General Electric Controls & Optimization Engineer in Niskayuna, New York

Role Summary:

Come join GE’s Global Research team and apply your skills to create world-class systems solutions. As a Controls & Optimization Engineer, you will help develop, design, evaluate, and deliver advanced controls and optimization solutions.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Controls & Optimization Engineer will help create technological differentiation for leading products such as Additive manufacturing machines that are revolutionizing manufacturing, industrial Blockchain applications that enable secure transactions, cyber-physical cyber-security systems that protect the world’s critical infrastructure, and more.

Specifically, the Controls & Optimization Engineer will support the development, design, evaluation, and delivery of systems technology solutions including modeling, controls, optimization, estimation, cyber-security, and detection to develop technology differentiation.

Responsibilities include working independently and with project teams to meet deliverables. For design and evaluation, employee will use real and/or simulated data and perform tests in simulation and/or hardware-in-the loop environments, document results, provide feedback for improvements and help with development of tools and processes to drive improvements.

As a Controls & Optimization Engineer you will:

  • Work independently and with project teams to meet deliverables in a fast paced and agile development environment

  • Program in MATLAB/Simulink, C++, Python, or equivalent

  • Participate in continuous improvements to the development process to aid productivity and to increase quality

  • Document technology and results through technical reports and publications

  • Stay current with advances in system development technologies to seek out new approaches for development


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or related field from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of 3 years of experience. Internships will be considered as experience.

  • Due to the nature of the duties of this position, this role requires the individual to obtain and maintain US Government Security Clearance; prerequisite for a security clearance is U.S. citizenship.

  • 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:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics from an accredited college or university, or equivalent degree

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership and customers with confidence and clarity

  • Expertise in MATLAB/Simulink and Python or C/C++ Expertise in numerical algorithm implementation and evaluation

  • Experience implementing prototype control system or optimization solutions and completing robustness and performance evaluations

  • Knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and software engineering principles

  • Knowledge of Agile software development practices

  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams

  • Experience with embedded SW development and RTOS (Real-Time Linux, VxWorks, QNX)

  • Knowledge of industrial controls systems

About Us:


Research is GE's innovation engine where new ideas are originated, developed

and productized to create a better world and deliver differentiated products

across the company's industrial portfolio. These products span the

aviation, power, transportation and health care sectors.


we're a forward leaning, interdisciplinary organization, matching

world-class innovation with market insights and industry connections to move

faster and deliver better outcomes for GE’s businesses and customers.


continue a strong track record in innovation and invention that began with our

company's founder, Thomas Edison. GE scientists and engineers have

distinguished themselves over time, amassing tens of thousands of patents, two

Nobel prizes in chemistry and physics, and a list of inventions that have

defined and redefined generation after generation.


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GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Locations: United States; New York; Niskayuna

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