GE Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy Grid Solutions
The Firmware Technical Leader will be responsible for leading a firmware team, focused on developing and delivering firmware application for Monitoring & Diagnostic hardware
• Recruit, develop and lead a team of firmware engineers, focused on application firmware development; from requirements to production release, through to post release support.
• Project Management - Ensure preparation and maintenance of detailed delivery plans for new product introductions, primarily using Agile.
• Work with other GA Software leaders to share and implement best practice firmware development, both regionally and cross product line.
• Bridge the gap between remote firmware development and localized testing.
• Technical vision on implementing a state-of-the-art firmware solution.
• Contribute to the hardware and firmware roadmap, to achieve convergence of a complex product portfolio, to a cost optimized platform solution
• Lead the design, code, test and debug of firmware across a range of micro-control architectures, from simple 16 bit standalone, through to complex multi-processor solutions.
• Work collaboratively with the hardware designers to optimize firmware / hardware partitioning.
• Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering or Computer Science discipline or equivalent.
• Preferably 7+ years of experience in firmware development and 2+ years of experience leading a team without direct reports.
• Proven experience managing firmware development projects from concept through to product release, using Agile
• Strong task and delivery focus, with a collaborative style in order to get the most from a technical team
• Demonstrated ability to analyse and resolve problems; both at a technical level and at a people level.
• Strong influencing skills, rather than a dependency on command and control
• Proven working experience in real time, embedded software engineering.
• Demonstrated experience defining and implementing complex software / hardware architectures.
• Solid programming experience in C or C++, familiarity with software configuration management tools, defect tracking tools, and peer review.
• Experience with TI DSP, FPGA’s and ARM architectures.
• Demonstrated ability to get complex projects across the line, to budget and quality targets.
• Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
• Understanding and practical application of System Design and System Architecture; i.e. hardware / software portioning, hardware abstraction etc.
• Understanding of RTOS concepts, from simple round robin to layered pre-emptive.
• Ability to understand and minimally modify assembler.
• Experience of Embedded Linux implementations and environments.
• Experience of industrial communication protocols (eg. MODBUS, TCP, DNP3, IEC61850, CAN)
• Experience of modern programming languages (for example C#)
• Strong communications skills, with a proven ability to work successfully within a geographically distributed team.
• Ability to demonstrate delivery to time, quality and budget within an Agile programming
• Experience of reading schematics and data sheets to assist in software / hardware debug
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