General Electric Software Director in Jefferson City, Missouri

About Us:

Avitas Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of GE, the world’s Digital Industrial Company. At GE and Avitas we are transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Avitas delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industrial inspection.

Avitas offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. Avitas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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 offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.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.

Role Summary:

Avitas Systems is looking for a seasoned Software Director to join its Engineering leadership team. As a Software Director, you will apply your knowledge of management, software development methodologies, best practices and proven processes to deliver a quality software product on budget, with in planned schedule with superb quality.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will:

  • Demonstrate very strong technical leadership and peoplemanagement skills including solid communication and analytical skills with thorough understandingof product development and successful problem definition, decomposition, estimation andresolution

  • Influence decision making through active partnership with crossfunctionalteams

  • Manage strategic business partnerships and relationships throughTechnical, Financial, Contractual and Relationship management

  • Own and managethe multiple rapid prototyping and product development budgets

  • Coach, mentor andlead a diverse group of lean/agile software and user experience engineers

  • Workwith product owners across the businesses to understand market needs & vision; quicklytranslate that vision into demonstrable software

  • Quickly define and deliver workingsoftware prototypes

  • Work with product owners and architects to develop multigeneration software technology plans

  • Work directly with customers to understandbusiness and technical needs

  • Drive increased efficiency across the teams,eliminating duplication, leveraging product and technology reuse

  • Support processimprovements which guide the development, sustaining & supportactivities

  • Work cross functionally with other business departments to align activitiesand deliverables

  • Drive world-class quality in the development and support ofproducts

  • Keep project data relating to tracking and financialscurrent

  • Deliver resource strategy and plans, including use of 3rd parties/partners,etc., in support of development and support activities

  • Plan and manage budgetsrelated to scope of team

  • Communicate effectively both within immediate team andGE leadership. Ensure team receives consistent messages and has clear understanding ofbusiness direction, strategy and results

  • Build a world class software developmentteam to consistently deliver complex software platforms and research projects of varying size andduration

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), or 12 years of experience in the softwaredomain.

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in the software domain or a Master’sDegree with 5 years of experience in the software domain.

  • Minimum of 3 years’experience in an engineering leadership / management role

Eligibility

Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE mayagree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage ofindividuals with particular skills

  • Must bewilling to travel

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon,CA or Boston, MA

Desired Characteristics:

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

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

  • Demonstrates masteryof the intricacies of interactions and dynamics in Agile teams.). Guides new teams to adopt Agile,troubleshoots adoption efforts, and guide continuous improvement. Provides training on Lean /Agile. Drives elimination of inefficiencies in coding process. Teaches XP practices to others.Actively embraces new methods and practices that increase efficiency andeffectiveness

  • Previous experience in software development in an agile environmentand writing code

  • Previous experience working in a Java web developmentenvironment

  • Demonstrates advanced understanding of Linux or Unix operatingsystems

  • Demonstrates advanced understanding of software development tools& infrastructure

  • Evangelizes new technology, predicts trends, and identifiesnew opportunities based on trends. Acts as industry expert by participating in defining standardsand open source initiatives

  • Creates a culture of customer focus and highperformance to drive innovation. Creates and pitches value for the GE investor while balancingthat with the sometimes competing value for the external customer. Continuous engagement withfocus on GE strategy for customer satisfaction

  • Establishes framework for a cultureof successful collaboration by defining a common understandingof who has decision rights and accountability, and how collaboration and transparency arerewarded

  • Establishes vision, Identifies and champions internal/external bestpractices, tools, and ideas to improve execution and quality. Drives an organization of efficiency,accountability and ownership

  • Additional leadership experience in areas ofoperations, manufacturing and quality preferred

  • Uses critical thinking skills anddisciplined approaches to help leaders and leadership teams resolve issues and define solutions.Evangelizes and contributes to the GE standards for critical thinking best practices andmethodologies across the enterprise. Defines new critical thinking methods. Engages withexternal thought-leaders and communities on analytical and critical thinkingmethodologies

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with seniorleadership with confidence and clarity

Locations: United States; California, Massachusetts; San Ramon, Boston

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.