Director - Architecture

Role Summary:
Apply your knowledge of technology architecture, architecture strategy, architecture runway, execution, best practices, team management, and proven processes to deliver a quality software product on budget, within planned schedule with superb quality. Responsible for the Network Optimization Engineering Architecture direction including team management.
Essential Responsibilities:
Products are complex enterprise applications with a mix of legacy and forward-facing technology stacks and varying degrees of technical complexity and debt. This position collaborates with product, project, development, the Digital Solutions CTO Office and support function leaders to deliver valuable outcomes to customers.
+ Demonstrate strong technical leadership as well as people management skills including solid communication and analytical skills with thorough understanding of product development and successful problem definition, decomposition, estimation and resolution
+ Lead through technical depth within the product line and ability to lead/influence within the business.
+ Lead and coordinate the Network Optimization domain technical and business discussions relative to future architecture direction across the product portfolio.
+ Analyze, design and develop an architecture roadmap and implementation plan based upon a current vs. future state in a cohesive architecture viewpoint.
+ Review and/or analyze and develop architectural requirements at domain level within the product portfolio or team.
+ Be responsible for building a world class software architecture team to support the business product strategy
+ Participates in the EA domain governance model.
+ Contribute to the development of software, data and technology platforms that are service-oriented with reusable components that can be orchestrated together into different methods for different products or Digital P&Ls in coordination with the CTO.
+ Leads the research and evaluation of emerging technology, industry and market trends to assist in project development and/or operational support activities, provides recommendations based on business relevance, appropriate timing and deployment. Provides guidance for enterprise tools selection.
+ Develop, motivate and servant-lead staff to create a team environment.
+ Manage direct reports consisting of senior technology architects.
+ Leverage his/her technical depth and broader business understanding to coach and develop the technical leaders that report to them.
+ May also assume budget management responsibilities and strategic inputs into S2 and other business activities.
+ May also have responsibility for teams in multiple geographies.
+ Develops peer, cross-functional and cross-business relationships to maximize best practice sharing and team effectiveness
+ Responsible for management activities including recruiting, development, performance management, compensation, organization and teaming
+ Select, train, develop, manage and lead the people Qualifications/Requirements: Basic Requirements:
+ Bachelor?s Degree in Computer Science or in ?STEM? Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
+ Minimum of 10+ years of experience in the software domain or a Master?s Degree with 6 years of experience
+ Minimum 1 year of experience in an engineering leadership / management role
+ GE Leadership Program Graduates will get credit towards relevant work experience, commensurate to the program they have completedEligibility 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
+ Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation
+ Must be willing to travel 20 %
+ Must be willing to work out of an office located in Chicago, IL Desired Characteristics: Technical Expertise:
+ Knowledge of the railroad domain, in particular: yard, terminal, dispatch or rail network digitization.
+ Experience with contemporary web application development for scale, Java/ J2EE, Predix technology stack, micro-service development, performance and scalability.
+ Ability to be technically ?hands-on? when necessary.
+ Experience with domain strategy development including market analysis, opportunity identification, business cases and innovation portfolio development.
+ Contributes to forward looking enterprise-wide technical and business discussions aligning architecture strategy with business operating model and goals.
+ Ability to align business goals and technical solutions. Analyze, design, and develop a software solution roadmap and implementation plan based upon a current vs. future state of the business. Business Acumen:
+ 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.Leadership:
+ Challenges status quo with processes, technologies and current assumptions.
+ Facilitates creation and exploration of new scenarios and trends. Defines big picture for the function.
+ Applies lateral thinking skills to foster holistic solutions.
+ Partners with business peers to define strategic initiatives for a particular business area. Leverages synergies in related emerging technologies to envision solutions which define future directions.Personal Attributes:
+ Applies values, business strategy, policies, precedent, and experience to make complex decisions with uncertain consequences.
+ Challenges conventional thinking and traditional ways of operating and invites stakeholders to identify issues and opportunities.
+ Takes a systems perspective that inter-relates internal and external factors for planning.
+ Envisions new solutions based on business goals and long-term plans.
+ Employs sound judgment when selecting among various creative ideas for implementation. Applies knowledge of internal and external trends to drive innovation.\#DTR 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. At GE Digital, we are creating technology and solutions to enable social, mobile, analytical and cloud capabilities for the Industrial Internet. The Industrial Internet is an open, global network that connects people, data and machines. It?s about making infrastructure more intelligent and advancing the industries critical to the world we live in. At GE, we believe it?s about the future of industry?energy, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing. It?s about making the world work better. GE is transforming itself to become the world's premier digital industrial company, executing critical outcomes for our customers. Explore how you can drive greater asset reliability, lower operating costs, reduce risk and accelerate operational performance with our Predix platform and software solutions. GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . 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. Locations: United States; Illinois; ChicagoGE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.

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