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General Electric Lead Engineer - Embedded SW Development in Stafford, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

GE - Renewable Energy would like to recruit a Lead Engineer - Embedded Software Development who will be responsible for designing, developing and testing Embedded Software (Firmware), platforms and systems that control and runs on devices that need to be tailored to the needs of the hardware that it controls and run on. Typically requires a deep understanding of the characteristics of the physical device being controlled, the real-time functions it is expected to perform and the ability to design, develop, implement, and test the logic and software required to realise the real-time functionality. Executes standard operational/technical tasks typically subject to instructions and work routines.

As part of a multi-developer firmware team the major responsibilities will include analysis, design, implementation and testing of firmware for Distribution and Industrial product line. Embedded SW Development Engineer will report to the Engineering Manager – RTC Embedded SW Development.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, implement, and debug embedded software and/or firmware features/set of features for a small module or a large component of entire embedded software product.

  • Integrate software packages with existing systems and sub-systems.

  • Prepare unit test and regression test specification, packages, and templates.

  • Interact with a multi-discipline engineering team to meet the project requirements throughout its life cycle.

  • Prepare formal and informal engineering documentation (e.g., Design documents, code reviews, Release reports etc.).

  • Engages in technical discussions; participates in technical designs and presents technical ideas through white boarding.

  • Works closely with peers and keeps engaging in a fast pace technical design and development team.

  • Executes in a fast-paced delivery mode and focuses in delivering tasks to meet the product release goal.

  • Perform root cause analysis and corrective action on defects

  • Maintains code quality through best practices, code reviews, unit testing and version control (SVN, GitHub, ClearCase).

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Electronics Engineering.

  • Embedded development experience.

  • Proficient in Real-TiE Embedded Software Engineering in C/C++ on any embedded processor/DSP/Microcontroller and RTOS (e.g., VxWorks, QNX, FreeRTOS, Thread-X, Nucleus), File system, Boot, Device drivers.

  • Experience in communication stack and application firmware development.

  • Knowledge of communication and time synchronization protocols including IEC 60870-5-103/104, DNP, Modbus, IEC 61850, PRP, PTP, IRIG-B, SNTP

  • Well familiar with HW/SW interfacing, and real-time design consideration.

  • Experience in working with fast network/data interfaces like 1G/10G Ethernet, PCI-E

  • Familiarity with cybersecurity constructs (Static Analysis, Digital Signatures etc.)

  • Knowledge of Industrial protection relays and/or substation automation products.

  • Familiar with Agile-SW development practices.

Desired characteristics:

  • Experience developing multi-threaded/ multi-tasking real time applications.

  • Using emulators, simulators, and software analysis tools and Proficient in debugging code.

  • Sound knowledge of Microcontrollers (preferably ARM cores on Intel or Freescale chips).

  • Experience in using MATLAB/Simulink for Target Layer independence.

  • Experience in all phases of the product engineering and development cycle.

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  • 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.

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