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:

At GE Global Research, we’re redefining what’s possible. From cutting-edge research in molecular pathology for use in personalized cancer diagnostics to programs in coal gasification and renewable power that drive clean energy solutions, our work at Global Research is world-renowned. As part of our team, you’ll find yourself among scientists and engineers from every discipline in a dynamic atmosphere where you’ll be constantly challenged to learn and grow. You’ll have access to leaders on all levels of the organization and collaborate across the globe with the very best in the field. If you have an insatiable intellectual curiosity and the ability to articulate your vision, then join us and watch the work you do create the next generation of products and processes that will impact the globe for generations to come.

At GE Global Research we redefine what's possible, finding answers to some of the world's toughest problems. Find out more at at or , and connect with our technologists at and

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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or 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.