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General Electric Sr Staff Data Engineer in Cincinnati, Ohio

Role Summary:As part of GE Aviation supporting Engine Test Systems will be responsible for supporting the continued implementation and growth of our Aviation Test Data (ATD) and Aviation Test Analytics (ATA) big-data products. These products utilize a Cassandra database backend and in this role will be responsible for maintaining the health of these databases and support any new implementations, product upgrades, and enhancements.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will:

  • Be the lead Database Administrator (DBA) for multiple Cassandra environments.

  • Lead the implementation of the ATD product in the military classified area

  • Manage contract resources on the L2/L3 support teams.

  • Provide proactive planning of changes.

  • Review database schema designs and query optimizations.

  • Manage risk and dependencies between organizations.

  • Provide strategic inputs into S2 and other business activities.

  • Provide coaching, feedback, developmental opportunities, etc. to indirect reports within a team of teams.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

  • Minimum of 8 years of professional experience

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.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government SECRET security clearance

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Cincinnati, Ohio


Desired Characteristics:

Technical Expertise:

  • 8+ years of IT and Data management experience (Non-Data Warehouse and Hadoop experience)

  • 2+ years in Architecting, Designing and Operations on Cassandra Database

  • Hands on experience in Apache Spark with Cassandra and managing multi Cassandra datacenters, with Analytics and OpsCenter

  • Ability to design data partitioning and keys for read and write efficiency

  • Must have implementation experience in handling high growth data stores

  • Exposure to data migration across Cassandra data centers and outside Cassandra

  • Exposure to one or more NoSQL databases such as Cassandra, AWS DynamoDB is a plus

  • Good knowledge of cloud implementations (AWS, Azure)

  • Exposure to automation tools (Jenkins, Terraform, etc.)

  • Experience and expertise of the Agile methodologies (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, SaFe, etc.)

  • Proficiency with various agile and collaboration tools like Rally, Aha, and Confluence

Business Acumen:

  • Ability to plan and provide structure and organization in a fast paced, changing environment

  • Effectively manages risk and uncertainty for self and team

  • Ability to decompose problems and make decisions when problems or solutions are not 100% defined


  • Demonstrated experience leading and influencing across a complex, global matrix organization

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

  • Uses critical thinking skills and disciplined approaches to help leaders and leadership teams resolve issues and define solutions

Personal Attributes:

  • Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve issues and design solutions using critical thinking and analytical skills and best practices

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Influences and energizes others toward the common vision and goal

  • Maintains excitement for a process and drives to new directions of meeting the goal in the face of unfavorable odds and setbacks

About Us:

At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

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, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

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 drug screen (as applicable). This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.Additional Locations:United States;Ohio;Cincinnati;