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Sr Network Operations Engineer

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 4:43:59 PM
  • 2938494
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Technology
Location(s): United States; Alabama; Huntsville


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.

At GE Digital, we are creating technology and solutions to enable social, mobile, analytical and cloud capabilities for the Industrial Internet. The Industrial Internet is an open, global network that connects people, data and machines. It’s about making infrastructure more intelligent and advancing the industries critical to the world we live in. At GE, we believe it’s about the future of industry—energy, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing. It’s about making the world work better. GE is transforming itself to become the world's premier digital industrial company, executing critical outcomes for our customers. Explore how you can drive greater asset reliability, lower operating costs, reduce risk and accelerate operational performance with our Predix platform and software solutions.
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:
This position will be responsible for network and compute operations as well as GE Brilliant Factory machine connectivity at the new greenfield manufacturing site in Huntsville AL. In this role, you will work with the broader GE Digital team to install, maintain and support the network and compute environment for the site. You will also develop the cross machine and cross factory standards for PLC communication and connectivity working closely with factory technical resources.

Essential Responsibilities:

Responsible for working independently on components of larger network segments. Responsible for incident troubleshooting, change implementation, vendor relationships, and problem analysis. Contributes to the team on a variety of projects to deliver high quality results. Strong collaboration skills: ability to work with other network operations engineers and cross-functional peers. Strong communication skills: clear written and verbal communication.

In this role you will:

  • Perform installations, assist L2/L3 teams with configuration, maintenance, system administration, and operational support for the network and compute environment
  • Plan and perform backup, recovery, and security procedures to the compute environment
  • Drives continuous improvement of operational activities to maximize efficiency
  • Develops automated solutions to address potential problems before they result in a service interruption
  • Interpret program strategy and translate into actionable activities at a factory level
  • Develop the technical standards by which factories will connect their machines and tools
  • Coordinate and execute the connection of machines and tools to the GE Network
  • Collaborate with the Lean and Fastworks labs to develop standards for new machines and tooling
  • Collaborate and partner with the larger Aviation Brilliant Factory team, the Global Research Center (GRC), the GE Software CoE and other industry leaders to develop and execute strategic initiatives in areas such as virtual manufacturing, sensor enabled manufacturing technologies, as well as factory and supply chain optimization
  • Provide advanced support to the Controls & Connectivity Technician at the factories

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Management or another technical / engineering / IT field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in IT Infrastructure/compute environment
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in telecommunications/systems infrastructure in a large-scale / global enterprise

    Eligibility Requirements

  • This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment
  • 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

    Desired Characteristics:

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Advanced PLC knowledge
  • Strong understanding of network terminology, troubleshooting concepts, and full stack connectivity
  • Strong understanding of how compute / applications interact with the network
  • Strong understanding of how to troubleshoot / triage network related issues
  • Experience with Allen Bradley and Honeywell Products
  • Experience with Rockwell Products and Software
  • Sensor Enablement Experience
  • Experience with MES systems
  • Ability to read or understand electrical drawings
  • Understanding of how to configure network devices and IP address management
  • Understanding of routing / switching / wireless technologies
  • Understanding of complex technologies like firewalls, IPS, and load balancing
  • Ability to learn to use network tools to aid in troubleshooting / monitoring the network
  • Database & SQL Reporting
  • Business Intelligence (BI) tools i.e. Spotfire
  • Self-motivated and passionate about learning new technologies
  • Ability to work on outages while maintaining the ability to think critically and remain calm and composed
  • Ability to work to deadlines and think critically about the task at hand
  • Strong ability to collaborate with subject matter experts and effectively work with (and learn from) other employees to drive outcomes
  • Ability to proactively identify areas of need and lead the effort to remediate them
  • Ability to lead and support multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated clear thinking, inclusiveness and collaboration skills
  • Creative problem solver and process-oriented
  • Ability to gather requirements and design / deploy a solution or tool to meet those needs
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Cisco Certifications such as CCNA, CCNP, CCDP, CISSP. Similar certifications in areas related to network virtualization or internetworking solutions also a plus

    Locations: United States; Alabama; Huntsville

    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.

     GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.  Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.

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