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DevOps Software Engineer

  • GE Energy Connections
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 4:14:17 AM
  • 2766497
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Energy Connections Grid Solutions
Location(s): United Kingdom ; Cambridge

About Us:
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Role Summary:
You will work in our Developer Productivity team, enabling continuous development and delivery of more than 20 released products which are in production at over 1000 customers around the world. You’ll be motivated to give the Engineering team the tools and technologies they need to develop software quickly and efficiently, enabling fully automated CI/CD pipelines in a complex product stack.

Essential Responsibilities:

You will be comfortable with rapidly changing technology and bring strong cloud delivery skills as well as working with locally hosted systems and solutions.

To succeed in this team, you will need to be comfortable with learning new technologies fast. Experience of getting the best out of virtualised infrastructures is essential, together with practical knowledge of scripting languages such as Ruby and Perl, build technologies like Ant, Ivy, Mercurial and Git, and tools to support Continuous Integration and Delivery such as Artifactory and Jenkins

You will be willing to take on any challenge, and will expect to combine planned work with ad hoc requests. We are constantly improving our delivery and tools, and you will be confident working in a team, exploring ideas and innovative solutions and then driving them quickly into production.

Essential Responsibilities
• Build automation solutions that will support, enhance and grow our build and deployment systems
• Assist developers by improving productivity through integration and automation
• Listen to, prioritize, and document requests and issues, ensuring resolution and follow-up.
• Participate in the team workflow to drive innovation and improvements in our core automation framework
• Evaluate solutions for implement and scale CI/CD service offerings
• Improve our knowledge base and provide thought leadership in development automation and continuous integration
• Work in an Agile environment where work is delivered using Scrum.
• Work effectively in team, able to led small groups and to be led by others.
• Effective communicator who can help developers t get the most from build and development tools.
• Innovator with a passion for automation and software tools and development.

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• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics or equivalent knowledge and experience
• Substantive experience with Linux/Unix and/or Windows Systems
• Solid experience with software development or cloud or Automation or CI/CD

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:

• Proven years in an Agile, Kanban, Scrum or other development methodology
• Knowledge of development tools development using Java, Python, Ruby, Go or other language of choice
• Demonstrated experience in automation using Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt, etc
• Familiarity with Linux and performance optimization and building scalable solutions.
• Experience with monitoring tools such as Nagios, Sensu, Zabbix, New Relic, etc.
• Applied experience with modern application technologies and design patterns including Cloud infrastructure, distributed computing, and/or horizontal scaling
• Understanding of virtualization and containerization technologies such as Openstack, VMWare, Docker, etc.
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Self-starter who is motivated to learn and is at ease working as part of a team of highly talented professionals
• Expertise with any of the following: Docker, Cloud Foundry, Mesos, AWS, Jenkins, Artifactory, Git, Electric Cloud, etc.

Locations: United Kingdom ; Cambridge

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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