General Electric Solution Architect - Rulestream/Teamcenter in Ft Worth, Texas

Role Summary:

BHGE is on a journey to transform its Product Configuration processes and digital technologies across all its’ product groups, to speed up response to customer inquiry, drive standardised product offerings, reduce costs & delivery lead times and increase quality. This Solution Architect will lead the technical design, configuration & development of Rulestream/Teamcenter based Digital Configuration Management (DCM) applications.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Define & own all components of the technological solution (inference/rules engine; integrations, & UI) & data model including solution specifications (Technical Design Document), software configuration & code, and associated IT infrastructure.

  • Gain deep understanding of business processes from ITO (Inquiry to Order) to OTR (Order to Requisition), in different BHGE businesses (product companies), to design and develop a robust solution/system technology framework to meet business, functional & user requirements.

  • Where required lead & direct junior or contractor DCM (Rulestream or Teamcenter V&O/Product Configurator) architects and developer resources engaged in understanding the business requirements, developing & delivering IT system solutions, promoting conformance to established system & solution architecture standards and best practices.

  • Work as a Digital Technology business partner & change agent with Product Management & Business Process Leaders as well as application End Users.

  • Work in collaboration with architects & functional experts from PLM (Product Lifecycle Management)/Teamcenter, CRM (Customer Relationship Management)/Pricing & Costing and ERP (Enterprise Resource Mgt.) to evaluate & improve business processes and arrive at mutual, cost effective solutions.

  • Deliver improvements and root-cause analysis for DCM related complex business problems and issues and work closely with delivery project managers ensuring on-time execution of all deliverables.

  • Participate in business process evaluation / improvement activities, requirements gathering, system analysis, system design, software / hardware applicability studies and system implementation, and execute projects based on these activities.

  • Support the Digital Technology Project Managers in the planning and effective application of technical elements of change, and risk management principles where required.

  • Understand and take into consideration, risks, costs, benefits and possibilities offered by customization vs. configuration.

  • Work with peers and other technology owners to create designs, application architecture & coding standards that are reusable, efficient, scalable, and meet the needs of the business.

  • Produce documented application frameworks or architectures.

  • Ensure that specific IT implementation standards are incorporated in to the implementation activity from the start of the project, including standard means of documentation, use of applications, middleware and other system standards.

  • Coordinate the consulting team's engagement and deliverables; drive outsourced supplier efforts as required; & manage contractors, estimate efforts, and schedules.

  • Identify, scope, and lead business/site readiness projects to prepare for DCM rollout

  • Co-ordinate and oversee user acceptance testing based on the functional and non-functional specifications.

  • Work with the Operational Support Leader to ensure appropriate post go-live and on-going Operational Support (L2/L3/System Admin).

  • Generate documentation on technical best practices and other technical assets for reuse.

  • Generate, or provide input into the creation of, technical and functional specifications and software development methodology, and align these with the Delivery Methodology templates.

  • Provide accurate and timely information to management team as required

  • Maintain effective working relationships with peers and vendors to seamlessly integrate the program area into the overall strategic objectives and activities of the organization.

  • Lead in the evaluation / benchmarking of third party software solutions.

  • Keep the key stakeholders of the implementation, in BHGE, fully informed of key issues on a regular basis

  • Ensure the IT governance process is followed and coordinate all deliverables with appropriate shared service teams. Qualifications/Requirements: Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology (IT), or Computer Science from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum 5 years of design/architecture, development & deployment experience on enterprise level Rulestream (Teamcenter V&O/PC a plus) production implementations.Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the US 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 and drug screen

  • Must be willing to travel 20%

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Houston Texas Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience with large end to end implementations (including Infrastructure design) of Rulestream and ideally Teamcenter Product Configurator / Variants & Options, and can bring best practices to the table.

  • Hands on design/architecture & development experience of integrating Rulestream applications with PLM, CAD (e.g., Creo, NX) and other Enterprise Applications such as ERP (e.g., SAP, Oracle) & CRM (e.g., Big Machines, Cleopatra).

  • Strong understanding of the interface between Sales and Production, the decision-making parameters that govern Engineer-to-order (ETO), Configure-to-Order (CTO), Assemble-to-order (ATO), Make-to-order (MTO) and Make-to-stock (MTS) strategies.

  • Strong experience/knowledge of Inquiry to Order (ITO) & Order-to-Requisition (OTR) processes. Experience or good knowledge of Engineering and/or Manufacturing functions using PLM/DCM systems (ideally Teamcenter/Rulestream Solutions) covering Product Structuring & Configuration; Bills of Material creation, Part Classification, Design process & CAD integration, engineering change management, requirements management / systems engineering, and new product introduction.

  • Solid experience in ‘brown field’ Rulestream/Teamcenter implementations involving complex / significant data migration and cutover activities.

  • Knowledge of latest information technologies related to Teamcenter, Rulestream, Java, Web, and Unix Server environments

  • Working knowledge of application servers, J2EE, Oracle, Unix O/S, Linux, Siteminder, LDAP, SOA, messaging, and physical architectures.

  • Ability to quickly configure and conduct business demos and define requirements and data model.

  • Knowledge of SDLC processes, estimation and risk identification & mitigation.

  • Experience of working in projects following an Agile/SCRUM implementation approach.

  • Good English communication skills (written and verbal), analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills. Proven abilities to communicate complex topics to leaders and peers in a simple, clear, plan oriented manner.

  • Established analytical and problem resolution skills, and can deal with ambiguity

  • Ability to lead teams and work in cross functional team environment. Demonstrated work in Matrix Organizations.

  • Proactive responsible individual, with the ability to set own action plans

  • Must possess strong proficiency in MS-Office tools.

  • Working knowledge of one or more of the following programming languages: Java, VB, ITK, PLMXML, XML, XSTL, C, C++, would be an advantage.

  • Knowledge of Teamcenter BMIDE.

  • Knowledge of Lean product development, Six Sigma and certification in CMII are desired

  • Visible energy in proposing and drive changes at different level of the organization;

  • Ability to anticipate customer needs and ensure that they are transferred in robust improvement and simplification programs.#DTR About Us: Baker Hughes, a GE Company is the world’s first fullstream company that brings together integrated services, equipment and digital solutions that enhance productivity, minimize risks and lower costs across the entire spectrum of oil and gas development. BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.With 70,000 employees in more than 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a start-up – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Follow us on Twitter, join our LinkedIn Group or become a fan of our Facebook page. Receive job and event notifications by becoming a member of the GE Talent Community. Stay up to date on what’s happening at GE around the globe by checking out the GE Careers Blog.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; Texas; HoustonGE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.