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Director - Software Engineering

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/1/2017 9:50:48 AM
  • 3034882
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Technology
Location(s): United States; Virginia; Glen Allen


About Us:
At GE Digital, we are creating technology and solutions to enable social, mobile, analytical and cloud capabilities
for the Industrial Internet. The Industrial Internet is an open, global network that connects people, data and
machines. It’s about making infrastructure more intelligent and advancing the industries critical to the world we
live in. At GE, we believe it’s about the future of industry—energy, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing. It’s
about making the world work better. GE is transforming itself to become the world's premier digital industrial
company, executing critical outcomes for our customers. Explore how you can drive greater asset reliability, lower
operating costs, reduce risk and accelerate operational performance with our Predix platform and software
solutions. 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:
As a Director of a software engineering, you will apply your knowledge of people leadership, software development methodologies, best practices, and proven processes to transform and deliver outcomes to GE Digital. This specific position will manage a team of software engineers that focus on both platforms and system level integrations for an enterprise portfolio of identity and access management solutions.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrate very strong technical leadership and people management skills including solid communication and analytical skills with thorough understanding of product development and successful problem definition, decomposition, estimation and resolution
  • Responsible for building a world class software development team
  • Responsible to aligning with cross-functional service team owners to understand initiatives and implementations
  • Deliver application and services to validate and ensure the portfolio meets all operational standards
  • Manage strategic business partnerships and relationships through Technical, Financial, Contractual and Relationship Management
  • Own and manage the multiple rapid prototyping and product development budgets
  • Coach, mentor and lead a diverse group of lean/agile software and user experience engineers
  • Work with product owners across the businesses to understand market needs & vision; quickly translate that vision into demonstrable software
  • Work with product owners and architects to develop multi-generation software technology plans
  • Work directly with customers to understand business and technical needs
  • 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
  • Plan and manage budgets related to scope of team
  • Communicate effectively both within immediate team and GE leadership. Ensure team receives consistent messages and has clear understanding of business direction, strategy and results

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 10 years of technical experience along with established leadership credentials across product lines.

    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.

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Proficient with Agile or Lean Software development
  • Experience in building and administering identity and access management products
  • Strong knowledge of Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Software Design Patterns and coding principles
  • Hands-on experience with DevOps and automation frameworks (e.g. Chef)
  • Hands-on experience in web services (REST, SOAP, OAuth etc.), and IaaS/PaaS/SaaS technologies
  • Proven ability to scale applications horizontally with an engineering team
  • Proven ability to provide leadership, technology guidance and mentorship to others throughout their domain
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all levels of an organization
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
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    Locations: United States; Virginia; Glen Allen

    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.

    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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