Software Architect

Trevose, Pennsylvania
11 Oct 2016
20 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
In this role, the Software Architect will lead, consult, or manage multiple user experience engagements. You will work on highly complex projects that require in-depth knowledge across multiple specialized user experience domains.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Software Architect, you will:
  • Work with cross business & functional teams in influencing the direction of design & user experience within GE
  • Provide leadership, design guidance, and mentorship to the Tech Solutions UI / UX team
  • Drive excellence in building and delivering user experience designs & solutions across all Tech Solutions teams
  • Collaborate with & directly contribute to user experience design, process, methodologies, and capabilities across cross business UI/UX teams within GE
  • Use Agile / Lean design methodologies to deliver results
  • Lead and contribute effective documentation and communication of design - via wireframes, mockups, and requirements engineering
  • Lead the research and evaluation of emerging design, user experience trends, industry, GIS, SCADA and market trends
  • Review and approve the proposed solutions and provide business requirements prioritization
  • Participate and provide guidance on the project Release Planning, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum meetings and Sprint Review Meetings
  • Manage product or service vision by managing the Product Backlog and develops, maintains and prioritizes the Product Backlog interacting with stakeholders
  • Participate in reviewing and validating proposed Design and Architecture
  • Provide coding standards and clarify any technical questions to the team


  • Bachelor's Degree in Design or in "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) with a minimum of 12 years of technical experience including leadership across disciplines and functions within a product (OR a Master's Degree with 8 years of experience of technical experience including leadership across disciplines and functions within a product OR PhD with 5 years of experience of technical experience including leadership across disciplines and functions within a produc)
  • Minimum of 5 years of Architect OR UX and design experience

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

  • Track record of successful UX & design delivery
  • Designs new components to contribute to design systems, documents intended usage. Evangelizes the practice of interaction design to GE businesses and stakeholders. Directs and mentors others in the practice of interaction design
  • Flexibility - ability to handle multiple long & short cycles, major & minor tasks simultaneously, while maintaining an aggressive delivery schedule
  • Process-oriented - able to devise and implement plans and courses of action from high level down to individual steps
  • Strong track record of understanding and interest in current and emerging technologies demonstrated through training, job experience and/or industry activities
  • Strong team player - collaborates well with others to solve problems and actively incorporates input from various sources
  • Strong analytical skills - 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
  • Change oriented - actively generates process improvements; supports and drives change, and confronts difficult circumstances in creative ways
  • Creates, analyzes and manages projects that provide direct business benefit
  • Demonstrates detailed knowledge of business operations and strategic direction, including merger & acquisition opportunities
  • See patterns within industry issues
  • Demonstrate how UX provides solutions for internal / external customer challenges
  • Uses root cause analysis to identify, correct and/or eliminate the causes of problems as well as the problem itself
  • Keep participants focused on task and end process
  • Guide participation to include all present; solicits information about absent stakeholders
  • Identify new opportunities by creating bonds of trust with customers
  • Identify opportunities for necessary changes and actively pursues / leads appropriate changes

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