Staff Software Engineer

Wilmington, North Carolina
03 Oct 2016
02 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Staff Software Engineer is responsible for leading the development of GE Hitachi (GEH) Industrial Internet applications.

Essential Responsibilities

In this role, you will:
  • Capture system level requirements by brainstorming with Sr. Architects, Data Scientists, Businesses & Product Managers
  • Identify the scope of the work, provide initial estimate and justify the estimate with facts
  • Demonstrate the understanding of Agile software development lifecycle and able to distinguish the core inputs and outputs in each cycle.
  • Engage in technical discussions; participate in technical designs and present technical ideas through white boarding
  • Work closely with your peers and keep engaging in a fast pace technical design and development team
  • Execute in a fast pace delivery mode and focus in delivering tasks to meet the product release goal
  • Maintain code quality through best practices, unit testing and code quality automation
  • Seek and provide feedback on design and development
  • Demonstrate the ability to make informed technology choices after due diligence and impact assessment
  • Understand whole product, its modules and the interrelationship between them while being an expert in the assigned component or module
  • Help in designing interfaces and information exchange between modules
  • Possess advanced domain knowledge and show great customer focus. Expert in processes / methodologies and Skilled in build, release & deployment processes
  • Articulate the need for scalability and understand the importance of improving quality through testing.
  • Be an expert in writing code that meets standards and delivers the desired functionality using the technology selected for the project
  • Drive design reviews, define interfaces between code modules, and applies existing technology to designs
  • Be an expert in assessing application performance and optimizing/improving it through design and best coding practices
  • Be an expert in core data structures as well as algorithms and has the ability to implement them using language of choice
  • Be responsible for providing technical leadership and defining, developing, and evolving software in a fast paced and agile development environment using the latest software development technologies and infrastructure
  • Provide guidance to a team of 5 to 7 developers with either planning and execution and/or design architecture using agile methodologies such as SCRUM
  • Work with Product Line Leaders (PLLs) to understand product requirements & vision


    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or in "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math)
    • Minimum of 8 years of technical experience with Java, web applications and front-end technologies along with established leadership credentials across disciplines and functions within a product (OR Master's Degree with a minimum of 6 years of experience with web applications and front-end technologies)

    • 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.
    • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Wilmington, NC

    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:

    • Substantial demonstrated experience implementing software features for commercial web applications in production and targeting one of the public clouds.
    • Skill communicating visually. A portfolio of diagrams, exhibits and maps for articulating software requirements and implementation strategies would be highly valued in this role.
    Business Acumen:

    • Extensive experience providing technical expertise in the definition of product roadmaps and backlogs.
    • Skilled in breaking down problems, documenting problem statements and estimating efforts
    • Demonstrates awareness about competitors and industry trends

    • Ability to takes ownership of significant modules in the code line. You have demonstrated experience operating in a large distributed engineering organization.
    • Ensures understanding of issues and presents clear rationale. Able to speak to mutual needs and win-win solutions. Uses two-way communication to influence outcomes and ongoing results
    • Identifies misalignments with goals, objectives, and work direction against the organizational strategy. Makes suggestions to course correct
    • Continuously measures deliverables of self and team against scheduled commitments. Effectively balances different, competing objectives
    Personal Attributes:

    • Strong interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and a track record of developing productive relationships within and across teams.
    • Persists to completion, especially in the face of overwhelming odds and setbacks. Pushes self for results; pushes others for results through team spirit