GE Principal Site Reliability Engineer in Alpharetta, Georgia

Job Number



GE Digital

Business Segment

Digital Information Technology & Digital Thread

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 anEqual 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.

Posted Position Title

Principal Site Reliability Engineer

Career Level



Digital Technology

Function Segment

Digital Engineering

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States

U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces



Alpharetta, Atlanta

Postal Code


Relocation Assistance


Role Summary/Purpose

Responsible for designing entire product or solution architecture, visualizing upstream dependencies across global or regional deployments, resolving scalability, capacity and performance issues. Seen as a strategist who can evangelize and plot the SRE roadmap for coming years. Responsible for driving the design and development efforts in alignment with the SRE roadmap for one or more product families.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Uses technology expertise, industry & competitive intelligence and deep knowledge customer preferences to conceive, evaluate, design & deliver superior product / service offerings that exceed customer expectations.

  • Develops lasting, innovative architecture that satisfies business and customer requirements, and aligns with the long-term plan for the product/service.

  • Applies a strategic understanding of the timing and rationale for design choices and identifies critical design areas early in the development process.

  • Drives new ways of thinking, across groups within the division, to improve quality, engineering productivity and responsiveness to feedback and changing priorities.

  • Finds opportunities for collaboration across groups in the division, ensures that cross-team commitments are set, and achieves scale in his or her work efforts by enabling the work of others.

  • Tailors communication to a variety of audiences and perspectives, and anticipates issues to prevent conflict.

  • 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.

  • Chooses the appropriate internal or external technologies, incorporates research, creates designs that are reused across the team, and is an excellent judge of practices that work well.

  • Defines quality metrics, best practices and service engineering patterns.

  • Provides deep expertise on service engineering strategy.

  • Produces simple, elegant code, and resolves the most difficult problems in the environment.

  • Resolves issues outside his or her area of responsibility and opens discussions with peers and takes action when needed to ensure the success of the product.

  • Leads overall technical architecture and design, ensures scalability, reliability, and serviceability of product, and drives best implementation practices.


Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of a HS Diploma or Associate’s Degree and/or

equivalent 12+ years of experience required

  • A minimum of 10 years of technical experience along with established leadership credentials across technologies

  • Exceptional knowledge and experience deploying and managing Cloud technologies

  • Demonstrated experience scripting or developing software and services for the cloud Ruby, Python, Go, Java, Node.js, .NET, etc.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

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

Desired Characteristics

  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies

  • Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or other Public Cloud DevOps and/or Solution Architecture Certification

  • Demonstrated Hands On Experience Developing Solutions with Cloud Orchestration Tools (Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Salt, etc.)

  • Thought leader, and/or certification in modern IT/developer operations

  • Hands on experience designing and implementing solutions leveraging multiple services within public cloud providers

  • Strong Knowledge of IP Networking including VPC’s, VPN’s, VRF, DNS, Load-balancing, and Firewalls

  • Demonstrated Experience with the Software Development Lifecycle and Associated Tools

  • Understanding of SOA and REST

  • Demonstrated customer focus – evaluates decisions through the eyes of the customer; builds strong customer relationships; creates processes with customer viewpoint; partners with customers to help shape their future initiatives

  • Strong analytical and strong problem solving skills - communicates in a clear and succinct manner and effectively evaluates information/data to make decisions; anticipates obstacles and develops plans to resolve; creates actionable strategies and operational plans

  • Change oriented – actively generates process improvements ; champions and drives change initiatives; confronts difficult circumstances in creative ways, balances multiple and competing priorities and executes accordingly