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Sr. C/C++ Linux Developer

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/4/2017 1:50:10 PM
  • 3036643
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Predix Products & Technology
Location(s): Canada; British Columbia; Vancouver

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.

Role Summary:
You will be responsible for designing and implementing Linux system components for GE’s next generation of Edge Analytics Device Management technology, targeted at IoT Gateways and other Industrial Internet controllers. You will also play key a role in hardening measures as part of the development process in a Scrum team working in parallel with other teams. You will actively support and continuously improve our best practices including Agile/Scrum, automated testing, and rigorous code review.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Break down feature requests into incremental stories and acceptance criteria in collaboration with Product Owners, development, and QA teams
  • Identify the scope of the work, provide initial estimates and justifications
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Agile software development lifecycle
  • Work closely with your peers and engage in technical discussions, designs, and design/code reviews
  • Seek and provide feedback on design, implementation, and task/project management
  • Understand the whole product, its modules and their relationship
  • Write excellent code that meets agreed upon coding standards with an emphasis on security and simplicity
  • Be an expert in assessing application performance and optimizing/improving it through design and coding best practices
  • Demonstrate the ability to make informed technology choices after due diligence, impact assessment, and data-driven decision making
  • Be fluent in core data structures, algorithms, and design patterns


    Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 6 years of professional or open source experience in Linux system development OR Master’s degree with 4 years of experience

    Eligibility Requirements

  • Legal authorization to work in Canada is required
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation
  • Ability to travel up to 5%
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Vancouver, Canada

    Desired Characteristics:

    Technical Expertise:

  • Expert C/C++, script language (e.g. Python, Lua), and shell scripting experience
  • Expert-level Linux system API (socket IPC, process management) experience and an in-depth understanding of the Linux OS (x86, ARM)
  • Experience with message brokers, automated testing, and tools such as Docker, Valgrind, Yocto a definite asset
  • Strong algorithm analysis and design skills, ability to debug complex systems
  • Demonstrated experience working in an Agile environment

    Business Acumen:

  • Strong problem-solving abilities and capable of articulating specific technical topics or assignments
  • Expert in breaking down problems and estimating time for development tasks
  • Willing to evangelize how our technology solves customer problems from a technology and business perspective


  • Demonstrated clarity of thinking to work through limited information and vague problem definitions
  • Able to influence through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas
  • Proactively identify and remove project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team
  • Willing to share knowledge, power, and credit, establishing trust, credibility, and goodwill

    Personal Attributes:

  • Able to work under minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity
  • Able to work well with global teams, including time-zone flexibility
  • Skilled in providing oversight and mentoring team members, effectively delegating work as required.


    Locations: Canada; British Columbia; Vancouver

    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.

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