General Electric Principal Software Engineer in Redmond, Washington

Role Summary:

This position is responsible for designing entire product or solution architecture, visualizing upstream dependencies across multiple versions, resolving scalability and performance issues and overall positioning of the product with reference to market and competition. A strategist who can evangelize and plot the product roadmap for coming years. The position is responsible for driving the design and development efforts in alignment with the product roadmap for one or more product families.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role you will:

  • Use technology expertise, Industry & competitive intelligence and deep knowledge customer preferences to conceive, evaluate, design & deliver superior product / service offerings that exceed customer expectations

  • Develop lasting, innovative architecture that satisfies business and customer requirements, and aligns with the long-term plan for the product/service.

  • Apply a strategic understanding of the timing and rationale for design choices and identifies critical design areas early in the development process.

  • Drive new ways of thinking, across groups within the division, to improve quality, engineering productivity, and responsiveness to feedback and changing priorities.

  • Find opportunities for collaboration across groups in the division, ensures that cross-team commitments are set, and achieves scale in his or her work efforts by enabling the work of others.

  • Tailor communication to a variety of audiences and perspectives and anticipates issues to prevent conflict.

  • Choose the appropriate internal or external technologies, incorporates research, creates designs that are reused across the team, and is an excellent judge of practices that work well.

  • Define quality metrics, best practices and coding patterns, and provides deep expertise on the coding strategy.

  • Produce simple, elegant code, and resolves the most difficult problems in the product.

  • Resolve issues outside his or her area of responsibility and opens discussions with peers and takes action when needed to ensure the success of the product. Qualifications/Requirements: Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

  • A minimum of 12 years of technical experience along with established leadership credentials across product lines.

  • GE Leadership Program Graduates will get credit towards relevant work experience, commensurate to the program they have completedEligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills.

  • This position is open to remote as a working location Desired Characteristics: Technical Expertise:

  • Recognizes patterns and complexity in problems. Extracts decomposition algorithms, and strategically plans how to execute programs by understanding how best to decompose to expose / protect against risk.

  • Defines product vision. Lays out product roadmap. Maps current requirements to industry trends, analyses competition trends.

  • Demonstrates mastery of the intricacies of interactions and dynamics in Agile teams.

  • Demonstrates advanced understanding of Lean Six Sigma principles (e.g., Black belt certified). Guides new teams to adopt Agile, troubleshoots adoption efforts, and guide continuous improvement.

  • Provides training on Lean / Agile. Drives elimination of inefficiencies in coding process.

  • Teaches XP practices to others.

  • Actively embraces new methods and practices that increase efficiency and effectiveness.Business Acumen:

  • Prioritizes projects based on an assessment of competitive needs.

  • Anticipates areas of competitive vulnerability and offers plans to mitigate them.

  • Evangelizes new technology, predicts trends, and identifies new opportunities based on trends.

  • Acts as industry expert by participating in defining standards and open source initiatives.

  • Creates a culture of customer focus and high performance to drive innovation.

  • Creates and pitches value for the GE investor while balancing that with the sometimes competing value for the external customer.

  • Continuous engagement with focus on GE strategy for customer satisfaction. Leadership:

  • Establishes framework for a culture of successful collaboration by defining a common understanding of who has decision rights and accountability, and how collaboration and transparency are rewarded.

  • Establishes vision, Identifies and champions internal/external best practices, tools, and ideas to improve execution and quality.

  • Drives an organization of efficiency, accountability and ownership

  • Able to verbalize what is behind decisions and downstream implications.

  • Continuously reflecting on success and failures to improve performance and decision-making.

  • Understands when change is needed.

  • Participates in technical strategy planning. Personal Attributes:

  • Uses critical thinking skills and disciplined approaches to help leaders and leadership teams resolve issues and define solutions.

  • Evangelizes and contributes to the GE standards for critical thinking best practices and methodologies across the enterprise.

  • Defines new critical thinking methods.

  • Engages with external thought-leaders and communities on analytical and critical thinking methodologies.

  • Evangelizes the notion that anything worth doing takes repeated effort and failure.

  • Drives the organization toward a continued excitement of attaining the vision and goal in the face of resistance.

  • Innovates and integrates new processes and/or technology to significantly add value to GE.

  • Identifies how the cost of change weighs against the benefits and advises accordingly.

  • Proactively learns new solutions and processes to address seemingly unanswerable problems.#DTR About Us: GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry. GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . 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; Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming; Redmond, Remote, All Cities/StatesGE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.