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General Electric Software Security Engineer in Madison, Wisconsin

Job Description Summary

As the Software Security Engineer, you will have an opportunity to grow your skills beyond software engineering and security in this new function within GE Healthcare. You will drive security engineering and help us achieve ATO (Authorization to Operate) for our DXA Systems (bone density measurement devices) that are widely used by the Department of Defense (DoD).

You will work in a small, but high functioning team of both hardware & software engineers and interface with internal teams, as well as DoD entities.

GE Healthcare is a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator and our mission is to improve lives in the moments that matter. Our Imaging teams develop the equipment that scans over a billion patients every year and we’re continuing to invest in our expansive footprint of over 4 million imaging, mobile diagnostic and monitoring units installed across the globe.

Job Description


  • Define, develop, and evolve software security solutions in a fast paced and agile development environment

  • Design robust security system architectures that align with multi-generational software framework and allows future product expansion

  • Provide technical leadership to identify threats and vulnerabilities in DXA systems and software

  • Work in collaboration with the Government Accounts team and DoD customers to provide technical security details related to the DXA products

  • Apply current and evolving Cybersecurity DoD requirements and make the necessary modifications to DXA products (software, hardware, Operating System, etc.) to ensure these can meet DoD ATO requirements and become certified

  • Perform monthly testing of newly release security patches and assessment of newly released DoD ATO maintenance requirements

  • Interact with DoD customers to discuss security requirements

  • Complete cybersecurity questionnaires as required for DoD and other types of accounts

  • Work closely with hardware, systems, application, marketing, service, clinical teams and customers in requirements gathering and systems design

  • Apply principles of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and methodologies like Lean/Agile/Extreme Programming (XP), Continuous Improvement, Software and Product Security, Scalability, Documentation Practices, refactoring and Testing Techniques


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

  • 5+ years of experience in software engineering with a strong focus on security

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in C++ (we are a Windows environment) and object oriented design methodologies

Desired Experience

  • Experience with US DoD RMF desired

Our total rewards are designed to unlock your ambition by giving you the boost and flexibility you need to turn your ideas into world-changing realities. Our salary and benefits are everything you’d expect from an organization with global strength and scale, and you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters care, collaboration and support.



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