Sr Staff Software Engineer
Location:
San Ramon, CA
Posted:
November 04, 2016
Position Type:
Full Time
Reference:
2770666
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 offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . 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:

This Sr. Staff Software Engineer is responsible for designing highly complex modules, critical components or a whole application/product in its entirety. Has the vision to integrate it across multiple systems. This position works independently and is a technical leader. The position is responsible for driving the design and development efforts related to architecture, scalability, availability and performance in alignment with the product/application roadmap.

Essential Responsibilities:

+ Proven track record of successful problem definition, decomposition, estimation.

+ Provides expertise in Design, Architecture, Development, Continuous Integration and Delivery.

+ Leads impact assessment and decision related to technology choices, design /architectural considerations and implementation strategy.

+ Expert in providing oversight, mentoring team members and leading large development efforts. Experienced in effectively delegating work.

+ Deep understanding of the market and competing product offerings.

+ Demonstrates the ability of benchmarking against competition. Expert level skills in building value proposition with total customer focus.

+ Subject matter expert in processes and methodologies with ability to adapt and improvise in various situations.

+ Expert in navigating through ambiguity and prioritizing conflicting asks.

+ Expert level skills in design, architecture and development, with an ability to take a deep dive in the implementation aspects if the situation demands.

+ Demonstrates expert level skills in collaboration with different stakeholders, influences decisions, ability to take strategic view.

+ Leads the efforts across the product / multiple product versions and is an expert in custom solutions.

+ Expert in core data structures as well as algorithms and has the ability to implement them using language of choice when necessary - as a value offering.

+ Defines and owns coding and design standards, ensures secure development practices, establishes expectations around performance, drives internationalization, and manages CI/CD pipelines.

+ Demonstrates strong communication skills; able to present at conferences and explain complex technical problems in simple terms.

Qualifications/Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

+ Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or in "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or equivalent degree/experience

+ A minimum of 12 years of technical experience building high-performance, large-scale server applications and reliable software developed in (at least one) Python, Scala, Java OR Master's degree with 8 years of experience in building high-performance, large-scale server applications and reliable software developed in (at least one) Python, Scala, Java OR PhD with 5 years of experience in ) building high-performance, large-scale server applications and reliable software developed in (at least one) Python, Scala, Java

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 skills.

+ Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen

+ Must be willing to travel 15%

Desired Characteristics:

+ Excellent Executive level communication and presentation skills

+ Experience in a client-support role or ability to lead cross functional initiatives

+ Ability to independently and quickly ramp up on new technologies

+ Experience with various big data frameworks/design patterns and technologies including Hadoop Ecosystems, High Speed Data Computing/Analytics using Kafka, storm, spark, REST API frameworks, Enterprise Search and indexing, Data Security and Governance preferred.

+ Facilitates and coach's software engineering team sessions on requirements estimation and alternative approaches to team sizing and estimation. Leads a community of practice around estimation to share best practices among teams

+ Knowledgeable about developments in UX in various contexts, businesses, and industries. Quantifies effectiveness of design choices by gathering data. Drives accountability and adoption. Publishes guidance and documentation to promote adoption of design. Proposes design solutions based on research and synthesis; creates general design principles that capture the vision and critical concerns for a program.

+ Evaluates technology to drive features and roadmaps. Maps technology trends to internal vision. Differentiates buzzwords from value proposition. Embraces technology trends that drive excellence beyond traditional practices (e.g., Test automation in lieu of traditional QA practices).

+ 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.

+ 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. Finds important patterns in seemingly unrelated information.

+ Influences and energizes other toward the common vision and goal. Maintains excitement for a process and drives to new directions of meeting the goal even when odds and setbacks render one path impassable.

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Locations: United States ; California; San Ramon

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf . 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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