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General Electric Staff Engineer/Software Architect – Data Systems in Evendale, Ohio

Job Description Summary

Software Architect in Test Systems Engineer will be responsible for designing, validating, and developing software architectures for data acquisition systems used for validating aircraft engines. As part of the Smart Test Cell team, the Software Architect will architect modern software solutions to re-imagine how test cells acquire, store, manage, and process test data. The role will involve evaluating vendor and in -house systems, evaluating/demonstration new technologies, and leading software development efforts to replace test cell systems. You will work on a collaborative team to guide the transition of test cell systems to the next generation.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively to design, procure, and evaluate data systems and software for acquiring, processing, and storing instrumentation data from engine and rig tests.

  • Responsible for evaluating current systems and talking to customers to understand/communicate short-falls and enhancement opportunities for a next generation system.

  • Remain current in the state of the art within own technical specialty for new products introduction activity, performance improvements, cost reductions and problem resolutions

  • Responsible for execution of laboratory and field validation testing for the evaluation and validation of test cell software systems.

  • Participate in Design Reviews and create proper technical documentation for the assigned projects and/or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures

  • Uses judgment to make decisions or solve moderately complex tasks or problems in areas of operational/product management, manufacturing, technology or engineering. Takes new perspective on existing solutions. Uses technical experience and expertise for data analysis to support recommendations. Uses multiple internal and limited external sources outside of own function to arrive at decisions.

  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. May lead small projects with moderate risks and resource requirements. Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus. Developing persuasion skills required to influence others on topics within field

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 6 years of experience in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical discipline)

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience designing and integrating complex software systems

  • Experience with development of data acquisition, sensor data management, or stream processing software

  • Experience with cloud-enabled and cloud-native technologies like Kubernetes, Kafka/Pulsar, and Hadoop

  • Software development experience with languages like C++, Java, Python

  • Experience with integrating, storing, or processing time-series data from disparate sources

  • Owning and executing technical roadmaps, developing state of the art systems, and experience planning for long-term support of legacy systems

  • Experience designing software products using modern development tools and processes.

  • A team-focused mentality with the proven ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders

  • Ability to communicate complex and technical issues to diverse audiences, orally and in writing, in an easily understood, actionable manner

  • Established project management skills

  • Active or eligible for a US DoD Security ClearanceNote: 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 role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

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: Yes