General Electric VP - Customer Connectivity Services in Pierre, South Dakota

About Us:

GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . 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.

Role Summary:

We are creating a new digital function focused on speed, reuse and outcomes. We are bringing together expertise and domain knowledge from IT, engineering and software development, blurring the lines on how we’ve traditionally defined these roles.

Essential Responsibilities:

As our new VP - Customer Solution Services, reporting to our SVP/CTO, Infrastructure Services, you will be accountable for providing leadership, vision, ownership and strategic direction for GE’s infrastructure as it relates to our customer connections, third parties, and telecommunication partners globally across all GE businesses. In this customer facing and relationship driven role, you will partner closely with and influence across the GE Businesses, IT Leadership and our customers to transform GE’s infrastructure products and services.

In addition, in this newly created role, as our VP – Customer Solution Services you will:

  • Own and deliver the connectivity strategy and products for GE’s Enterprise and its extension to our customer base globally.

  • Create and nurture relationships with external customers and drive solutions from an influence perspective.

  • Provide technical leadership for planning and execution of major infrastructure projects with enterprise-wide and commercial impact.

  • Partner with leaders in Corporate IT Risk to implement future technology requirements and controls as it relates to delivering connectivity for key products, including Predix, while minimizing risk and meeting business goals.

  • Maintain current infrastructure trends and identify strategic business and commercial implications.

  • Assist in the development and change management of a high-performance, horizontal IT/Digital Technology organization.

  • Improve IT/Digital Technology operational excellence and control costs for the function globally.

  • Grow our Digital Technology community from being Infrastructure focused to add software and architecture expertise; move from project focused to product focused.

  • Drive the prioritization, budgeting and resource planning of IT to support business objectives and key initiatives for the business globally.

  • Create a forum for innovation with the GE technology community that drives thought leadership around GE’s industrial platforms including analytics, big data, cloud and mobile technologies.

  • Drive toward our vision of transforming into a digital function focused on horizontal products, driving reuse across GE.

  • Develop deep understanding of GE infrastructure requirements with the experience and acumen to accelerate portfolio advancements, convergence and delivery.

  • Develop and guide a technical community across the Digital Technology organization that fosters innovation, agile design and test methodology, flexible teaming, knowledge sharing and talent transformation.

  • Build a new team of highly technical individuals and provide leadership, inspiration and guidance that will foster a supportive culture of transparency, collaboration and creativity.

  • Attract, hire and retain exceptional talent inspired and motivated by the opportunity to grow in a continuous learning environment. Success Criteria Major personal performance objectives for this role in the first 12 months are: Build a product focused team that has a balance of relationship management and highly technical competencies to solve challenging business problems with business partners and customers. Define products, product roadmaps and reference architecture for our customer connections. Modernize existing solutions while positioning the organization to drive our future customer IoT connectivity Qualifications/Requirements: Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required, with a STEM major preferred.

  • Minimum of 12 years of progressive experience and demonstrated success in software engineering, enterprise architecture and/or information technology across multiple products, systems and/or platforms.

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience leading multi-discipline technical teams, preferably with international reach across multiple service types.

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in web-based applications, middle-tier services, database, storage, distributed computing, virtualization and/or application technology migrations, coupled with experience driving and executing cloud and digital technology strategies.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience of direct customer interaction and engagement. Eligibility Requirements

  • GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this role.

  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

  • Ability and willingness to travel 20-30% of the time. products and strategy. Desired Characteristics: Technical Expertise:

  • A passionate technology evangelist who has had success leading network designs and implementations across major technology partners along with white­box/open source solutions.

  • Hands-on experience in multi­generation technology planning, convergence and rationalization.

  • Ability to identify new approaches to complex design problems.

  • Evangelizes modern technologies to internal product teams, stakeholders and GE executives.

  • Knowledge of networking including routing and switching, LAN/DCLAN, wireless and network security

  • Experience in delivering industrial platforms or horizontal software middleware. Envisions technology landscape scalability best practices and translates them to requirements, architecture and tooling. Business Acumen:

  • Ability to influence non­technical aspects of technology change (e.g. business and operational architectures).

  • Problem solver; demonstrated ability to plan and execute highly visible, cross business initiatives.

  • Proven ability to execute high-profile projects and to provide thought leadership to an organization.

  • Passionate about technology with the pragmatism necessary to solve customer problems and deliver value.

  • Proven success in working globally in a global matrix organization across teams and cultures.

  • Interprets current trends and advances into future business opportunities. Creates a culture of customer focus and high performance to drive innovation. Understands industry trends and introduces disruptive solutions to revolutionize the industry. Leadership:

  • Influential leadership with the ability to partner, inspire and build consensus. Proven success in teaching, coaching and mentoring engineers and other technical functions.

  • Evangelize ideas, creates culture and strategy across the enterprise in support of business mission to various audiences with impact and positive outcome.

  • Builds trust across the teams through competence, reliability, sincerity and caring. Continuously reflects on success and failures to improve performance and decision making.

  • Establishes vision, identifies and champions internal and external best practices, tools, and ideas to improve execution and quality.

  • Drives efficiency, accountability and ownership in the organization.

  • Weighs trade­offs between time/efficiency vs. performance/need for more creative solutions. Personal Attributes:

  • Exhibits creativity and new ways of thinking when contributing to organizational and individual objectives.

  • Strong verbal presentation and written communication skills.

  • Strong influencing and collaboration skills, and highly detail oriented.

  • Uses critical thinking skills and disciplined approaches to help leaders and leadership teams resolve issues and define solutions.

  • Evangelizes the notion that anything worth doing takes repeated effort and failure. Builds a culture of continual learning and fosters an environment of learning new ways to do things.#DTR Locations: United States; California, Georgia, Illinois, Ohio; Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, San RamonGE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprint_poster.pdf . 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.GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.