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Principal Software Engineer

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:38:26 PM
  • 2898817
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Applications
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 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 entire product or solution architecture, visualizing upstream dependencies across multiple versions, resolving scalability and performance issues and overall positioning of the product with reference to market and competition. This role is a strategist who can evangelize and plot the product roadmap for coming years. You will be driving the design and development efforts in alignment with the product roadmap for one or more product families.

Essential Responsibilities:
In this role you will:
  • Leads overall technical architecture and design, ensure scalability, reliability, and serviceability of the entire product line, and drives best implementation practices
  • 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 tools and infrastructure 
  • Develops lasting, innovative architecture that satisfies business and customer requirements, and aligns with the long-term plan for the product/service 
  • Drives new ways of thinking, across groups within the team, to improve quality, engineering productivity and responsiveness to feed backs and changing priorities
  • Drive increased efficiency across the teams, eliminating duplication, leveraging product and technology reuse
  • Capture system level requirements by brainstorming with Engineering leaders, Sr. Architects, Data Scientists, Businesses & Product Managers
  • Leads impact assessment and decision related to technology choices, design /architectural considerations and implementation strategy.
  • Expert in navigating through ambiguity and prioritizing conflicting tasks
  • Produces simple, elegant code, and resolves the most difficult problems in the product


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 15 years of technical experience along with established leadership credentials across product lines. 

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.
  • Must be willing to travel 10% of the time 
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA


Desired Characteristics:
  • Writes highly performed and optimized code
  • Deep Understanding of scalable distributed systems, software architecture, data structure and algorithms
  • Proven records of building large enterprise software with high availability and resiliency 
  • Hands on working experience with Platform as Service (PaaS) and Cloud based infrastructure 
  • Strong knowledge of Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Software Design Patterns, and Java coding Principles
  • Hands on experience in web services (REST, SOAP, OAuth, etc) using Apache Common Suite & Maven, SQL and noSQL databases 
  • Hands on experience in utilizing Spring core framework
  • Experience in security and cyber technology
  • Working experience building large ecosystem and extensible architecture to enable partners and 3rd party vendors
  • Experience in Agile/SCRUM enterprise scale software development
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment
  • Team leadership experience (mentoring, code reviews, and best practices) and working with cross functional teams 
  • Demonstrates mastery of the intricacies of interactions and dynamics in Agile teams. Demonstrates advanced understanding of Lean Six Sigma principles (e.g., Black belt certified). Guides new teams to adopt Agile, troubleshoots adoption efforts, and guide continuous improvement.
  • Evaluates technology to drive features and roadmaps. Maps technology trends to internal vision. Differentiates buzzwords from value proposition. Embraces technology trends that drive excellence beyond traditional practices (e.g., Test automation in lieu of traditional QA practices).
  • Influences through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas. Pre-emptively sees downstream consequences and effectively tailors influencing strategy to support a positive outcome.
    Uses experts or other third parties to influence.
  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team. Able to navigate accountability in a matrixed organization. 
  • Able to effectively direct and mentor others in critical thinking skills. Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve issues and design solutions using critical thinking and analysis skills and
    best practices. Finds important patterns in seemingly unrelated information.
  • Influences and energizes other toward the common vision and goal. Maintains excitement for a process and drives to new directions of meeting the goal even when odds and setbacks render one path impassable.


Desired Characteristics:
Technical Expertise: 
  • 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. Demonstrates advanced understanding of Lean Six Sigma principles (e.g., Black belt certified). 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. 

Business Acumen: 
  • Prioritizes projects based on an assessment of competitive needs. Anticipates areas of competitive
    vulnerability and offers plans to mitigate them.
  • 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.

Leadership: 
  • 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 
  • Able to verbalize what is behind decisions and downstream implications. Continuously reflecting on
    success and failures to improve performance and decision-making. Understands when change is
    needed. Participates in technical strategy planning. 

Personal Attributes: 
  • 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. 
  • Evangelizes the notion that anything worth doing takes repeated effort and failure. Drives the
    organization toward a continued excitement of attaining the vision and goal in the face of resistance.
  • Innovates and integrates new processes and/or technology to significantly add value to GE. Identifies
    how the cost of change weighs against the benefits and advises accordingly. Proactively learns new
    solutions and processes to address seemingly unanswerable problems.

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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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