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GE Vernova Lead Engineer - Robotics & Autonomous Systems in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a Lead Robotics and Autonomous Systems Engineer you will work with GE Vernova Advanced Research, GE Vernova Businesses, and external customers to define, build, and execute strategic research and development programs focused in Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

Job Description Summary

GE Vernova’s Advanced Research business is the central innovation engine for GE’s portfolio of energy businesses, which will be unified under one banner called GE Vernova. The research organization is made up of 250+ researchers representing virtually every major scientific and engineering discipline. Collectively, they are driving major research programs and initiatives to decarbonize power, accelerate renewables, and promote electrification and the creation of a 21st century grid fit to power a zero-carbon energy future.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop new technology concepts with strategic impact focused in robotics and autonomy, including robot software system design, system integration, and human-robot interaction.

  • Actively lead and participate in design, architecture, and development efforts.

  • Engage with internal and external thought leaders across the robotics technology stack to drive new concepts and applications.

Position Requirements

  • BS + 7 years experience or MS + 5 years experience or PhD + 2 years experience in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline with experience in design and development of robotic software.

  • Strong execution track record.

  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals at the Master's level for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

  • Significant experience in systems architecture, design, and system integration.

  • Significant experience programming in C/C++/Python.

  • Significant experience with the Robot Operating System (ROS).

  • Significant experience in software engineering and software architecture

  • Experience in path/motion planning, kinematic and dynamic modeling of robots.

  • Experience developing camera and sensor drivers

  • Experience in integrating software, mechanical, and electrical components into working systems.

  • Experience in developing user interfaces, web stack (e.g. JavaScript)

  • Experience with robotic perception, sensor fusion, and computer vision.

  • Possess superior problem-solving skills and independent decision-making abilities, all while operating in an extremely demanding, fast-paced team setting.

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY

Desired Characteristics

  • 3 or more years working in a defense or industrial domain.

  • Active secret or above clearance.

  • Demonstrated ability to convert high-level customer needs into a technical development strategy.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Communicate effectively both in written and oral English.

  • Self-motivated, innovative, willing to pursue new technical areas and capable of working independently.

The base pay range for this position is $95,400 - $14,000USD, annually. The specific pay offered may be influenced by a variety of factors, including the candidate’s experience, education, and skill set. This position is also eligible for a performance bonus. This position will be posted until at least June 20, 2024.

Healthcare benefits include medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage; access to a Health Coach, a 24/7 nurse-based resource; and access to the Employee Assistance Program, providing 24/7 confidential assessment, counseling and referral services. Retirement benefits include the GE Retirement Savings Plan, a tax-advantaged 401(k) savings opportunity with company matching contributions and company retirement contributions, as well as access to Fidelity resources and planning consultants. Other benefits include tuition assistance, adoption assistance, paid parental leave, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid time-off for vacation or illness. ​

General Electric Company, Ropcor, Inc., their successors, and in some cases their affiliates, each sponsor certain employee benefit plans or programs (i.e., is a “Sponsor”). Each Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, amend, suspend, replace, or modify its benefit plans and programs at any time and for any reason, in its sole discretion. No individual has a vested right to any benefit under a Sponsor’s welfare benefit plan or program. This document does not create a contract of employment with any individual.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights_10_20.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.

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 drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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