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General Electric Principal Embedded Computing Engineer in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a Principal Embedded Computing Engineer, you will have the opportunity to architect and develop state-of-the-art embedded systems for real-time controls and communication applications in the aerospace, power generation, renewable energy, healthcare, and defense industry. 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, DARPA, DHS, and DOE. The technologies developed under these programs will be matured and transitioned into GE business products.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work with GE businesses to help transition real-time embedded controls and communication systems from early stage lab demonstrations to fieldable prototypes.

  • Leverage FPGA and related design tools to design, develop, simulate, hardware test, and optimize real-time embedded systems.

  • Work with hardware suppliers and engineering tool providers to identify and select solutions for challenging industrial and defense applications.

  • Collaborate with universities, industrial consortiums, commercial partners, and others to advance the state of the art in embedded computing.

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

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines with a minimum of 10 years of industry experience OR Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines with a minimum of 15 years of industry experience OR Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines with a minimum of 20 years of industry experience.

  • FPGA design and development experience with VHDL and/or Verilog.

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

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

  • Strong embedded C/C++ coding experience.

  • Will consider remote work arrangements.

  • 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 18 years or older.

  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at ($165509/ to be considered.

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience with Linux build systems (e.g., Yocto, PetaLinux) and driver development.

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

  • Familiarity with real-time hypervisors, containers, CI/CD systems, and related technologies.

  • Understanding of embedded system security requirements and security techniques.

  • Experience with writing proposals in response to government solicitations.

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