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General Electric Sr Staff Infrastructure Architect in Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description Summary

Responsible for multiple projects in a technical domain as a technical expert or internal consultant. Will work on highly complex projects that require in-depth knowledge of two or more specialized architecture areas. Will across multiple technical or functional domains.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • In this role you will:

  • Enforce the Architecture and Engineering team designing and deploying the new Backbone and Global POP Locations worldwide.

  • Develop a Configuration Management and Service Orchestration architecture.

  • Participate in the domain technical and business discussions relative to future architect direction.

  • Assist in the analysis, design and development of a roadmap and implementation based upon a current vs. future state in a cohesive architecture viewpoint.

  • Gather and analyze data and develop architectural requirements at project level.

  • Participate in the infrastructure architecture governance model.

  • Support design and deployment of infrastructure solutions meeting standardization, consolidation, TCO, security, regulatory compliance and application system qualities, for different businesses.

  • Research and evaluate emerging technology, industry and market trends to assist in project development and/or operational support activities.

  • Coach and mentor team members

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 OR a Master’s degree in a relevant technical area with 6 years of professional experience.

Desired Characteristics

Technical Expertise:

  • Experience in architecting and designing Large Enterprise grade IP/MPLS Network solutions.

  • Proven design deployment and configuration experience with Cisco technologies

  • Desired Experience in configuration management/service orchestration using Cisco NSO (formerly Tail-f NCS) and/or other similar technology.

  • Experience automating SDN/NFV/NFVI Infrastructure is a big plus

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience with BGP, OSPF, Segment Routing, MP-BGP-VPNs, VLL, VPLS, VxLAN based services.

  • Experience should include CPE configuration, service provisioning and activation.

  • Quality of Service (QoS) and Class of Service (CoS) Technologies

  • MPLS networking with VPLS, VRF, LDP, RSVP-TE, FRR, VRRP/HSRP, EVPN, LSPs, 802.1Q/p/x, DSCP

  • Multicast and Multicast routing protocols: PIM-DM, PIM-SM, MBGP, MOSPF, MSDP, SSM, IGMPv3, CGMP is a plus

  • Experience in utilizing network management tools and network diagnostic tools to help with network tuning and packet analysis.

  • Ethernet Sniffers and Analyzers -- Network Instruments Observer, Wireshark, Network Associates SNIFFER, JDSU DA-3xxx, etc.

  • Functional knowledge of Amazon Web Services

  • Experience with various development frameworks/technologies such as: Ansible/Ansible Tower, Java, Python, & Restful API

  • Advanced knowledge of one or more scripting languages, Python preferred

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.

  • Understand key cross-functional concepts that impact the organization; is aware of business priorities and organizational dynamics.


  • Develops, motivates and directs staff to create a team environment.

  • Recommends expenditures based on the size, scope, and cost of hardware and software components. Assists in developing business cases.

  • Collaborates with project management on reporting project status, issues, risks and benefits. Meets with project leaders and software development Leaders to ensure progress towards architectural alignment with project goals and requirements.

  • Ensures understanding of issues and presents clear rationale.

  • Delivers tasks on-time with alignment to architectural goals. Can identify and raise issues, risks and benefits.

  • Embraces and drives change by developing and promoting new ideas & technologies

  • Focuses actions on customer priorities and advocate for customer-based outcomes

  • Uses experience and instinct to make smart and timely decisions

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 compares and contrasts multiple potential medium range operational futures.

Additional Information

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 conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No