General Electric Sr Director - Software Engineering in Bloomington, Illinois
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 at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . 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.
As a Sr 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, with in planned schedule with superb quality.
In this role, you will:
Demonstrate very strong technical leadership and peoplemanagement skills including solid communication and analytical skills withthorough understanding of product development and successful problemdefinition, decomposition, estimation and resolution
Influence decision making through active partnership withcross-functional teams
Manage strategic business partnerships and relationshipsthrough Technical, Financial, Contractual and Relationship management
Own and manage the multiple rapid prototyping and productdevelopment budgets
Coach, mentor and lead a diverse group of lean/agilesoftware and user experience engineers
Work with product owners across the businesses to understandmarket needs & vision; quickly translate that vision into demonstrablesoftware
Quickly define and deliver working software prototypes
Work with product owners and architects to develop multigeneration software technology plans
Work directly with customers to understand business andtechnical needs
Drive increased efficiency across the teams, eliminatingduplication, leveraging product and technology reuse
Support process improvements which guide the development,sustaining & support activities
Work cross functionally with other business departments toalign activities and deliverables
Drive world-class quality in the development and support ofproducts
Keep project data relating to tracking and financialscurrent
Deliver resource strategy and plans, including use of 3rdparties/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 GEleadership. Ensure team receives consistentmessages and has clear understanding of business direction, strategy andresults
Build a world class software development team toconsistently deliver complex software platforms and research projects ofvarying size and duration
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
A minimum of 12 years of professional experience in SoftwareDevelopment Senior Management / Director roleOR Master’s degree with 10 years of experience in Software Development Senior Management
Minimum 1 year of experience in an engineering leadership /management role
GE Leadership Program Graduates will get credit towardsrelevant work experience, commensurate to the program they have completed
- Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We willnot sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for thisjob opening.
Recognizes patterns and complexity in problems. Extractsdecomposition algorithms, and strategically plans how to execute programs byunderstanding how best to decompose to expose / protect against risk
Defines product vision. Lays out product roadmap. Mapscurrent requirements to industry trends, analyses competition trends
Demonstrates mastery of the intricacies of interactions anddynamics in Agile teams.). Guides new teams to adopt Agile, troubleshootsadoption efforts, and guide continuous improvement. Provides training on Lean /Agile. Drives elimination of inefficiencies in coding process. Teaches XPpractices to others. Actively embraces new methods and practices that increaseefficiency and effectiveness
Previous experience in software development in an agileenvironment and writing code
Previous experience working in a Java web developmentenvironment
Demonstrates advanced understanding of Linux or Unixoperating systems
Demonstrates advanced understanding of software developmenttools & infrastructure
Prioritizes projects based on an assessment of competitiveneeds. Anticipates areas of competitive vulnerability and offers plans tomitigate them
Evangelizes new technology, predicts trends, and identifiesnew opportunities based on trends. Acts as industry expert by participating indefining standards and open source initiatives
Creates a culture of customer focus and high performance todrive innovation. Creates and pitches value for the GE investor while balancingthat with the sometimes competing value for the external customer. Continuousengagement with focus on GE strategy for customer satisfaction
Establishes framework for a culture of successfulcollaboration by defining a common understanding of who has decision rights andaccountability, and how collaboration and transparency are rewarded
Establishes vision, Identifies and championsinternal/external best practices, tools, and ideas to improve execution andquality. Drives an organization of efficiency, accountability and ownership
Additional leadership experience in areas of operations,manufacturing and quality preferred
Uses critical thinking skills and disciplined approaches tohelp leaders and leadership teams resolve issues and define solutions. Evangelizes and contributes to the GEstandards for critical thinking best practices and methodologies across theenterprise. Defines new critical thinking methods. Engages with external thought-leaders andcommunities on analytical and critical thinking methodologies
Previous experience in mechanical, electrical or systems engineering environment.
Locations: United States; Illinois; Chicago
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprint_poster.pdf . 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 conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.