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General Electric Sr Staff Software Quality Assurance Engineer - Minden, NV in MINDEN, Nevada

Role Summary:

About Us

Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain. BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own. With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world. Follow Baker Hughes, a GE company on Twitter @BHGECo, or visit us at

Essential Responsibilities

As a Sr. Staff QA Engineer, you will:

  • Responsible for designing Software Testing Strategy and partnering with Agile Scrum Teams

  • Has the vision to understand, design and integrate quality within SDLC

  • Responsible for driving the Software Quality Engineering efforts across unit, module, system and user acceptance testing

  • Leads impact assessment and decision related to Software Quality Engineering plan and strategy for the whole release

  • Ensure software code quality is maintained and organized with automation

  • Provides expertise in continuous integration process and test automation while mentoring and training team members in the process.

  • Support other GE Businesses with growing technical expertise

  • Form requirements through design, code development, testing and release.

Role Summary/Purpose

You will work as a valued team member of an Agile software team driving a culture of developing high quality software products meeting customer needs in a competitive and exciting work environment. As a software quality leader and member, you will contribute to the teams' delivery of high quality software through quality analysis, collaboration with Agile Scrum Teams around quality, test automation, and more. From requirements through design, code development, testing and release.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum 10 years of overall software related experience

  • Minimum 2 years of recent leadership experience in a quality assurance role, responsible for leading and evaluating quality across the full software development life cycle (SDLC)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required

  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Minden, NV

  • Must be willing to travel

Desired Characteristics

Technical Expertise:

  • Expert in programming languages such as C, C++, C#, Java, XAML, HTML5

  • Expert knowledge of relational databases and query languages such as SQL

  • Expert knowledge of object-oriented programming

  • Skilled in breaking down problems, documenting problem statements and estimating efforts

  • Ability to take ownership of small and medium sized tasks and deliver while mentoring and helping team members

  • Provides expertise in Design, Architecture, Development and Shipping from Quality Engineering perspective

  • Drive pair programming practices and code reviews across the team

  • Drives initiatives to explore alternate technology and approaches to solving problems

  • Drives transparency by proactively sharing design choices with appropriate audiences, with the appropriate level of detail and timeliness

  • Demonstrates skilled understanding of functional and nonfunctional requirements and their priority within the backlog

  • Deep familiarity with Test Driven Development and experience in automated API based testing

  • Deep familiarity with Agile concepts, preferably Scrum

Business Acumen:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong business analysis and problem-solving skills

  • Drives compliance with products & processes to assure business compliance

  • Ability to measure and synergize trends, taking appropriate action relative to product value position and overall strategy

  • Ability to expertly interact at all levels of the organization and with other GE businesses

  • Drives problem analysis and resolution skills across teams and functions


  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams to help build effective processes

  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team

  • Articulates the story, uses two-way communication and influences outcomes and ongoing results

Personal Attributes:

  • Can effectively manage multiple work streams and demonstrate critical thinking skills

  • Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve issues and design solutions using critical thinking and analytical skills and best practices

  • Influences and energizes others toward the common vision and goal. Maintains excitement for a process and drives to new directions of meeting the goal in the face of unfavorable odds and setbacks

Locations: United States; Nevada; MINDEN

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.