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Role Summary: The Sr 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.
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.
Improving processes to reduce/eliminate downtime and increase the scope of work.
Develops 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.
Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Information Technology (IT), Computer Science or Engineering OR In lieu of a degree must have a High School diploma with equivalent experience.
3+ years of experience in a Unix/Linux System Admin/Systems engineer role
A desire to automate 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.
Flexible, continuous learner and knowledge sharer.
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