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Staff Build & Release Engineer

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/24/2017 3:02:01 PM
  • 2765801
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Information Technology
Location(s): United States ; New York, Ohio, South Carolina; Greenville, Schenectady, Cincinnati


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 Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.



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:
As the Staff Build & Release Engineer, you will be responsible for providing build and release strategy for highly complex as well as parallel and concurrent releases for a Software Product. This role will also manage Continuous Code Integration within SDLC, will work independently and is seen as a Technical Leader. This role demonstrates a deep understanding of concurrent software development, its effect on build management and releasing the builds across versions and environments



Essential Responsibilities:
In this role, you will:

  • Own builds, releases and continuous integration process for large and complex releases of a product and at times expands the scope across multiple concurrent releases
  • Own, manage and improve release process. Focuses on scale and efficiency. Deploys the right builds across environments
  • Manage key deliverables and mentors junior team members
  • Contribute in driving initiatives such as defining standards and processes to ensure quality
  • Work cross functionally with other business departments to align activities and deliverables
  • Develop and enhance the test infrastructure and continuous integration framework used across teams
  • Determine best practices and principals and promotes them across the team
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge in developing and executing automated builds and scripts
  • Learn new build and releases techniques and methodologies and trains the team in the same
  • Work with developers and stakeholders to deliver quality software through the build and deployment system
  • Partner with and provides direction to fellow team members to diagnose bugs and formulate solutions
  • Use industry best practices to improve Build, Release and Continuous integration processes



Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Minimum of 8 years of professional experience in Information technology projects
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in software development work
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as required
  • Ability and willingness to work out of an office located in Greenville, SC, Schenectady, NY or Cincinnati, OH



Desired Characteristics:
  • Hands-on experience in CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, Bamboo
  • Experience with a CI implementation in previous projects
  • Hands-experience in scripting languages such as ant, maven, chef
  • Hands-experience with code configuration tools such as CVS, GIT, SVN
  • Experience with Agile and DevOps methodologies
  • Contributes in driving initiatives such as defining standards and processes to ensure quality
  • Expert in developing code for other developers to learn from
  • Strong problem solving abilities and capable of articulating specific technical topics or assignments
  • Experience in building scalable and highly available distributed systems
  • Skilled in breaking down problems and estimate time for development tasks
  • Evangelizes how our technology solves customer problems from a technology and business perspective
  • 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
  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team
  • Shares knowledge, power, and credit, establishing trust, credibility, and goodwill
  • Able to work under minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity
  • Skilled in providing oversight and mentoring team members. Shows ability to effectively delegate work
  • Applies values, business strategy, policies, precedent, and experience to make complex decisions in ambiguity and with uncertain consequence

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 opening.

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Locations: United States ; New York, Ohio, South Carolina; Greenville, Schenectady, Cincinnati

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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