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Software Engineer

  • GE Energy Connections
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 5:19:15 PM
  • 2834222
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Energy Connections Grid Solutions
Location(s): United Kingdom; Livingston

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.

Grid Solutions equips 90% of power utilities worldwide to bring power reliably and efficiently from the point of generation to end power consumers. With over 200 years combined experience in providing advanced energy solutions, our products and services enable more resilient, efficient and reliable power systems. For more information, visit

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Role Summary:
GE Grid Solutions, we are now looking to increase our team with a Software Engineer. As our successful Software Engineer you will work as part of a team designing, building, validating, testing and documenting a highly complex and leading edge software suite used by utility companies worldwide
As our Software Engineer you will have a natural flair for solving complex problems into elegant solutions, with imaginative use of technology.

Essential Responsibilities:

You will be a natural coder, comfortable in a variety of technologies, transferring your software skills into new development environments and technologies.

Essential Responsibilities
• Software development and maintenance of small components, and eventually full functionality and large areas of the product
• For experienced candidates, provide technical mentoring for other software engineers
• Analyze user needs to design and code
• Program (in C, C++, Java etc) all applications, components and interfaces
• Work closely with the business unit to ensure application development meets product specification requirements
• Design, implement and test software, ensuring quality specifications are met
• Drive performance and reliability enhancements
• Interact with customers to drive requirements and customer satisfaction


• Bachelor of Science or equivalent qualification in Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications or other degree with relevant experience.
• Experience in writing industrial communication protocol software in C or C++, e.g. IEC-101/104, DNP3, 61850
• Strong communication skills

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:
• Proven years of experience with code-writing in a variety of programming languages
• Additional experience in leading technical discussions with customers to identify appropriate specifications
• Exposure to Microsoft Technologies, .NET, DCOM, ATL, VC++, VB, SQL Server, Internet Technologies, SOA, Java, JBOSS, or XML
• Knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and software engineering principles
• Experienced with database, e.g.Oracle

Locations: United Kingdom; Livingston
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