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Software Engineer

GE Aviation
Closing date
24 Aug 2021

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Clearance Level
SC, None / Undisclosed
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Job Details

Job Description Summary As a member of an established team you will be responsible maintaining new or existing Test Equipment software solutions for our Aviation Power and Control product programmes. You will demonstrate independence and sound technical judgment, identify and breakdown complex problems and formulate solutions. You will be supervised by senior subject specialists and trained to operate within a well-defined software lifecycle. During development there will be working/integration with the Test System hardware. Full training will be given but basic knowledge of electronics, as well as high level object oriented languages, is essential.

Job Description Essential Responsibilities
  • Develop Test Equipment Software to defined standards complying with all regulatory and safety requirements 
  • Help architect new test equipment software solutions and incorporate new requirements into existing solutions 
  • Responsible for the full software life cycle - from initial requirements through to formal software release and support  
  • Participate as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program reviews 
  • Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments 
  • Participate on teams assigned to address organisational initiatives and engineering issues 
  • Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned project and/or tasks inline with engineering policies and procedures

Qualifications / Requirements
  • Significant code development experience in a Object Oriented language
  • Basic electronics knowledge 
  • Must be willing to learn new programming languages, including National Instruments CVI   
  • Debugging/fault finding  
  • Some Hardware / Software integration experience (either professionally or home projects)
  • Excellent communication skills to team, peers and all levels of management

Desired Characteristics
  • Experience of using National Instruments Test Stand and/or CVI for software development 
  • Agile Software Development - e.g. Sprint planning, Scrum, Retrospective etc.
  • C++ Experience

Flexible Working
GE supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance.

Total Reward
At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward.  Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.

As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;
  • Non-contributory Pension          
  • Life Assurance
  • Group income protection            
  • Private medical cover    
  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Security Clearance
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS

Right to Work
Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.


Additional Information Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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