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General Electric Network Automation Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description Summary

The Network Automation Engineer will be responsible for performance and availability of the Network infrastructure consumed by all business segments. The Network Automation team is composed of highly talented individuals obsessively focused with identifying the high value add use cases and accelerating the adoption of automation across our Network infrastructure. The ideal individual is relentlessly technical, passionate for automating everything and totally committed to delivering amazing customer experiences.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

In this role you will:

  • Develop and maintain Network Automation using Ansible and/or NSO

  • Design, develop, test and maintain network provisioning, and automation systems, with a specific focus on supporting Cloud network products and VNFs.

  • Work with Network Architecture, Network Engineering, Network Operations and other internal Teams to develop requirements and timelines for new features and integration.

  • Gather and analyze data and develop architectural requirements at project level.

  • Propose solutions for developing scalable and highly available network software services used in the management of our IP Backbone, Hybrid Cloud Edge and NFV infrastructure.

  • Contribute to the development of infrastructure platforms that are service-oriented with reusable components that can be orchestrated together into different methods for different businesses

  • Support design and deployment of infrastructure solutions meeting standardization, consolidation, TCO, security, regulatory compliance and application system qualities, for different businesses.

  • Research and evaluate emerging technology, industry and market trends to assist in project development and/or operational support activities.

  • Coach and mentor team members

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or in a "STEM" discipline (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)

  • A minimum of 6 years of professional experience OR a Master’s degree in a relevant technical area with 4 years of professional experience

  • USA Candidates: Legal authorization to work in USA is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job

Desired Characteristics

Technical Expertise:

  • Demonstrated hands-on Experience with various development frameworks/technologies such as: Ansible/Ansible Tower, Java, Python, & Restful API

  • Experience automating SDN/NFV/NFVI Infrastructure is desired.

  • Proven design development deployment and configuration experiences

  • IP fundamentals (IP sub-netting, SNMP, MIB, Syslog) experience desired

  • Good understanding of L2 switching and L3 forwarding and routing protocols

  • Experience using an automated configuration management system (Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt, etc.)

  • Experience in managing version control systems such as Git

  • Knowledge of the SDN/NFV space is plus

  • Functional knowledge of AWS and Azure is a plus

  • Advanced knowledge of one or more scripting languages, Python preferred

Business Acumen:

  • Understand key cross-functional concepts that impact the organization; is aware of business priorities and organizational dynamics.


  • Delivers within timelines based on high quality and sustainable results

  • Self-motivated team player

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Can identify and raise issues, risks and benefits.

  • Participates in change initiatives by implementing new directions and providing appropriate information and feedback.

Personal Attributes:

  • Applies values, policies, procedures and precedent to make timely, routine decisions of limited, clear choice.

  • Reacts open-mindedly to new perspectives or ideas. Considers different or unusual solutions when appropriate.

  • Resolves day-to-day issues related to strategy implementation. Escalates issues that impact the client and/or strategic initiatives.

Additional Information

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 conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No