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DevOps Engineer

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/24/2017 4:08:18 PM
  • 2827744
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Predix Products & Technology
Location(s): Canada ; British Columbia; Burnaby

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.

Bit Stew is an innovator in smart energy. Our game-changing software platform, Mix Core Platform, helps utilities, deploy, manage and optimize smart grids. Our solutions enable utility operators to understand in real-time what is happening with their smart grids, and to make better, faster decisions as a result.

The Grid Director platform is used to deliver:

• Critical visibility into smart grid network operations, maintenance and deployment
• Sophisticated analytics to rapidly recognize, respond to and troubleshoot critical events
• Meaningful insight for network planners for grid improvement and optimization
• Residential, commercial and industrial energy consumption data and information
• Pattern recognition and data forensics to reduce energy theft and fraud

Founded in 2005, Bit Stew is headquartered in Canada with offices in the U.S.A., Australia, and Spain. Bit Stew was named to the Gartner Cool Vendors in Energy & Utilities list for 2014 and the Frost & Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company of the Year - North American Service Solutions for Utilities.

Role Summary:
Bit Stew is seeking an experienced DevOps Engineer for its growing Cloud Operation team. This role will be key in evolving the cloud infrastructure for the QA/staging/production environment. The successful candidate should demonstrate high skill level and passion for building and running scalable systems. This position reports to the Director, Cloud Operations.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Build automation to provision environments and applications
• Build or leverage existing tools to automate production and non-production deployments
• Enable faster product delivery and time-to-market
• Promptly provide support to troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve complex Integration and/or environmental issues
• Create monitoring solutions and instrument applications to provide insights into performance and to understand emerging issues
• Identify enhancements to improve stability or performance of integration processes
• Pro-actively monitor environment and application health for potential issues and take action to preserve SLAs
• Document respective configurations, processes and procedures
• Provide technical assistance for code builds and deployments
• Monitor assigned systems for security and performance on a daily basis
• Administer, update and tune existing production and non-production infrastructure

• 1+ years’ DevOps experience
• 1-2 years’ experience in Linux system administration
• 1-2 years’ development experience using Agile development methodologies
• 1+ years’ experience with automation/configuration management using SaltStack, Cheff, Puppet, Bamboo or an equivalent
• Some experience in one of Python, TerraForm
• Working knowledge of AWS suite of services such as EC2, S3, VPC, EIP, CodeDeploy, etc.
• Experience with tuning Linux systems, JVM, Application services
• Experience with Build/CI tools - Jenkins, Bamboo, GIT
• Experience with network and file protocols including HTTP, SFTP, XML, HTML, etc.
• Experience with testing and debugging live systems
• Experience with Load Balancers such as BigIP and ELB
• Willingness and demonstrate ability to learn new technologies and skills quickly
• Solid understanding of server architectures, operating systems & application resource utilization
• Ability to take ownership of issues and drive them to resolution, strong problem-solving skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills

Must Have Skills:

Linux administration
Linux shell scripting
Network administration
Amazon Web Services
Jenkins / Bamboo
ANT / Gradle
XML, HTML, Web Services

Desired Characteristics:
Nice To Have Skills:

NoSql database
Agile Methodologies
Continuous Integration
Continuous Deployment


Locations: Canada ; British Columbia; Burnaby

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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