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Principal DevOps Engineer

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:33:06 PM
  • 2898593
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Digital
Location(s): United States; California; San Ramon

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:
Responsible for building & supporting Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery framework for applications deployed into the Industrial Internet Cloud. Responsible for environment management and support. Works independently and contributes to the immediate team and to other teams across business. S/He contributes to DevOps discussions. Have ability to lead and direct Devops engineers and influence engineering teams to adopt right strategy to deliver quality releases.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will:

  • Build strategy to support Devops functions across multiple products with unified solutions.
  • Build Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Continuous Deployment software tools that will support, enhance and grow our CI and CD capabilities
  • Build Scripts: Utilize standard scripting tools to define the builds.
  • Create Reusable Artifacts: Reusable code base needs to be organized into libraries with
    versions and consumed from repositories during the build process.
  • Create Deployment Scripts: Configurable deployments need to be automated using the
    deployment scripts.
  • Develop Automated Tests: Unit tests & functional test needs to be automated using the test suites.
  • Develop Continuous integration: Aim for continuous integration builds and alert the developers when the build breaks with build report.
  • Ability to automate Release Notes generation by integrating CI tool framework with Bug tracking system.
  • Maintain Separation of Environments: Create and maintain multiple non-polluting application environments with a clear separation (Dev, QA, UAT, Stage etc.,).
  • Develop Build Promotion and Demotion: Develop and execute the promotion process (Dev->QA->UAT->…etc.) and a process to remove builds that fail from the environment.
  • Assist the engineering teams by improving productivity in development integration and automation
  • Improve our knowledge base and provide thought leadership in development automation, continuous integration, and continuous delivery.
  • Consult with appropriate teams on matters concerning build and release processes.
  • Continually analyze processes to proactively implement improvements where possible.
  • Provide support to security access reviews and other security vulnerability tasks as directed
  • Create and maintain CM process documentation, including software build procedures, build manifests and audit reports.
  • Research, design and implement new SCM tools from the ground-up to automate and release software applications.
  • Understand, monitor and help lead change in the product lifecycle and the development process to carry forward SCM best practices.
  • Participate in team meetings and development customer project meetings to communicate progress and barriers to completing assigned tasks.


    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. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen
  • Must be willing to travel (roughly 10% of the time)
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA

    Desired Characteristics:

    Technical Expertise:

  • Significant experience with Linux/ Unix Operating systems and one or more scripting languages (e.g. bash, perl, python)
  • Significant experience working with Jenkins (including plugins) or other build automation tools such as Teamcity, AnthillPro, Ubuild/Udeploy or Bamboo.
  • Experience with bug tracking tools such as JIRA, Version One, Pivotal Tracker or any other similar tool.
  • Significant experience with one or more of the following: GIT, GitHub, SVN or Perforce
  • Significant experience in automation and scripting using Chef, Puppet, Ansible, SALT, Jenkins, Bash, CFEngine, etc. on Linux/*nix
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Artifactory, Nexus, or another artifact storage tool.
  • Experience with Build tools such as Maven, Gradle, Ant and/or other build tools
  • Experience with Embedded Ruby, Groovy or similar tools to develop and automate custom Modules.
  • Applied experience with modern application technologies and design patterns including Cloud infrastructure, distributed computing, horizontal scaling, and database technologies.
  • Experience with Databases like MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server, RDS, Redshift etc.
  • Experience Deploying code on Cloud based Infrastructure like Private cloud (OpenStack, Bare Metal systems or VM based environments) or Public Cloud (Rackspace or AWS EC2 Instances or Google Cloud) or across Hybrid Cloud Environments.
  • Proven success working with and optimizing applications for large scale enterprise performance
  • Embraces technology trends that drive intelligent automation
  • Experience using containers like Docker based CI/CD approach.
  • SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) and Agile development required.
  • Being a great listener, collaborator, communicator and mentor.
  • Championing a culture and work environment that promotes diversity and inclusion.

    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
  • Evangelizes how our technology solves customer problems from a technology and business perspective


  • Ability to takes ownership of small and medium sized tasks and deliver while mentoring and helping team members
  • Ensures understanding of issues and presents clear rationale. Able to speak to mutual needs and win-win solutions. Uses two-way communication to influence outcomes and ongoing results
  • Identifies misalignments with goals, objectives, and work direction against the organizational strategy. Makes suggestions to course correct
  • Continuously measures deliverables of self and team against scheduled commitments. Effectively balances different, competing objectives

    Personal Attributes:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective team building and problem solving abilities
  • Persists to completion, especially in the face of overwhelming odds and setbacks. Pushes self for results; pushes others for results through team spirit


    Locations: United States; California; San Ramon

    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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