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General Electric Sr Staff Market Optimization Software Engineer in Bothell, Washington

Job Description Summary

Leads advanced Power Systems Application software development and delivery to meet corporate project/product commitments. The responsibilities include working with Electric Utilities or ISOs (Independent System Operators) and Transmission and Distribution System Operators on functional software specifications, designing, coding, testing, integration, application tuning and delivery.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for defining, developing, and evolving software in a fast paced and agile development environment using the latest software development technologies and infrastructure

  • Provide domain and/or technical leadership to a team of electricity markets application software engineers.

  • Contributes and leads electricity market application development in the context of customer commercial projects and ensures related software deliveries are on schedule, within budget and meets or exceeds customer satisfaction expectations

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

  • Writes documents for new project tasks, such as Design notes, testing procedures, etc.

  • Works with the Market Optimization Team lead and Group manager to allocate and re-assign staff resources as needed

  • Provides effort estimates for new project tasks

  • Support sales efforts through tendering, customer demos and customer training

  • Actively participate in thought-leadership initiatives in front of customers promoting next generation of solutions anticipating and driving new customer needs

  • Act as a coach / mentor to grow and develop junior staff

  • Apply principles of SDLC and methodologies like Lean/Agile/XP, CI, Software and Product Security, Scalability, Documentation Practices, refactoring and Testing Techniques

Basic Qualification

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with thesis or related work in power systems OR in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

  • A minimum of six (6) years of experience

Eligibility Requirement

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.

Desired Characteristics

Technical Expertise:

  • PHD in Electrical Engineering with thesis or related work in power systems

  • Three (3) years development or project delivery experience in Electricity Market field


  • Ensures understanding of issues and presents clear rationale. Able to speak to mutual needs and win-win solutions. Uses two-way communication to influence outcomes and ongoing results

  • Continuously measures deliverables of self and team against scheduled commitments. Effectively balances different, competing objectives

  • 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.

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Effective team building and problem solving abilities

  • Persists to completion, especially in the face of overwhelming odds and setbacks. Pushes self for results; pushes others for results through team spirit

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