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General Electric Electronic Design Engineer in Salem, Virginia

Job Description Summary

This engineering role designs and develops electronic hardware solutions for real-time control applications in the power generation industry

Job Description

Role Summary / Purpose

This engineering role designs and develops electronic hardware solutions for real-time control applications in the power generation industry. You will work with a cross-functional, highly skilled team to create and improve a state-of-the-art platform for use in every kind of power generation application, including wind, solar, battery storage, gas, steam, and hydro-electric.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Design and validate electronic circuit board solutions for industrial control and communications

  • Design, program and validate FPGA-based solutions for interfacing real-time microprocessor systems to high speed networks and I/O

  • Execute the design, analysis and/or evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements

  • Provide technical support for field issues

  • Maintain products across their functional lifecycle


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or equivalent from an accredited university or college

Desired Characteristics

  • Digital and analog circuit design expertise

  • Passion for learning and desire for a technical career path

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • 4 or more years of industry experience

  • Experience developing FPGA solutions, preferably utilizing Altera and/or Xilinx tool chains

  • Familiarity with Cadence tool chain

  • Familiarity with Verilog HDL

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Proven analytical and organizational ability

  • Strong interpersonal skills

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

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 requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an employee is in a state where this requirement is temporarily paused for federal contractors. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No