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Sr Staff Software Engineer

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 10/27/2017 11:49:28 AM
  • 2993470
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Predix Products & Technology
Location(s): United States; California; San Luis Obispo


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 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 seen as 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 road-map.

Essential Responsibilities:
In this role, 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.
  • Subject matter expert in processes and methodologies with ability to adapt and improvise in various situations. Expert in navigating through ambiguity and prioritizing conflicting asks.
  • Expert level skills in design, architecture and development, with an ability to take a deep dive in the implementation aspects if the situation demands.
  • Leads the architecture and design efforts across the product / multiple product versions and is an expert in architecting custom solutions off the base product.
  • Expert in core data structures as well as algorithms and has the ability to implement them using language of choice when necessary – as a value offering.
  • In this role the entire software development process is owned end-to-end. This role is not solely management or development, it is a leadership role that requires knowledge of the entire process and the ability to make good decisions based on experience. Candidate’s background must include proficiency in software architecture, design and programming. Familiarity with AWS and big data development is a plus. Languages include Java, Python and Golang. Technologies include, but not limited to: AWS, EMR, Spark, Hadoop, Hive, Mesos, Docker, Genie/Airflow.


Qualifications/Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 12 years of technical experience along with established leadership credentials across disciplines and functions within a product OR Master’s degree with 8 years of experience OR PhD with 5 years of experience.

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 (25%)
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Luis Obispo, CA


Desired Characteristics:
Technical Expertise:
  • Facilitates and coaches 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
  • Knowledgeable about developments in UX in various contexts, businesses, and industries.
    Quantifies effectiveness of design choices by gathering data. Drives accountability and adoption.
    Publishes guidance and documentation to promote adoption of design. Proposes design solutions
    based on research and synthesis; creates general design principles that capture the vision and
    critical concerns for a program.
  • 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:
  • 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).
  • Balances value propositions for competing stakeholders. Recommends a well-researched
    recommendation of buy vs. build solution. Conveys the value proposition for the company by
    assessing financial risks and gains of decisions and return on investment (ROI). Manages the
    process of building and maintaining a successful alliance. Understands and successfully applies
    common analytical techniques, including ROI, SWOT, and Gap analyses. Able to clearly articulate
    the business drivers relevant to a given initiative.

Leadership:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team. Able to
    navigate accountability in a matrixed organization.
    Communicates and demonstrates a shared sense of purpose. Learns from failure.

Personal Attributes:
  • 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.
  • 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 Luis Obispo

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.

 GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.  Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.

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