Senior Software Engineer

GE Digital

Smitha Vagicherla


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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. 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:You will be responsible for designing and developing a component or feature set of Application Connect. This individual works independently and contributes to their immediate team, as well as to other teams across the business. You will also contribute to design discussions and code reviews. Application Connect is key to the GE Digital IIoT connectivity strategy and is built on top of Predix, GE’s Industrial Internet Platform.

Essential Responsibilities:In this role, you will:  

  • Be responsible for providing technical leadership and defining, developing, and evolving software in a fast paced and agile development environment using the latest software development technologies and infrastructure 
  • Able to work independently as well as mentor other team members in an agile team of 5-7 developers 
  • Work with Product Line Leaders (PLLs) to understand product requirements & vision 
  • Translate requirements / vision into prioritized list of user stories and deliver to required timelines and quality standards 
  • Work with product line leaders and architects to develop multi generation software technology plans 
  • Drive increased efficiency across the teams, eliminating duplication, leveraging product and technology reuse 
  • Support process improvements which guide the development, sustaining & support activities 
  • Coach, mentor and lead the team 
  • Work cross functionally with other business departments to align activities and deliverables 
  • Drive world-class quality in the development and support of products 
  • Communicate effectively, both within immediate team and also across leadership team, and with Product Line Leaders 
  • Ensure team receives consistent messages and has clear understanding of business direction, strategy and results 
  • Engage subject matter experts in successful transfer of complex domain knowledge 
  • 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 
  • Understand performance parameters and assess application performance 
  • Work on core data structures and algorithms and implement them using technology chosen 
  • Proactively share information across the team, to the right audience with the appropriate level of detail and timeliness

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) 
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience OR Master’s degree with 3 years of experience in Object Oriented Software Development using Java or C# 
  • GE Leadership Program Graduates will get credit towards relevant work experience, commensurate to the program they have completed

 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, less than 10% 
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA or Blacksburg, VA

Desired Characteristics:

Technical Expertise: 

  • Hands-on experience with Big data and NoSQL (e.g. Cassandra, Elastic Search, S3)  
  • Strong knowledge of Multitenancy, Oauth, Micro services architecture, SpringBoot app, Cloud design patterns, Spring, Docker, REST APIs 
  • Solid experience in ingesting, enriching bigdata using spark and other big data technologies. 
  • Experience with Windows and Unix / Linux based programming 
  • Master’s Degree/ PHD in Computer Science 
  • Knowledge of communication protocols like Web socket, GRPC 
  • Good knowledge of data extraction and edge processing in manufacturing space 
  • Experience working on software projects in the Industrial, Manufacturing or Energy domain (Energy Management, Oil & Gas, Power & Water) 
  • Certified Scrum Master and/or Product Owner 

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 


  • 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 
  • Able to work in a highly distributed team environment 
  • 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
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