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General Electric Lead Application Engineer in Remote, Georgia

Job Description Summary

Energy Consulting, a part of GE Gas Power, has offices in multiple countries and offers our global clients (external & internal GE) a wide range of solutions across the entire spectrum of power generation, delivery, and utilization. Our Power Systems Engineering team utilizes their deep knowledge of connected power grid planning, design, operation, and life-cycle management, to offer customized solutions to our global clients. Our Power Economics team offers analyses focused on the understanding and the study of the financial and physical operation of the electric power systems including generation and grid planning, system optimization, asset valuation, competitive power markets and energy policy implications. Over 700 entities worldwide use our suite of software tools to assess the economics, performance, and reliability of interconnected power systems. We also offer a full range of education courses through our Power Systems Engineering Course.

The Application Engineer – Software Developer will assist with the development of a Python-based Application Programming Interface (API) for simulation execution, data processing, and results reporting for the GE MAPS and GE MARS power system simulation software packages. The Python-based API interfaces with the GE MAPS and MARS Graphical User Interface through a REST API.

Job Description

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Partner with key internal stakeholders to understand functionality needs for the GE MAPS and GE MARS Python API

  • Develop Python modules to aid in data modeling, analysis, and visualization for power system simulation

  • Assist in developing software tools to improve engineering application simulation performance

  • Collaborate with the GE MAPS and MARS Graphical User Interface development team to improve and extend the existing REST API framework

  • Assist with software build and Quality Assurance testing

  • Work with internal and external GE MAPS and MARS users to diagnose and fix issues in the software

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university

  • 1 - 2 years of academic or professional experience in Commercial Software Development, Power Systems Analysis or the Energy industry

Desired Characteristics

  • Demonstrated software development skills in Python, including experience with numpy

  • Demonstrated software development skills in modern object-oriented languages (at least one of C#, Java, or Python)

  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills

  • Experience with hdf5/ h5py as well as software build process, unit testing, and software QA

  • Experience with Mercurial, GIT, or other distributed revision control software and developing engineering software tools

  • Self-starter with the ability to lead development projects

  • Knowledge of bulk electric system economics

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Masters / PhD degree in IT, Computer Science, Engineering or related field

  • Demonstrated application of complex mathematics and engineering to real-world electric power system problems

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.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.

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: No

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