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Software Director

  • GE Corporate
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/30/2018 5:58:17 PM
  • 3047857
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Corporate Business Innovations
Location(s): United States; California, Massachusetts; San Ramon, Boston


About Us:
Avitas Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of GE, the world’s Digital Industrial Company. At GE and Avitas we are transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Avitas delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industrial inspection.

Avitas offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. Avitas 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 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:
Avitas Systems is looking for a seasoned Software Director to join its Engineering leadership team. As a Software Director, you will apply your knowledge of management, software development methodologies, best practices and proven processes to deliver a quality software product on budget, with in planned schedule with superb quality.

Essential Responsibilities:
In this role, you will:
  • 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
  • Influence decision making through active partnership with crossfunctional
    teams
  • 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
  • Quickly define and deliver working
    software prototypes
  • 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
  • Keep project data relating to tracking and financials
    current
  • Deliver resource strategy and plans, including use of 3rd parties/partners,
    etc., in support of development and support activities
  • 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
  • Build a world class software development
    team to consistently deliver complex software platforms and research projects of varying size and
    duration


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors
    (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), or 12 years of experience in the software
    domain.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in the software domain or a Master’s
    Degree with 5 years of experience in the software domain.
  • Minimum of 3 years’
    experience in an engineering leadership / management role
Eligibility
Requirements:
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE may
    agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of
    individuals with particular skills
  • Must be
    willing to travel
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon,
    CA or Boston, MA


Desired Characteristics:
  • Recognizes patterns and complexity in problems. Extracts decomposition algorithms, and
    strategically plans how to execute programs by understanding how best to decompose to expose /
    protect against risk
  • Defines product vision. Lays out product roadmap. Maps current
    requirements to industry trends, analyses competition trends
  • Demonstrates mastery
    of the intricacies of interactions and dynamics in Agile teams.). Guides new teams to adopt Agile,
    troubleshoots adoption efforts, and guide continuous improvement. Provides training on Lean /
    Agile. Drives elimination of inefficiencies in coding process. Teaches XP practices to others.
    Actively embraces new methods and practices that increase efficiency and
    effectiveness
  • Previous experience in software development in an agile environment
    and writing code
  • Previous experience working in a Java web development
    environment
  • Demonstrates advanced understanding of Linux or Unix operating
    systems
  • Demonstrates advanced understanding of software development tools
    & infrastructure
  • Evangelizes new technology, predicts trends, and identifies
    new opportunities based on trends. Acts as industry expert by participating in defining standards
    and open source initiatives
  • Creates a culture of customer focus and high
    performance to drive innovation. Creates and pitches value for the GE investor while balancing
    that with the sometimes competing value for the external customer. Continuous engagement with
    focus on GE strategy for customer satisfaction
  • Establishes framework for a culture
    of successful collaboration by defining a common understanding
    of who has decision rights and accountability, and how collaboration and transparency are
    rewarded
  • Establishes vision, Identifies and champions internal/external best
    practices, tools, and ideas to improve execution and quality. Drives an organization of efficiency,
    accountability and ownership
  • Additional leadership experience in areas of
    operations, manufacturing and quality preferred
  • Uses critical thinking skills and
    disciplined approaches to help leaders and leadership teams resolve issues and define solutions.
    Evangelizes and contributes to the GE standards for critical thinking best practices and
    methodologies across the enterprise. Defines new critical thinking methods. Engages with
    external thought-leaders and communities on analytical and critical thinking
    methodologies
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior
    leadership with confidence and clarity


Locations: United States; California, Massachusetts; San Ramon, Boston

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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