Staff Software Architect

Atlanta, Georgia
03 Oct 2016
04 Feb 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Staff Software Architect will design and program a small module or a large component and designing a feature, set of features, or whole feature area. You will work independently and contribute to the immediate team and to other teams across business. You will work closely with the ERP, Business Intelligence, Supply Chain business teams to established the Power Plant Configuration - Installed Base Analytics (IBAT) system that provides visibility on Customer equipment across the globe.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Staff Software Architect you will:
  • Subject Matter Expertise on Solution
    Architecture - Ariba, SAP ERP, SOA, Webmethods
  • Lead implementation of full Procure-to-Pay
    solution that incudes configuring Ariba Marketplace, integration with Master
    Data, and integration with Payment system
  • Utilize knowledge of defined reference
    architectures, technology trends, implementation experience in order to
    translate the business need into an end-to-end technical solution
  • Participate in the domain technical and
    business discussions relative to future architect direction.
  • Assist in the analysis, design and development
    of a roadmap and implementation based upon a current vs. future state in a
    cohesive architecture viewpoint.
  • Gather and analyze data and develop
    architectural requirements at project level.
  • Participate in the EA (Enterprise
    Architecture) governance model.
  • Support the development software and data
    delivery platforms that are service-oriented with reusable components that can
    be orchestrated together into different methods for different businesses.
  • Research and evaluate
    emerging technology, industry and market trends to assist in project
    development and/or operational support activities.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or in "STEM"
    Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum
    of 8 years of professional experience in Ariba Marketplace / Ariba
    Procure-to-Pay OR Master's degree with 6 years of experience in Ariba
    Marketplace / Ariba Procure-to-Pay
    OR PhD with 3 years of experience in Ariba Marketplace
    / Ariba Procure-to-Pay

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal
    authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor
    individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job
  • Ability and willingess to travel up to 20%, as required
  • Must
    be willing to work out of an office located in Atlanta, GA

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

  • Ariba Certification
  • Understands
    technical and business discussions relative to future architecture direction aligning
    with business goals.
  • Understands
    concepts of setting and driving architecture direction.
  • Familiar
    with elements of gathering architecture requirements.
  • Understands
    architecture standards concepts to apply to project work.
  • Understand
    Supply Chain, Sourcing, Accounts Payable, Finance, Procure-to-Pay
  • Understand
    key cross-functional concepts that impact the organization; is aware of
    business priorities and organizational dynamics.
  • Coaches
    and mentors team members.
  • Familiar with concepts of costing hardware and
    software components. Works to assure work is on-time and within budget.
  • Delivers tasks on-time with alignment to architectural
    goals. Can identify and raise issues, risks and benefits.
  • Participates in change initiatives by implementing new
    directions and providing appropriate information and feedback.
  • Applies
    values, policies, procedures and precedent to make timely, routine decisions of
    limited, clear choice.
  • Reacts
    open-mindedly to new perspectives or ideas. Considers different or unusual
    solutions when appropriate.
  • Resolves
    day-to-day issues related to strategy implementation. Escalates issues that
    impact the client and/or strategic initiatives.

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