GE Staff Software Engineer in Glen Allen, Virginia

Job Number



GE Digital

Business Segment

Digital Information Technology & Digital Thread

About Us

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 anEqual 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.

Posted Position Title

Staff Software Engineer

Career Level



Digital Technology

Function Segment

Digital Engineering

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States

U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces



Glen Allen

Postal Code


Relocation Assistance


Role Summary/Purpose

Responsible for designing and programming a small module or a large component and designing a feature, set of features, or whole feature area. Works independently and contributes to the immediate team and to other teams across business. Leads design discussion in a limited manner.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Expert in breaking down problems and estimate time for development tasks.

  • Skilled in providing oversight and mentoring team members.

  • Shows ability to effectively delegate work.

  • Demonstrates the ability to make informed technology choices after due diligence and impact assessment.

  • Understands whole product, its modules and the interrelationship between them while being an expert in the assigned component or module.

  • Helps in designing interfaces and information exchange between modules. Serves as subject matter expert (SME) on one or more major modules.

  • Possesses advanced domain knowledge and shows great customer focus.

  • Demonstrates clarity of thinking to work through limited information and vague problem definitions.

  • Expert in processes / methodologies and Skilled in build, release & deployment processes.

  • Helps define his or her own role in the delivery of the product/service design.

  • Articulates the need for scalability and understands the importance of improving quality through testing.

  • Drives design reviews, defines interfaces between code modules, and applies existing technology to designs.

  • Expert in assessing application performance and optimizing/improving it through design and best coding practices.

  • Expert in core data structures as well as algorithms and has the ability to implement them using language chosen.

  • Drives functional design and implementation on one or more major modules.

  • Serves as SME and works closely with support and infrastructure services in troubleshooting customer and operational issues.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in Information Technology, specifically software engineering

  • At least 3 years of web services (REST and SOAP) 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 job.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

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 background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience working on agile projects

  • Experience developing for LDAP and database services

  • PKI or certificate experience

  • Experience developing applications and services using JAVA