GE Staff Systems Administration Engineer in San Ramon, California
Digital Information Technology & Digital Thread
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Posted Position Title
Staff Systems Administration Engineer
Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States
U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces
Staff Systems Administration Engineer will be responsible for providing system support to various data platforms (Green plum as well as other data technologies such as HDFS, HIVE and PostGres. The expertise spans across support the data platform, implement changes, perform upgrades, analyze and tune platform performance, benchmark and produce performance based metrics. Help build performance monitors and alerts.
In this role, you will:
Own, manage system health and uptime based on SLA
Own, manage continuous performance improvement.
Optimize environment/clusters to get best results based on capacity growth.
Contribute in driving initiatives such as defining standards and processes to ensure quality.
Work with developers and stakeholders to deliver quality software through optimal data related artifacts.
Partner with and provides direction to fellow team members to diagnose bugs and formulate solutions.
Use industry best practices to improve performance monitoring processes.
Develop and maintain monitoring framework
Help the bigger team automate operational capabilities
Proactively find issues before customers find and solve the issues.
Collaboratively work with Infrastructure and Solution engineering teams to solve for the bigger team
Document Operational processes
Help team with Big Data platform operational duties
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) OR 10+ years of experience in Systems Administration OR DBA activities for Big Data platforms, Performance tuning for Big data platforms.
A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in Systems Administration OR DBA activities for Big Data platforms, Performance tuning for Big data platforms. OR Master’s degree with 6 years of experience in Systems Administration OR DBA activities for Big Data platforms, Performance tuning for Big data platforms
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.
Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen
Must be willing to travel 15%
Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA
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.
Experience with Unix/Linux skills at a Sysadmin level
Experience with deployment automation tools and platforms (chef, puppet, ensible, Jenkins, GitHub) preferred
Experience in big data management: Hadoop, Spark, MPP (Greeplum), NoSQL (Cassandra) Proficient in scripting using Shell, Perl scripts. Some Python or Java experience desired.
Familiarity with Network, Storage, Data Security concepts. Kerberos and LDAP experience is highly preferred.
Familiarity with monitoring frameworks (Graphana, Vistara) is highly preferred.
Clarity and precision in verbal and written communication.
Ability to work with customers, developers, documentation team, product management, and QE engineers.
Familiarity with SDLC and Change Control process.
Familiarity with ticketing systems like Remedy, Service Now, Jira.
Demonstrates the initiative to explore alternate technology and approaches to solving problems
Skilled in breaking down problems, documenting problem statements and estimating efforts
Ability to takes ownership of small and medium sized tasks and deliver while mentoring and helping team members
Ensures understanding of issues and presents clear rationale. Able to speak to mutual needs and win-win solutions. Uses two-way communication to influence outcomes and ongoing results
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills