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General Electric Sr Staff Database Software Engineer-Storage Engine in Bothell, Washington

Job Description Summary

This position is responsible for owning the storage engine of our next generation database, which is tightly focused on meeting the intense demands of both current and rapidly approaching power grid workloads.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:

Do you delight in wandering through forests made of B+/LSM trees and write-ahead logs? Do you tell time using a Lamport clock? Are sagas more than just a long story to you? Does write amplification bother you? If so, then we might have the perfect opportunity for you.

We are looking for an experienced, creative, and growth-minded software engineer to help us meet the challenge of retooling the power grid for a de-carbonized future. The right engineer will own the storage engine of our next generation database, which is tightly focused on meeting the intense demands of both current and rapidly approaching power grid workloads.

Eager to take our innovative storage engine to the next level of performance, correctness, durability, and scalability? Do you thrive working as a valued member of respectful, collaborative, and high-performing teams? Ready to play a key role in protecting the future of our planet? If so, please, apply now!

But before you do, please make sure that you also:

  • Have deep mastery of at least one of: C#, C/C++, Java, Kotlin, Rust, Scala, or other systems/primary enterprise language

  • Feel passionate about distributed systems

  • Are open to embracing a new language/stack, if ours ends up being new to you

  • Are comfortable reading, recommending, and conversing about relevant academic papers

  • Grasp the spirit and the particulars of language interop

  • Have practical experience in building cross-platform software

  • Enjoy working remotely as part of a fully distributed team

Education Qualification:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), or applicant possesses comparative experience

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience


  • Influences through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas. Pre-emptively sees downstream consequences and effectively tailors influencing strategy to support a positive outcome. Uses experts or other third parties to influence.

  • 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.

  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team. Able to navigate accountability in a matrixed organization.

  • Communicates and demonstrates a shared sense of purpose. Learns from failure.

Personal Attributes:

  • Able to effectively direct and mentor others in critical thinking skills. Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve issues and design solutions using critical thinking and analysis skills and best practices. Finds important patterns in seemingly unrelated information.

  • Influences and energizes other toward the common vision and goal. Maintains excitement for a process and drives to new directions of meeting the goal even when odds and setbacks render one path impassable.

  • 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.

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