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General Electric Embedded Firmware Engineer in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As an Embedded Firmware Engineer, you will have the opportunity to architect and develop state-of-the-art embedded systems for real-time controls and communication applications in the aerospace, power generation, renewable energy, healthcare, and defense industry. You will lead and contribute to R&D programs aligned with GE’s businesses such as Aviation, Power, Renewables, and Healthcare as well as with U.S. Government Agencies such as DOD, DARPA, DHS, and DOE. The technologies developed under these programs will be matured and transitioned into GE business products.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work with GE businesses to help transition real-time embedded controls and communication systems from early stage lab demonstrations to fieldable prototypes.

  • Work with hardware suppliers and engineering tool providers to identify and select solutions for challenging industrial and defense applications.

  • Collaborate with universities, industrial consortiums, commercial partners, and others to advance the state of the art in embedded computing.

  • Publish technical papers, file patents, and contribute to open source communities.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines OR Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines with a minimum of 3 years of industry experience OR Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines with a minimum of 5 years of industry experience.

  • Strong embedded C/C++ skills.

  • Working knowledge of Linux driver and/or kernel development.

  • Experience with Linux build systems (e.g., Yocto, PetaLinux).

  • Experience with CI/CD automated build/test/deploy software such as Jenkins/GitHub actions.

  • Familiarity with virtualization technologies such as hypervisors, Docker containers, etc.

  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills.

  • Ability to work in teams and across business functions.

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

  • 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 ($165509/ to be considered.

Desired Characteristics

  • Working knowledge of real-time operating systems (e.g., QNX, VxWorks, and RTLinux).

  • Familiarity with network protocols (e.g., TSN, Ethernet, IPv4, IPv6, MACsec, IPsec, …)

  • Understanding of embedded system security requirements and security techniques.

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

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).

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