Business Segment: Energy Connections Automation & Controls
Location(s): United States; Virginia; Charlottesville
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 Energy Connections designs and deploys industry-leading technologies that turn the world on. We transport, convert, automate and optimize energy to ensure we provide safe, efficient and reliable electrical power. Uniting all the resources and scale of the world’s first digital industrial company, we connect brilliant machines, grids, and systems to power utility, oil & gas, marine, mining and renewables customers, that keep our world running. www.GEEnergyConnections.com
We are a leading provider of automation and control products and services for equipment and plant control in Power Generation, Process, and Manufacturing industries. Our differentiated Industrial Internet solutions enable customers to optimize equipment performance and ensure reliable and efficient operations by connecting their equipment, data, and people to Insights and Actions generated through Analytics. Our Edge solutions include Outcome Optimizing Controls, Field Agents, Operator Interface products, and an Industrial Communications portfolio for hard to connect distributed assets. Our dedicated team includes some of the best minds in automation capable of solving our customers’ toughest challenges. GE Automation & Controls is a business unit within GE Energy Connections. 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: Our software developers are responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of industrial internet to control system edge products and software platforms. Join the GE Automation & Controls Technology team and use your software skills to develop software for our Field Agent devices and Cloud offerings.
Essential Responsibilities: As a Lead Software Engineer, you will:
Work in small, self-motivated teams collaborating with your Product Owner to translate customer needs into Internet-enabled products and infrastructure
Be involved in all phases of software development from product definition to production release
Use Agile software development practices to build and test our products using Continuous Integration
Use excellent communication skills to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity
Understand the whole product, its modules and the interrelationships between them while being an expert in the assigned component or module
Break down problems and estimate time for development tasks
Evangelize how our technology solves customer problems from a technology and business perspective
Use your strong knowledge of Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Software Design Patterns. Hands-on experience in web services (REST, SOAP, etc.)
Qualifications/Requirements: Basic Qualifications
Associate's Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university
Minimum of 5 years of experience with Java, Bash and/or Python
Minimum of 5 years of experience with Operating Systems, preferably Linux (e.g., Linux, VxWorks, QNX, Windows)
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.
MS Computer Science or Computer Engineering
Previous system administration experience with Linux and Windows
Knowledge of application Security best practices
Knowledge of C#/.NET development
Knowledge of at least one Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery Software (Jenkins, Bamboo, Cruise Control, Electric Commander, etc.)
Knowledge of Industrial network and serial communication protocols (OPC UA, Modbus, etc.)
Experience with virtualization, e.g. VMWare, Hyper-V, etc.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to deliver on innovative ideas for products and processes
Demonstrated experience working on teams that use the Agile Scrum development methods
Knowledge of Ethernet and other Fieldbus (PROFINET, Profibus, DeviceNet) network communication protocols
Experience with C/C++ programming in an embedded environment
Knowledge of Intel (x86), PPC or ARM microprocessors and/or microcontrollers
Knowledge of Industrial Controls, particularly PLCs
Locations: United States; Virginia; Charlottesville
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