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GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.
Role Summary: The Brilliant Factory Software Engineer is responsible for designing and developing software solutions as part of the GE Power software portfolio. The Engineer will also be responsible for developing integrations between the shop floor control systems / Brilliant Factory tools / MES systems, and Power Max SAP, which is the global ERP. He/She will be responsible for driving key projects and providing expertise on the architecture, design, and development of shop floor applications.
The Brilliant Factory Software Engineerwill:
Experience in designing, developing, and implementing shop floor control / manufacturing execution / web based / client server systems
Experience with requirements definition for manufacturing shop floor control systems
Programming experience (Java/C/C++/.NET)
Scripting experience (SQL Server preferred)
Experience in the integration of shop floor control applications with PLC equipment and ERP manufacturing applications. SAP specific experience preferred, but not required.
5-10 years of experience working in a manufacturing or distribution organization(s)
Experience working within as many of the following business areas: Manufacturing, Shop Floor, Production Planning, Inventory Management, Warehouse Management
Experience with formal IT Methodologies (Software Development Lifecycle Management, Data Flow Diagraming, Process Flow Charting and Process Modeling, JAD sessions, Joint Requirements Planning / Joint Applications Development
Strong Experience with Network Element protocols (TL1, CLI, SNMP, NetConf)
Experience in usage of SCADA / HMI software (prefer Proficy/Alllen Bradley)
Familiarity with Linux development environment and open source software
Familiarity with web services and web technologies such as HTTP, REST, JSON, etc.
Experience with Ethernet Switches and Routers (L3 domain)
Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills
Strong SW development and architecture concepts and skills
Knowledge of networking devices and functions
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Familiar with Agile development methodologies and tools
Competent in Blueprint, design, implement and test shop floor software solutions (clients, hardware, firmware)
Support, configure, maintain and troubleshoot issues with existing server infrastructure for critical applications for on premise environments
Managing small to medium term IT projects for the Greenville factory
Hands on ability in Visual Basic and .NET programming
Provide shop floor operations support
Serve as solution delivery expert for the design, implementation, and support planning of BMS deployments
Build and maintain effective working relationships with peers and vendors to seamlessly integrate the program area into the overall strategic objectives and activities of the organization
Work as a business partner with customers, client leaders, and users to evaluate / improve business processes and arrive at mutual, cost effective solutions
Ensure conformance to system architecture, standards and practices
Prepare and present project plans, status reports, cost / benefit studies and recommend funding and resources
Initiate direct communication with specific customers, clients, suppliers and systems personnel
Act as a change agent for business processes
Keep up to date with enabling technologies and work as a partner to promote their use
Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Information Technology (IT), Computer Science or Engineering from an accredited college or university
Minimum 5 years work experience with current information technologies and their implementation into the business function
Minimum of 3 years work experience in software engineering / programming /scripting experience in a discrete manufacturing / supply chain/shop floor environment
Minimum of 5 years experience with shop floor control systems / MES systems / shop floor integration projects
Excellent team player
Collaborates well with others to solve problems and actively incorporates input from various sources
Effective change agent with demonstrated ability to motivate others and achieve results
Demonstrated curiosity with new technology and its practical application
Excellent analytical skills
Strong problem solving skills, communicates in a clear and succinct manner and effectively evaluates information/data to make decisions; anticipates obstacles and develops plans to resolve
Demonstrated customer focus
Evaluates decisions through the eyes of the customer; builds strong customer relationships and creates processes with customer viewpoint
Quality and cost driven
Experience working in a matrix organization with global teams
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