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Sr Staff Software Engineer - Distributed Systems

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 6/2/2017 6:50:23 PM
  • 2931925
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Predix Products & Technology
Location(s): United States; California; San Ramon


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:
This position is responsible for designing highly complex modules, critical components or a whole application/product in its entirety. Has the vision to integrate it across multiple systems. This position works independently and is seen as a technical leader. The position is responsible for driving the design and development efforts related to architecture, scalability, availability and performance in alignment with the product/application roadmap.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for providing technical leadership and defining, developing, and evolving software in a fast paced and agile development environment using the latest software development m and infrastructure
  • Provide guidance to developers with either planning and execution and/or design architecture using agile methodologies such as SCRUM
  • Work with Product Line Leaders (PLLs) to understand product requirements & vision
  • Drive increased efficiency across the teams, eliminating duplication, leveraging product and technology reuse
  • Capture system level requirements by brainstorming with CTO, Sr. Architects, Data Scientists, Businesses & Product Managers
  • Leads impact assessment and decision related to technology choices, design /architectural considerations and implementation strategy.
  • Subject matter expert in processes and methodologies with ability to adapt and improvise in various situations. Expert in navigating through ambiguity and prioritizing conflicting asks.
  • Expert level skills in design, architecture and development, with an ability to take a deep dive in the implementation aspects if the situation demands.
  • Leads the architecture and design efforts across the product / multiple product versions and is an expert in architecting custom solutions off the base product.
  • Expert in core data structures as well as algorithms and has the ability to implement them using language of choice when necessary – as a value offering.

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 12 years of technical experience along with established leadership credentials across disciplines and functions within a product OR Master’s degree with 8 years of experience OR PhD with 5 years of experience.
  • GE Leadership Program Graduates will get credit towards relevant work experience, commensurate to the program they have completed

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills.
  • Must be willing to travel (less than 5%)
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA

    Desired Characteristics:

    Technical Expertise:

  • Excellent knowledge of distributed system internals
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience with all stages of an agile software development lifecycle (CI/CD)
  • Familiar with large scale cluster management systems (Mesos, Kubernetes)
  • Demonstrated ability to script around repeatable tasks (Go, Ruby, Python, Bash)
  • Experience with developing cloud-native applications (High Availability)
  • Able to dive into any level of a modern internet service (schedulers, containers, Linux kernel, caching, object storage, distributed filesystems, RDBMS, NoSQL, etc.)
  • Comfortable with network troubleshooting (tcpdump, routing, proxies, firewalls, load balancers, etc.)
  • Able to troubleshoot and debug applications (C, Java, Go)
  • Proficient in configuration management systems (Chef, Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, Salt)
  • Experience with configuring, customizing, and extending monitoring tools (Sensu, Grafana, Prometheus, Graphite, Splunk, etc.)
  • Experience deploying and managing infrastructure on public clouds (AWS, GCP, or Azure)
  • Comfortable using Git on the command line

    Leadership:

  • Influences through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas. Pre-emptively sees downstream consequences and effectively tailors influencing strategy to support a positive outcome.
  • Able to verbalize what is behind decisions and downstream implications. Continuously reflecting on success and failures to improve performance and decision-making. Understands and encourages change when needed.
  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team. Able to navigate accountability in a matrixed organization.
  • Self-starter; communicates and demonstrates a shared sense of purpose. Learns from failure.

    Personal Attributes:

  • Critical thinker; able to quickly adapt to changing environments
  • A hacker or tinkerer at heart
  • Risk taker, not afraid to think outside the box or challenge the status quo
  • Emotional Intelligence, ability to influence up and out and the ability to work independently
  • Must be a team player with a strong desire to win
  • Passionate about continuously learning
  • Highly organized and efficient; able to balance competing priorities and execute accordingly
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

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    Locations: United States; California; San Ramon

    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.

    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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