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Company: GE
Location: Atlanta, GA
Career Level: Director
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


Role Summary:

The position of Principal Software Architect for Platform & Services will lead, consult or oversee multiple architectural engagements. Works on highly complex projects that require in-depth knowledge within a domain: technical, solutions, business or information. Leads domain specific architecture.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will:

  • Lead and coordinate the domain technical and business discussions relative to future architect direction across multiple teams or complex product line.
  • 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 architectural at domain level and across multiple teams.
  • Participate in the EA business-wide and domain governance model.
  • Contribute to the development of software and data delivery platforms that are service-oriented with reusable components across teams (multiple teams) that can be orchestrated together into different methods 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. Share technical, procedural, and business knowledge with others. Leverage your domain expertise; you are expected to further the knowledge and improve productivity of your colleagues with activities such as creating learning content, giving presentations, and supporting a continuous learning culture

    Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor in Computer Science or “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). A minimum 10 years of processional experience.

    Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US. GE does not agree to sponsor individuals' employment visas, now or in the future, for this role.
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Atlanta, GA
    Desired Characteristics:

  • At least 3 year of experience in an engineering architectural role
  • Deep knowledge of the Industrial Software landscape

    Technical Expertise:

  • Participates in enterprise 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.
  • Leads and facilitates the domain's architecture governance process based on EA's governance structure.
  • Leads teams in developing plans and assessing improvement options.
  • Forms solutions for lifecycle operations in a SecDevOps methodology.
  • Supportive and understanding of a CI/CD based integration process.

    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 digital transformation and industrial grade software businesses.
  • 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 multiple potential long-range enterprise-wide futures. Empathizes with multiple points of view.

    Industrial Digital Experience:

  • Acts as an industry leader in performance optimization.
  • Provides overall product vision to address performance issues across multiple products at a business level.
  • Guides the products to provide a robust architecture that can be leveraged across the businesses.
  • Plays a significant role in software community in refactoring/performance optimization contributions.
  • Defines enterprise architecture and flows it down to a detailed system/solution architecture.
  • Owns multi-generation technology roadmap.
  • Works collaboratively at organizational level to remain current, relevant, and influential with regards to the suitability of technologies for a wide variety of technical challenges.
    About Us:

    GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE's mission and deliver for our customers.
    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, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications: 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 drug screen (as applicable). Additional Locations: United States;Georgia;Atlanta;

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