Staff Storage Architect

Cincinnati, New York
12 Nov 2016
02 Feb 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Staff Storage Architect demonstrates leadership in delivering infrastructure services to core engineering platforms. The candidate should have deep enterprise storage expertise such as NAS, SAN, tiered storage, backup/replication/archive, storage architecture.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Staff Storage Architect, you will:
  • Understand, document engineering use-cases and provide architectural solutions driving business outcomes
  • Leverage expertise in network, storage, virtualization in driving solutions to business
  • Align with GE Digital and Corporate in driving next generation solutions for GE Power engineering
  • Research and explore next generation technologies and turning into strategic options for business
  • Root-cause and document deep technology issues and apply preventive actions
  • Participate in the domain technical and business discussions relative to future architect direction
  • Assist in the analysis, design and development of a road-map 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 infrastructure architecture governance model
  • Support design and deployment of infrastructure solutions meeting standardization, consolidation, TCO, security, regulatory compliance and application system qualities, for different businesses
  • Research and evaluate emerging technology, industry and market trends to assist in project development and/or operational support activities
  • Coach and mentor team members


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or in "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in Network, storage or virtualized / cloud computing infrastructure
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in storage / backup operational experience
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as required
  • Ability and willingness to work out of an office located in Greenville or Schenectady or Cincinnati

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

  • Hands-on experience in Linux, Windows, EMC storage solutions
  • Strong experience in networking protocols
  • Skilled level expertise in design of network and storage to meet business application system qualities
  • 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 key cross-functional concepts that impact the organization; is aware of business priorities and organizational dynamics
  • 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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