General Electric Senior Scientist - Operations Research in Niskayuna, New York

Role Summary:

As a Senior Scientist - Operations Research, you will develop simulation tools for business/physical systems and co-optimize them to achieve Key Process Indicators.You will develop system solutions vision, working directly with GE’s businesses stakeholders, and to lead teams through the execution of such vision to turn it into commercial products. You will work independently and in a team to develop systems technology solutions for multiple GE product applications.

Essential Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include working closely with business stakeholders to create and manage projects that provide direct business impact. Partner with business leaders to align strategic projects with business objectives. Create technology roadmaps and initiate, manage, and strengthen partnership internally and externally.

In this role you will:

  • Develop advanced quantitative simulation and hybrid models of complex physical-business systems, calculating the key performance metrics [throughput, inventory, operating expense, fulfillment, risk & return]

  • Develop new scientific principals in integrated discrete-event and agent-based simulations that call other decision support or sub-system models such as optimizers, engineering design tools, reasoners, handling time constants from sub-second to lifecycle

  • Code ancillary support (Java, C++, Python, R) for the integration of simulations/analytics into middleware, data bases and decision systems

  • Proven record of establishing, leading and executing technical vision from concept to commercial product

  • Ability to influence, lead, and guide teams who are do not report directly into you through project execution, helping them prioritize hypotheses and understand approaches to test them.

  • Ability to influence senior leader and help them prioritizes effectively to select solutions that are feasible and efficient for creating business value/maximizing gain.

  • Take a strategic role in identifying and closing of organization technology skill gaps

  • Clearly and professionally communicate progress and results of your research with the team, business leaders, customers and technology providers

  • Collaborate with world-class talent in many disciplines, each touched by the need of enabling GE products and services to unlock new customer value


  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Management Science, Operations Research, Computer Science or closely related field with a minimum of 7 years of experience in developing industrial systems simulation and/or optimization algorithms.

  • Demonstrated development skills and documentation capability in Java, C++, Python, etc

  • Proven record of developing discrete-event and/or agent-based simulations using AnyLogic, ProModel, Arena, Repast or any other simulation languages

  • Demonstrated systems thinking and applied decision support for operations optimization

  • Demonstrated hands-on analytical software development skills for conceiving solutions and implementing algorithms for decision support system(s)

  • Demonstrated capability to configure analytical workflows that orchestrate data and analytical modules such as simulation and optimization applications

  • Proven record of capabilities in identifying technical opportunities and successfully converting them to projects and products

  • Demonstrated Project management skills

  • Willingness to travel at a minimum of 2 weeks per year.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • Proven track record of capability to rapidly develop simulations of assets being used in processes, connecting assumption and real-time data, post processing analytics

  • Recognized as broad technical expert across in the Operation Research field.

  • Ability to fosters systems thinking within organization and brings in multiple perspectives to drive outcomes and solve large scale complex problems.

  • Ability to envision and drive critical partnerships and relationships to ensure alignment with organization's business strategy.

  • Ability to manage strategic business partnerships and relationships through technical, financial, contractual and relationship management.

About Us:

At GE Global Research, we’re redefining what’s possible. From cutting-edge research in molecular pathology for use in personalized cancer diagnostics to programs in coal gasification and renewable power that drive clean energy solutions, our work at Global Research is world-renowned. As part of our team, you’ll find yourself among scientists and engineers from every discipline in a dynamic atmosphere where you’ll be constantly challenged to learn and grow. You’ll have access to leaders on all levels of the organization and collaborate across the globe with the very best in the field. If you have an insatiable intellectual curiosity and the ability to articulate your vision, then join us and watch the work you do create the next generation of products and processes that will impact the globe for generations to come.

At GE Global Research we redefine what's possible, finding answers to some of the world's toughest problems. Find out more at at or , and connect with our technologists at and

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at . 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.

Locations: United States; New York; Niskayuna

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.