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Staff Software Architect

General Electric (GE)

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: KP132-1613

Job description / Role

Role Summary:
As a Staff Software Architect of a software engineering group, you will apply your knowledge of management, software development methodologies, best practices and proven processes to deliver a quality software product on budget, within planned schedule with superb quality.

Essential Responsibilities:

Business Overview:
- At GE Software, we are creating technology and solutions to enable social, mobile, analytical and cloud capabilities for the Industrial Internet
- The Industrial Internet is an open, global network that connects people, data and machines
- It's about making infrastructure more intelligent and advancing the industries critical to the world we live in
- At GE, we believe it's about the future of industry energy, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing
- It's about making the world work better
- Stay connected with us
- Join our Talent Community!

In this role, you will:
- Demonstrate very strong technical leadership and people management skills including solid communication and analytical skills with thorough understanding of product development and successful problem definition, decomposition, estimation and resolution
- Influence decision making through active partnership with cross-functional teams
- Manage strategic business partnerships and relationships through Technical, Financial, Contractual and Relationship management
- Own and manage the multiple rapid prototyping and product development budgets
- Coach, mentor and lead a diverse group of lean/agile software and user experience engineers
- Work with product owners across the business to understand market needs & vision; quickly translate that vision into demonstrable software
- Quickly define and deliver working software prototypes
- Work with product owners and architects to develop multi generation software technology plans
- Work directly with customers to understand business and technical needs
- Drive increased efficiency across the teams, eliminating duplication, leveraging product and technology reuse based on framework provided for the solution
- Support process improvements which guide the development, sustaining & support activities
- Work cross functionally with other business departments to align activities and deliverables
- Drive world-class quality in the development and support of products
- Keep project data relating to tracking and financials current
- Deliver resource strategy and plans, including use of 3rd parties/partners, etc., in support of development and support activities
- Plan and manage budgets related to scope of team
- Communicate effectively both within immediate team and GE leadership
- Ensure team receives consistent messages and has clear understanding of business direction, strategy and results
- Build a world class software development team to consistently deliver complex software solutions of varying size and duration
- Please note: this is an EVERGREEN position, meaning that the Talent Acquisition Specialist will contact suitable candidates as soon as the intake for this vacancy opens. Currently we are gathering potential candidates who would be interested in this role.


- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or in "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or equivalent knowledge or experience
- A minimum of 12 years of professional experience in managing engineering organization or 10 years plus Master's degree in computer science

Desired Characteristics:
- Must be willing to travel

Technical Expertise:
- Recognizes patterns and complexity in problems
- Extracts decomposition algorithms, and strategically plans how to execute programs by understanding how best to decompose to expose / protect against risk
- Aligns with vision and roadmap established for the program and helps to tailor for regional need
- Collaborates with engineering leadership for the P&L and ensures compliance with architecture, engineering practices and operating mechanisms established for the program
- Demonstrates mastery of the intricacies of interactions and dynamics in Agile teams
- Demonstrates advanced understanding of Lean Six Sigma principles (e.g., Black belt certified)
- Guides new teams to adopt Agile, troubleshoots adoption efforts, and guide continuous improvement
- Provides training on Lean / Agile
- Drives elimination of inefficiencies in coding process
- Teaches XP practices to others
- Actively embraces new methods and practices that increase efficiency and effectiveness

Business Acumen:
- Prioritizes projects based on an assessment of competitive needs
- Anticipates areas of competitive vulnerability and offers plans to mitigate them
- Evangelizes new technology, predicts trends, and identifies new opportunities based on trends
- Acts as industry expert by participating in defining standards and open source initiatives
- Creates a culture of customer focus and high performance to drive innovation
- Continuous engagement with focus on GE HCP strategy for customer satisfaction
- Ensures compliance and adherence to the one GE HCP brand solution architecture and design

- Establishes framework for a culture of successful collaboration by defining a common understanding of who has decision rights and accountability, and how collaboration and transparency are rewarded
- Establishes vision, Identifies and champions internal/external best practices, tools, and ideas to improve execution and quality
- Drives an organization of efficiency, accountability and ownership
- Able to verbalize what is behind decisions and downstream implications
- Continuously reflecting on success and failures to improve performance and decision-making
- Understands when change is needed
- Participates in technical strategy planning

Personal Attributes:
- Uses critical thinking skills and disciplined approaches to help leaders and leadership teams resolve issues and define solutions
- Evangelizes and contributes to the GE standards for critical thinking best practices and methodologies across the enterprise
- Defines new critical thinking methods
- Engages with external thought-leaders and communities on analytical and critical thinking methodologies
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity
- Evangelizes the notion that anything worth doing takes repeated effort and failure
- Drives the organization toward a continued excitement of attaining the vision and goal in the face of resistance
- Innovates and integrates new processes and/or technology to significantly add value to GE
- Identifies how the cost of change weighs against the benefits and advises accordingly
- Proactively learns new solutions and processes to address seemingly unanswerable problems

About Us:

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world. GE works on things that matter - great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients.

Learn More About Careers at GE

Learn More About GE Healthcare

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, and according with all local laws protecting different status.

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About the Company

GE is a diversified technology, media and financial services company, dedicated to creating products that make life better. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, medical imaging, television programming and oil and gas, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs over 300,000 people worldwide.

GE's Oil & Gas business is a leader in the development and delivery of advanced product and service offerings for the global oil and gas industry. As a consequence of the rapid expansion of its technology base, GE's Oil & Gas is capable of addressing the largest and most complex engineering and application challenges entirely from its own worldwide resources. So whether it's the world's largest LNG compression trains, re-injection of high sulfur gas, enhancing the safety and productivity of the world's oil and gas pipelines, or equipment for the production of oil and gas from harsh environments, GE is leading the charge.

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