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General Electric Connected Aircraft User Interface Technical Manager in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Description Summary

We are looking for a User Interface Engineering Manager to grow and develop our engineering talent and build inclusive, high-performing cross functional teams. You will lead and manage a team that designs and develops user Interfaces for the GE Aviation Systems’ Connected Aircraft business.

Your focus will be to work closely with your team day to day and be involved in the decisions of how work is completed, guiding your team to deliver on their commitments and celebrate their successes. With this in mind, we require that you have an engineering background in a formal/regulated development environment such as Aviation, Automotive or Healthcare. Ideally your background would include Systems and/or Software engineering of graphical user interfaces. Your team will vary in size but typically be around 10 to 15 people.

You will collaborate with Project Managers, Technical Leads and Chief Engineers to deliver on customer needs. In addition, Engineering Managers drive initiatives to improve performance and lean out engineering processes.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, motivation, and technical direction for your team

  • Support, coach, develop and energise engineers through regular 1:1s, continuous feedback and relationships with others

  • Partner with Project Managers, Technical Leads and Chief Engineers to build and deliver on product roadmaps

  • Monitor team progress towards deliverables, remove roadblocks, and drive accountability and ownership of individual and team commitments

  • Establish a culture of continuous improvement with the goal of helping the business deliver on customer commitments

  • Manage and co-ordinate outsource activities where additional resources are needed

  • Define and execute initiatives and department strategies, helping us be a great place to work now and for the future

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Relevant degree from an accredited university or college or an equivalent amount of related experience

  • Proven experience in a program or project leadership role within a formal/regulated engineering environment

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Demonstrated effective team building ability

  • Receptive to new concepts and ideas

  • Speaks with candour and transparency

Eligibility Requirements:

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. Ability & Willingness to obtain and maintain DoD Security Clearance. This role is restricted to U.S. Citizens due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience as a project lead in embedded software development per DO-178B/C certification processes

  • Experience with ARINC 661 graphical user interface development

  • Experience with formal methods and model-based development

  • Experience as a people leader

  • Experienced Lean practitioner

  • Experience as an engineering project manager

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 (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . 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

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