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Sr Director - Digital Operations

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/22/2017 5:51:24 PM
  • 3042680
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Technology
Location(s): United States; Georgia; 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:

The Data Center Technologies Leader will provide leadership, vision and direction for GE’s Datacenter strategy, off-loading and Technologies across all GE businesses. The Data Center Technologies Leader will manage the programs to reduce our DC footprint and define our go forward strategic locations and centers. They will also ensure our Datacenters are optimized for reliability and efficiency, aligning to the latest emerging Data Center technologies.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Key leader and contributor for GE Data Center Council
  • Provide leadership and strategy for Global Data Center Off Loading Strategy
  • Partner with IT Operations team to ensure operational excellence and implementation of Data Center strategy
  • Evaluate and implement vendor agreements that will support both GE hosting as well as PaaS, IaaS initiatives
  • High degree of executive maturity and ability to provide executive level reporting and presentations to C level executives
  • Apply advanced technical knowledge and skills in developing solutions or problem solving where complexity, innovation and technical expertise are required
  • Partner with leaders across Corporate IT to implement future technology strategy in datacenter and compute solutions and other infrastructure as it related to meeting business goals
  • Bring industry best practices and knowledge to GE’s Datacenter strategy to ensure GE’s investments are properly balanced and protected.
  • Proactively define, in partnership with senior technology leaders, Datacenter and Compute services technology strategies that will deliver cost, cycle time, and maintainability benefits
  • Be a leader helping to drive the GE IT vision and a key contributor toward delivering upon the GE IT Strategic Data Center Imperatives (Process Excellence, Simplification, Collaboration, Security & Compliance)
  • Oversee Data Center program delivery activities, including development and delivery of internal & external communications, establishing roadmaps, benchmarks, and metrics

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Management or other technical / IT field, OR in lieu of a degree: a HS diploma/GED and a minimum 4 years of IT experience or equivalent military experience/training
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in developing, implementing and maintaining large scale Data Center and Compute services
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in leading multi-discipline technical teams
  • 5 years of experience in IT infrastructure operations

    Eligibility Requirements

  • 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.

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Must submit application for employment through COS (internal candidates) or www.gecareers.com (external candidates) to be considered for this position
  • GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering or related technical field
  • Proven ability to lead change across large platforms / functional areas using innovative technology solutions
  • Demonstrated competency in strategic thinking and leadership with strong relationship management ability
  • Excellent communication, negotiating and influencing skills at all levels of the organization as well as with external organizations
  • Demonstrated customer focus – evaluates decisions through the eyes of the customer; builds strong customer relationships; creates processes with customer viewpoint; partners with customers to help shape their future initiatives
  • Strong analytical and strong problem solving skills - communicates in a clear and succinct manner and effectively evaluates information/data to make decisions; anticipates obstacles and develops plans to resolve; creates actionable strategies and operational plans
  • Change oriented – actively generates process improvements; champions and drives change initiatives; confronts difficult circumstances in creative ways, balances multiple and competing priorities and executes accordingly

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    Locations: United States; Georgia; 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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