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Staff Software Engineer

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/17/2017 5:08:51 PM
  • 2905910
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Digital
Location(s): United States; Oklahoma; Edmond

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:

You will be responsible for designing and programming 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 to other teams across business. She/he will Lead design discussion in a limited manner.

Essential Responsibilities:
In this role, you will:

  • Capture system level requirements by brainstorming with Sr. Architects, Data Scientists, Businesses & Product Managers
  • Identify the scope of the work, provide initial estimate 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 designs and present technical ideas through white boarding
  • 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
  • Maintain code quality through best practices, unit testing and code quality automation
  • Seek and provide feedback on design and development
  • Demonstrate the ability to make informed technology choices 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
  • Articulate the need for scalability and understand the importance of improving quality through testing.
  • Be an expert in writing code that meets standards and delivers the desired functionality using the technology selected for the project
  • Drive design reviews, define interfaces between code modules, and applies existing technology to designs
  • Be an expert in assessing application performance and optimizing/improving it through design and best coding practices
  • Be an expert in core data structures as well as algorithms and has the ability to implement them using language of choice
  • 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 technologies and infrastructure
  • Provide guidance to a team of 5 to 7 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
  • Translate requirements / vision into prioritized list of user stories and deliver to required timelines and quality standards


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in software engineering OR Master’s degree with 6 years of experience in software engineering OR PhD with 3 years of experience in software engineering; GE Leadership Program Graduates will get credit towards relevant work experience, commensurate to the program they have completed
  • 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.

    Desired Characteristics:

    Technical Expertise:

    • Experience with Windows and Unix / Linux based programming
    • Experience working on software projects in the Aviation domain
    • Strong knowledge of Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Software Design Patterns and .NET coding principles
    • Hands-on experience in web services (REST, SOAP, WSDL etc.), using Microsoft ASP.NET MVC / .NET Core, WCF, and ASP.NET, SQL Databases such as Microsoft SQL Server etc.
    • Hands-on experience in utilizing IoC framework such as Castle Windsor, StructureMap, AutoFac, Ninject, etc.
    • Hands-on experience with web development using HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS.
    • Hands-on experience with MV* JS frameworks such as Angular, AngularJS, and KnockoutJS
    • Experience with unit testing and mocking/isolation frameworks
    • Prefer candidates with experience in queueing systems such as RabbitMQ and SQL Server Service Broker
    • Familiarity with agile processes such as SCRUM

    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 awareness about competitors and industry trends


    • 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; Oklahoma; Edmond

    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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