General Electric Staff Software Engineer in San Ramon, California

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.

Role Summary:

This position is responsible for improving performance on the latest IIA cloud enabled products. This position takes an active role in the definition and evolution of standard practices and procedures. Additionally, this engineer will help determine appropriate benchmarks for performance and be responsible for analysis and tracking against these benchmarks on an ongoing basis. Help dive into the code to find and resolve bottlenecks, architectural problems and performance issues.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for designing highly complex modules, critical components or a whole application/product in its entirety.

  • Work independently and be seen as a technical leader.

  • Design and implement performance, scalability, stability, and stress tests using industry standard tools, and custom solutions.

  • Assist in driving the performance, scalability, and capacity testing strategy.

  • Gather performance test requirements and create performance qualification plans.

  • Collaborate with development teams on identification of bottlenecks and performance tuning.

  • Develop tools to simulate and monitor key performance metrics as needed.

  • Understanding of impact of application design on performance.

  • Work collaboratively across multiple teams to achieve results.

  • Subject matter expert in processes and methodologies with ability to adapt and improvise in various situations. Expert in navigating through ambiguity and prioritizing conflicting asks.

  • Work in a fast paced Agile environment and measure and report performance numbers every sprint. Qualifications/Requirements: Basic Qualifications:

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

  • A minimum of 8 years of technical experience along with established leadership credentials across disciplines and functions within a product OR Master’s degree with 5 years of experience OR PhD with 3 years of experience.Eligibility 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.

  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen

  • Must be willing to travel

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA Desired Characteristics: Technical Expertise:

  • Excellent knowledge of load testing tools (loadrunner, jmeter, or equivalent), profiling tools.

  • Solid understanding of issues of scale and performance in large-scale cloud environments and ability to identify, debug and propose viable solutions.

  • Experience with Java SE/EE, Web Technologies, Web Services/XML/Micro services, Profiling tools, Linux/Solaris OS experience.

  • Solid understanding of how the JVM manages resources: locks, threads, I/O, memory, etc.

  • Knowledgeable about useful metrics, and how to work with them to track against goals/KPIs.

  • Real-time monitoring with New Relic or the like. Expertise with NoSQL database technologies.

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Exposure to cloud foundry environment.Business Acumen:

  • Evaluates technology to drive features and roadmaps. Maps technology trends to internal vision. Differentiates buzzwords from value proposition. Embraces technology trends that drive excellence beyond traditional practices (e.g., Test automation in lieu of traditional QA practices).

  • Balances value propositions for competing stakeholders. Recommends a well-researched recommendation of buy vs. build solution. Conveys the value proposition for the company by assessing financial risks and gains of decisions and return on investment (ROI). Manages the process of building and maintaining a successful alliance. Understands and successfully applies common analytical techniques, including ROI, SWOT, and Gap analyses. Able to clearly articulate the business drivers relevant to a given initiative.Leadership:

  • Influences through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas. Pre-emptively sees downstream consequences and effectively tailors influencing strategy to support a positive outcome. Uses experts or other third parties to influence.

  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team. Able to navigate accountability in a matrixed organization.Communicates and demonstrates a shared sense of purpose. Learns from failure.Personal Attributes:

  • Influences and energizes other toward the common vision and goal. Maintains excitement for a process and drives to new directions of meeting the goal even when odds and setbacks render one path impassable.

  • 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 Locations: United States; California; San RamonGE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.