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General Electric Learning & Edison Program Leader - GE Vernova Advanced Research in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

GE Vernova’s Advanced Research business is the central innovation engine for GE’s portfolio of energy businesses, which will be unified under one banner called GE Vernova. The research organization is made up of 250+ researchers representing virtually every major scientific and engineering discipline. Collectively, they are driving major research programs and initiatives to decarbonize power, accelerate renewables, and promote electrification and the creation of a 21st century grid fit to power a zero-carbon energy future.

Are you passionate about innovation? Are you excited at the opportunity to electrify and decarbonize the world?

We operate with a founder’s mindset. We deliver innovation with passion, speed, and courage. We continuously challenge our thinking and are empowered to dream big and take smart risks.

Job Description

The Learning & Edison Program Leader will be responsible for the full Edison program experience and inspiring the next generation of technology leaders.

For the Edison program the Leader will be responsible for the full program experience for on-program Edisons, including recruiting and onboarding top talent, curation and matching of rotational assignments, developing and facilitating technical and leadership education and transitioning Edisons to off-program roles upon graduation from the program. The Leader will identify exciting short term technical program opportunities and recruit interns and intern fellows to serve as a pipeline for the Edison program and full-time hires.

The Learning & Edison Program Leader will be responsible for technical, soft skills and leadership learning experiences, managing the Learning Management System, and ensuring government compliance with legal training requirements.

As a Learning & Edison Program Leader, you will

  • Cultivate a strong network with GE Vernova Research leaders to curate and support high quality, strategic, and impactful rotations and internships

  • Provide support and guidance to program members and Interns, collect performance feedback, and deliver professional coaching

  • Partner with Talent Acquisition to hire top talent recruits in critical technical disciplines and in support of the GE Vernova Research diversity strategy

  • Develop & oversee technical & professional development experiences and curriculum for the Edison program

  • Partner with HR and the technology leaders to maintain an Internship Program that serves as a pipeline for Edison Program & new hire top talent

  • As a member of the learning & technical development team, you will be pulled into exciting technical learning projects that touch technologists across the GE Vernova research center.

  • Work with the GE Vernova Leadership Program and University Recruiting teams as focal for U.S. university relationships, campus recruiting, etc.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Technology, Science, or other STEM field with a minimum of 5 years of experience in Engineering/Technology

  • Experience mentoring, coaching and guiding individuals along a technical career path

  • Experience with campus recruiting, conducting candidate interviews and candidate assessments

  • Strong project management skills and focus; set strategic priorities, data-driven decisions, and critical thinking

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY

  • 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.

  • Must be 18 years or older.

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

Desired Characteristics:

  • Outstanding influencing and interpersonal skills, including the ability to energize others

  • Experience bringing high standards of excellence and integrity to your work

  • Experience in leading technologists and negotiating with all levels of leadership

  • Outstanding communication skills, clear communicator and collaborator

  • A humble individual that is respectful, inclusive and curious/inquisitive

The salary range for this position is $130,000 - $240,000 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.

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