.
• Makes timely decisions that set enterprise-wide direction.
• Promotes a tolerance for high long-term risk that equates with significant returns on the investment.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
• A minimum of 15 years of technical experience along with established leadership credentials across disciplines and functions within a product OR Master’s degree with 12 years of experience OR PhD with 10 years of experience.

Technical Expertise:

• Experience in working with Micro services, SOA, Big Data systems, Cloud Technologies, DevOps, Agile, etc.
• Experience with medical devices, Healthcare IT interoperability, HL7 and healthcare standards.
• Guide knowledge of security/privacy control, elasticity, scalability, high availability, concurrency, online diagnoses, deployment, upgrade/migration, internationalization, production support and other SaaS enterprise software issues.
• Participates in enterprise/cloud strategy development, including environmental analysis, opportunity identification, value cases and business innovation portfolio development. Reviews and/or analyzes and develops architectural requirements at domain level, aligning architectural requirements with software development strategy.

Desired Characteristics:
Business Insights:

• Analyze projects that provide direct business benefit Demonstrate detailed knowledge of business operations and strategic direction
• 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


• Provides leadership, technology mentorship 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 creative / 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.
• Strong communication with both technical and business teams.

Locations: India; Bangalore

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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