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Software Director

  • GE Corporate
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/2/2017 1:58:32 PM
  • 2840539
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Corporate Business Innovations
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 Ventures is launching a new industrial IOT business. The new company, Avitas Systems, provides fully automated inspection management, smart scheduling, and safety compliance, as well as asset defect detection and prediction, to reduce downtime and risk while optimizing resources. Targeting various industries, including oil & gas, transportation, and power, the new venture is creating a managed services platform to automate the collection of, fusing, and analysis of data from aerial, surface, and subsea inspections.
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 Software Director 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:
In this role, you will:
  • Demonstrate very strong technical leadership and people management skills including solid communication and analytical skills with thorough understanding of product development and successful problem definition, decomposition, estimation and resolution
  • Influence decision making through active partnership with cross-functional teams
  • Manage strategic business partnerships and relationships through Technical, Financial, Contractual and Relationship management
  • Own and manage the multiple rapid prototyping and product development budgets
  • Coach, mentor and lead a diverse group of lean/agile software and user experience engineers
  • Work with product owners across the businesses 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 multi generation software technology plans
  • Work directly with customers to understand business and technical needs
  • Drive increased efficiency across the teams, eliminating duplication, leveraging product and technology reuse
  • Support process improvements which guide the development, sustaining & support activities
  • Work cross functionally with other business departments to align activities and deliverables
  • Drive world-class quality in the development and support of products
  • Keep project data relating to tracking and financials current
  • 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


Qualifications/Requirements:
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), or 12 years of experience in the software domain.
  • Minimum of 8 + years of experience in the software domain or a Master’s Degree with 5 years of experience in the software domain.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an engineering leadership / management role
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
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA


Desired Characteristics:
  • Recognizes patterns and complexity in problems. Extracts decomposition algorithms, and strategically plans how to execute programs by understanding how best to decompose to expose / protect against risk
  • Defines product vision. Lays out product roadmap. Maps current requirements to industry trends, analyses competition trends
  • Demonstrates mastery of the intricacies of interactions and dynamics in Agile teams.). Guides new teams to adopt Agile, troubleshoots adoption efforts, and guide continuous improvement. Provides training on Lean / Agile. Drives elimination of inefficiencies in coding process. Teaches XP practices to others. Actively embraces new methods and practices that increase efficiency and effectiveness
  • Previous experience in software development in an agile environment and writing code
  • Previous experience working in a Java web development environment
  • Demonstrates advanced understanding of Linux or Unix operating systems
  • Demonstrates advanced understanding of software development tools & infrastructure
  • Evangelizes new technology, predicts trends, and identifies new opportunities based on trends. Acts as industry expert by participating in defining standards and open source initiatives
  • Creates a culture of customer focus and high performance to drive innovation. Creates and pitches value for the GE investor while balancing that with the sometimes competing value for the external customer. Continuous engagement with focus on GE strategy for customer satisfaction
  • Establishes framework for a culture of successful collaboration by defining a common understanding
    of who has decision rights and accountability, and how collaboration and transparency are rewarded
  • Establishes vision, Identifies and champions internal/external best practices, tools, and ideas to improve execution and quality. Drives an organization of efficiency, accountability and ownership
  • Additional leadership experience in areas of operations, manufacturing and quality preferred
  • Uses critical thinking skills and disciplined approaches to help leaders and leadership teams resolve issues and define solutions. Evangelizes and contributes to the GE standards for critical thinking best practices and methodologies across the enterprise. Defines new critical thinking methods. Engages with external thought-leaders and communities on analytical and critical thinking methodologies
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity
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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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