Sr Staff Embedded Software Engineer

Evendale OH GE Aviation

Job Description Summary

GE Aviation is investing in the next generation of turbofan engine and engine system technologies to the realize the aviation industry sustainability goals in the first half of the 21st century. The Sr Staff Embedded Software Engineer will work in the Advanced Technologies Organization in support of the various demonstration programs (e.g. Hybrid Electric, Hydrogen).

The Sr Staff Embedded Software Engineer will be responsible for designing, developing and testing Embedded Software (Firmware), platforms and systems that control and runs on devices that need to be tailored to the needs of the hardware that it has to control and run on (i.e. directly controls the real time functions of a physical device such as motors, engines, valves, and other devices and products). Requires a deep understanding of the characteristics of the physical device being controlled, the real-time functions it is expected to perform and the ability to design, develop, implement, and test the logic and software required to realize the real-time functionality.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

As the Sr Staff Embedded Software Engineer , you will:

  • Participate in all facets of the systems engineering process – system architecture, systems engineering, and project management
  • Develops the overall software structure. Defines software components, the control and data interactions between them, and develops a suitable software solution.
  • Define and execute engineering lifecycle test, validation, and verification activities
  • Apply GE best practices and design standards to control system software designs
  • Present designs and validation results to internal (GE) and external customers
  • Lead the definition of software planning activities and ensure compliance with and maintenance of approved plans
  • Define and formalize system, software, and human integration requirements; ensure compatibility of software requirements with hardware requirements
  • Define and execute engineering lifecycle test, validation, and verification activities 
  • Apply Lean principles, GE best practices, and design standards to control system software designs
  • Lead the application of configuration management tools to software designs
  • Validate and verify software designs in a diversity of system integration environments – from local desktop computer simulations to fully representative flight tests
  • Present designs and validation results to internal (GE) and external (airframer, agency, government, …) customers
  • Collaborate effectively in a diverse, global, distributed work environment

Additionally, you will responsible to continually mature your personal and professional development through training opportunities, mentorship, and formal career path definition.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience with relevant work experience

Desired Characteristics

  • Highly-motivated, self-starting, and passionate
  • Exceptional communication skills and willingness to continually improve communication and influencing skills in more-distributed work environments
  • Facilitates and coaches software engineering team sessions on requirements estimation and alternative approaches to team sizing and estimation. Leads a community of practice around estimation to share best practices among teams
  • Coding experience in MATLAB, python, C/C++, SCADE, VBA, etc.
  • Real time embedded software or firmware design experience
  • Knowledge of electrical engineering fundamentals 
  • Knowledge of networks, operating systems, cybersecurity, databases and applications
  • Demonstrated team leadership, collaboration, and facilitation skills
  • Flexible and friendly approach to working in teams
  • Project planning and project management experience
  • Keen listener and innate drive to succeed

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: Yes

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