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General Electric Lead Control Systems Engineer in Lynn, Massachusetts

Job Description Summary

The Lead Control Systems Engineer demonstrates leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for an area or business segment. In this role, you will utilize your experience and/or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to effect short-term and long-term business goals.

The Lead Control Systems Engineer demonstrates leadership in the design, test, project management and maintenance of engine control logic, application software, modeling and hardware interfaces in support of engineering and test activities to assure GE Aviation’s TFTJ engines such as the F414 used on the USN Superhornet or rotorcraft engines such as the T700 used on the Army’s Blackhawk and Apache aircraft perform in a safe, efficient, and robust manner. The role includes leading self and team activities in the controls software design, system simulations and real time modeling along with interfacing to customers for requirements and engine/aircraft testing in both the lab and field environments.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

Execute, with limited guidance from senior engineering team members, the analysis, design, test, and integration activities required to deliver engine controls solutions for GE Aviation products. Activities include:

  • Evaluate the functional requirements to achieve the operational requirements of the aircraft engine for fixed wing TurboFan-TurboJet (TFTJ) or rotorcraft Turboshaft-Turboprop (TSTP) applications.

  • Work with aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky in defining and negotiating requirements.

  • Define key characteristics of the electronics, fuel, hydraulic systems, sensors, actuators and control logic design required to achieve the control system functional requirements for power management, I/O signal processing, fault detection, accommodation, rotor governor response, thrust response and operations across the flight envelope, including ground and air starting.

  • Use design tools such as Beacon, NPSS, Matlab and Simulink to construct controls system solution.

  • Verify system operation in desktop simulations, hardware-in-the-loop tests (dry rigs and wet rigs), ground engine tests, and flight tests.

  • Generate control system qualification reports for US and foreign military and GE commercial customers such as Leonardo, Bell and Sikorsky.

  • Monitor and communicate project status, business issues and significant developments as appropriate.

  • Participate as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program reviews.

  • Participate in process standardization and GE Lean Simplification efforts.

  • Augment controls software development learnings by participating in cross controls development programs in the electrical and/or fuel controls spaces.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Computer Science.

  • At least 3 years experience in an engineering position.

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, with the ability to influence others and lead small teams.

  • Experience leading the planning and execution of complex programs with control software content

  • Strong communication, and documentation skills.

  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills.

  • Early adopter of change, adjusting to find faster, simpler approaches that are impactful.

  • Experience with the processes for requirements, logic design, and simulation/test of real time embedded software.

  • Experience with software systems development.

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 ( . 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 an employee is in a state where this requirement is temporarily paused for federal contractors. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No