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General Electric Engineer - Embedded Software - Aerospace Research in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

At GE Research, our team develops advanced embedded systems technology for the future of flight. Our technology will enable sustainable air travel and next generation aviation systems for use in commercial as well as military applications.

As an Embedded Software Research Engineer, you will architect and develop state-of-the-art embedded systems for real-time controls and communication applications. You will contribute to advanced research and development programs for GE Aerospace as well as with U.S. Government Agencies. Your work will involve collaborating with fellow researchers from a range of technology disciplines, contributing to projects across the breadth of GE Aerospace programs.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities: As an Embedded Software Research Engineer, you will:

  • Work both independently as well as with teams to develop and apply real-time embedded controls and communication systems for GE Aerospace products

  • Interact with hardware suppliers and engineering tool providers to identify the best solutions for the most challenging applications

  • Lead small projects or tasks

  • Be responsible for documenting technology and results through patent applications, technical reports, and publications

  • Expand your expertise staying current with advances in embedded system software to seek out new ideas and applications

  • Collaborate in a team environment with colleagues across GE Research and GE Aerospace


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

  • Strong embedded C/C++ skills

  • Experience with embedded system development environments (e.g., Xilinx, NXP, ARM)

  • 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 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

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

Ideal Candidate Characteristics:

  • Coding experience with Bash, Python, C#, MATLAB, ARMv8 assembly, RISCV assembly

  • Experience with Linux driver development

  • Experience with FPGA design and development using VHDL and/or Verilog

  • Familiarity with Xilinx and/or Intel devices, tools, and ecosystems (e.g., ModelSim, Intel Quartus, and Xilinx Vivado)

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

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

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

  • Experience with the development of real-time embedded applications and systems on microcontrollers, SoCs, FPGAs, x86, RISCV, and/or ARM processors

  • Experience developing interfaces with FPGAs for SoC devices

  • Experience developing embedded ARM processor software (e.g., Xilinx Zynq, Versal, and MicroBlaze processors, ARM development Studio, NXP CodeWarrior)

  • Understanding of embedded system security requirements and security techniques

  • Ability to obtain and maintain US Government Security Clearance

  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Experience with the Agile methodology of program management

The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $120,000 USD, annually. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location.

GE provides a comprehensive benefits package that provides access to plans which support the overall wellbeing of our employees and their dependents. These benefits include, but are not limited to, health care coverage (medical, dental, vision, pharmacy), a retirement plan that includes Company Retirement Savings and a 401K with Company matching, Life Insurance options, Disability coverage, paid time-off, EAP, and more.

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes