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General Electric Research Engineer - Control Systems - Energy Research in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As Control Systems Research Engineer, you will enable the Energy Transition through the development of models, advanced controls, optimization, estimation, and detection technologies. You will contribute to R&D programs aligned with GE Vernova’s energy businesses such as Renewable Energy, Gas Power, Grid Solutions, and Power Conversion as well as with U.S. Government Agencies such as the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense. The technologies developed under these programs will be matured and transitioned into GE business products where they drive breakthrough impact for our company, our customers, and our society. Are you ready to join our world-class team of researchers and do you have “The Energy to Change the World”?

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:

As a Control Systems Research Engineer, you will:

  • Work independently as well as in diverse teams to develop and apply advanced technology solutions to GE Vernova products and services using modeling, advanced controls, optimization, estimation, and detection technologies.

  • Validate performance of developed solutions through simulations and application on target systems.

  • Document technology and results through patent applications, technical reports, and publications.

  • Stay current with advances in system technologies to seek out new ideas and applications.

  • Work in a team environment with colleagues across GE Research, GE Vernova, and partners from industry, academia, and government agencies.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in an Engineering or related field with experience in design of advanced controls, optimization, estimation, or detection algorithms or a Master’s degree in an Engineering or related field with a minimum of 3 years of experience in design of advanced controls, optimization, estimation, or detection algorithms.

  • Knowledge and application of advanced controls, optimization, estimation, or detection algorithms.

  • Proficiency in MATLAB/Simulink and C, C++, or Python.

  • Demonstrated experience (algorithm development and software implementation) in developing systems solutions for complex physical systems (e.g., mechanical systems, chemical plants, power systems, transportation, aviation systems).

  • 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:

  • Experience with real-time implementation of system solutions in a variety of hardware platforms

  • Experience developing controls solutions for industrial applications

  • Experience with machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques and the application of those in a controls context

  • Experience developing cyber-security algorithms

  • Exposure to industrial control hardware programming and industrial control software development

  • Proficiency in source code management through git/github

  • Experience with application for government funding and project proposal writing

  • Experience with program management, which includes setting up schedules, milestones, technical reviews, tracking funding, etc.

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

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