Lead Controls Software Engineer

West Chester OH GE Aviation

Job Description Summary

Colibrium Additive – part of GE (NYSE: GE) is a world leader in metal additive design and manufacturing, a pioneering process that has the power and potential to transform businesses. Through our integrated offering of additive experts, advanced machines, and quality powders, we empower our customers to build innovative new products. Products that solve manufacturing challenges, improve business outcomes, and help change the world for the better.

At Colibrium Additive, we continue to work every day to bring the transformative power of advanced manufacturing to businesses around the globe.

Through our own extensive experience incorporating additive technologies into our production process, we recognize the value and possibilities it brings to modern design and manufacturing challenges.

We are seeking a Lead Controls Software Engineer to help develop next-generation additive manufacturing machines for Colibrium Additive. This role will work with software, hardware, research, and external partner engineering and business teams to define and develop differentiated Colibrium Additive machines for the Colibrium Additive business. Utilize your experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives, and help change how the world designs, builds, produces, and consumes everything! Are you looking for a role that you can help shape the future?

Let's redefine what's possible together!

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

As a Lead Control Software Engineer, you will

  • Participate and reinforce sound agile development practices (backlog refinement, sprint planning, sprint reviews).
  • Lead control software design including controller gain tuning, software architecture design, stability analysis, sensing and control stacks, etc.
  • Lead hardware in the loop software testing and validation to ensure design meets design intent and software requirements.
  • Develop and maintain machine simulation and work within CI/CD pipelines to enable rapid development, test, and deployment.
  • Collaborate closely with engineering architecture, software requirements, and quality teams to plan, package, and deliver software for our customers and users.
  • Collaborate with quality assurance on verification and validation plans to ensure control software design is fully validated.
  • Collaborate with product management, systems engineering, and requirements engineering to develop and decompose un-ambiguous software requirements.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering or a related Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) discipline from an accredited college or university
  • 3 plus years’ experience with software, electrical, and controls design; or two years of postgraduate experience, and internship experience in related field.
  • 3 plus years’ experience programming programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to include technical documentation and communication

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience in the field of additive manufacturing.
  • Experience decomposing requirements from higher level systems/product requirements, implementing designs to meet requirements, and verifying design against requirements.
  • Experience with electric motors and drives, feedback control systems, and signal processing.
  • Experience with the B&R plc platform.
  • Experience with modern agile software development tools (Github, Jenkins, Artifactory, Jira).
  • Experienced in motion control and knowledge of high precision motion control systems
  • Experienced controlling 3 phase motors using VFDs
  • Experienced controlling DC motors using PWM control

This role requires access to U.S. export-controlled information. If applicable, final offers will be contingent on ability to obtain authorization for access to U.S. export-controlled information from the U.S. Government.

Additional Information

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.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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