General Electric Embedded Software Engineer - Wind Turbine Pitch System in Montgomery, Alabama

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Role Summary:

As the Embedded Software Engineer - Wind Turbine Pitch System for the Hub Subsystem team, you will be at the forefront of wind turbine technology and systems design for GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind. In this role, you will influence wind turbine product development and oversee the development of pitch control systems from conception to implementation.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Embedded Software Engineer - Wind Turbine Pitch System, you will:

  • Demonstrate technical accountability for wind turbine pitch system embedded software and control with input into hardware component design in the hub subsystem on the global onshore wind turbine platform

  • Drive the identification of key risks and subsequent mitigation plans

  • Lead new product introduction programs and support the growing fleet of GE wind turbines

  • Design, validate, troubleshoot, and maintain wind turbine pitch system software and PCBA embedded software

  • Support design and development of the wind turbine pitch system hardware architecture

  • Support design and development of wind turbine pitch system printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA)

  • Lead customer design-to-order features, new product and new technology introduction, as well as conversions, modifications, and upgrades for pitch system software

  • Develop and maintain pitch software release and documentation processes

  • Support installation and troubleshooting in both factory test stand and field settings

  • Resolve field issues and provide technical support to product service engineers

  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team of electrical, mechanical, power system, controls, and PCBA engineers


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Controls, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in control software or embedded software


  • Ability and willingness to travel 10% of the time

Desired Characteristics:

  • C and C++ language experience in an embedded environment

  • Software configuration management tool experience

  • Process or motion controls experience

  • Lab instrumentation experience, including meters, oscilloscopes, etc.

  • Experience with motor control and power conversion design

  • Assembly language and circuit design experience

  • FPGA programming experience

  • MATLAB / Simulink experience

  • Wind Turbine / Wind Turbine Control experience

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Self-starter with drive towards technical excellence

  • Ability to work in a matrix team environment

  • Proven track record of technical project leadership

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