Senior Embedded Firmware Engineer

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We’re Grid Automation, part of the Grid Solutions business and a leader in the protection, control, and automation of the world’s power grids. If you’re looking for a software engineering career that can make a real difference to the world, we’d like to connect.

More sustainable grids require better visibility, faster controls, and advanced automation - challenges addressed through innovative and flexible software solutions. As part of our team, you could:

  • Help develop new software tools and sophisticated control systems to enable next-generation networks
  • Help create a fleet of intelligent edge devices to protect, control, and automate the grid
  • Build control solutions for a microgrid
  • Develop the algorithms and analytics that optimize the electrical grid and enable it to become autonomous

What’s in it for you?
Gain experience across new technologies
  • Participate in the full software development lifecycle, including requirement analysis, design, implementation, testing, and deployment
  • Leverage state-of-the-art DevOps tools and practices, including Jenkins, Jira, and others, to support development and deployment processes
Advancement and training opportunities
  • Take advantage of in-house and external training opportunities on new technologies
  • Benefit from buddy, mentoring, and coaching programs
  • Participate in our Affinity Network and be part of a diverse and inclusive community that enriches company culture through community involvement
Experience a global culture like no other
  • Connect with R&D offices in France, UK, Spain, India, Canada, Brazil, and the US
  • Work with cross-functional team members across the globe
  • Collaborate online, join in-person working sessions, or apply to travel the world on international assignments

GE Vernova. Change starts here.

Responsible for designing , developing and testing Embedded Software (Firmware), platforms and systems that control and runs on devices that need to be tailored to the needs of the hardware that it has to control and run on (i.e. directly controls the real time functions of a physical device such as motors, alternators, engines, valves, fans, and other devices and products). Typically requires a deep understanding of the characteristics of the physical device being controlled, the realtime functions it is expected to perform and the ability to design, develop, implement, and test the logic and software required to realize the realtime functionality. Usually tailored for products and services across various P&Ls. Responsible for departmental operations planning/execution or is focused on execution of professional activities within a technical discipline. Functions with some autonomy but guided by established policies or review of end results.
The job allows modification of procedures and practices covering work as long as the end results meet standards of acceptability (quality, volume, timeliness etc.).

Job Description

About us:

Grid Solutions, a GE Renewable Energy business, serves customers globally with over 12,000 employees. We provide power utilities and industries worldwide with equipment, systems, and services to bring power reliably and efficiently from the point of generation to end power consumers. We are focused on addressing the challenges of the energy transition by enabling the safe and reliable connection of renewable and distributed energy resources to the grid. For more about GE’s Grid Solutions, visit .

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Architects, designs and/or programs/develops a small module or a large component, feature, set of feature, whole feature area or entire embedded software product. Some areas of expertise may include, but is not limited to, networks, operating systems, cybersecurity, databases or applications. May be responsible for the creation of an entire product.
    [Small teams will use this DAW to include all phases of design/Development cycle all the way to Release]
  • Includes direct people management responsibility including staffing and performance development. Utilizes in-depth knowledge of a technical discipline and analytical thinking and technical experience to execute policy/strategy.
  • Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market
  • Uses some judgment and has some ability to propose different solutions outside of set parameters to address more complicated manufacturing processes with technical variety and/or interdependent production cycles. Uses technical experience and analytical thinking. Uses multiple internal and limited external sources outside of own teams to arrive at decisions.
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. May lead small projects with low risks and resource requirements. Explains information; developing skills to bring team members to consensus around topics within field. Conveys performance expectations and may handle sensitive issues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 6 years of experience in Job Family Group(s)/Function(s)).
  • Minimum of 3 years of advanced experience in the Engineering/Technology & Embedded SW Development.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.
  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs.
  • Established project management skills.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes