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General Electric Solution Design - Solution Architect in Home/Remote/Alternate, United Kingdom

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Job Description

GE Digital Grid offers a large portfolio of product & solutions helping customers to ensure stability & optimization of the Grid. The Solution Architect’s role is to ensure best in class and optimal technical design to meet customer functional and non-functional requirements, project budget and timescale for those solutions, covering Asset Control, Asset Management and Mobility.

For projects in their dedicated segment or domain, the Solution Architect drives, validates, and audits the design of the solution during the different phases of the execution of a project. These phases begin from the Tendering stage and continue till the system acceptance in the customer site.

This position is for a Solution Architect in charge of the implementation of GE’s Mobile Enterprise software for Distribution Optimization and Outage Response.

Responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Lead the architecture and design of technical solutions for customers. Own the design deliverables for assigned area of work (Statement of Work, Architecture documents)

  • Understand capabilities of GE's Mobile Software Products

  • Contribute to technical analysis activities, such as requirements gathering and product gap analysis of user requirements

  • Responsible for design documentation. Deliver detailed design specifications as per customer requirements. Ensure that proposed architectures and designs are according to best practices and are optimal

  • Manage involvement of other SMEs (e.g. business analysts, IT / Cybersecurity experts) and make sure their design contributions meet system architecture functional and non-functional requirements

  • In partnership with IT/cyber experts, software experts, proposes the best IT/Infrastructure layers and components for the solution (covering among other topics virtualization, operating systems, Storage & archival, network architecture, … )

  • Engage throughout the entire lifecycle on projects and provide feedback on architecture, design, and functionality while working closely with team members,

  • Liaison with the Product Management and Development teams to help build best practices within the European region

  • Effectively leverage product capability, driving standardization, limiting customization, and maximizing reuse of content developed for previous solutions

  • Follow technical review processes and provide insights for product enhancements

  • Drive excellence in execution through continuous improvement & Lean mindset (best practices and reference material - reference architectures, reference solutions)

Additional Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the communication and enforcement of the design to the customer and key project stakeholders

  • Contribute to all key stages of project and responsible for solution review gates

  • Participating for knowledge capitalization and dissemination across the solution design team

  • Lead with cross-functional teams as required for the solution and implement processes to ensure best use of GE Mobile products and services to meet project requirements

  • Ensure maximal re-usability of design information across the various geographies

  • Support tendering team during customer interactions

  • Build technical expertise in the field of his segment or domain

  • Liaison with Product Engineering Management, business analysts, and product engineering team members as needed to help define detailed requirements and implementation strategies for product gaps

  • Effectively apply project execution methodology and standards

  • Drive and translate business requirements into technical deliverables

  • Analyses and design required interfaces (SCADA, application services, etc.)

  • Ensure traceability of requirements with solutions proposed,

  • Deliver technical consultancy services on demand,

  • Communicates with multiple teams, and shares in anticipation future projects needs;

Personal Skills:

  • Work independently as well as part of the team

  • Maintain & continuously update technical skills and knowledge

  • Strong problem-solving abilities and capable of articulating specific technical topics or assignments

  • Effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with team members, customers, and leadership

  • Influences and energizes others toward the common vision and goal

  • Ability to focus on the critical business outcomes and drive teams to achieving these goals

  • Ability to be involved in multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to work well with multiple vendors and customers during any project implementation

  • Strong presentation and communication skills

  • Capability to quickly adjust expectations, with focus on customer outcomes

  • Willingness to accept and promote change

  • Ability to quickly learn and acquire deep understanding of new software applications and environment

  • Demonstrates clarity of thinking to work through limited information and vague problem definitions

  • Shares knowledge, power, and credit, establishing trust, credibility, and goodwill

  • Able to work under minimal supervision

  • Able to work well with global teams, including time-zone flexibility

  • Flexibility to travel to international locations occasionally;

Desired Knowledge & Experience:

  • Minimum of 6 years related work experience architecting and implementing 24X7 mission critical software applications, involving mobile client, relational databases and data synching processes

  • Minimum 5 years of mobile or mobile GIS experience

  • Strong Software development skills in software analysis, design, methodology, and architecture

  • Understanding of enterprise architecture patterns, especially on meeting performance, scalability, and security. Working knowledge of designing scalable and highly distributed solutions, as well as cloud and containerization technologies, like Kubernetes, OpenShift, OpenStack, DockerSwarm, Cloud Foundry, AWS, Azure, etc.

  • Experience with digital solution concepts such as cybersecurity, SW virtualization, SW containerization, connectivity protocols, microservice architecture, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), application design, data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI).

  • Knowledge & experience in microservices architecture and web services (SOAP, REST)

  • Programming experience in software development. Exposure to iterative product development and program management techniques including Agile, Scrum, and use of a CI/CD development pipeline

  • Experience with software development and collaboration tools such as JIRA and Confluence

  • Working knowledge of Smallworld and industry solutions, ESRI, Intergraph or other GIS system

  • Understanding of or experience implementing and integrating SmallWorld GIS and Mobile GIS products

  • Experience with Windows, SQL databases, SSRS, Web Services and SOA technologies

  • Experience with Oracle, SQL*Plus and SQL Developer

  • Ability to plan for and implement product version upgrades into a customer production environment

  • Experience with data extraction and conversion

  • Familiarity with iOS and Android mobile platforms and tools

  • Look for opportunities to improve the customer experience while maintaining business requirements

  • Experience in building scalable and highly available distributed solutions,

  • Private data center Infrastructure knowledge (network, storage, compute)

  • Cyber Security knowledge (principles, 3rd party products, security standards, typical requirements, etc.)

  • Experience working on software projects in the Energy domain (Energy Management, Oil & Gas, Power & Water) is a plus

  • Experience with GE Digital Grid software is a plus

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or similar

  • Native/Fluent English speaker

Other:

  • Ability to work non-standard hours to accommodate business needs

  • Flexibility to travel to international locations

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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