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Senior Software Engineer

  • GE Energy Connections
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 4:45:17 PM
  • 2910698
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Energy Connections Industrial Solutions
Location(s): United States; Texas; Plano

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 Energy Connections designs and deploys industry-leading technologies that turn the world on. We transport, convert, automate and optimize energy to ensure we provide safe, efficient and reliable electrical power. Uniting all the resources and scale of the world’s first digital industrial company, we connect brilliant machines, grids, and systems to power utility, oil & gas, marine, mining and renewables customers, that keep our world running.

Industrial Solutions, part of GE Energy Connections, empowers smarter business operations by connecting equipment, software and services to protect, control and optimize assets within electrical infrastructures. The business provides customers, across various industries, with end-to-end product and service solutions that help ensure the reliability and protection of their electrical infrastructure. Industrial Solutions’ product and service solutions add to GE’s broader portfolio of leading technology solutions for the delivery, management, conversion and optimization of electrical power for customers across multiple energy-intensive industries. To learn more, please visit:

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:
The Senior Embedded Software Engineer for Three Phase Rectifiers will be responsible for executing projects and initiatives to support Embedded Solutions rectifiers. These projects will include New Product Introduction,Direct Material Productivity,resolving customer issues,and sustaining of existing products. The Embedded Software Engineer will work with Systems Manager and other technology functions to design,evaluate,code,integrate,and validate firmware for smart electrical protection systems.

Essential Responsibilities:
As the Senior Embedded Software Engineer, you will:

  • Design and develop embedded firmware on a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) in C language for real-time control of single and polyphase power factor corrected (PFC) boost, phase shifted full bridge, DC/DC and LLC resonant power conversion circuits
  • Model and implement closed loop digital control (PI, PID) for same. Assembly language as required for critical speed fault detection and protection
  • Design and develop inter-processor communication protocols and poll/response serial protocols
  • Perform lab-setting debug on functional high power/high voltage circuits. Adhere to coding standards and software engineering best practices including code maintenance in common code revision control system
  • Have experience with Freescale, Microchip or Texas Instruments Microcontrollers / DSP
  • Have the ability to write code that meets standards and delivers desired functionality using the technology selected for the project
  • Have working knowledge of serial communications and protocols such as PMBus
  • Create automated unit test programs to verify implementation to the design
  • Participate in the creation of system integration test plans
  • Demonstrate competency in an Integrated Development Environment (Visual Studio, Eclipse)
  • Engage in improvements to the development process to aid productivity and to increase quality
  • Display understanding of the project’s value proposition for the customer
  • Actively interact with diversified teams to define system’s technical specifications
  • Follow Secure Development Lifecycle including static code analysis tools like Coverity to build cybersecurity into products
  • Analyze results and present findings at technical design reviews to ensure design robustness, efficiency, future maintainability and supportability
  • Communicate with technical and product management on technical matters
  • Support the global development team by insuring that firmware maintains compatibility with other systems
  • Share engineering information and promote open dialogue
  • Be familiar with use of Revision Control Systems such as CVS or SVN Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in building real-time embedded systems using object oriented programming in C language

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 opening.

Desired Characteristics:
  • Master of Science in Computer Science or Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Working knowledge of at least one commercial off the shelf real-time operating systems such as MQX, QNX, or similar
  • Familiar with writing device driver level code
  • Knowledge of embedded application development on Linux OS
  • Knowledge of network protocols and programming (TCP / IP, Sockets, Ethernet stack, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Web Application programming (AJAX, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, PHP, Python, SQLite)
  • Familiar with Management System protocols (SNMP, MODBUS, BACnet, DNP3)
  • Familiarity with Secure Development Lifecycle, TDD and Agile Development
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, strong team player
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think creatively
  • Ability to prioritize and communicate in a dynamic environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to drive projects to completion

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Locations: United States; Texas; Plano

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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