GE Application Engineer - Consulting Operations in Schenectady, New York

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GE Energy Connections

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Energy Connections Headquarters

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 Energy Connections designs and deploys industry-leading technologies that turn the world on. We transport, convert, automate and optimize energy to ensure we provide safe, efficient and reliable electrical power. Uniting all the resources and scale of the world’s first digital industrial company, we connect brilliant machines, grids, and systems to power utility, oil & gas, marine, mining and renewables customers, that keep our world running.

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

Application Engineer - Consulting Operations

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Function Segment

Energy Consulting

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States

U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces

New York



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Role Summary/Purpose

The Application Engineer- Consulting Operations will work closely with the customer to develop new functionality, provide consulting services, develop core algorithms and systems, and train new users on the application and use of the software products.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Application Engineer - Consulting Operations, you will:

  • Enhance and develop core algorithms for GE MAPS software (used for power systems analysis)

  • Enhance and develop transmission modeling in GE MAPS

  • Execute on new product developments related to improved modeling

  • Enhance the MAPS User Interface

  • Actively participate in a working environment where teamwork, quality, customer service and innovation are prized

  • Work closely with customer to develop new functionality to meet the changing needs of the industry

  • Participate in sales and marketing activities, including customer presentations

  • Participate in software QA process and development of QA processes

  • Provide consulting services to internal and external clients utilizing power system analysis tools and methodologies

  • Train users on the application and use of software products


  • PhD in Operations Research

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in electric power planning software development

  • Minimum of 3 years of programming experience in an engineering-oriented language

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 with MS Office tools, including PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Access

  • Experience with Fortran, C or C++

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in software project management and execution

  • Experience working with production simulation tools in a consulting environment

  • Demonstrated knowledge of power systems generation, operations and control

  • Demonstrated knowledge of optimization techniques

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Algorithm development

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Linear and Mixed integer programming and decomposition techniques

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Ancillary service modeling Demonstrated knowledge of Reliability techniques

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Hydro Thermal coordination

  • Knowledge of Expansion planning

  • Strong ability to work in teams, and to work independently in providing technical services to customers

  • Passion for working in an open, sharing, and supportive environment where colleagues welcome opportunities to assist each other with solving challenging technical problems

  • Strong oral and written communication skills