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General Electric Senior Engineer - Systems Engineering (REMOTE/HYBRID - US) in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Description Summary

The Systems Engineering Staff Engineer is accountable for functional, business, and broad company objectives. In this role, you will leverage Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) experience to help GE’s Common Core Systems team develop and manage technical objectives for multiple aircraft platforms.

Systems engineering is a cross-functional engineering discipline centered on an approach, mindset, and process. All activities that consider both the business and the technical needs of the customers with the goal of providing a quality product that meets the user’s needs. The discipline that executes a robust process of design, creation, and optimization of systems, consisting of identification and quantification of system requirements, creation of alternate system design concepts, performance of design trade studies, selection and implementation of the best designs and verification that the design is properly integrated and executed. Process that proceeds from concept to production to operation.

This role impacts departmental operations and is responsible for planning/execution. The role has some autonomy but is focused on technical execution of the team as well as individually assigned activities within the design procedures, practices and plans established by the programs. Sound judgment and leadership skills are required.

Preference is to have someone local to the Grand Rapids, MI area or secondly Clearwater, FL area. Will consider full remote (with the flexibility to travel to the office when needed) for the right candidate.

Job Description

Essential Functions / Responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for leading, guiding and contributing to the systems engineering efforts across GE’s Common Core Systems. This role has accountability for assigned systems engineering duties for the IMA product line. This role provides technical leadership, coaching and assistance to the project teams to insure they deliver on cost, quality, schedule, and technical goals.

This position has the following essential responsibilities:

  • Manage the Systems Engineering Lifecycle for IMA and Federated computing products/technologies.

  • Develop and execute systems development and verification plans in accordance with GE Aviation processes.

  • Assist Engineering, Sales, Marketing, and Business Leaders in new pursuits.

  • Develop architecture and trade studies as needed to comply with customer requirements.

  • Cross train Systems Engineers in the systems engineering process.

  • Drive and support engineering reuse within the Computing Systems product line.

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to the teams running projects within the product line. This includes supporting project planning, conducting reviews, metrics development/tracking, forecasting, development processes, and risk and opportunity management.

  • Ensure timely delivery of systems requirements, integrated validation/verification activities, and issue resolution.

  • Support the startup of new projects to insure they are well planned in accordance with the product roadmap, the overall product line strategy and engineering process requirements.

  • Lead/manage interdisciplinary collaboration with software, hardware, test, safety, maintainability, reliability and certification teams.

  • Escalate issues that need additional engineering or business leadership assistance in a timely manner.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering – Electrical, Computer Science or related field

  • At least 10 years of experience in design & development and/or technical project leadership within an engineering product development environment.

  • Avionics Systems Engineering Process Background – ARP4754A, ARP4761 or similar

Desired Characteristics:

  • Prior experience managing or designing within an Avionics Design Assurance Level A or B Environment

  • Experience with DO-297, DO-178, DO-254 and/or DO-330 process assurance experience

  • Prior experience working on A653 partition-based operating system

  • Familiarity with networking products or data concentrator systems

  • Familiarity with interfaces including but not limited to analog, discrete, RS-232/422/485, ARINC 429/664/825

  • Experience with engineering processes including requirements definition, requirements allocation, requirements validation, requirements verification, integration, embedded software, electronic systems, FAA/EASA/NAA certification, and system safety.

  • Able to communicate directly with senior leadership inside and outside the company.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams in development, integration, validation and verification of systems.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems. Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects. Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs. Established project management skills.

Preference is to have someone local to the Grand Rapids, MI area or secondly Clearwater, FL area. Will consider full remote (with the flexibility to travel to the office when needed) for the right candidate.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance that begins on the first day of employment

  • Permissive time off policy for newly hired employees

  • 401(k) plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Bonus Plan Eligible

  • And more!

Eligibility Requirement(s):

  • 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. GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this.

  • 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.

  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Note:

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.

At GE Aviation Systems, we invent the future of flight, lift people up and bring them home safely. As key players in the aerospace industry, you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us looking ahead. We’ve got an amazing team of exceptional people helping to solve increasingly complex challenges. Our Aviation Systems Engineering teams are comprised of diverse and experienced engineers who care about ensuring full-lifecycle readiness as it relates to safety, certification, and quality standards. Our teams are passionate about the aerospace industry and continuously strive to deliver innovate customer solutions through strong project execution, collaboration, and lean problem-solving. We are passionate about professional growth, developing an inclusive culture, and developing the technical capabilities our customers need. We seek to enable every engineer to reach their full potential through coaching, mentoring and professional development training. If this sounds like an environment in which you would thrive, we encourage you to apply!

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).

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

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