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Staff Software Engineer

  • GE Energy Connections
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 4:14:19 AM
  • 2766503
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Energy Connections Grid Solutions
Location(s): United Kingdom ; Cambridge

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Role Summary:
As a Lead Web Developer, you will be involved in projects and initiatives with broad scope and high impact to the business and be a recognized expert in a specialized field evolving software that delivers the next era of web software products for GE Smallworld

Essential Responsibilities:

Play a key role in an experienced agile team.
• Designing highly complex modules, critical components or a whole application/product in its entirety
• Provide technical consultation on product problems throughout the business, including supplier and field support
• Contribute to driving increased efficiency across the teams, eliminating duplication, leveraging product and technology reuse.
• Support other GE businesses, internal and external customers, and suppliers as required
• Support process improvements, which guide the development, sustaining & support activities.
• Work cross functionally with other business departments to align activities and deliverables.
• Effectively communicate and provide recommendations through the analysis, preparation and presentation of technical data to internal and external GE customers using reports, records, and letters
• Deliver world-class quality in the development and support of products.
• Work with Business Analysts to understand and scope product requirements & vision; translate requirements/vision into prioritized list of user stories, designs and deliver to required timelines and quality standards.
• Be part of an experienced agile team and deliver through the agile development cycle
• Communicate effectively both within the immediate team & other Smallworld teams
• Engage Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) in the successful transfer of complex domain knowledge and express these complex engineering concepts in code.
• Demonstrate a strong sense of team; can contribute to maintaining the energy of the teams through inclusiveness and connection with people; breeds positive morale, loyalty and commitment. Facilitates and coaches software engineering team sessions on requirements estimation and alternative approaches to team sizing and estimation etc.
• Leads a community of practice around Web development and share best practices among teams

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• Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, or Engineering or other degree with relevant experience or equivalent knowledge and experience
• Proven experience in developing software in an agile environment. (e.g. scrum, continuous integration, test driven development)
• Demonstrate skills in a complex source code management and defect tracking environment.
• Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (for GE employees only) or equivalent certification

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:

• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
• Ability to influence others and lead small teams.
• Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact.
• Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.
• Effective problem identification and solution skills.
• Proven analytical and organizational ability.

Locations: United Kingdom ; Cambridge

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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