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General Electric Lead 5G Wireless Engineer in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a Lead 5G Wireless Engineer, you will have the opportunity to design, architect and implement novel networking and wireless connectivity solutions. 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 and DOE to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges. The technologies developed under these programs will be matured and transitioned into GE business products.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work in an interdisciplinary team of researchers to help transition wireless communication and networking concepts from early stage lab demonstrations to fieldable prototypes.

  • Work with U.S. government agencies to shape winning proposals and lead projects that will create innovative solutions in wireless communication and networking.

  • Collaborate with universities, industrial consortiums, commercial partners, and others to advance the state of the art in 5G, wireless communication and networking.

  • Participate in IEEE, ISA, 3GPP, or other relevant standards bodies to help drive connectivity solutions to support GE business needs.

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

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or related disciplines with a minimum of 3 years of industry related experience OR Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related disciplines with a minimum of 6 years of industry related experience OR Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related disciplines with a minimum of 8 years of industry related experience.

  • Experience in the design, implementation, and testing of wireless connectivity solutions including but not limited to: 5G, 4G/LTE Cellular, WiFi, millimeter wave, massive MIMO, software defined radio, or cognitive radio.

  • Hands-on experience in the design and implementation of at least one OSI layer (1 through 4).

  • Understanding of radio system design, simulation, and characterization.

  • Experience in programming languages such as: C, C++, Python, etc.

  • Working knowledge with simulation tools such as: MATLAB/Simulink, Genesys, Wireless Insite, HFSS, FEKO, NS3, QualNet, or OPNET.

  • 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

  • Experience with network stack programming.

  • Knowledge of wireless standards and protocols.

  • 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 you receive an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes