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General Electric Senior Software Engineer in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Job Description Summary

Responsible for designing, building, delivering and maintaining software applications & services. Working in the areas of machine, cloud, platform and/or application. Responsible for software lifecycle including activities such as requirement analysis, documentation/procedures, implementation and quality assurance.

Works independently and contributes to the immediate team and to other teams across business. You will also contribute to specification and design.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for defining, developing, and evolving software in a fast paced and agile development environment using the latest software development technologies and infrastructure

  • Provide technical leadership as part of an agile team

  • Translate requirements / vision into prioritized list of user stories and deliver to required timelines and quality standards

  • Drive increased efficiency across the teams, eliminating duplication, leveraging product and technology reuse

  • Support process improvements which guide the development, sustaining & support activities

  • Work cross functionally with other business departments to align activities and deliverables

  • Drive world-class quality in the development and support of products

  • Collaborate with system engineers, frontend developers and software developers to implement solutions that are aligned with and extend shared platforms and solutions

  • Apply principles of SDLC and methodologies like Lean/Agile/XP, CI, Software and Product Security, Scalability, Documentation Practices, refactoring and Testing Techniques

  • Write code that meets standards and delivers desired functionality using the technology selected for the project

  • Build and test features such as applications, web services, front-ends and queries on existing tables

  • Understand performance parameters and assess application performance

  • Work on core data structures and algorithms and implement them using language of choice as relevant

  • Proactively share information across the team, to the right audience with the appropriate level of detail and timeliness

Education Qualification

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with extensive experience as a senior software engineer.

Desired Characteristics

Required Technical Expertise:

  • Extensive experience with the following programming languages: C++, C#

  • Extensive experience with the following database management systems: MS SQL Server

  • Extensive experience with relational database design and writing and maintaining efficient queries using SQL

  • Experience with front-end technologies such as Javascript, HTML5, CSS, AngularJS

  • Experience with modern tooling (Maven, Git, Jenkins)

  • Extensive experience with MS Visual Studio (or MS Visual Studio Code)

  • Extensive experience with developing client/server applications and services for MS Windows Operating Systems.

  • Experienced in building features such as web services and Queries on existing tables.

  • Experienced with methods and practices such as Lean/Agile/XP, etc.

  • Experienced in an agile environment and cross-functional Scrum team

  • Experienced in continuous integration (CI).

  • Understands the the impacts of technology choices to the software development life cycle.

Additional Beneficial (Optional) Technical Expertise:

  • Experience with the following programming languages: Python, Java

  • Experience with developing and maintaining software and services for Linux

  • Experience with the following database management systems: Postgres, MySQL, Oracle

  • Experience with front-end technologies such as BackboneJS, EmberJS, KnockoutJS

  • Experience with modern tooling (Gradle, SVN, Git)

  • Experience with database tools (JPA, Hibernate,JDBC, Spring Data)

  • Experience with modern IDEs such as Eclipse

Business Acumen:

  • Demonstrates the initiative to explore alternate technology and approaches to solving problems

  • Skilled in breaking down problems, documenting problem statements and estimating efforts

  • Demonstrates awareness about competitors and industry trends

  • Has the ability to analyze impact of technology choices

  • Displays understanding of the project's value proposition for the customer. Shows commitment to deliver the best value proposition for the targeted customer.


  • Ability to take ownership of small and medium sized tasks and deliver while mentoring and helping team members

  • Ensures understanding of issues and presents clear rationale. Able to speak to mutual needs and win-win solutions. Uses two-way communication to influence outcomes and ongoing results

  • Identifies misalignments with goals, objectives, and work direction against the organizational strategy. Makes suggestions to course correct

  • Continuously measures deliverables of self and team against scheduled commitments. Effectively balances different, competing objectives

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Effective team building and problem solving abilities

  • Persists to completion, especially in the face of overwhelming odds and setbacks. Pushes self for results; pushes others for results through team spirit

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No