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General Electric Advanced Lead Engineer - Embedded Software Development in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Description Summary

This position is for a Lead Embedded Software Engineer for the New Products and Adjacencies line within the Mission Systems group. You will work as a member of the engineering team in the design, development, integration and testing of embedded software applications pertaining to Stores Management Systems and Future Vertical Lift applications.

Job Description

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Develop full lifecycle of real-time embedded software for Mission Systems Stores Management Systems.

  • Develop proficiency in ANSI C/C++ and ADA programming languages running on real-time operating system embedded platforms such as Linux and WindRiver VxWorks.

  • Develop proficiency in Modeling and Simulation of software components.

  • Develop proficiency in FACE conformity.

  • Produce well designed and commented software meeting GE and industry coding standards of DO-178B/C.

  • Develop proficiency in software development processes to effectively utilize knowledge and experience during project planning and execution phases.

  • Conceive and execute technical solutions consistent with the needs of the project.

  • Use sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements.

  • Generate well written detailed technical documentation consistent with engineering policies and procedures.

  • Work effectively with the team members at multiple sites in the analysis, design, verification and integration of embedded software.

  • Interface with partner companies and vendors

  • Meet business standards, practices and procedures as well as product/program requirements.

  • Provide timely communications to technical leaders, mentors, project and functional managers.

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

  • Responsible for work that is less defined in scope and has the understanding and experience to execute business objectives

  • Responsible for managing cost and schedule of software activities

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering or related engineering degrees (e.g., computer engineering, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.)

  • Minimum of 6 years of related experience in the following software engineering lifecycle phases: Software architecture design, software design and development, hardware/software integration, software verification & validation.


  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

  • 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

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as excellent written and oral communication.

  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills, working within a process-centric environment.

  • Self-motivated, willing to learn, detail-oriented, and able to work collaboratively with others.

  • Ability to work in a collaborative engineering team environment across disciplines to implement solutions that are aligned with the goals of the project across multiple sites.

  • Knowledge of Software architecture, design and verification

  • Experience developing rapid prototypes

  • Familiarity with Agile and Waterfall development models

  • Knowledge of Model-Based Development practices

  • Knowledge of FACE architecture

  • Knowledge of Real-time Software Development and V&V

  • Knowledge of C and Ada

  • Familiar with Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC devices and their respective development toolchains

  • Knowledge of Linux, FreeRTOS, CentOS and VxWorks Operating Systems with hands on experience developing multithreaded applications and device drivers

  • Strong technical aptitude with experience using applicable engineering tools such as integrated development environments (compilers), configuration management systems (PTC Windchill, Serena Dimensions, IBM Rational Team Concert, Doors), etc.

  • Skilled in breaking down problems, able to translate customer needs into effective software, documenting problem statements and estimating efforts.

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and achieve milestones and deliverables.

  • Solid understanding of scope, schedule, and cost interactions

  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and mentoring skills

  • Desire to learn project leadership skills and gain experience in earned value reporting.

  • Demonstrates the initiative to explore alternate technology and approaches to solving problems.

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.

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 requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you receive an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes