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General Electric Senior Staff Engineer - Military Engine Technology Programs - Systems Engineering in Lynn, Massachusetts

Job Description Summary

This systems engineer will be part of GE’s Advanced Programs organization for military engines & technologies, responsible for shaping GE's pre-TRL 6 technology development strategy, as well as executing that strategy from TRL 2 through TRL 6. This systems engineer will be responsible for defining technology roadmaps, supporting customer whitepapers and proposals, and leading execution of technology development programs as the lead systems engineer and project manager. Technology development programs may range from analysis activities to component, rig, or demo engine testing. This role in particular requires a versatile systems engineer who will be responsible for a diverse collection of technology development activities including: rotating detonation combustion, turbine flowpath durability, infrared suppression, and hypersonics.

Systems engineering is a cross-functional engineering discipline centered on an approach, mindset, and process. All activities consider both the business and the technical needs of the customers with the goal of providing a quality product that meets the users needs. This discipline 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.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Leads functional teams or projects with varied levels of size, risk, and complexity. Communicates difficult concepts and may influence others’ opinions on particular topics. May guide others to consider a different point of view.

  • Uses high level of judgment to make decisions and handle complex tasks or problems in areas of project management and systems engineering, with consideration for a wide variety of programmatic and technical factors.

  • Has ability to assess quality of information given and ask pertinent questions to stakeholders. Able to offer new solutions to problems outside of set parameters, and able to construct and provide recommendations.

  • Uses multiple internal and some external sources outside of own function to help arrive at a decision.

  • Influences the development of strategy for the area of responsibility, including control of resources, and influences policy formulation.

  • Conducts component and product integration. All activities span multiple components and products and are concerned with how to integrate for maximum performance and operability.

  • Manages product and systems requirements, specifications and flow down. Responsible for defining product requirements for the module / component / subcontractors and partners teams.

  • Drives validation and verification activities for the overall product/system, including system level testing.

  • Manages interface between components and execution organizations.

  • Responsible for driving CTQ / Risk trades within the teams designing the components.

  • Manages the overall product configuration and configuration control system.

  • Interprets simple internal and external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services.

  • Stays informed of industry trends that may inform work.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited university or college (or high school diploma/6 years of discipline centered experience in Systems Engineering)..

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in an engineering position.

  • Must have the ability to acquire a US Security clearance.

Desired Characteristics

  • Technically versatile with experience in one or more of the following aspects of engine design and technology: combustion (especially rotating detonation), turbine flowpath durability, infrared suppression, and/or hypersonics.

  • Experience in program management.

  • Master's degree.

  • 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.

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No