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General Electric Senior Technical Leader - Signal Processing in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Job Description

Role Summary/Purpose:

The Edison Works (EW) Emerging Technologies Team focuses on early-stage pursuits and new technology introduction (NTI) in the areas of sensing, autonomy, artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML), cybersecurity, and advanced edge hardware. This role requires collaborating within a highly diverse technical team and directly interfacing with the business facing team and product managers to develop a technology strategy aligned with emerging market opportunities.

The Sensors and Signal Processing Technical Leader is expected to provide technical prowess, strategic collaboration, and visionary leadership to the technical team. Working closely with peers in the Emerging Technologies Team as well as product managers and key stakeholders across the EW and Avionics organization, this individual will facilitate in bringing the strategic vision to reality and provide technical expertise in signal processing, sensing technologies, and signal intelligence.

Essential Responsibilities:

More specifically, the individual will:

  • Provide expertise in RF signal processing, particularly in the areas of radar and communications with a deep understanding of the associated electromagnetic (EM) physics and propagation dynamics.

  • Provide expertise in sensor technologies, signal acquisition, and evaluate emerging sensing capabilities towards their applicability for Sponsor missions.

  • Lead research and development efforts and trade studies for sensing systems and embedded signal processing solutions designed to transition to operational platforms.

  • Prototype, simulate, and test signal processing algorithms and models utilizing various languages (e.g., Python, MATLAB, C/C++).

  • Implement signal processing algorithms in software and hardware for deployment in high-throughput edge devices (e.g., FPGA, CPU, GPU, SDR).

  • Develop novel signal processing algorithms and advance the state-of-the-art (SOA) in the areas of signal detection, classification, direction finding, and location.

  • Support early-stage pursuit and capture strategies including customer engagement, defining/shaping requirements, proposal writing, and writing white papers.

  • Collaborate directly with diverse technical teams, business teams, and product managers to co-develop a strategy that facilitates the transition of new technology into the Avionics product portfolio.

  • Collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs) and engineers to provide complete and holistic solutions to unique and dynamic customer requirements.

  • Introduce and network with members of the customer community with GE’s strategic leaders and sales representatives.

  • Maintain a mindset of continuous learning, and be open to changing technical approaches as state-of-the-art (SOA) technologies evolve.

  • Develop transition plans such that new technologies developed have a clear path towards successfully fulfilling mission requirements and a continued plan for maturity and productization.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related field from an accredited university or college.

  • Minimum of 10 years of related experience in sensors, data acquisition, and signal processing.

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and technical writing skills tailored to broad variety of audiences.

  • The ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related field from an accredited university or college.

  • Active U.S. Security Clearance.

  • Experience with array processing, beamforming, integration gain, and adaptive signal processing techniques.

  • Experience with active/passive and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) processing.

  • Experience prototyping, analyzing, and implementing waveforms on software-defined radios and deep understanding of physical layer communications.

  • Experience analyzing, developing, and optimizing cognitive waveforms.

  • Knowledge of electronic warfare and experience modeling electronic threats and applying mitigation measures.

  • Experience modeling sensor systems and signal propagation including link budgets, multipath, and phase noise.

  • Experience designing and constraining signal processing algorithms for heterogeneous edge compute platforms.

  • Experience with sparse array processing and compressed sensing

  • Proven track record of transitioning applied research to fieldable platforms.

  • Knowledge of SIGINT and MASINT.

  • Experience performing data fusion with signals from multiple phenomenologies.

  • Experience applying the latest advancements in AI/ML on complex signals and using Deep Learning Frameworks such as PyTorch and Tensorflow.

  • Strategic experience working through early-stage pursuits and customer engagement.

  • Experience in systems engineering and trade studies.

  • Experience with GE Aviation products.

  • Experience in project leadership and execution.

  • Experience working with U.S. Government Sponsors.

  • Experience working on research and development programs and developing rapid-reaction prototypes.

  • Demonstrated capability to constructively partner and drive alignment across matrixed organization.

  • Knowledge of avionics interfaces, military standards, and open architecture standards.

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

  • Generous 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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