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Software Director

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/1/2017 12:44:09 PM
  • 2658819
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy OnShore Wind
Location(s): India ; Bangalore

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.

Role Summary:
We are a Tier 1 business. This team will be developing products that will help power Industrial Internet working on all industrial products of Onshore and Offshore Wind, Hydro & Solar. Role holder to provide technical leadership & serve as strategic functional leader for all Renewable Energy software products & services. Resp. for building/leading multiple lean/agile software engg. teams in a 1-0-1 management structure with a focus on innovative software soln's for businesses & customers.

Essential Responsibilities:
You will be required to promote & lead the relationship with the GE Renewable Energy business stakeholders. You will be responsible for leading & managing the development teams to ensure successful software program execution. You may be responsible to lead scrum teams at different locations in India.

In addition, you will be responsible for:
• Rapid prototypes: defining & de-risking opportunities through rapid cycle software innovation & demonstration
• Product, PaaS or SaaS development: driving innovation, value & growth through program execution
• Financials: program expenses (forecast/actuals), travel, supplies, contract & full-time labor
• Resources: hardware, software, IT infrastructure, supplies & tools
• Teams: staffing, head-count, functional skill mix, expertise, training
• Rhythms: agile & lean start-up rituals & artifacts
• Progress: program velocity, burn-up, defect tracking & information dashboards
• Quality: defect detection, tracking & elimination; test frameworks & automation
• Engage with senior business leaders, product owners & GE customers to underst& market needs & vision; quickly translate market, business & technical needs into demonstrable software on a regular rhythm
• Work with senior business leaders & product owners to manage program definition, execution, launch & support; defining & executing against multi generation software technology plans
• Working closely to ensure oversight & compliance rhythms
• Working with Finance, HR, IT & other functions to achieve needed support
• Strategy & tactical execution of team structure & resource assignments to align with program dem&s
• Advance technical & leadership expertise through coaching, mentoring, grooming & promotions
• Drive increased efficiency across the teams, eliminating duplication, leveraging product & technology reuse; support process improvements which guide the development, sustaining & support activities
• Deliver resource strategy & plans, including use of 3rd parties/partners for development & support activities
• Communicate effectively both within immediate team & GE leadership. Ensure team receives consistent messages & has clear underst&ing of business direction, strategy & results
• Demonstrate the highest levels of leadership integrity, openness, compliance & honesty in all business interactions
•Partner with the global stakeholders in respective teams to drive technology & people strategy to enable business impact & people growth in terms of technical depth & Leadership. Maintain broad awareness of efforts within group to assure technical quality excellence, timely completion of work & reviews, appropriate use of resources, & responsiveness to customer/program needs.
•Partner closely with global teams to drive development of new technologies as well as enable seamless interaction of teams. Facilitate communication of technical & business information between organizations & within work group. Communicate with local & global leaders on technical, organizational, resource & personnel issues.
•Drive a culture of innovation & collaboration to enable competitiveness to the product portfolio
-Define roles & responsibilities for assigned personnel. Conduct performance appraisals & participate in salary planning. Promote professional growth through timely performance feedback, coaching & counseling.
-Ensure company compliance initiatives & training requirements are implemented within work group.
-Define the Hiring Strategy to hire right people & focus on employee engagement & retention. Drive Reward & Recognition process, promote Fun at Work.
-Partner & work closely with wider Renewable Energy Engineering teams to identify synergies, collaboration, talent development, technology development initiatives.
-Participate in external customer discussion & pilot products at customer sites for demonstration & validation

-Bachelor's/Master’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

-Minimum of 10+ years of experience in the software domain
-Minimum of 7+ years of experience in leadership/management role
-Ability to work in a matrix team environment
-Flexibility towards travel based on business requirements.

Desired Characteristics:
• Must demonstrate technical capacity to solve problems and instantiate solutions in working code
• Experience in software development in an agile environment would be a distinct advantage, including previous experience of writing code
• Experience working in a Java web development shop
• Solid understanding of Linux or Unix operating systems
• Solid understanding of software development tools & infrastructure
• Solid understanding of hosted solutions and SaaS/PaaS offerings
• Experience building web apps in a load balanced environment
• Highly organized and detail oriented
• Effective teaming and problem solving abilities
• Strong oral and written communication skills including executive level presentation skills
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
• Able to interface effectively with all levels of the organization and external customers
• Additional leadership experience in areas of operations, manufacturing and quality
•Demonstrated coaching and mentoring skills; passion for development of others.

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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