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Software Director, Business & Operations Optimization

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/22/2017 8:58:34 AM
  • 2826832
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy Digital
Location(s): United States ; Illinois, New York, California; Chicago

About Us:
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GE Renewable Energy
Amid growing electricity demand, rising fuel costs, and climate change concerns, GE Renewable Energy is focused on providing wind, hydro and innovative power solutions for customers around the globe. With over 125 years of experience powering the world, GE has now become the largest renewable energy producer in the world, providing a wide range of offerings to meet customer needs.

Our Renewable business is organized into three businesses including On Shore Wind, Off Shore Wind, Hydro



At the GE
Global Software Center of Excellence (COE) in San Ramon, California, we’re leveraging our leadership in sensors and controllers, modeling analytics and software development to deliver on our vision for the Industrial Internet. Predix is GE’s software platform for the Industrial Internet. Predix enables asset and operations optimization by providing a standard way to run industrial-scale analytics and connect machines, data, and people. Deployed on machines, on-premise, or in the cloud, Predix combines an industry-leading stack of technologies for distributed computing and big data analytics, asset management, machine-to-machine communication, and mobility. GE transforms the vast amount of data from industrial equipment into actionable intelligence, allowing users to improve operations, business decisions and services.
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 Sr. Software Manager, you will be responsible for managing the deliverables and strategy across Business Optimization and Operations Optimization platform strategies across the GE Renewable Energy Digital business.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will own the strategy and execution for
the Predix Business & Operations Optimization software products for the GE
Renewable Energy business, including migration of legacy platforms to new
Predix Cloud platform, delivery of new software products built on the Predix
platform, and delivery of Predix Edge based optimization software products.

In this role:

  • You will lead delivery of Industrial Internet of Things
    (IIOT) applications on the Predix Cloud platform, the Predix Asset Performance
    Management (APM) platform, and Edge platforms.
  • You are seen as driving the strategy and software delivery
    for the Renewable Energy Business and Operations optimization platforms
  • Partner with stakeholders to develop overall strategy and
    objectives for product portfolio alignment with the organizations’ overall
    business goals
  • You may manage other managers or individual contributors -
    The leader is both a technical leader within the function and also is
    responsible for developing and coaching his/her employees within the function.
  • Lead multiple globally based Agile development teams (U.S.,
    India, Europe)
  • Rapid prototypes: defining and de-risking opportunities
    through rapid cycle software innovation and demonstration
  • Product, PaaS or SaaS development: driving innovation, value
    and growth through program execution
  • Quality: defect detection, tracking and elimination; test
    frameworks and automation
  • Engage with senior business leaders, product owners and GE
    customers to understand market needs & vision; quickly translate market,
    business and technical needs into demonstrable software on a regular rhythm
  • Work with senior business leaders and product owners to
    manage program definition, execution, launch and support; defining and
    executing against multi generation software technology plans
  • Work with Cyber Security Leader to ensure products meet key
    industry security standards and products follow security best practices
    throughout development lifecycle


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors
    (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 15 years of professional experience in Cloud Software
    development, managing large complex development organizations, and experience
    in Agile Software development.
  • 5 years of leadership experience

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
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful
    completion of a background investigation and drug screen
  • Must be willing to travel

Desired Characteristics:

Technical Expertise:

  • Proven track record of strong people management within at
    least one discipline and or expertise within the discipline
  • Strong cross functional collaboration and influencing skills
    at high levels Ability to make decisions that have deep impact
  • Guides, influences and determines decisions regarding team
    wide adoption of new technologies. Evangelizes modern agile technologies &
    processes to development teams, stakeholders and GE Renewable Energy Digital
  • Agile Software Development Lifecycle with emphasis on Cloud
    platform delivery (CI/CD, SCRUM)
  • Must demonstrate technical capacity to solve problems and
    instantiate solutions in working code
  • Experience working in a Java web development shop
  • Solid understanding of Linux or Unix operating systems
  • Solid understanding of software development tools &

Business Acumen:

  • Partner and work closely with wider Renewable Energy
    Engineering teams to identify synergies, collaboration, talent development, technology
    development initiatives
  • Partner with peers to create a culture of strong customer
    focus and high performance to drive innovation


  • 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.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including
    executive level
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multiple development teams in geographically
    diverse setting

Personal Attributes:

  • Uses critical thinking skills and disciplined approaches to
    help leaders and leadership teams resolve issues and define solutions
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Effective teaming and problem solving abilities

Locations: United States ; Illinois, New York, California; Chicago

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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