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Staff Systems Administration Engineer

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/12/2017 6:17:20 PM
  • 2823098
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Information Technology & Digital Thread
Location(s): United States ; New York; Schenectady


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 ideal candidate will serve as the Technical Lead for Employee Services Web Infrastructure and solve complex business problems, ensure alignment with strategic objectives, promote infrastructure awareness and ensure compliance. The successful candidate will proactively partner with multiple teams to deliver world class infrastructure solutions while driving a multitude of technology and operational initiatives.

Essential Responsibilities:
In this role, you will:

  • Perform hands on infrastructure maintenance and upgrade activities, ensuring the health and currency of the infrastructure

  • Implement, monitor and maintain industry standard controls

  • Lead the setup and migration of in-house hosted applications to the cloud

  • Analyze utilization data and manage capacity

  • Mitigate process and procedure risk ensuring proper audits and controls are functioning as designed while continuously evaluating processes against environmental needs

  • Provide day-to-day management, leadership, coaching and mentorship to a team of Contingent Workers to deliver to defined goals while providing 24 X 7 support

  • Recommend solutions to re-mediate incidents

  • Partner with teams to actively triage and debug infrastructure or application related issues

  • Facilitate project estimation and timeline creation and maintenance thru the creation of standardized artifacts

  • Coordinate, analyze and recommend courses of action post Volume and Burn in Test activities



Qualifications/Requirements:

Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in server or hardware administration required with a demonstrated ability to setup, configure, tune, patch, upgrade and tune, Linux or Solaris

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in maintenance, tuning of WebLogic, Apache, JBOSS

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience maintaining a high load/ high volume, HA transactional web environments

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience leading GDC teams in an infrastructure support capacity

Eligibility Requirements


  • 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

  • Must be willing to travel

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in DTH or Schenectady NY



Desired Characteristics:
Technical Expertise:

  • Excellent knowledge of web development practices

  • Proficient with any combinations of the following BASH, TCSH, Bourne, Korn, AWK, Sed

  • Demonstrated knowledge of HTTP, FTP, TLS, TCP/IP PROTOCOLS, DNS, Telnet, SSL

  • Strong knowledge of the OIC model

  • Strong Quantitative and Qualitative data analysis skills

  • Demonstrated Task Management Skills

  • Advanced Degree in IT, Business or Engineering Disciplines

  • Exceptionally strong analytical and problem solving skills, process oriented

  • Current working knowledge of Python, J2EE, HTML5, CSS3 or PeopleSoft Products

  • Sound understanding of cloud (e.g AWS, Azure) infrastructure setup and configuration to support HA web application. Experience setting load balancing and fail over like AWS Elastic load balancing

  • Experience porting web applications hosted in a traditional data center to a cloud based infrastructure taking into account multiple architectural considerations

  • Demonstrated ability to partner with application teams to tune infrastructure components leveraging various techniques and technology


Business Acumen:


  • Defined ability to proactively seek out and adopt new or modified approaches or technologies to improve operational resiliency, effectiveness and efficiency

  • Ability to quickly understand new concepts and analyze business/ technical process or system capabilities and/or deficiencies

  • Demonstrates awareness about latest industry trends and alternatives

  • Ability to leverage operational data proactively identifying patterns of system usage during different business cycles, tuning infrastructure to optimize end user experience


Leadership:

  • Experience working with global development teams

  • Demonstrated ability to act independently and execute on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Collaborates well with others to solve problems and actively incorporates input from various sources

  • Continuously measures deliverables of self and team against scheduled commitments. Effectively balances different, competing objectives


Personal Attributes:

  • Eager to learn, share ideas, encourages and accepts feedback

  • Customer focus – evaluates decisions through the eyes of the customer; builds strong customer relationships and creates processes from the customer's viewpoint

  • High level of energy and enthusiasm, with the ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

  • Persists to completion, especially in the face of overwhelming odds and setbacks. Pushes self for results; pushes others for results through team spirit

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Locations: United States ; New York; Schenectady

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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