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General Electric Director - Software Engineering in Van Buren Twp, Michigan

Job Description Summary

The Director of Software Engineering oversees a software engineering team focused on Military Sales & Government Business applications and systems. In this role, you will lead the technology transformation for how GE Aerospace does business with the US Government. You will apply your knowledge of management, software development methodologies, best practices, and proven processes to lead teams to deliver a quality software product on budget, within planned schedule with superb quality.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Lead a phenomenal team of software engineers and architects driving measurable outcomes for the Aerospace Military business.

  • Join and contribute to a strong and inclusive Military DT culture of accountability, humility, and trust.

  • Drive focused delivery on Military Systems Hoshin Kanri (strategic) initiatives on cost recovery and proposal efficiency.

  • Build a world class software development team to consistently deliver complex software platforms and research projects of varying size and duration.

  • Design and execute on a well thought out strategy for the organization

  • Manage a team responsible for UX, front end and back end development using the latest technologies and methodologies adopted from industry wide practices.

  • Actively present leadership updates to GE executive sponsors and customers.

  • Work with others to define future technology platforms and architecture for products and services.

  • Align with stakeholders to ensure that data and process changes required in systems are implemented in accordance with project objectives and timelines

  • Facilitate and coach software engineering teams on requirements estimate and work sizing.

  • Provide leadership on Lean/Agile principles and development practices.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university or college with minimum of 8 years of professional experience OR Associates degree with minimum of 11 years of professional experience OR High School Diploma with minimum of 13 years of professional experience

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in Software Development

  • Minimum 3 years of People Leader Experience

  • Note: Military experience is equivalent to professional experience

Eligibility Requirement:

  • 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.

Desired Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle principles

  • Through working knowledge of CI/CD concepts and best practices

  • Understanding of full stack platform concepts and technologies

  • Good understanding of Platform Integration strategies by developing applications and framework.

  • Defines product vision. Lays out product roadmap. Maps current requirements to industry trends, analyses competition trends

  • Demonstrates mastery of the intricacies of interactions and dynamics in Agile teams. Demonstrates advanced understanding of Lean Six Sigma principles (e.g., Black belt certified). Guides new teams to adopt Agile, troubleshoots adoption efforts, and guide continuous improvement. Teaches XP practices to others.

  • Thorough understanding of Cloud Technologies and complex Platform Integrated Systems. Capable of designing technical implementation plans around integrating Platform systems.

  • Recognizes patterns and complexity in problems. Extracts decomposition algorithms, and strategically plans how to execute programs by understanding how best to decompose to expose / protect against risk

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

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: No

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