Sr Staff Architect- Application & Enterprise Architecture
New Orleans , Louisiana
February 10, 2016
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GE Digital

Business Segment

Digital Information Technology & Digital Thread

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Posted Position Title

Sr Staff Architect- Application & Enterprise Architecture

Career Level



Information Technology

Function Segment

Application and Enterprise Architecture

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States

U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces




New Orleans, Van Buren Township

Postal Code


Relocation Assistance


Role Summary/Purpose

Will help architect and drive and many other of GE's highest-visibility and highest-traffic web properties. Will partner and work as part of a dynamic team on many fast-paced projects, as well as helping to set our longer-term technical direction. Will work with new technologies on the back-end and front-end, as well as technical platforms such as Drupal and WordPress.

Essential Responsibilities

* To work with teams on designing a relevant and effective road-map for platforms, middleware frameworks, continuous integration solutions, automation, etc.

* Work with development teams to engineer solutions with security, availability, and performance integrated and adhered to, throughout the SDLC process and not as an afterthought.

* Work with the team to extract qualities expected of a world class DevOps team.

* Run POCs on relevant cutting edge and open-source experimental technologies.

* Capacity planning, resource allocation, infrastructure strategy, design services, etc.

* Develop and maintain architectural strategies, support, and system documentation

* Define and execute cloud automation strategy for enterprise applications and app components

* Design and develop components & strategies in the cloud to support scalability, high availability, performance, monitoring, disaster recovery, etc.

* Design and direct the implementation of Continuous Integration & Delivery Pipelines

* Automate flow of source code modification from development to production

* Automation of the deployment pipeline

* Provide deep hardware/software technical architecture expertise to ensure proper solution design

* Assist with incident response, troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and problem resolution

* Perform software upgrades and installations as required in support of cloud strategy

* Manage, oversee and mentor junior/senior DevOps / ArchOps professionals


* Minimum 5 years of Information Technology experience

* Minimum 2 years experience with Linux system administration of Apache, PHP, MySQL, Memcache

* Minimum 1 year experience with AWS Cloud services and architecture

* Minimum 1 year experience with Chef systems management - cookbook creation

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

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 background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

* Experience supporting large scale web applications

* Experience with Scalr cloud management platform

* Experience with New Relic

* Experience working with databases

* Deep knowledge of architecture and design of enterprise-scale Drupal applications

* Ability to hit tight deadlines and work under pressure

* Ability to clearly articulate complex ideas to technical resources

* Excellent judgment, organizational and problem solving skills

* Self-starter with an ability to solve problems with little or no direction

* Exceptional interpersonal skills - verbal, written and listening

* Strong desire for exploring, evaluating and understanding new technologies

* Strong sense of ownership, urgency and drive

* Demonstrated customer focus - evaluates decisions through the eyes of the customer, builds strong customer relationships and creates processes with customer viewpoint

* Hands-on experience implementing highly interactive web applications

* Hands-on experience with Agile (Scrum) and test driven development, continuous integration (Jenkins / Hudson) and version control (GIT, SVN, etc.)

* Experience in Managing the implementation of continuous delivery practices, defining the roadmap, articulating the benefits and managing the changes needed

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