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General Electric Principal 2 - Infrastructure Architect in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a member of the Enterprise High Performance Computing as a Service (HPCaaS) team, the Principal Infrastructure Architect will have responsibility for leading the identification, design and implementation of GE’s next generation High Performance Computing (HPC) network technology roadmap and plan. You will consult and oversee multiple global engagements related to the network infrastructure aspects of the HPC product portfolio in conjunction with your peers and colleagues as well as the on-going development of new, innovative products in the HPC, Machine Learning and Simulation Based Engineering and Science disciplines. You will be a technical domain expert representing the organization both internally and externally with strategic suppliers, partners, stakeholders and customers to ensure the solutions implemented meet both current and future needs of the business and the Engineering function. Your work will require deep expertise and an ability to work across multiple technical or functional domains while ensuring global consistency in the technology used to provide HPC products to GE.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Work to understand complex global business network infrastructure requirements related to the HPCaaS product and subsequently translate those into a clear, consistent strategic technology roadmap, build consensus to your vision and recommendation, influence leadership support to execute successfully.

  • Drive the development of solutions with reusable components that can be leveraged in different ways to meet globally diverse business requirements from a broad stakeholder community.

  • Evolve current legacy network service and solution offerings into next generation capabilities aligned to new and emerging business needs.

  • Lead the research and evaluation of emerging network technology, industry and market trends to assist in project development, solution implementation and/or operational support activities across multiple teams or complex scenarios.

  • Develop, implement and practice a robust, quantitative technology evaluation process. Document performance criteria and testing strategies, quantify results, trade-offs and recommendations using a data-driven approach to support conclusions.

  • Work in partnership with your peers and colleagues to ensure a cohesive wing-to-wing tech stack for the HPCaaS product portfolio.

  • Support the adjacent development of workload management and job scheduling tools aligned to and integrated with technical focus areas such as: containerization, cloud services, machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data services.

  • Balance cost, quality, performance, capability and productivity variables effectively.

  • Design, develop and analyze a network technology roadmap as well as an implementation plan based on current vs. future state in a cohesive manner and in collaboration with your colleagues, peers and adjacent service owners.

  • Develop, review, analyze and maintain current network reference architectures and system design documentation for related products and services.

  • Provide leadership, technology guidance and mentorship throughout the domain.

Required Characteristics

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

  • A minimum of 8 years designing, developing, building, and implementing enterprise network infrastructure for compute, data management and visualization intensive applications aligned to complex industrial engineering and product development.

  • Due to the nature of the work performed in our facilities, United States citizenship is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.

Desired Characteristics

  • Professional experience in High Performance Computing (HPC) and/or Simulation Based Engineering and Science (SBES).

  • Demonstrated ability to design, develop and maintain creative solutions to complex software, engineering toolchain and application problems.

  • Experience with enterprise-class network technology (Cisco ACI, Software Defined Networks, Adaptive Security Appliance and FirePower Threat Defense firewalls,) virtualization, operations, and cloud service integrations (for AWS and Azure.).

  • Experience with High Performance Computing compute, data storage, visualization and virtualization solutions from Cray, HPE, DDN, NetApp, Cisco, Mellanox, nvidia and VMWare as well as a demonstrated deep understand of related product roadmaps.

  • Experience with implementing complex compute, storage and visualization solutions and workflows in Amazon’s AWS cloud framework.

  • Experience with new and emerging infrastructure security strategies, multifactor authentication, data and network encryption technologies.

  • Demonstrated analytical, problem solving and technical leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and global teaming skills, executive presence.

  • Proven ability to communicate clearly across all levels of an organization and to work effectively across cultural, geographic and business boundaries.

  • Experience with engineering software aligned to finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics and lifing analytics or equivalent.

  • Proven experience working with and managing supplier relationships.

  • Proven ability to develop, nurture and maintain strategic, mutually beneficial external partnerships.

  • Familiarity with United States Government regulatory controls and frameworks (NIST, DFARS, CMMC, etc.)

  • Active Unites States Department of Defense security clearance for access to classified information or the ability and willingness to apply for and receive clearance as necessary for job function.

  • Six Sigma Greenbelt certified.

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

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).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes