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General Electric Sr. Staff Software Architect in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Job Description Summary

This Sr. Staff Software Architect for the Digital Platforms organization will be a member of a team leading the software architecture, design, and team leadership activities of the Edison Health Services (EHS)/Edison Health Link (EHL) platform. This Platform integrates SW applications, SW platforms, and compute HW from across GE Healthcare and platform teams including technologies from across GE and from industry leading 3rd party digital solution providers.

This role will be responsible for helping define the next generation digital EHS/EHL stack. You will be working on multiple Proof of Concept (POC)/Advanced Technology (ATD) projects to evaluate & risk retire various technologies, partners, and solutions especially leveraging Cloud Native technologies for on premise and cloud deployment. You will help lead a team responsible for the end to end lifecycle of certain parts of the stack from architecture and conceptual design all the way through installed base and obsolescence management.

You will work closely with the Principal and Chief Architects on highly complex projects that require in-depth domain knowledge in the Cloud Native space.

GE Healthcare is a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator. Our Digital organization is structured around three major areas: Products & Platform, Go to Market and Centers of Excellence.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

In this role you will:

  • Lead and coordinate the domain technical and business discussions relative to future architecture direction across the product portfolio or 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 requirements at domain level within product portfolio or team.

  • Participate in the EA (Enterprise Architecture) domain governance model.

  • Contribute to the development of software and data delivery platforms that are service-oriented with reusable components 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.

  • Coordinate Technical Design Reviews (Concept, Development, and Evaluation TDR’s).

  • Partner with the broader architecture office and technical product management teams to help build, groom, and prioritize backlogs for your area of responsibility.

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • 12+ years of technical experience along with established leadership credentials across disciplines and functions within a product OR Master’s degree with 8 years of experience OR PhD with 5 years of experience in Software Architecture work.

  • GE Leadership Program Graduates will get credit towards relevant work experience, commensurate to the program they have completed.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be willing to travel.

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Milwaukee, WI.

Desired Characteristics:

Technical Expertise

  • 5+ years full-time experience in enterprise software architecture – emphasis on implementation of scalable cloud/cloud native technical solutions in products.

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

  • Good working knowledge of developing distributed solutions using following technologies -

  • Cloud and containerization technologies, like Kubernetes, OpenShift, OpenStack, DockerSwarm, Cloud Foundry, AWS, Azure, etc

  • IaaS SW technologies including sw defined storage, networking, Linux operating systems, hypervisors, etc

  • Service Oriented Architecture, Microservices

  • Languages and Frameworks like Java, Javascript, Angular, NodeJS, Python, GoLang, etc

  • Frameworks and API paradigm such as Spring, Spring Boot, REST, OSGi

  • Relational and NoSQL databases

  • Understanding of enterprise architecture patterns, especially on meeting performance, scalability, and reliability CTQs.

  • Participates in domain technical and business discussions relative to future architecture direction aligning with business goals.

  • Gathers and analyzes data and develops architectural requirements at project level, aligning architectural requirements with software development strategy.

  • Reviews exceptions and makes recommendations to architectural standards at a domain level.

  • Strong analytical and strong problem solving skills -communicates in a clear and succinct manner and effectively evaluates information / data to make decisions, anticipates obstacles and develops plans to resolve, creates actionable strategies and operational plans.

  • Exposure to iterative product development and program management techniques including Agile, FastWorks, and use of a CI/CD development pipeline.

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.


  • Experience working with others on a global basis.

  • Strong team player – collaborates well with others to solve problems and actively incorporates input from various sources.

  • 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.

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.

Our total rewards are designed to unlock your ambition by giving you the boost and flexibility you need to turn your ideas into world-changing realities. Our salary and benefits are everything you’d expect from an organization with global strength and scale, and you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters care, collaboration and support.



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: Yes