Program Manager, ERP Technology
GE Power & Water - Schenectady, NY

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The ERP technology leader will be responsible for leading, facilitating, and building the infrastructure in support of Thermal’s ERP and associated initiatives. This role is critical to the success of the multi-generational implementation approach for key pillar platforms in support of Thermal’s business process and process simplification programs.

Essential Responsibilities
In addition, you will:
  • Provide technical architecture (application, data, network, hardware / system software) leadership in the hardware / software selection, design, development, deployment, and production support of new and existing applications
  • Be responsible for installation, configuration, performance tuning and monitoring to ensure operational availability and performance
  • Provide day to day leadership for technical consulting resources
  • Coordinate technology platforms, troubleshooting, issue resolution, systems analysis, root cause analysis, testing, technical documentation, change management
  • Focus on architecture, planning, and operations of ERP and related Oracle technology (database, middleware, reporting)
  • Provide direction and leadership in technology strategy and development for the overall ERP roadmap
  • Maintain current knowledge of new system management practices and information technologies that are applicable to business objectives and creatively promote their use
  • Monitor key performance metrics to proactively address issues to deliver optimum platform performance and reliability
  • Provide technical expertise for platform upgrades and enhancements, including definition and execution of platform patching to keep products current
  • Provide inputs into the technology plan and ensure that plans for assigned platforms integrate effectively with other aspects of the technical infrastructure
  • Coordinate platform activities for disaster recovery planning and testing
  • Advises management on application and supporting technology purchases and on future projects or environment upgrades / modifications
  • Maintain peer relationships across IT areas, including Corporate ISS and Power & Water ETS to drive effective implementations
  • Initiate and coordinate outsource supplier efforts as required
  • Proactively communicate technical direction, strategy, project details, status on issues, and key metrics to platform stakeholders

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related technical discipline
  • Minimum 10 years of IT experience with a broad array of Infrastructure technologies, with minimum 3 years of ERP experience

    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
  • Masters in Computer Science, Engineering or other technical discipline
  • ITIL Certification (GE employees only)
  • PMP Certification
  • Six Sigma / Lean Certification (GE employees only)
  • Strong track record of implementing emerging technologies on large projects and adapting best practices from across similar internal / external technical groups
  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making ability
  • Experience in architecting global, large-scale applications, which span multiple countries and business units
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