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Sr Staff Lifecycle Operations Engineer

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/24/2017 12:04:58 PM
  • 2817881
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Information Technology & Digital Thread
Location(s): United States ; Georgia; Atlanta


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 Sr Staff Lifecycle Operations Engineer – UNIX/Linux is a senior member of the GE Digital Compute Lifecycle Management Team and will concentrate on increasing the overall effectiveness and quality of vulnerability/patching remediation and server configuration management throughout the enterprise. This team member will focus on remediation execution, automation, streamlining processes, improving technique, and performing troubleshooting as needed.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for security patching and server health of Linux/Unix systems in the enterprise. Scope includes Operating System and targeted software applications for 40,000 servers globally.
  • Define technical strategies and roadmaps for improving and maintaining server health and security
  • Technically mentor junior staff and and help grow talent pipeline
  • Improving processes to reduce/eliminate downtime and increase the scope of work
  • Develop scalable, automated solutions that improves quality of the vulnerability/patching management program
  • Implement operational tools to implement, monitor, and alert on results
  • Ability to quickly troubleshoot Unix/Linux operating system functionality to resolution of incidents. Implement process and scripts improvements to remediate future issues.
  • Expertise with vulnerability management remediation techniques
  • Ability to quickly identify and resolve configuration errors
  • Ability to adapt and improvise in time sensitive situations
  • Partner with Engineering teams on tools selection
  • Communicates effectively to customers prior, during, and after implementation windows

Breakdown of duties:
  • 25% system patching and
    configuration management
  • 20% communication and coordination
  • 35% system administration and
    code development
  • 20% technical mentoring of
    junior staff



Qualifications/Requirements:

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Information Technology (IT), Computer Science or Engineering


  • Desired Characteristics:
  • 15+ years of experience in a Unix/Linux System Administer and/or Systems Engineer role(s)
  • Demonstrated experience automating and maintaining large enterprise server fleets
  • Passion for automating and continuously improve repeatable and manual tasks
  • Strong automation and scripting skills in Python, Perl, PowerShell or similar language
  • Experience with Agile application development practices
  • Understanding of VCS and RAC and other clustering solutions
  • Knowledge of Virtualization, Networking, Storage, and Data Center technologies.
  • Knowledge of change management, problem resolution and associated tools
  • Comfortable and effective working in new areas that require experimentation and rapid problem solving
  • Strong desire to develop and grow technical skills within self and team

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Locations: United States ; Georgia; Atlanta

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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