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Director, Advance Infrastructure (Remote)

Pittsburgh, PA, United States  |  Engineering  |  ID: REQ-11120


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

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Job Posting Title

Director, Advance Infrastructure (Remote)

The Challenge

The Director, Advanced Infrastructure is responsible for setting the strategic vision for the architecture, design and installation of GE Appliance’s digital environment. This role is responsible for defining the short- and long-term Cloud and infrastructure strategy for the business and leading a team to execute to the defined strategy. As GEA embarks on a trajectory of growth, this role will provide critical leadership to help deliver solutions as scale using Cloud and advance infrastructure tools and solutions.

The role will also look for the best ways to position the DT team to leverage advantages of various cloud and ecosystem partners to deliver on key programs. The multi cloud strategy will also drive increased reliability, performance, scalability but at a lower total cost of ownership.

The leader in this role will be expected to drive productivity, usher in new infrastructure technologies and systematically eliminate legacy infrastructure technologies.

What you will Do

Serve as key architect and develop/execute infrastructure strategy for GE Appliances (50%)

  • Develop multi-year cloud and infrastructure roadmaps, vision and work with individual architects to translate strategies into tactical engineering blueprints.

  • Architect and direct the execution of short- and long-term strategic plans to assure infrastructure capacity meets current and future needs to support GEA’s growth trajectory.

  • Develop an orchestrated strategy for IT and OT networks and to facilitate the IIOT projects

  • Enable a Multi-Cloud strategy to efficiently leverage the strengths of AWS, GCP and OCI at the best cost

  • Devise migration plans to effectively use compute, storage and other infrastructure related services across our public, private and DR clouds/datacenters

  • Facilitate the elimination of legacy data centers and migrate to future ready cloud infrastructure

  • Guide the development and execution of procedures, policies and related training plans for project management and infrastructure administration.

  • Manage and establish priorities for maintenance, design, development and analysis of entire infrastructure systems inclusive of LANs, WANs, internet, security and wireless implementations.

  • Conduct research and recommend changes in services, products, protocols and standards to support development efforts and infrastructure procurement.

  • Present to C-Suite leaders and technical decision makers while providing appropriate thought leadership and creative insights when needed.

  • Head the research and evaluation of emerging technology, industry and market trends to assist in solution implementation and/or operational support across multiple teams. Oversee data center group and drive, direct and utilize knowledge on best practices in area related to infrastructure.

  • Define and manage IT Disaster Recovery Strategy for organization.

  • Define software and hardware standards in collaboration with stakeholders and owners.

  • Test server performance plus provide network presentation statistics.

  • Report and prepare strategies to maintain server infrastructure.

  • Ensure apt security levels on network, infrastructure and servers are maintained.

  • Oversee operational costs, conduct near and long-term financial estimates for expanded functionality and user base.

  • Direct and administer conditional network analysts plus technicians to provide leadership and direction.

  • Practice IT asset management inclusive of component inventory maintenance and associated documentation.

  • Negotiate with outsourcers, vendors and contractors for infrastructure-specific products and services.

  • Perform feasibility studies for upgrade projects, conversions and improvements.

  • Support GEA's rapid growth trajectory through the execution of a Multi Cloud Infrastructure strategy

  • Revitalize and execute a Site independence strategy to build site level redundancies and efficiencies

Provide outstanding team leadership (50%)

  • Ensure team members are executing the GE Appliance strategy and developing infrastructure solutions that support the business’ growth goals

  • Ensure the organization has the required skills and capabilities within the advanced infrastructure domain.

  • Provide leadership, coaching, support and development opportunities to develop an exceptionally advanced infrastructure team. Develop and ensure employee capability through performance management processes, talent reviews, training and development and effective staffing decisions.


  • Travel will be required into Louisville, KY headquarters two (2) per month


What you need to Succeed

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent degree, required

  • 10+ years of prior relevant experience in roles of increasing responsibility within infrastructure architecture and design.

  • 3 years’ experience leading an IT Infrastructure or related team(s) with experience operating at a senior manager-level.

  • Possess advanced technical depth and knowledge of cloud, database, integrations, network, compute and storage. 

  • Understands and operates at an enterprise-wide level; aligns priorities with broader goals, measures outcomes – metrics driven, uses feedback to change as needed, evaluates alternatives, solutions oriented, seeks alternatives and broad input; can see connections within complex issues.

  • Strong ability to influence and guide executive-level managers and reconcile, integrate competing interests.

  • Must be able to elevate the way we run the business and demonstrate transformational business change that positively impacts our business & customers.

  • Proven ability to drive cross-functional, transformational changes that impact multiple functions while making the right business tradeoffs.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills. Proven ability to communicate a technical solution in a way that is easy to understand.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Business, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent

  • Experience migrating from a mature/legacy technology stack to a modern technology stack.

  • Knowledge of Oracle EBS (highly preferred).

GE Appliances is a trust-based organization. It is important we offer our employees the flexibility they need to do their best work while balancing the needs of the business and individuals. When you join GEA, you will have the opportunity to work with your leader to create a flexible work arrangement that balances the needs of the individual, team, and organization.

GE Appliances 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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