GE Staff Software Build & Release Engineer in Longmont, Colorado

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GE Oil & Gas

Business Segment

Oil & Gas Digital

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

Staff Software Build & Release Engineer

Career Level



Digital Technology

Function Segment

Digital Engineering

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States

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Role Summary/Purpose

Staff Software Build & Release Engineer will be responsible for providing build and release strategy for highly complex as well as parallel and concurrent releases for a Software Product. Manages Continuous Code Integration within SDLC. Works independently and is seen as a Technical Leader. The role demonstrates deep understanding of concurrent software development, its effect on build management and releasing the builds across versions and environments

Essential Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Own builds, releases and continuous integration process for large and complex releases of a product and at times expands the scope across multiple concurrent releases. Own, manage and improve release process.

  • Focuses on scale and efficiency.

  • Deploys the right builds across environments.

  • Manage key deliverables and mentors junior team members.

  • Contribute in driving initiatives such as defining standards and processes to ensure quality.

  • Work cross functionally with other business departments to align activities and deliverables.

  • Develop and enhance the test infrastructure and continuous integration framework used across teams.

  • Determines best practices and principals and promotes them across the team.

  • Demonstrate expert knowledge in developing and executing automated builds and scripts.

  • Learn new build and releases techniques and methodologies and trains the team in the same.

  • Work with developers and stakeholders to deliver quality software through the build and deployment system.

  • Partner with and provides direction to fellow team members to diagnose bugs and formulate solutions.

  • Use industry best practices to improve Build, Release and Continuous integration processes.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in Build Automation or Cloud Infrastructure OR Master’s degree with 6 years of experience in Build Automation or Cloud Infrastructure OR PhD with 3 years of experience in Build Automation or Cloud Infrastructure

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 10%

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Longmont, CO

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

Technical Expertise:

  • Strong Windows and Linux-based systems administration skills with practical experience operating in a cloud or virtualized environment.

  • Continuous Integration and Deployment experience utilizing Chef and GIT

  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services

  • Experience building sophisticated and highly automated infrastructures.

  • Strong scripting skills (Powershell, Python, Bash, Ruby and/or Perl).

  • Proficiency with log analysis using tools such as log parser and/or log stash.

  • Experience operating in a highly secure environment that conforms to various regulatory requirements and industry best practices.

  • Excellent troubleshooting capabilities and an ability to quickly learn new technologies.

  • Contributes in driving initiatives such as defining standards and processes to ensure quality

  • Expert in developing code for other developers to learn from

Business Acumen:

  • Strong problem solving abilities and capable of articulating specific technical topics or assignments

  • Experience in building scalable and highly available distributed systems

  • Skilled in breaking down problems and estimate time for development tasks

  • Evangelizes how our technology solves customer problems from a technology and business perspective


  • Demonstrates clarity of thinking to work through limited information and vague problem definitions

  • Influences through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas

  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team

  • Shares knowledge, power, and credit, establishing trust, credibility, and goodwill

Personal Attributes:

  • Able to work under minimal supervision

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity

  • Skilled in providing oversight and mentoring team members.

  • Shows ability to effectively delegate work.

  • Applies values, business strategy, policies, precedent, and experience to make complex decisions in

ambiguity and with uncertain consequences