Senior Software Engineer - Optimization Technology

Boston, Massachusetts
03 Oct 2016
18 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
As a Senior Staff Software Engineer for Optimization Technology, you will develop software that enhances GE's optimization solutions in the power generation industry. You will operate in an Agile software development environment as part of a development team consisting of software architects, data scientists, UX designers, product managers, and other developers.

Essential Responsibilities

Areas of focus will include: development of data modeling and configuration tools for real-time process optimization, integration of existing .Net-based optimization software with GE's Predix platform, and supervisory control application development.

In this role, you will:
  • Provide technical leadership in defining, developing, and evolving software in a fast-paced and agile development environment using the latest software development technologies and infrastructure.
  • Gain and then exploit an in-depth understanding of a large codebase of existing optimization tools, in order to leverage/evolve/integrate that functionality with GE's Predix platform.
  • Work with Product Managers to understand product requirements & vision.
  • Consult with Optimization Application Engineers and other Subject Matter Experts on matters requiring domain (power industry) expertise.
  • Be an expert level in design, architecture and development, with an ability to take a deep dive in the implementation aspects if the situation demands.
  • Be an expert in core data structures as well as algorithms, and implement them using language of choice when necessary.
  • 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. Demonstrates the initiative to explore alternate technology and approaches to solving problems.


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in a 'STEM' field, preferably computer science
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in software development
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.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
  • Must be willing to travel occasionally.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

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

Desired Characteristics

Technical Expertise:
  • Experience with optimization software technologies, especially as applied to power generation
  • Experience using backend technologies such as .NET, Java, Spring MVC, Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, etc.
  • Experience using front end technologies such as ASP.NET, Javascript, JQuery, HTML5, CSS, JSON, XML, etc.
  • Experience with all aspects of development related to the maintenance and enhancement of large systems/codebases

  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team. Able to navigate accountability in a matrix organization.
  • Influences through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas. Pre-emptively sees downstream consequences and effectively tailors influencing strategy to support a positive outcome. Uses experts or other third parties to influence.

Personal Attributes:
  • Highly-motivated, energetic, confident, self-starting personal characteristics
  • Able to effectively direct and mentor others in critical thinking skills. Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve issues and design solutions using critical thinking and analysis skills and best practices.