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Lead Embedded Software / Firmware Engineer

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/14/2017 6:52:01 PM
  • 3029485
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Industrial Solutions
Location(s): United States; Connecticut; Plainville


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 Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.



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:
The Lead Embedded Software / Firmware Engineer will work with Systems Manager and other technology functions to design, evaluate, code, integrate, and validate firmware for smart electrical protection systems.



Essential Responsibilities:
As the Lead Embedded Software / Firmware Engineer, you will:

  • Develop firmware for an embedded, electrical protection system
  • Be responsible for designing firmware solutions
  • Actively interact with diversified teams to define system’s technical specifications
  • Analyze customer requirements and help determine test validation process
  • Plan, perform, and document unit test
  • Analyze results and present findings at technical design reviews to ensure design robustness, efficiency, future maintainability and supportability
  • Deliver in a very dynamic environment
  • Communicate with technical and product management on technical matters
  • Support the global development team by insuring that firmware maintains compatibility with other systems
  • Collaborate with the company wide technical teams to develop team members around the world


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or in Computer Science (OR High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of industry experience)
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in building real-time embedded systems using OOP with C++ on RTOS
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:
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science or Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Familiarity with Workbench IDE and Wind River’s VxWorks
  • Understanding of Data Acquisition and Digital Signal Processing theory
  • Expertise in Ethernet and TCP/IP protocol
  • Familiarity with basics of electricity
  • Experience with SNMP and TCP-based industrial protocols – Modbus, IEC 61850, ProfiNet, OPC UA
  • Understanding of industrial electrical distribution systems concepts
  • Familiarity with concepts of digital protective relaying
  • Knowledge of industrial breakers
  • Familiarity with Secure Development Lifecycle
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, strong team player
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think creatively
  • Ability to prioritize and communicate in a dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated initiative, drive, and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong work ethics
  • Six Sigma Certification (GE Employees Only) or equivalent quality certification

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Locations: United States; Connecticut; Plainville

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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