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Sr Manager - Software Engineering

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/27/2017 5:58:11 PM
  • 2836120
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Applications
Location(s): United States ; California; San Ramon

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. 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:
As a Development Manager of a software engineering group, you will apply your knowledge of management, software development methodologies, best practices and proven processes to deliver a quality software product on budget, with in planned schedule with superb quality.

Essential Responsibilities:
As a Software Development Manager of Software Engineering you will be responsible to lead and manage your development teams to ensure successful software program execution including:
  • Perform the role of “Service Owner” for BMS suite resiliency, stability, and monitoring
  • Build a world class software development team
  • Deliver and ensure production availability of the services
  • Work closely with Product Management team to drive the prioritization and execution of the backlog
  • Ensure high quality software is delivered by measuring and providing guidance
  • Work closely with Agile leader to ensure organizational transformation to extreme Programming
  • Coach, mentor and lead a diverse group of lean/agile software and user experience engineers
  • Work with product owners and customers to understand market needs & vision; quickly translate that vision into demonstrable software
  • Quickly define and deliver working software prototypes
  • Work with product owners and architects to develop software technology plans and roadmaps
  • Support process improvements which guide the development, sustaining & support activities
  • Drive increased efficiency across the teams, eliminating duplication, leveraging product and technology reuse
  • Drive world-class quality in the development and support of products
  • Manage the tracking project data and KPIs
  • Deliver resource strategy and plans, including use of 3rd parties/partners, etc., in support of development and support activities
  • Plan and manage budgets related to scope of team
  • Communicate effectively both within immediate team and GE leadership.
  • Ensure team receives consistent messages and has clear understanding of business direction, strategy and results.
  • Build a world class software development team to consistently deliver complex software platforms and research projects of varying size and duration

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of 12 years of professional experience in the software domain OR Master’s degree with 10 years of experience in the software domain.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen
  • Must be willing to travel (roughly 15% of the time)
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA

Desired Characteristics:
  • Demonstrated success in leading a team of 10 or more engineers to design, build, and operate high volume software systems and services
  • Deep Understanding of scalable distributed systems, software architecture, data structure and algorithms
  • Proven track records of building large enterprise software with high availability and resiliency
  • Working experience with Platform as Service (PaaS) and Cloud based infrastructure
  • Experience in Agile/SCRUM enterprise scale software development
  • Managed a world class engineering team that delivered a minimum of 5 major releases for production products / services
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders including product, quality, operations, sales, and internal and external customers to deliver products and solutions
  • Strong problem solving abilities and capable of articulating specific technical topics or assignments
  • Experience in building scalable and highly available distributed systems
  • Demonstrates clarity of thinking to work through limited information and vague problem definitions
  • Prioritizes projects and communicates business objectives to the team
  • Evangelizes new technology, predicts trends, and identifies new opportunities based on trends. Acts as industry expert by participating in defining standards and
  • Creates a culture of customer focus and high performance to drive innovation. Continuous engagement with focus on GE strategy for customer satisfaction Leadership:
    • Drives successful collaboration accountability, ownership, transparency,
  • Evaluates products & processes to assure compliance. Measures the impact of trends (cyclical or a shift) and takes action relative to product value position and overall strategy
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the organization and with other GE businesses
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams to help build effective processes
  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team
  • Able to effectively direct and mentor others in critical thinking skills. Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve issues and design solutions using critical thinking and analysis skills and best practices. Finds important patterns in seemingly unrelated information.
  • Influences and energizes other toward the common vision and goal. Maintains excitement for a process and drives to new directions of meeting the goal even when odds and setbacks render one path impassable.

Locations: United States ; California; San Ramon

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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