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General Electric Executive Chief Engineer – High Assurance Systems in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As an Executive Chief Engineer of High Assurance Systems, you will work with engineering and product teams across various GE businesses like Aviation, Edison Works, Gas Power, Renewable Energy, and Healthcare to develop technology and product roadmaps that define the future of certification, V&V and evidence curation for software intensive critical infrastructure. You will shape and foster strategic collaborations with government partners, national laboratories, universities, and strategic technology / business partners to drive innovation for GE.

Job Description

You will define the future of High Assurance Systems by:

  • Leading the strategy for the High Assurance Systems technology stack across various organizations within GE Research and across multiple GE businesses.

  • Work with the government to advance modeling & analysis tools to significantly reduce the cycle time required to develop, deploy and certify complex software for critical infrastructure.

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

  • Work with GE Aviation and Edison works to develop and transition tools and techniques to reduce the cycle time required for certification.

  • Work with GE licensing to monetize the existing and future sets of tools created by the High Assurance systems team.

  • Work with the AI/ML team to develop tools and techniques to validate & certify AI & ML algorithms

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 that are competitive and cost effective.

You will lead the external strategy for High Assurance Systems to create and foster relationships with government agencies within the U.S. Department of Defense, DARPA, AFRL 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 formal methods for system modeling and requirements modeling, automated testing, certification process optimization and safety modeling & analysis.

  • owning bid/no-bid decisions in response to funding opportunities related to formal methods for system modeling and requirements modeling, automated testing, certification process optimization and safety modeling & analysis.

  • 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.


  • 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 with a minimum of 20 years of experience

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

  • Demonstrated deep domain knowledge in the areas of Formal Methods and V&V technologies.

  • Demonstrated deep domain knowledge in the area of Aviation certification and systems.

  • 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

  • Due to the nature of the duties of this position, this role requires the individual to have a current or active Secret Clearance with an ability to attain a Top Secret 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:

  • 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

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