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General Electric Staff Engineer - Customer Application Engineering in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Description Summary

GE is a leader in the aerospace industry in developing computing platforms for embedded aviation applications. The aerospace computing applications engineer position is a senior level position involving advanced processing techniques, processor selection and evaluation, operating systems, computer architectures, working with customers to understand their technology and product needs, architecting new systems, defining and developing new computing and security technology and products, and working with product development teams to implement them.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • This is a technical development and leadership role.

  • Work with both civil and military aerospace industries to generate certified computing architectures.

  • Investigate and implement processing architectures, including interfaces, operating systems, Multi-Core determinism, and embedded processors for high performance processing.

  • Develop and implement security such as IEEE 802.1X, MACsec, IPsec, Authentication, Digital Signatures, key management, and trusted boot.

  • Analyze customer applications and design product architectures to fulfill user specifications and requirements

  • Provide key contributions to the definition of product roadmaps and the development of new technologies (or new applications of existing technologies)

  • Develop technical proposals which define how GE’s products deliver strong value to the customer

  • Perform model-based systems design and simulation to evaluate alternate architectures and to automate validation and verification activities to reduce cost of change

  • Provide leadership and coordination of proposal activities with both internal and external stakeholders

  • Form and cultivate industry relationships through participation in standard setting committees, conferences, and technical symposiums

  • Influence key technical decision makers in ways that are favorable to GE's product and services strategy

  • Interpret customer Statement of Work and Requirements Specifications and translate to internal product requirements and architectures

  • Propose, lead, and participate in Internal Research and Development (IRAD) programs

  • Perform engineering trade studies

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

  • Drive and support engineering reuse within the product line

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

  • Drive the development of intellectual property (patents and trademarks) to support the product line Escalate issues that need additional engineering or business leadership assistance in a timely manner

  • Define and streamline systems engineering processes to cost effectively execute advanced technology programs with heavy emphasis on application of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) using a variety of techniques, methods, and tools​

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, aeronautics or related technical or scientific field of study from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum 10 years' experience in a Systems Engineering capacity, working in any of the following disciplines: Hardware and Software System Integration, Hardware processing, Software Operating System, Software Application Architecture, and similar disciplines.

  • Ability and willingness to travel approximately 10% of the time

Eligibility Requirements

  • Ability to work in Grand Rapids, MI or Clearwater, FL

  • 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

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

Desired Characteristics

  • Solid experience in product development and systems engineering activities

  • Proven ability to define product solutions which meet customer needs and provide a strong user experience

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Very high business acumen; able to tactfully navigate industry meetings in a way that successfully influences GE outcomes

  • Highly motivated, clear thinker; ability to operate at both a systems and product level to connect technical decisions to business outcomes

  • Experience developing system architectures using Model Based Development techniques and tools

  • Analytical people person with strong influencing skills; values relationships and able to build rapport

  • Strong understanding of internal business operations; ability to navigate our process efficiently

  • Experience with avionics design guidance documents such as RTCA DO-297 and SAE ARP4754 Experience with aerospace certification guidance documents such as SAE ARP4761

  • Experience with embedded systems

  • Experience in avionics and aircraft systems

  • Experience with leading and mentoring a group

  • 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.

  • Experience in vehicle and avionics systems level design, integration, and verification

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work in a dynamic environment

  • Experience in Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) for the design and verification of avionics-based systems

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 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

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