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Sr Staff Software Engineer

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:24:00 PM
  • 2869509
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Digital
Location(s): United States; California; San Ramon

About Us:
At GE Oil and Gas Digital, 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.
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:
This position is responsible for designing highly complex modules, critical components or a whole application/product in its entirety. Has the vision to integrate it across multiple systems. This position works independently and is a technical leader. The position is responsible for driving the design and development efforts related to architecture, scalability, availability and performance in alignment with the product/application roadmap.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Sr Staff Software Engineer will work in a cross-functional Agile (Scrum) Software team composed of Software Engineers, Quality Engineers, Software Architects, Scrum Master and Product Owner.

As a Sr Staff Software Engineer, you will:

  • Be responsible for providing technical leadership and defining, developing, and evolving software in a fast paced and agile development environment using the latest software development m and infrastructure
  • Provide guidance to developers with either planning and execution and/or design architecture using agile methodologies such as SCRUM
  • Work with Product Line Leaders (PLLs) to understand product requirements & vision
  • Drive increased efficiency across the teams, eliminating duplication, leveraging product and technology reuse
  • Capture system level requirements by brainstorming with CTO, Sr. Architects, Data Scientists, Businesses & Product Managers
  • Leads impact assessment and decision related to technology choices, design /architectural considerations and implementation strategy.
  • Design, code, test and integrate software modules in C#, Java or any other language mandated by the project
  • Ensure Implementation meets requirements and design objectives
  • Build loyalty and commitment
  • Write high quality code using test-driven development (TDD) practices
  • Deliver world-class usability and user interfaces in our products
  • Deliver world-class server side components and services


    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Minimum of 12 years of experience in software development using C#, Java or C++
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience Leading Software Teams
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working with Agile software development methodologies

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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
  • Must be willing to travel (10%)
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA

    Desired Characteristics:

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong knowledge of OOA/D, software design patterns and principles
  • Experience with SQL DBs
  • Able to work independently, under minimal supervision
  • High energy, results driven person with strong interpersonal skills

    Technical Expertise:

  • Expert Domain Knowledge of Vibration, Conditioning Monitoring and Diagnostic Systems, specifically in the Oil and Gas industry.
  • Expert Knowledge of Microsoft Visual Studio/TFS 2012 or later
  • Experience with front-end technologies such as Javascript, HTML5, CSS, AngularJS, BackboneJS, EmberJS, KnockoutJS
  • Experience developing web applications (Spring, RESTful, Jersey, RestEasy, JAX-WS, Web Services)
  • Experience with Junit or Test Driven Development practices
  • Strong knowledge in software development technologies
  • Strong knowledge of SOA based development and Cloud computing
  • Strong Web Service, XML technologies (SOAP, JAXB, WSDL, XML)
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong foundation in HTML, CSS

    Business Acumen:
  • Strong business analysis and problem solving skills
  • 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
  • Plans and facilitates collaborative discussions with client and others within GE to identity and prioritize client's overall business needs


  • Facilitates and coach’s software engineering team sessions on requirements estimation and alternative approaches to team sizing and estimation. Leads a community of practice around estimation to share best practices among teams
  • Able to lead and guide multiple Software Engineers in their design and development efforts
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams to help build effective processes
  • Articulates the story, uses two-way communication and influences outcomes and ongoing results
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Provides transparency into problem solving approach and options

    Personal Attributes:

  • Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve issues and design solutions using critical thinking and analytical skills and best practices
  • Influences and energizes others toward the common vision and goal.
  • Maintains excitement for a process and drives to new directions of meeting the goal in the face of unfavorable odds and setbacks
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to diplomatically advocate for the appropriate support staffing levels.
  • Resourceful and quick learner; able to efficiently seek out, learn, & apply new areas of expertise as needed
  • Highly self-motivated, able to work independently


    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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