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General Electric Executive Chief Engineer – Edge Computing in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a Chief Engineer of Edge Computing, you will work with engineering and product teams across various GE businesses like Aviation, Gas Power, Digital, Renewable Energy, and Healthcare to develop technology and product roadmaps that define the disruptive future of GE’s Edge technologies. You will shape and foster strategic collaborations with government partners, national laboratories, universities, and strategic technology / business partners to drive innovative embedded computing solutions for GE.

Job Description

You will define the future of Edge computing by:

  • Leading the strategy for the embedded computing technology stack across various technology organizations within GE Research and across multiple GE businesses.

  • Working to drive the tech stack for the future of real-time control systems as well as application code software architecture and segmentation.

  • Providing thought leadership on disruptive edge technologies and market trends with a strong understanding of what the competition is doing.

  • Driving the development of Edge technology solutions as key architect for embedded software and hardware stacks used in commercial and defense applications.

  • Leveraging latest development in Edge and embedded cybersecurity solutions to define software and hardware requirements for secure edge applications.

You will work with engineers and scientists across multiple technology organizations to identify embedded technology trends with disruption potential for existing GE businesses. You will collaborate with key GE business stakeholders and C-suite level executives as well as with external partners such as universities, national laboratories, and government agencies to:

  • Lead early stage technology development with high disruption potential and mature these technologies from initial concept to successful product introduction.

  • Coordinate disruptive technology efforts in close collaboration with our GE businesses and ensure that such efforts are incorporated into long-term multi-generational technology and product road maps.

  • Drive technology and product roadmaps to ensure our businesses have a multi-year strategic plan that is competitive

You will lead the externals strategy for embedded computing to create and foster relationships with government agencies within the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Energy to influence and shape government funded research that aligns with GE interests by:

  • Shaping and responding to government solicitations related to Edge computing, real-time controls, and advanced AI/ML algorithms at the Edge.

  • Working with business stakeholders to identify and foster partnerships with major defense contractors to shape opportunities for future military edge applications.

  • Owning bid/no-bid decisions in response to funding opportunities related to Edge computing and AI/ML controls technology solutions.

  • Leading multimillion-dollar R&D programs aligned with GE businesses.

  • Identifying and mentoring key technical talent to serve as Principal Investigators on large government programs.

You will communicate these cross-organizational and cross-business technology strategies to Senior VP and CEO level executives across GE as well as to C-suite level stakeholders at external businesses, government agencies, and universities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or related engineering field with a minimum of 15 years of experience OR Master’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or related engineering field a minimum of 20 years of relevant experience

  • A minimum 10 years of experience leading teams or large projects

  • Demonstrated deep domain knowledge in the areas of edge computing, software architecture, real-time controls, and advanced AI/ML based controls algorithms

  • Experience leading large government research programs and writing successful R&D proposals

  • Experience leading large, multi-disciplinary research teams, and reporting out to Senior VP and CEO leadership levels

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

  • Because of the specific categories of data handled by GE Research and the structure of our work environment, we are unable to accommodate employment of persons while they are considered nationals of embargoed countries subject to restriction under the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 CFR Section 746 et seq. (currently North Korea, Syria, Iran and Cuba). Please note that citizens of embargoed countries who have either “U.S. person” status under U.S. export control laws or subsequent citizenship from a non-embargoed country can be considered.

  • 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:

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with demonstrated ability to lead multimillion-dollar programs

  • Ability to make decisions with confidence when problems or solutions are not well defined

  • Demonstrated capability to thrive in a matrixed team environment

  • Familiarity with multiple GE businesses and proven ability to leverage cross-business networks to achieve outcomes

  • Proven ability to manage risk and uncertainty for self and team within a dynamic priority-setting environment

  • Strong technical acumen paired with an ability to understand a wide range of technology domains

  • Influence, facilitation, and negotiation skills; boundary-less/solution-focused approach

  • Demonstrated ability to take an innovative idea from research to a product

  • Strong record of peer-reviewed journal publications and conference presentations

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