Solution Design - Solution Architect
GE Digital
Lisbon, Portugal
há 3 dias


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Job Description

GE Digital Grid offers a wide portfolio of product & solutions helping customers to ensure stability and optimization of the electricity grid.

GE’s software products are enabling the world to move faster towards net-zero emissions, providing access to cleaner and cheaper energy to power the world.

Within the Grid Software Delivery organisation, the Solution Design team is charged to ensure best in class technical design to meet customer functional and non-functional requirements, project budget and timescale.

In the Solution Design team, the Solution Architect for Mobile Solutions will create cost-effective and secure mission-critical solution designs that deliver targeted customer outcomes based on a range of GE software products and technologies.

The Solution Architect will drive, validate, and audit the design of the solution during the different phases of the execution of a project.

These phases begin from the tendering stage and continue till the system acceptance in the customer site.

The successful candidate will have a passion for effective solution design, and be able to help utilities devise effective strategies for deploying mobile solutions to their workforces in a cyber-secure manner.

The role is based in Europe, working with utilities across Europe, Africa and sometimes globally.

Responsabilities :

  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of the capabilities of GE's Mobile Enterprise software for utility solutions. Build technical expertise in the domain, with objective to be a trusted advisor to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Lead the architecture and design of technical solutions for customers :
  • Own the design deliverables for assigned area of work (Statement of Work, Architecture documents).
  • Contribute to technical analysis activities, such as requirements gathering and product gap analysis of user requirements.
  • Ensure traceability of requirements with solutions proposed

  • Communicate and explain the design to the customer and key project stakeholders.
  • Ensure that proposed architectures and designs are according to best practices and are optimal. Effectively leverage product capability, driving standardization, limiting customization, and maximizing reuse of content developed for previous solutions
  • Coordinate involvement of other SMEs (e.g. business analysts, IT / Cybersecurity experts) and make sure their design contributions meet system architecture functional and non-functional requirements
  • Drive and translate business requirements into technical deliverables
  • Analyses and design required interfaces (SCADA, application services, etc.)
  • Liaison with the Product Management and Development teams to help build best practices in the domain. Follow technical review processes and provide insights for product enhancements
  • Drive excellence in execution through continuous improvement & Lean mindset (best practices and reference material - reference architectures, reference solutions)
  • Participate and lead technical workshops internal and external as required
  • Participating for knowledge capitalization and dissemination across the solution design team
  • Support tendering team during customer interactions
  • Deliver technical consultancy services on demand;
  • Basic Qualifications;
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, telecommunications or similar
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a software delivery organization, with operation (project delivery) background in solution architecture and system design, integration, and consulting, including work experience on delivering digital / mobile solutions for utilities / field service management workforces.
  • Native / Fluent English speaker & another major European language a plus
  • Technical Skills

  • Minimum of 5 years related work experience architecting and implementing 24X7 mission critical software applications, involving mobile client, relational databases and data synchronization processes
  • Strong understanding of technologies and trends in the design and operation of distributed-computing and distributed-data systems, especially on meeting performance, scalability, and security (IT / Infrastructure, Cloud / On prem solutions, Cybersecurity / Reliability, containerization technologies (Docker / Kubernetes), Microservices, etc.. )
  • Understanding of enterprise architecture patterns, especially on meeting performance, scalability, and security. Working knowledge of designing scalable and highly distributed solutions, as well as cloud and containerization technologies, like Kubernetes, OpenShift, OpenStack, DockerSwarm, Cloud Foundry, AWS, Azure, etc.
  • Experience with digital solution concepts such as cybersecurity, SW virtualization, connectivity protocols, application design, data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI).
  • Knowledge & experience in microservices architecture and web services (SOAP, REST)
  • Exposure to iterative product development and program management techniques including Agile, Scrum, and use of a CI / CD development pipeline
  • Familiarity with iOS and Android mobile platforms and tools (architecture level)
  • Understanding of mobile app deployment technologies and methodologies
  • Cyber Security knowledge (principles, 3rd party products, security standards, typical requirements, etc.)
  • Key Personal Skills

  • Work independently as well as part of the team
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Maintain & continuously update technical skills and knowledge
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and capable of articulating specific technical topics or assignments
  • Effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with team members, customers, and leadership
  • Influence and energize others toward the common vision and goal
  • Ability to be involved in multiple projects simultaneously, while maintaining the highest standards of service quality in all aspects of project delivery
  • Capability to quickly adjust expectations, with focus on customer outcomes
  • Willingness to accept and promote change
  • Ability to quickly learn and acquire deep understanding of new software applications and environment
  • Demonstrates clarity of thinking to work through limited information and vague problem definitions
  • Shares knowledge, power, and credit, establishing trust, credibility, and goodwill
  • Able to work under minimal supervision;
  • Desired Characteristics;
  • Experience working on software projects in the Energy domain (Energy Management, Oil & Gas, Power & Water) is a plus
  • Experience with GE Digital Grid ADMS software or Yambay mobile solutions for field service management is a plus
  • Familiarity with Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity guidance and standards including NERC / CIP, NIS, ISO 27001
  • Understanding of utility businesses and utility field work practices
  • Familiar with Lean
  • Able to work well with global teams, including time-zone flexibility
  • Flexibility to travel to international locations occasionally
  • Additional Information

    Relocation Assistance Provided : No

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