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Staff Software Engineer - Design

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/3/2017 5:56:15 PM
  • 2841992
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Digital
Location(s): United States ; Illinois; Barrington, Chicago

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.

About Us:

GE {NYSE: GE} works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. GE operates in over 160 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide, finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance to build, power, move and cure the world. Not just imagining. Doing.

Business Overview:

At GE Software, we are creating technology and solutions to enable social, mobile, analytical and cloud capabilities for the Industrial Internet. The Industrial Internet is an open, global network that connects people, data and machines. It’s about making infrastructure more intelligent and advancing the industries critical to the world we live in. At GE, we believe it’s about the future of industry—energy, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing. It’s about making the world work better. Stay connected with us. Join our Talent Community!

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:
You will be responsible for designing and related activities for a small module or a large component and designing a feature, set of features, or whole feature area. She/he will work independently and contribute to the immediate team and collaborate with other teams across business. She/he will Lead design discussion in a limited manner.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will:

  • Work with Product Line Leaders (PLLs) to understand product requirements & vision
  • Capture system level requirements through collaboration with Sr. Architects, Data Scientists, Businesses & Product Managers
  • Support evaluation and determination of appropriate Product and System safety characteristics
  • Identify the scope of the work, provide & support initial estimates and justify the estimate with facts
  • Demonstrate the understanding of Agile software development lifecycle and able to distinguish the core inputs and outputs in each cycle.
  • Engage in technical discussions; participate in technical design discussions and reviews and ensure consideration of ISO, FDA and other regulations and standards
  • Work closely with your peers and keep engaging in a fast pace technical design and development team
  • Execute in a fast pace delivery mode and focus in delivering tasks to meet the product release goal
  • Review and approve records related to unit testing, code review and verification and validation testing as required
  • Demonstrate the ability to make informed technology choices or decisions after due diligence and impact assessment
  • Understand whole product, its modules and the interrelationship between them while being an expert in the assigned component or module
  • Help in designing interfaces and information exchange between modules
  • Possess advanced domain knowledge and show great customer focus. Expert in processes / methodologies and Skilled in build, release & deployment processes
  • Ensure Risk Management activities are conducted and completed in a timely manner
  • Responsible for providing technical process leadership in-support of defining, developing, and evolving software in a fast paced and agile development environment using the latest software development technologies and infrastructure
  • Support defect management activities
  • Provide or support periodic report-out of engineering quality metrics as required
  • Responsible for ensuring a complete and cohesive design history file
  • Lead preparation for and response to regulatory inquiry (audits), including CAPA


    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or equivalent related work experience.
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in Product Design & Development OR Master’s degree with 6 years of experience in Product Design & Development OR PhD with 3 years of experience in Product Design & Development
  • Four years’ experience in an engineering or product development environment

    Eligibility Requirements: (Country Specific)

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.
  • 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 Chicago, IL and Barrington, IL

    Desired Characteristics:

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Previous experience in an Agile development environment
  • Demonstrated project leadership experience. (i.e. Project Manager, SCRUM Master, Team Lead, etc)
  • Experience with Software Medical Device design and development
  • Experience preparing for and responding to regulatory audit inquiry’s
  • Project management experience
  • Certification in Six Sigma (DFSS or DMAIC) or another quality certification
  • Demonstrated experience in a ISO, or FDA regulated work environment
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a matrixed work environment

    Technical Expertise:

  • Knowledge of Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Software Design Patterns and Java coding principles
  • Knowledge of or hands-on experience with web development using HTML5, Java Script, jQuery, CSS. Also, experience in implementing Java OSGi modules and using an OSGi container.
  • Experience with Play framework, Angular is a big plus
  • Experience with SQL queries and scripting

    Business Acumen:

  • Strong problem solving abilities and capable of articulating specific technical topics or assignments
  • Experience in building scalable and highly available distributed systems
  • Expert in breaking down problems and estimate time for development tasks
  • Evangelizes how our technology solves customer problems from a technology and business perspective


  • Demonstrates clarity of thinking to work through limited information and vague problem definitions
  • Influences through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas
  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team
  • Shares knowledge, power, and credit, establishing trust, credibility, and goodwill

    Personal Attributes:

  • Able to work under minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity
  • Able to work well with global teams, including time-zone flexibility
  • Skilled in providing oversight and mentoring team members. Shows ability to effectively delegate work


    Locations: United States ; Illinois; Barrington, Chicago

    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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