Director - Software Engineering

General Electric Redmond , WA 98053

Posted 6 days ago

Director - Software Engineering

  • GE Power

  • Experienced

  • Posted 3/13/2019 1:57:14 PM

  • 3266390

  • Job Function: Digital Technology

  • Business Segment: Power Digital

Location(s): United States; Washington; Redmond

Role Summary:

As a director of foundation software engineering team, you will apply your knowledge of technology, management, software development methodologies, best practices, and modern processes to deliver quality software products on budget, within a planned schedule and with superb quality. This specific position will manage a team of software engineers which focuses on building a platform for a plethora of GE Power applications.

Essential Responsibilities:

The mission-critical applications manage multiple aspects of power grids for many utilities across the globe.

Demonstrate exceptional strong technical leadership and people management skills

Be responsible for building a world class software development team to support building of the platform for GE power application suite

Together with product management and other teams, define strategy, design and execute delivery of the platform components on schedule

Align with cross-functional service team owners to understand initiatives and implementations, influencing decision-making through active partnership

Own and manage the multiple rapid prototyping and product development budgets

Quickly define and deliver working software prototypes

Work with product owners across the businesses to understand market needs & vision

Work directly with customers to understand business and technical needs

Drive increased efficiency across the teams

Drive world-class quality in the development and support of products

Keep project financials and tracking current

Deliver a resource strategy and plans, including use of 3rd parties/partners, etc., in support of development and support activities


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or in "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

A minimum of 15 years of technical experience along with established leadership credentials across product lines.

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

Desired Characteristics:

Demonstrated ability to deliver modern mission-critical software components at scale. Hands-on experience in designing and building mission-critical highly available microservices, container-based systems

Recognizes patterns and complexity. Plans on how to execute programs and protect against risk

Defines product vision. Lays out product roadmap. Maps current requirements to industry trends, analyses competition trends

Prioritizes projects based on an assessment of competitive needs

Advocates new technology, predicts trends, and identifies new opportunities based on trends

Creates a culture of customer focus and high performance to drive innovation

Continuously reflecting on success and failures to improve performance and decision-making. Understands when change is needed

Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity

Identifies how the cost of change weighs against the benefits and advises accordingly

Proactively creates new solutions and processes to address seemingly unanswerable problems

Takes on technical challenges and directs the team to achieve a high level of understanding of the platform and industrial use cases


About Us:

GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE's mission and deliver for our customers.

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, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Locations: United States; Washington; Redmond

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.

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