Director Software Engineering

Director Software Engineering

GE Digital

Job Description

Job Description Summary
As a director of software engineering for Manufacturing Execution System (MES) you will apply your knowledge, software development methodologies, best practices, and proven processes to lead design and development of one the pillar software products in the company. You will be leading the large world class software development team focused on re-defining the digital transformation for major Manufacturing customers. You will be a part of Manufacturing digital leadership team to strategize and deliver on key outcomes for the business. This is challenging role and inviting for leaders who are passionate to work on one of the world's leading software products in market today and take to the next level.Job Description

Role Description:
In this role, you will,
  • Build and manage a world class software development team to consistently deliver complex software products with highest quality
  • Lead the innovation and development of market leading MES software product for GE Digital
  • Design and execute on a well thought out strategy for the organization.
  • Manage a large team responsible for front end and back-end development using the latest technologies and methodologies adopted from industry wide practices.
  • Actively present leadership updates to GE leadership and customers.
  • Work with the team to define future technology platforms and architecture for products and services.
  • Quickly learn, internalize, and develop a strong understanding of key priorities and the clients.
  • Align with stakeholders to ensure that data and process changes required in systems are implemented in accordance with product releases and timelines.
  • Provide day to day work direction for team members engaged in the product releases.
  • Facilitate and coach software engineering teams on requirements estimate and work sizing.
  • Demonstrate mastery of intricacies and interactions within dynamic agile cultures and processes.
  • Drive a continuous learning culture to help guide continuous improvements.
  • Provide leadership on Lean/Agile principles and development practices.
  • Actively pursue new methods and practices to increase productivity.
  • Utilize project management tools to track progress and recognize key risk areas for specific implementations.
  • Assist in the resolution of conflicting priorities through the proactive communication of requirements, timelines, and stakeholders.
  • Operate as an engaged leader who serves as a subject matter and technical expert for assigned programs and development initiatives.
  • Work with system leaders and functional teams to ensure products and services adhere to compliance and controllership standards

Education Qualification
  • Masters or Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or STEM Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with experience on 15+ years in software engineering.

Desired Characteristics
Technical Expertise
  • 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
  • Preferably 15+ years of experience in software engineering
  • Experience in leading large software engineering teams
  • 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
  • Strong knowledge of Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, Software Design Patterns.
  • In depth and hands-on experience in utilizing Spring Framework.
  • Strong knowledge on C++, Java, SpringBoot and Angular.
  • Hand on Experience in using OO programming
  • Good working knowledge of next-gen technologies such as microservices, cloud, security etc, to lead the architecture level discussions on future of the product
  • 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.
  • Drives elimination of inefficiencies in coding process
  • Actively embraces new methods and practices that increase efficiency and effectiveness
  • Thorough understanding of Cloud Technologies and complex Platform Integrated Systems
  • Capable of designing technical implementation plans around integrating Platform systems
  • Experience and expertise in MES (techno functional) will be a highly desired plus point
  • Software industry experience in HMI/SCADA, MES and associated enterprise products will be a good fit for the roles requirement

Business Acumen
  • Prioritizes projects based on an assessment of competitive needs. Anticipates areas of competitive vulnerability and offers plans to mitigate them
  • Evangelizes new technology, predicts trends, and identifies new opportunities based on trends. Acts as industry expert by participating in defining standards and open-source initiatives
  • Creates a culture of customer focus and high performance to drive innovation. Creates and pitches value for the GE investor while balancing that with the sometimes-competing value for the external customer. Continuous engagement with focus on GE strategy for customer satisfaction

  • Establishes framework for a culture of successful collaboration by defining a common understanding of who has decision rights and accountability, and how collaboration and transparency are rewarded.
  • Establishes good working and influential relations with stakeholders such as product management, services, support and other Engineering teams
  • Establishes vision, Identifies and champions internal/external best practices, tools, and ideas to improve execution and quality. Drives an organization of efficiency, accountability and ownership
  • Able to verbalize what is behind decisions and downstream implications. Continuously reflecting on success and failures to improve performance and decision-making. Understands when change is needed. Participates in technical strategy planning

Personal Attributes
  • Uses critical thinking skills and disciplined approaches to help leaders and leadership teams resolve issues and define solutions.
  • Evangelizes and contributes to the GE standards for critical thinking best practices and methodologies across the enterprise. Defines new critical thinking methods.
  • Engages with external thought-leaders and communities on analytical and critical thinking methodologies
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity
  • Evangelizes the notion that anything worth doing takes repeated effort and failure. Drives the organization toward a continued excitement of attaining the vision and goal in the face of resistance
  • Innovates and integrates new processes and/or technology to significantly add value to GE.
  • Identifies how the cost of change weighs against the benefits and advises accordingly. Proactively learns new solutions and processes to address seemingly unanswerable problems
  • Take on technical challenges and direct the team to achieve a high level of understanding of the platform and industrial use cases.

To comply with US immigration and other legal requirements, it is necessary to specify the minimum number of years experience required for any role based within the USA. For roles outside of the USA, to ensure compliance with applicable legislation, the JDs should focus on the substantive level of experience required for the role and a minimum number of years should NOT be used.

This Job Description is intended to provide a high level guide to the role. However, it is not intended to amend or otherwise restrict/expand the duties required from each individual employee as set out in their respective employment contract and/or as otherwise agreed between an employee and their manager.

About GE Digital

GE Digital is a subsidiary of the American multinational conglomerate corporation General Electric. Headquartered in San Ramon, California, the company provides software and industrial internet of things (IIoT) services to industrial companies.

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