Director of Software Engineering - AST Development
GE Corporate - San Ramon, CA

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GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

Essential Responsibilities
A Director of Software Engineering on the Advanced Software Technology (AST) team is responsible for building and leading multiple lean/agile software engineering teams in a in a 1-over-1 management structure with a focus on new innovative software solutions for our GE businesses and customers. A Director of Software Engineering in the AST team must manage teams to ensure day-to-day execution, life-cycle management and long-term strategic vision.
As the Director of Software Engineering on the AST team you will be responsible to lead and manage your development teams to ensure successful software program execution including:

  • Rapid prototypes … defining and de-risking opportunities through rapid cycle software innovation and demonstration
  • Product, PaaS or SaaS development … driving innovation, value and growth through program execution
  • Financials … program expenses (forecast/actuals), travel, supplies, contract and full-time labor
  • Resources … hardware, software, IT infrastructure, supplies and tools
  • Teams … staffing, head-count, functional skill mix, expertise, training
  • Rhythms … agile & lean start-up rituals and artifacts
  • Progress … program velocity, burn-up, defect tracking & information dashboards
  • Quality … defect detection, tracking and elimination; test frameworks and automation
Beyond driving day-to-day operational tempos and rigor, you will have responsibility to manage and lead activities for strategic business rhythms including:

  • Long term strategic plan
  • Detailed planning for the coming year
  • Technology strategy
  • Quality strategy
  • Organizational and resource strategy
  • Compliance
Additional responsibilities include:

  • Customer Engagement … Engaging with business leaders, product owners and GE customers to understand market needs & vision; quickly translate market, business and technical needs into demonstrable software
  • Lifecycle Support … Work with business leaders and product owners to manage program definition, execution, launch and support; defining and executing against multi generation software technology plans
  • AST Business Operations Alignment … working closely to ensure oversight and compliance rhythms
  • Cross Functional Alignment … working with Finance, HR, IT and other functions to achieve needed support
  • Staffing and Organization … Strategy and tactical execution of team structure and resource assignments to align with program demands
  • Leadership and Technical Development … Advancing technical and leadership expertise through coaching, mentoring, grooming and promotions
  • Continuous Improvement … Drive increased efficiency across the teams, eliminating duplication, leveraging product and technology reuse; support process improvements which guide the development, sustaining & support activities
  • Deliver resource strategy and plans, including use of 3rd parties/partners, etc., for development and support activities
  • Communicate effectively both within immediate team and GE leadership. Ensure team receives consistent messages and has clear understanding of business direction, strategy and results

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Economics or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • At least 12 years experience in the software domain
  • At least 8 years of experience in an engineering leadership/management role
  • At least 4 years of experience developing software in an agile environment
  • 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 opening
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be willing to travel
  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at to be considered
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

  • Experience building web apps in a load balanced environment
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Effective teaming and problem solving abilities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including executive level presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Able to interface effectively with all levels of the organization and external customers
  • Additional leadership experience in areas of operations, manufacturing and quality is preferred
  • Experience in software development in an agile environment would be a distinct advantage, including previous experience of writing code

    • Experience working in a Java web development shop
    • Solid understanding of Linux or Unix operating systems
    • Solid understanding of software development tools & infrastructure

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