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General Electric Firmware Technical Leader in Hyderabad, India

Role Summary:The Firmware Technical Leader will be responsible for leading a firmware team, focused on developing and delivering firmware application for Monitoring & Diagnostic hardware

Essential Responsibilities:• Recruit, develop and lead a team of firmware engineers, focused on application firmware development; from requirements to production release, through to post release support.

• Project Management - Ensure preparation and maintenance of detailed delivery plans for new product introductions, primarily using Agile.

• Work with other GA Software leaders to share and implement best practice firmware development, both regionally and cross product line.

• Bridge the gap between remote firmware development and localized testing.

• Technical vision on implementing a state-of-the-art firmware solution.

• Contribute to the hardware and firmware roadmap, to achieve convergence of a complex product portfolio, to a cost optimized platform solution

• Lead the design, code, test and debug of firmware across a range of micro-control architectures, from simple 16 bit standalone, through to complex multi-processor solutions.

• Work collaboratively with the hardware designers to optimize firmware / hardware partitioning.

Qualifications/Requirements:• Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering or Computer Science discipline or equivalent.

• Preferably 7+ years of experience in firmware development and 2+ years of experience leading a team without direct reports.

• Proven experience managing firmware development projects from concept through to product release, using Agile

• Strong task and delivery focus, with a collaborative style in order to get the most from a technical team

• Demonstrated ability to analyse and resolve problems; both at a technical level and at a people level.

• Strong influencing skills, rather than a dependency on command and control

• Proven working experience in real time, embedded software engineering.

• Demonstrated experience defining and implementing complex software / hardware architectures.

• Solid programming experience in C or C++, familiarity with software configuration management tools, defect tracking tools, and peer review.

• Experience with TI DSP, FPGA’s and ARM architectures.

• Experience in JavaScript, HTML

• Demonstrated ability to get complex projects across the line, to budget and quality targets.

• Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.

• Understanding and practical application of System Design and System Architecture; i.e. hardware / software portioning, hardware abstraction etc.

Desired Characteristics:• Understanding of RTOS concepts, from simple round robin to layered pre-emptive.

• Ability to understand and minimally modify assembler.

• Experience of Embedded Linux implementations and environments.

• Experience of industrial communication protocols (eg. MODBUS, TCP, DNP3, IEC61850, CAN)

• Experience of modern programming languages (for example C#)

• Strong communications skills, with a proven ability to work successfully within a geographically distributed team.

• Ability to demonstrate delivery to time, quality and budget within an Agile programming

• Environment.

• Experience of reading schematics and data sheets to assist in software / hardware debug

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