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Director - Software Engineering - Predix

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/24/2017 12:04:57 PM
  • 2818818
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Predix Products & Technology
Location(s): United States ; California; San Ramon


About Us:
Desired Characteristics (Continued):

Personal Attributes:
  • Uses critical thinking skills and disciplined approaches to help leaders and leadership teams resolve issues and define solutions. Evangelizes and contributes to the GE standards for critical thinking best practices and methodologies across the enterprise. Defines new critical thinking methods. Engages with external thought-leaders and communities on analytical and critical thinking methodologies
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity
  • Evangelizes the notion that anything worth doing takes repeated effort and failure. Drives the organization toward a continued excitement of attaining the vision and goal in the face of resistance
  • Innovates and integrates new processes and/or technology to significantly add value to GE. Identifies how the cost of change weighs against the benefits and advises accordingly. Proactively learns new solutions and processes to address seemingly unanswerable problems
  • Take on technical challenges and direct the team to achieve a high level of understanding of the platform and industrial use cases.

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 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:
As a Director of a software engineering group, you will apply your knowledge of management, software development methodologies, best practices, and proven processes to deliver a quality software product on budget, within planned schedule with superb quality. This specific position will manage a set of software engineers to focus on platform and system level integration for the Predix Platform.

Essential Responsibilities:
In this role, you will:
  • Demonstrate very strong technical leadership and people management skills including solid communication and analytical skills with thorough understanding of product development and successful problem definition, decomposition, estimation and resolution
  • Responsible for building a world class software development team to support the system integration of the platform
  • Design and execute on a well thought out strategy for Predix Platform Integration team.
  • Responsible to aligning with cross-functional service team owners to understand initiatives and implementations
  • Deliver application and services to validate and ensure the platform meets all operational standards
  • Influence decision making through active partnership with cross-functional teams
  • Manage strategic business partnerships and relationships through Technical, Financial, Contractual and Relationship Management
  • Own and manage the multiple rapid prototyping and product development budgets
  • Coach, mentor and lead a diverse group of lean/agile software and user experience engineers
  • Work with product owners across the businesses to understand market needs & vision; quickly translate that vision into demonstrable software
  • Quickly define and deliver working software prototypes
  • Work with product owners and architects to develop multi-generation software technology plans
  • Work directly with customers to understand business and technical needs
  • Drive increased efficiency across the teams, eliminating duplication, leveraging product and technology reuse
  • Support process improvements which guide the development, sustaining & support activities
  • Work cross functionally with other business departments to align activities and deliverables
  • Drive world-class quality in the development and support of products
  • Keep project data relating to tracking and financials current
  • Deliver resource strategy and plans, including use of 3rd parties/partners, etc., in support of development and support activities
  • Plan and manage budgets related to scope of team
  • Communicate effectively both within immediate team and GE leadership. Ensure team receives consistent messages and has clear understanding of business direction, strategy and results
  • Build a world class software development team to consistently deliver complex software platforms and research projects of varying size and duration.
  • Lead and focus a platform integration team of developers to implement, automate and validate the Predix Platform deliveries and ego system.


Qualifications/Requirements:
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 12 years of professional experience in Software Development or Software Quality Engineering Senior Management / Director role OR Master’s degree with 10 years of experience in Software Development or Software Quality Engineering Senior Management

Eligibility Requirements:
  • 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 roughly 10% of the time
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA


Desired Characteristics:
Technical Expertise:
  • Recognizes patterns and complexity in problems. Extracts decomposition algorithms, and strategically plans how to execute programs by understanding how best to decompose to expose / protect against risk
  • Thorough knwolegde of Software Development Life Cycle principles
  • Through working knowledge of CI/CD concepts and best practices
  • Understanding of full stack platform concepts and technologies
  • Good understanding of Platform Integration strategies by developing applications and framework.
  • Defines product vision. Lays out product roadmap. Maps current requirements to industry trends, analyses competition trends
  • 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
  • Thorough understanding of Cloud Technologies and complex Platform Integrated Systems. Capable of designing technical implementation plans around integrating Platform systems.

Business Acumen:
  • Prioritizes projects based on an assessment of competitive needs. Anticipates areas of competitive
    vulnerability and offers plans to mitigate them
  • Evangelizes new technology, predicts trends, and identifies new opportunities based on trends. Acts as industry expert by participating in defining standards and open source initiatives
  • Creates a culture of customer focus and high performance to drive innovation. Creates and pitches value for the GE investor while balancing that with the sometimes competing value for the external customer. Continuous engagement with focus on GE strategy for customer satisfaction

Leadership:
  • Establishes framework for a culture of successful collaboration by defining a common understanding
    of who has decision rights and accountability, and how collaboration and transparency are rewarded
  • Establishes vision, Identifies and champions internal/external best practices, tools, and ideas to improve execution and quality. Drives an organization of efficiency, accountability and ownership
  • Able to verbalize what is behind decisions and downstream implications. Continuously reflecting on success and failures to improve performance and decision-making. Understands when change is needed. Participates in technical strategy planning
  • Build a team of highly technical engineers to implement and integrate applications using the Predix Platform ego system.

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Locations: United States ; California; San Ramon

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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