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Director - Software Engineering

  • GE Transportation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 10/27/2017 11:40:28 AM
  • 3000642
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: GET Transportation
Location(s): India; Bangalore

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.

Role Summary:
As the leader of a software engineering group, you will apply your knowledge of management, software development methodologies, best practices, and proven processes to deliver a quality software product on budget, within planned schedule with superb quality. This position will lead a team of engineers focused on APM and related areas focused on building cutting edge hosted solutions for transportation customers around the globe.

Essential Responsibilities:
In this role, you will:

• Demonstrate very strong technical leadership and people management skills including solid communication and analytical skills with thorough understanding of product development and successful problem definition, decomposition, estimation and resolution
• Responsible for building a world class software development team to support the system integration of the platform
• Responsible to aligning with cross-functional service team owners to understand initiatives and implementations
• Influence decision making through active partnership with cross-functional teams
• Manage strategic business partnerships and relationships through Technical, Financial, Contractual and Relationship Management
• Coach, mentor and lead a diverse group of lean/agile software and validation engineers
• Work with product owners across the businesses to understand market needs & vision; quickly translate that vision into demonstrable software
• Quickly define and deliver working software prototypes
• Work with product owners and architects to develop multi-generation software technology plans
• Work directly with customers to understand business and technical needs
• Drive increased efficiency across the teams, eliminating duplication, leveraging product and technology reuse
• Support process improvements which guide the development, sustaining & support activities
• Work cross functionally with other business departments to align activities and deliverables
• Drive world-class quality in the development and support of products
• Keep project data relating to tracking and financials current
• Deliver resource strategy and plans, including use of 3rd parties/partners, etc., in support of development and support activities
• Plan and manage budgets related to scope of team
• Communicate effectively both within immediate team and GE leadership. Ensure team receives consistent messages and has clear understanding of business direction, strategy and results

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
• A minimum of 12 years of professional experience in Software Development in a Sr. Manager/Director role, and at least 5 years of people management experience
• GE Leadership Program Graduates will get credit towards relevant work experience, commensurate to the program they have completed

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
• Thorough knwolegde of Software Development Life Cycle principles
• Through working knowledge of CI/CD concepts and best practices
• Understanding of full stack platform concepts and technologies
• Good understanding of Platform Integration strategies by developing applications and framework.
• Defines product vision. Lays out product roadmap. Maps current requirements to industry trends, analyses competition trends
• Demonstrates mastery of the intricacies of interactions, practices and dynamics in Agile teams.
• Thorough understanding of Cloud Technologies and complex Platform Integrated Systems. Capable of designing technical implementation plans around integrating Platform systems.

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


• 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
• Build a team of highly technical engineers to implement and integrate applications using the Predix Platform ego system.

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
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity
• 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
• Take on technical challenges and direct the team to achieve a high level of understanding of the platform and industrial use cases.

Locations: India; Bangalore

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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