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General Electric Sr Staff Software Engineer - T901 Controls Engineering in Lynn, Massachusetts

Job Description Summary

The Sr Staff Software Engineer demonstrates leadership and program/technical accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives related to the engine control system and software. In this role, you will identify/integrate/develop existing and new processes that meet business needs across the organization, manage complex issues within functional area(s) of expertise, be involved in long-term planning, and contribute to the overall business strategy as a Control Systems design, integration, and verification engineer for the T901 engine program.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and test requirements and software that provide real time control of aircraft engine control system components, including fuel controllers, actuators, motors, alternators, valves, fans, and other devices

  • Implement embedded engine software compliant with software plans and industry standards such as DO-178C

  • Support cross-functional program priorities such as: coordinating and supporting engine tests and deliveries; control system integration and cross-discipline control system issue resolution; customer (airframe) system integration lab setup and support; aircraft integration support

  • Organize, coordinate, support, and operate control system test rigs and facilities, including but not limited to

  • Lead and drive cross-disciple control system issue investigations and resolutions, coordinating between hardware component owners, software designers, dynamic system analyses, and supplier/contractor support

  • Prepare program deliverables and present periodically to customers, including airframe OEMs and government agencies

  • Execute with limited guidance the analysis / evaluation of assigned projects that meet business standards, practices and procedures and the product / program requirements

  • Recommend approach to meet the technical and program requirements

  • Formulate and implement plans to achieve technical requirements, schedules, and contract commitments

  • Develop action plans to anticipate and respond to problems

  • Provide technical guidance to other personnel and assigned teams; mentor others

  • Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures

  • Monitor and communicate project status, business issues and significant developments

  • Lead or participate in organizational efforts in assigned projects and/or tasks

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

Q ualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science from an accredited college or university

  • A minimum 5 years of experience in an engineering position

E ligibility Requirements:

  • This role is restricted to US Citizens. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Desired Characteristics:

  • 8 years of experience in an engineering position, including experience in a practical hands-on test/integration setting

  • Familiarity using the following tools: DOORs, SCADE, RTC, SIMICS, and desktop simulation using NPSS

  • Familiarity with military software qualification (MIL-HDBK 516C) or with DO-178C and commercial aviation software certification

  • Knowledge of aircraft engine EHMS characteristics and design

  • Knowledge of aircraft controls and digital electronic control systems

  • Experience with requirements documentation and analysis

  • Complex component, module, or systems level analysis and/or hardware expertise and ownership, especially in a practical hands-on test setting

  • Demonstrated ability to document, plan and manage programs

  • Experience leading cross-functional teams in coordination / collaboration

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to guide / mentor and influence others

  • Demonstrated leadership in advancing the state of the art in a technical specialty


This Job Description is intended to provide a high-level guide to the role. However, it is not intended to amend or otherwise restrict/expand the duties required from each individual employee as set out in their respective employment contract and/or as otherwise agreed between an employee and their manager.

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