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Senior Unix Systems Engineer

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 5:33:23 PM
  • 2931923
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Predix Products & Technology
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:
The Site Reliability Engineering team at GE Digital is responsible for the reliability and performance of Predix worldwide. We obsess over availability by building tools and engineering new systems to automate our platform. We are software engineers with full visibility and influence across the entire stack.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will:

  • Develop automated solutions to predict and address potential problems before they result in a service interruption
  • Oversee and adapt monitoring and alerting systems
  • Collaborate with all GE business units worldwide, providing a bastion technical expertise
  • Identify potential process improvements across the entire engineering organization
  • Define and drive architectural enhancements into system to mitigate potential failure points
  • Provide impact assessment and mitigation plan for changes going into the production environment
  • Investigate root cause of severe and systemic outages, identify corrective actions
  • Establish performance baseline, capacity thresholds, correlate events, and define monitoring/alerting criteria
  • Provide technical coaching and direction to more junior teammates

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Management, similar STEM degree, or in lieu a high school diploma with equivalent years of experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience operating large scale distributed systems
  • GE Leadership Program Graduates will get credit towards relevant work experience, commensurate to the program they have completed

    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 (<5%)
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA

    Desired Characteristics:

    Technical Expertise:

  • Excellent knowledge of UNIX system internals
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience with all stages of an agile software development lifecycle (CI/CD)
  • Familiar with large scale cluster management systems (Mesos, Kubernetes)
  • Demonstrated ability to script around repeatable tasks (Go, Ruby, Python, Bash)
  • Experience with developing cloud-native applications (High Availability)
  • Able to dive into any level of a modern internet service (schedulers, containers, Linux kernel, caching, object storage, distributed filesystems, RDBMS, NoSQL, etc.)
  • Comfortable with network troubleshooting (tcpdump, routing, proxies, firewalls, load balancers, etc.)
  • Able to troubleshoot and debug applications (C, Java, Go)
  • Proficient in configuration management systems (Chef, Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, Salt)
  • Experience with configuring, customizing, and extending monitoring tools (Sensu, Grafana, Prometheus, Graphite, Splunk, etc.)
  • Experience deploying and managing infrastructure on public clouds (AWS, GCP, or Azure)
  • Comfortable using Git on the command line

    Leadership:

  • 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.
  • Able to verbalize what is behind decisions and downstream implications. Continuously reflecting on success and failures to improve performance and decision-making. Understands and encourages change when needed.
  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team. Able to navigate accountability in a matrixed organization.
  • Self-starter; communicates and demonstrates a shared sense of purpose. Learns from failure.

    Personal Attributes:

  • Critical thinker; able to quickly adapt to changing environments
  • A hacker or tinkerer at heart
  • Risk taker, not afraid to think outside the box or challenge the status quo
  • Emotional Intelligence, ability to influence up and out and the ability to work independently
  • Must be a team player with a strong desire to win
  • Passionate about continuously learning
  • Highly organized and efficient; able to balance competing priorities and execute accordingly
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

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    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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