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General Electric Electricity Market Optimization Software Engineer in Bothell, Washington

Job Description Summary

Job Overview:

In this role, you will work closely with a team of 8-15 people who are responsible for enhancing, evolving, and supporting large on-premise highly-available Electricity Market Management System (MMS). The team includes power systems, database, software, and optimization engineers.

As an Electricity Market Optimization Software Engineer, you will contribute to advanced Power Systems Application software development, testing, integration and tuning to meet project/product commitments. The projects mainly consist of developing power system features for Electric Utilities, Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Transmission System Operators (TSOs).

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities :

In this role, you will:

  • Contribute to electricity market application development and ensure software delivery is on schedule, within budget and meets or exceeds customer expectations

  • Promote and demonstrate best practices and high-quality in software development processes

  • Write documents such as design notes, testing procedures, etc.

  • Provide regular reports to the group manager regarding the status of your assigned tasks

  • Work with customer throughout the project life cycle to ensure the software meets customer’s quality standards and functional requirements.

  • Participate in testing of the integrated system. Identify the need for changes whether they are defects or new enhancements

  • Interact with Product Development Team, Customers, Solution Providers (Partner / Integrators), and other cross-functional teams as required.

  • Effectively apply standard execution methodologies and processes.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with thesis or related work in power systems.

  • Academic courses or experience in Electricity Wholesale Markets.

  • Academic courses or experience in Power System Optimization.

Desired Characteristics:

Technical Expertise:

  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • Strong understanding of Mixed-Integer Programming (MIP)

  • Strong knowledge of source control management and GitHub in particular.

  • Understanding of testing and test automation.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new software development practices, languages, and tools.

  • Team player, dedicated, detailed oriented and Customer focused.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Self-starter; comfortable pulling together information from multiple resources.

  • Established reputation for integrity, dependability, initiative, teamwork, and accountability.

Business Acumen:

  • Anticipates potential risks, obstacles and resolves proactively in order to ensure smooth project delivery.

  • Maintains high levels of customer satisfaction across all projects by addressing customer concerns quickly and effectively; at times, anticipates customer concerns before they become issues.

Personal Attributes :

  • Great at helping others understand and adopt new coding skills and practices – both within your work team and with the customer.

  • Like working on mission critical software and systems

  • Detailed oriented and expect software systems to be organized and automated.

  • Comfortable and good at chasing down and resolving software issues.

  • Curiosity drives your learning. You naturally work to extend your sphere of knowledge of the greater system within which your components are a part.

  • Excel in an environment where everything may not be known. You ask good questions to help the team and the customer resolve the unknowns.

  • Enjoy working within a team and supporting fellow team members.

  • Comfortable planning and completing your own work. You can run with a list of tasks to be done, but also know when to ask questions.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills.

  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen

  • Must be willing to travel 10-20% of the time

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Bothell, WA if the need arises.

The [salary/hourly pay] range for this position is [75,200-112,800]. The specific [salary/hourly rate] offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for [a performance bonus/variable incentive compensation/equity]. Available benefits include Medical, Vision, and Dental. *Please note, the benefits (Medical, Vision, and Dental) can be Health, Medical, 401K, Paid Leave.

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