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Senior Software DevOps Engineer

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:16:20 PM
  • 2860450
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Applications
Location(s): United States; Virginia; Roanoke

About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE 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.

Role Summary:
You will be working on the Engineering Services DevOps team. You will be responsible for building & supporting Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery for applications deployed into the Industrial Internet Cloud. You will work closely with the APM DevOps team, the Predix DevOps team, the Cloud Operations team, product managers, & key architects. This role additionally supports customer facing cloud deployments ensuring uptime and performance metrics.

Essential Responsibilities:
In this role you will:
  • Build Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Continuous Deployment software tools that will support, enhance and grow Industrial Internet Application team’s CI and CD capabilities
  • Be responsible for providing technical leadership and defining, developing, and evolving DevOps related software and processes in a fast paced and agile development environment using the latest software development methodologies and infrastructure
  • Provide guidance to developers with either planning and execution and/or design architecture using agile methodologies such as SCRUM
  • Assist the engineering teams by improving productivity in development integration and automation
  • Create automation scripts, UI’s, and continuous integration systems that enhance and expand our CI/CD services
  • Drive increased efficiency across the teams, eliminating duplication, leveraging common DevOps processes, tools, and technology reuse
  • Subject matter expert in processes and methodologies with ability to adapt and improvise in various situations. Expert in navigating through ambiguity and prioritizing conflicting asks.
  • Expert level skills in design, architecture and development, with an ability to take a deep dive in the implementation aspects if the situation demands.


    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 5 years professional experience in DevOps or build/release; OR Master’s degree with 3 years of experience in DevOps or build/release

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills.
  • Must be willing to travel 10%
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Roanoke, VA.

    Desired Characteristics:

    Technical Expertise:

  • Experience with Microsoft/Linux/Unix OS and one or more scripting languages (e.g. bash, perl, python, PowerShell)
  • Experience working with Jenkins (including plugins) or other build automation tools
  • Experience with one or more of the following: GIT, GitHub, SVN, TFS (Microsoft Team Foundation Server)
  • Cloud experience including Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure technologies
  • Experience in automation and scripting using Power Shell, Chef, Puppet, Jenkins, Bash, CFEngine, etc on Linux/*nix
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Artifactory, Nexus, or other artifact storage tool
  • Experience with Maven and/or other build tools
  • Applied experience with modern application technologies and design patterns including Cloud infrastructure, distributed computing, horizontal scaling, and database technologies
  • Proven success working with and optimizing applications for large scale enterprise performance
  • Experience tuning the performance of Java applications in virtual environments
  • Embraces technology trends that drive intelligent automation

    Business Acumen:

  • Strong problem solving abilities and capable of articulating specific technical topics or assignments
  • Experience in building scalable and highly available distributed systems
  • Expert in breaking down problems and estimate time for development tasks
  • Evaluates technology to drive features and roadmaps. Maps technology trends to internal vision. Differentiates buzzwords from value proposition. Embraces technology trends that drive excellence beyond traditional practices (e.g., Test automation in lieu of traditional QA practices).
  • Balances value propositions for competing stakeholders. Recommends a well-researched recommendation of buy vs. build solution. Conveys the value proposition for the company by assessing financial risks and gains of decisions and return on investment (ROI). Manages the process of building and maintaining a successful alliance. Understands and successfully applies common analytical techniques, including ROI, SWOT, and Gap analyses. Able to clearly articulate the business drivers relevant to a given initiative.


  • Demonstrates clarity of thinking to work through limited information and vague problem definitions
  • Influences through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas. Pre-emptively sees downstream consequences and effectively tailors influencing strategy to support a positive outcome. Uses experts or other third parties to influence.
  • Able to verbalize what is behind decisions and downstream implications. Continuously reflecting on success and failures to improve performance and decision-making. Understands when change is needed. Participates in technical strategy planning.
  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team. Able to navigate accountability in a matrixed organization.
    Communicates and demonstrates a shared sense of purpose. Learns from failure.

    Personal Attributes:

  • Able to effectively direct and mentor others in critical thinking skills. Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve issues and design solutions using critical thinking and analysis skills and best practices. Finds important patterns in seemingly unrelated information.
  • Able to work well with global teams, including time-zone flexibility
  • Influences and energizes other toward the common vision and goal. Maintains excitement for a process and drives to new directions of meeting the goal even when odds and setbacks render one path impassable.
  • Innovates and integrates new processes and/or technology to significantly add value to GE. Identifies how the cost of change weighs against the benefits and advises accordingly. Proactively learns new solutions and processes to address seemingly unanswerable problems.


    Locations: United States; Virginia; Roanoke

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE 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.

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