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General Electric Software Engineer in Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

Are you ready to take your #engineering career to new heights? We are currently recruiting for exciting new software opportunities on platforms such as the Electrical Power Distribution System for the F-35 Lightning II multirole combat aircraft and the Electronic Circuit Breaker Unit technology refresh for the C-130 Hercules turboprop military transport aircraft.

This is a great opportunity to join our Power business. Alongside a team of experienced and developing Engineers, you will get hands-on with the whole software lifecycle.

You will be responsible for developing and/or verifying safety-critical software for an aircraft electrical power distribution system. You will be passionate about ensuring high-quality software requirements, and relish designing & writing efficient software to meet those requirements and stand the test of time. You will have experience of software development and verification & validation, and you will thrive on solving technical problems, in collaboration with other engineering functions.

You will be joining an inclusive and diverse team of engineers who care about ensuring full lifecycle completeness and consistency.

We are committed to improving our project execution through taking a lean and innovative approach to problem-solving and continuous improvement. We share technical knowledge and lessons learnt with others in the team, the department and across the wider engineering organisation. We are passionate about professional growth and developing our team culture, capability & capacity to meet customer needs whilst enabling every engineer to reach their potential through continuous learning and coaching, mentoring and training of team members.

The role will be based in Cheltenham with the possibility to use a hybrid working model depending on business needs. If this sounds like an environment in which you would thrive, then apply now!

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Capturing, understanding and documenting the software requirements

  • Creating, updating and maintaining software architecture and designs for implementation

  • Implementation in the C programming language

  • Implementation in assembler (e.g. ST10 assembler)

  • Understanding and implementing software verification strategies, and creating, updating and performing software tests including in engineering labs on target hardware

  • Investigation and analysis of bugs, plus incorporation of corrective actions

  • Analysis and updating of existing lifecycle artefacts for changes as well as helping to create new lifecycle artefacts

  • Creation and maintenance of traceability

  • Perform configuration control and change control activities

  • Perform baseline management activities

  • Creation / maintenance of other software lifecycle artefacts where required (e.g. SECI, planning documents, change impact analyses, etc)

  • Participation as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program reviews

  • Assuring proper documentation of technical data is generated for the assigned projects and tasks are consistent with engineering policies and procedures

  • Working to rigorous development standards

  • Delivering on quality, schedule and cost

  • Liaising with other engineering disciplines such as systems engineering, and supporting functions such as quality assurance and safety

  • Contributing to the business’s software engineering strategy

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Hands-on experience of software design lifecycle within aerospace, automotive or similar embedded software development environment.

  • Experience creating requirements, architecture/design and implementation of real-time embedded software, and subsequent verification.

  • Experience of RTCA DO-178B/C, DAL level A or B, or similar.

  • Proficiency in C and assembler.

  • Awareness of target hardware.

  • Experience of traceability (creation and management).

  • Experience of configuration control and change control.

  • Experience of baseline management.

  • Ability to execute and solve problems autonomously.

  • A degree from an accredited university or college or equivalent level of knowledge and experience

Desired Characteristics

  • You will be working in a team environment, so good written and verbal communication skills are essential.

  • Awareness of systems and/or hardware design engineering.

  • Awareness of or experience with target hardware and test equipment / rigs.

  • A general understanding of electrical power distribution systems.

  • Demonstrable success in achieving and exceeding internal customer milestones.

  • Awareness of Agile and Kanban techniques.

  • Awareness of lean methodologies for problem solving.

GE supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance.

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward. Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible. As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;

•Non-contributory Pension

•Life Assurance

•Group income protection

•Private medical cover

•Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes