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General Electric Control Systems Research Engineer in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a Control Systems Research Engineer you will develop models, advanced controls, optimization, estimation, and detection technologies. You will have to work independently as well as in a team to develop systems technology solutions for a variety of GE product applications including turbo-machinery, renewable energy systems, locomotives, and healthcare systems.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include working closely with business stakeholders and project team members to meet project deliverables. The employee will need to work independently as well as in a team to develop and deliver solutions in systems technologies including modeling, advanced controls, optimization, estimation, and detection to develop technology differentiation for GE products and services.

As a Control Systems Research Engineer, you will:

  • Work independently as well as with a diverse team to develop and apply advanced technology solutions to GE products and services using modeling, advanced controls, optimization, estimation, and detection technologies.

  • Validate performance of developed solution through simulations and application on target product to mature technology to be transferred to the GE business.

  • Document technology and results through patent applications, technical reports, and publications.

  • Stay current with advances in system technologies to seek out new ideas and applications.

  • Work in a team environment with colleagues across GE Global Research and GE business units.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in an Engineering field with experience in design of advanced controls, optimization, estimation, or detection algorithms. Or a Master’s degree in an Engineering field with a minimum of 3 years of experience in design of advanced controls, optimization, estimation, or detection algorithms.

  • Knowledge and application of advanced controls, optimization, estimation, or detection algorithms.

  • Proficiency in MATLAB/Simulink and C, C++, or Python.

  • Demonstrated experience (algorithm development and software implementation) in developing systems solutions for complex physical systems (e.g. mechanical systems, chemical plants, power systems, transportation, aviation systems).

  • Willingness to travel at a minimum of 2 weeks per year.

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals at the Masters level for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

  • Because of the specific categories of data handled by GE Research and the structure of our work environment, we are unable to accommodate employment of persons while they are considered nationals of embargoed countries subject to restriction under the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 CFR Section 746 et seq. (currently North Korea, Syria, Iran and Cuba). Please note that citizens of embargoed countries who have either U.S. person” status under U.S. export control laws or subsequent citizenship from a non-embargoed country can be considered.

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.

  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at to be considered.

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience with real-time implementation of system solutions in a variety of hardware platforms.

  • Knowledge of other dynamic system simulation packages, such as Easy5, NPSS, etc.

  • Experience developing controls solutions for industrial applications e.g. locomotives, wind turbines, oil & gas systems, power plants, healthcare systems, aerospace.

  • Experience in developing model predictive control

  • Experience in developing cyber-security algorithms

  • Exposure to industrial control hardware programming and industrial control software development

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Experience with program management which includes setting up schedules, milestones, technical reviews, tracking funding etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to take an innovative idea from a concept to a product.

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 may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes