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General Electric Chief Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description Summary

In its mission to accelerate the energy transition and realizing the importance of the grid in that transformation, GE Vernova is establishing an incubation zone business unit on Grid Orchestration to realize the grid of the future. We’re looking for a Chief Software Engineer to launch the engineering and development of the Grid Orchestration platform development, as well as interface with engineering leaders across GE Vernova. Operating in a mission driven, disruptive innovation, agile and fast paced culture, you will participate in highly complex projects globally and innovative customer engagements that require in-depth knowledge of GE Vernova’s products as well as customer’s operating environments.

Job Description

This role can sit remotely within the United States OR Canada

Roles and Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Build a world class software development team to consistently deliver complex software platforms and research projects of varying size and duration.

  • Design and execute on a well thought out strategy for the organization

  • Manage a team responsible for UX, front end and back end development using the latest technologies and methodologies adopted from industry wide practices.

  • Actively present leadership updates to GE executive sponsors and customers.

  • Work with others to define future technology platforms and architecture for products and services.

  • Quickly learn, internalize and develop a strong understanding of key priorities and the clients

  • Align with stakeholders to ensure that data and process changes required in systems are implemented in accordance with project objectives and timelines

  • Provide day to day work direction for team members engaged in projects and delivery.

  • Facilitate and coach software engineering teams on requirements estimate and work sizing.

  • Demonstrate mastery of intricacies and interactions within dynamic agile cultures and processes.

  • Drive a continuous learning culture to help guide continuous improvements.

  • Provide leadership on Lean/Agile principles and development practices.

  • Actively pursue new methods and practices to increase productivity

  • Utilize project management tools to track progress and recognize key risk areas for specific implementations

  • Assist in the resolution of conflicting priorities through the proactive communication of requirements, timelines and stakeholders.

  • Operate as a engaged leader who serves as a subject matter and technical expert for assigned programs and development initiatives

  • Work with system leaders and functional teams to ensure products and services adhere to compliance and controllership standards

  • Share technical, procedural, and business knowledge with others.

  • Leverage your domain expertise; you are expected to further the knowledge and improve productivity of your colleagues with activities such as creating learning content, giving presentations, and supporting a continuous learning culture.

Eligibility Requirements :

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with significant experience.

  • 10 years of experience in software engineering with proven leadership experience delivering software platforms on budget within schedule.

  • 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.

Desired Characteristics

  • Recognizes patterns and complexity in problems. Extracts decomposition algorithms, and strategically plans how to execute programs by understanding how best to decompose to expose / protect against risk.

  • Defines product vision. Lays out product roadmap. Maps current requirements to industry trends, analyses competition trends.

  • Demonstrates mastery of the intricacies of interactions and dynamics in Agile teams.). Guides new teams to adopt Agile, troubleshoots adoption efforts, and guide continuous improvement. Provides training on Lean / Agile. Drives elimination of inefficiencies in coding process. Teaches XP practices to others. Actively embraces new methods and practices that increase efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Previous experience in software development in an agile environment and writing code.

  • Previous experience working in a Java web development environment.

  • Demonstrates advanced understanding of Linux or Unix operating systems.

  • Demonstrates advanced understanding of software development tools & infrastructure.

  • Prioritizes projects based on an assessment of competitive needs. Anticipates areas of competitive vulnerability and offers plans to mitigate them.

  • Evangelizes new technology, predicts trends, and identifies new opportunities based on trends. Acts as industry expert by participating in defining standards and open source initiatives.

  • Creates a culture of customer focus and high performance to drive innovation. Creates and pitches value for the GE investor while balancing that with the sometimes competing value for the external customer. Continuous engagement with focus on GE strategy for customer satisfaction.

  • Establishes framework for a culture of successful collaboration by defining a common understanding of who has decision rights and accountability, and how collaboration and transparency are rewarded.

  • Establishes vision, Identifies and champions internal/external best practices, tools, and ideas to improve execution and quality. Drives an organization of efficiency, accountability and ownership.

  • Able to verbalize what is behind decisions and downstream implications. Continuously reflecting on success and failures to improve performance and decision-making. Understands when change is needed. Participates in technical strategy planning.

  • Additional leadership experience in areas of operations, manufacturing and quality preferred.

  • Uses critical thinking skills and disciplined approaches to help leaders and leadership teams resolve issues and define solutions. Evangelizes and contributes to the GE standards for critical thinking best practices and methodologies across the enterprise. Defines new critical thinking methods. Engages with external thought-leaders and communities on analytical and critical thinking methodologies.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity.

  • Evangelizes the notion that anything worth doing takes repeated effort and failure. Drives the organization toward a continued excitement of attaining the vision and goal in the face of resistance.

  • Innovates and integrates new processes and/or technology to significantly add value to GE. Identifies how the cost of change weighs against the benefits and advises accordingly. Proactively learns new solutions and processes to address seemingly unanswerable problems.


To comply with US immigration and other legal requirements, it is necessary to specify the minimum number of years' experience required for any role based within the USA. For roles outside of the USA, to ensure compliance with applicable legislation, the JDs should focus on the substantive level of experience required for the role and a minimum number of years should NOT be used.

This Job Description is intended to provide a high level guide to the role. However, it is not intended to amend or otherwise restrict/expand the duties required from each individual employee as set out in their respective employment contract and/or as otherwise agreed between an employee and their manager.

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).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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