Staff Build & Release Engineer

Cincinnati, New York
17 Nov 2016
09 Feb 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
As the Staff Build & Release Engineer, you will be responsible for providing build and release strategy for highly complex as well as parallel and concurrent releases for a Software Product. This role will also manage Continuous Code Integration within SDLC, will work independently and is seen as a Technical Leader. This role demonstrates a 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
  • Determine 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


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or in "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Minimum of 8 years of professional experience in Information technology projects
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in software development work
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as required
  • Ability and willingness to work out of an office located in Greenville, SC, Schenectady, NY or Cincinnati, OH

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

  • Hands-on experience in CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, Bamboo
  • Experience with a CI implementation in previous projects
  • Hands-experience in scripting languages such as ant, maven, chef
  • Hands-experience with code configuration tools such as CVS, GIT, SVN
  • Experience with Agile and DevOps methodologies
  • Contributes in driving initiatives such as defining standards and processes to ensure quality
  • Expert in developing code for other developers to learn from
  • 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
  • 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 consequence
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 opening.
To stay connected with exciting news and the latest job opportunities from GE businesses, follow us on twitter: @geconnections