General Electric Dispatch Sr Software Engineer Tech Lead in West Melbourne, Florida

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 . 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:

GE Transportation's Precision Dispatch System (PDS) is an advanced software solution that provides real-time train dispatching functions that direct and control the movement of trains over a railroad network. The PDS is a fault tolerant, highly available software product with applications running on a Linux based server interfacing with Windows based GUI clients.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Sr. Software Engineer in the role of Software Technical Leader will provide technical expertise to PDS team in developing C++ and JAVA applications in LINUX environment and associated integrations with relational database, real time Object database, messaging software, and WebLogic/JBOSS applications.

The Sr. Software Engineer in the Tech Lead Role will also be expected to provide hands on C++ and/or JAVA programming and test guidance to teams on a day to day basis.

In this role, you will:

  • Be a member of software team using Agile scrum or kanban methods in a fast paced, deadline driven organization

  • Provide technical leadership to PDS software teams

  • Design, develop and implement software solutions for PDS software following established guidelines and quality standards

  • Collaborate and coordinate with other teams on PDS software updates

  • Evaluate PDS application code changes for adherence to coding standards, system performance, security and deployment impacts.

  • Significant participation in defining technical product direction for PDS

  • Provide technical direction on definition of done and test plans for PDS development efforts

  • Provide real time troubleshooting and resolution to PDS system in production at customer site(s)

  • Lead and Contribute to process improvements for development, deployment, sustaining & support activities of the PDS product both in development environment and production environment

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

  • Translate requirements/vision into a prioritized list of user stories, with Product Owner, and deliver the implementation to meet required timelines and quality standards Understand performance parameters, as well as other non-functional requirements, assess application performance, and provide recommendations for improvement

  • Work with Product Line Leaders and Architects to develop multi-generation software technology plans

  • Communicate effectively both within the immediate team, across teams and with business leadership to align activities and deliverables

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


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

  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience

  • Must be willing to work at Melbourne, FL office

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.

  • Must be willing to travel as required (<10%)

Desired Characteristics:

Technical Expertise:

  • Application Servers: WebLogic Server (WLS), Oracle Tuxedo, JBOSS

  • Database: Oracle Relational Database and Versant Object Database

  • Operating Systems: Linux, Red hat Linux and Windows

  • Messaging Systems: CORBA, JMS (Jason). IBM MQ Series

  • Scripting: KORN, Shell, Python • LDAP Security

  • Strong hands-on programming experience and knowledge of C++, Java Swing/FX object oriented Software Design Patterns software methodologies

  • Virtualization tools : VMWare vCenter 5.5 + Build Tools: Clearmake, Maven, Jenkins

  • Configuration Management Tools: Clearcase, GIT, GITHUB

  • Transfer technologies : SSH, FTP, SFTP

  • System Performance Monitoring : Zabbix

  • Application Deployment Tools Linux and windows based systems

  • Migration & Upgrade strategies for Software Systems based on Linux OS

  • System performance monitoring & improvement

  • Automated Test frameworks such as QTP and Ranorex

  • Agile software development process & Tools using scrum/Kanban methods

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  


  • Self starter who takes 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

  • Actively demonstrates technical leadership across PDS teams

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


Locations: United States; Florida; West Melbourne

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.