Principal – Software Architect

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Job Description Summary

As a Principal Software Architect for the GE Aerospace Digital Workplace team, you will be responsible for working closely with the broader Digital Workplace organization to drive the development and deployment of key productivity, collaboration, and engagement tools across the organization in a seamless, contemporary, and modern way. Working under the leadership of our Software & Architecture Leader, you will leading the technical scoping, design, build, and delivery of key products and capability across a product portfolio that spans core Intranet Services, Productivity & Collaboration platforms, BPO tooling, Employee Experience & Engagement platforms, and Document Management solutions. You will be part of a growing, focused team to continually develop this internal product portfolio, delivering increased value to our 60,000+ user base across the world, impacting every employee across the company.

This is a project based role that will support the separation of GE Aerospace into an independent, investor-grade company.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Defining a technology strategy and roadmap in partnership with engineering, product, and operational leadership that aligns to GE Aerospace’s DT vision and mission
  • Support GE Aerospace’s separation into a standalone company by understanding the as-is product portfolio and develop a to-be vision for the future state of the Digital Workplace portfolio
  • Lead and coordinate domain-specific technical and business discussions relative to the future architecture direction across the Digital Workplace product portfolio
  • Act as a key decision-maker for all technology and architecture decisions across the product and services landscape
  • Produce, review, and present architecture artifacts to articulate vision and obtain buy-in from key stakeholders and Enterprise Architect peers
  • Partner with both the SaaS and custom software domains in implementing key Enterprise Architecture decisions through hands-on support and execution
  • Review and provide recommendations to business requirements or engineering designs to ensure a scalable, future-proof product portfolio
  • Own key relationships across the DT function, including Cyber Security, Identity, Cloud, and Infrastructure to ensure alignment to company-wide standards and procedures
  • Research, understand, articulate, and recommend strategic direction based on industry trends and best practices
  • Understand emerging technology and the potential value and pitfalls early adoption can bring to the organization
  • Apply governance, compliance, and regulatory considerations to all technical, architectural, or product adoption recommendations
  • Work closely with operations teams to monitor and optimize system performance through continuous iterations of application and solution refactoring
  • Provide technical coaching, mentoring, and guidance to the team
  • Be an advocate for and represent the Software Architecture disciple both inside of Digital Workplace and externally across the CTO, CIO, and DT function

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university or college with minimum of 10 years of professional experience OR Associates degree with minimum of 13 years of professional experience OR High School Diploma with minimum of 15 years of professional experience
  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience in deploying M365 at scale
  • Note: Military experience is equivalent to professional experience

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. or CAN is required.  We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job

Desired Characteristics:

Technical Expertise:

  • Demonstrate very strong technical leadership skills including solid communication and analytical skills with a thorough understanding of software architecture
  • Hands on experience of successful problem definition, decomposition, estimation, and resolution
  • Experience building scalable, globally accessible solutions and platforms
  • Direct experience working with and building applications on Cloud based environments (SaaS, AWS, Azure, or similar)
  • Experience with deploying, monitoring, and scaling changes within an enterprise environment
  • Demonstrated coaching of others in programing/engineering/architecture frameworks or other Computer Science skills is desired

Business Acumen:

  • Ability to evaluate technology to drive features and roadmaps, mapping technology trends to internal vision and strategy
  • Understands the value of changes and is willing to pivot direction to embrace different ways of working
  • Able to balance value propositions for competing stakeholders and develop recommendations that meet all needs
  • Able to perform detailed build vs. buy assessments and make well-researched, data-driven recommendations


  • Able to communicate effectively both within immediate team and to non-technical leadership
  • Able to effectively articulate drivers behind decisions and continuously reflecting on both success and failures to improve performance and strategy
  • Understands when change is needed and actively participates in technical strategy planning
  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team
  • Able to navigate accountability in a matrixed organization
  • Communicates and demonstrates a shared sense of purpose

Personal Attributes:

  • Able to effectively mentor others in architecture disciplines and best practices
  • Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve issues and design solutions using critical thinking and analysis skills and best practices
  • Able to finds key patterns in seemingly unrelated information
  • Influences and energizes other toward the common vision and goal to maintain critical momentum during high-stress times
  • Innovates and integrates new processes, methodologies, and technology into portfolio


The salary range for this position is $150,800-$251,300. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus/variable incentive plan.

GE provides a comprehensive benefits package that provides access to plans which support the overall wellbeing of our employees and their dependents. These benefits include, but are not limited to, healthcare coverage (medical, dental, vision, pharmacy), a retirement plan that includes Company Retirement Savings and a 401K with Company matching, Life Insurance options, Disability coverage, paid time-off, EAP, and more.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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