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General Electric Embedded Software Security Engineer in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As an Embedded Software Security Engineer, you will have the opportunity to architect, implement, test and develop cybersecurity solutions for embedded systems. 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 the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Energy. The technologies developed under these programs will be matured and transitioned into GE business products. Are you ready to join our team of technology enthusiasts to help make GE’s industrial assets safer and to protect our nation’s most critical infrastructure?

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work with GE businesses to develop and help transition security technologies for embedded systems from early stage lab demonstrations to fieldable prototypes.

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

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

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

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related disciplines with a minimum of 3 years of industrial experience OR Bachelor’s degree in similar fields with a minimum of 7 years of industrial experience.

  • Strong embedded programming skills (e.g., C/C++, Java, Phyton, etc.).

  • Experience developing software for embedded systems and microcontrollers (e.g., x86 and/or ARM processors, etc.).

  • Experience with Linux security and Linux driver or kernel development.

  • Experience with incorporating hardware-based security techniques (e.g. Hardware Security Modules, ARM TrustZone, Secure Boot, Software Update, etc.).

  • Practical working knowledge of cryptographic algorithms, protocols, and standards (e.g. TLS, X.509).

  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills.

  • Ability to work in teams and across business functions.

  • Will consider remote work arrangements.

  • 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 18 years or older.

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

Desired Characteristics

  • Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or related disciplines.

  • Experience with FPGA programming (e.g., VHDL, Verilog, etc.).

  • Knowledge of digital design and understanding of hardware at the component level.

  • Experience with hypervisors, containers, and related technologies.

  • Experience with embedded development in an RTOS environment (e.g., QNX, VxWorks, Green Hills, etc.).

  • Experience with writing proposals in response to government solicitations.

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 requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an employee is in a state where this requirement is temporarily paused for federal contractors. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes