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Staff Software Engineer

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/10/2016 8:36:43 PM
  • 2768873
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Digital
Location(s): United States ; Georgia; Atlanta

About Us:
GE (NYSE: GE) is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.

Predix is the world’s first and only cloud-based operating system built exclusively for industrial companies. It is now available for licensing externally beyond GE across a broad range of industries to manage and optimize both GE and non-GE assets. As the only industrial strength OS, Predix allows for familiar, frictionless connectivity, yet offers the security, regulation and certifications that industry demands. With 50 billion machines expected to come online by 2020, the Industrial Internet’s impact on GE, our customers and the world is tremendous. Everything is amplified on an industrial level. Bigger machines, bigger business, bigger issues, bigger opportunities.

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 roadmap.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • 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
  • Provide guidance to developers with either planning and
    execution and/or design architecture using agile methodologies such as
  • Use DevOps tools such as Chef, Jenkins, GitHub and
    CloudFoundry to automate continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • 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
  • 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. 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


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM”
    Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 5 years of technical experience along with
    established leadership credentials across disciplines and functions within
    a product OR Master’s degree with 3 years of experience in a related
    function and field

  • 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.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the
    successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
  • Must be willing to travel.
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in
    Atlanta, GA.

Desired Characteristics:
  • Master Degree in Software Engineering
  • Certifications in Six Sigma or Lean Software Management
  • Communication skills for motivating, persuading and
    challenging business objectives to drive high performance solutions
    meeting customer needs
  • 5+ of hands-on experience developing RESTful
    micro-service based applications
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with Cloud Foundry or
    other PaaS such as Heroku or Google App Engine
  • Committed to TDD methodology and XP programming
  • Contributed to or maintainer of open source projects
  • Hands-on experience in utilizing Spring Framework
    (Core, MVC, Integration and Data)
  • Knowledge of or experience with running applications on
    Cloud Foundry
  • Knowledge of or experience with building service
    brokers on Cloud Foundry
  • Strong problem solving abilities and capable of
    articulating specific technical topics or assignments
  • Experience in a varied toolset and languages: OAuth2,
    NoSQL, Web Services, Design Patterns, RESTful Web Services, jQuery,
    Angular, Bootstrap, Node.js, JUnit4, Maven, Spring Boot, Dropwizard, git,
    C#, Java, JavaScript, SQL, HTML5, CSS3, XML, XSL, XSLT, XSD, PostgreSQL,
    Oracle, MySQL, NoSQL (Cassandra, Riak, Couchbase etc.)
  • Experience with cloud based platforms such as AWS,
    Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Digital Ocean and Heroku

Locations: United States ; Georgia; Atlanta

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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