Director - Build & Release Engineering
Location:
San Ramon , California
Posted:
January 23, 2017
Reference:
2769894
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 an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . 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.

Role Summary:

The Director - Build & Release Engineering is responsible for the overall software release and delivery of multiple products, product areas, or platforms. S/he will be responsible for coordinating with various development teams (engineering & test) across the globe, for a timely delivery of the software bits that constitute the overall product area.

Essential Responsibilities:

Responsibilities also include working with teams outside of O&G Digital, for integrating & delivery of the final product. S/he will lead the effort to adapt, optimize and roll-out development processes for increased efficiency of the development teams. S/he will be the main point-of-contact for maintaining & presenting the current state of any release to the Senior executive staff on a regular basis, highlight issues, carve out an escalation path for them and eventual resolution of each such issue working with multiple teams.

Essential Responsibilities:

+ Manages the overall product release/build plan for the assigned product area

+ Coordinates with multiple software development teams to ensure timely delivery of features

+ Works with individual scrum teams to ensure acceptance criteria is met for the release

+ Provides timely and regular updates to Executive staff, highlights critical issues and influences the resolution of those issues in a timely manner

+ Participates in defining and optimizing development processes on a regular basis, for increasing efficiency of software development

+ Works with various scrum teams to ensure any impediments are addressed in timely manner relating to infra-structure, and consistent processes are followed

+ Coordinates timely delivery and acceptance of 3rd-party (non O&G digital components) for O&G Digital consumption

Qualifications/Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

+ Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or in "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

+ A minimum of 10+ years of software development experience along with established leadership across the discipline and function

+ Minimum of 5 years for leading Software Release Management groups preferably in an Agile environment.

Eligibility Requirements:

+ GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.

+ We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this role.

+ Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

+ Ability and willingness to travel, as required (roughly 10% of the time)

+ Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA.

Desired Characteristics:

Desired Characteristics:

+ Have direct Enterprise (IT) software development experience

+ Substantial experience in releasing software products, involving multiple & geographic dispersed teams, preferably using Agile methodologies

+ Working knowledge of continuous delivery concepts: continuous integration, deployment, and automated testing

+ Ability to resolve conflicts across various teams when expectations are ill-defined or not well-understood, and moderate between the teams for timely deliverables

Technical Expertise:

+ Experience working with various Source Code control systems (git, clearcase) and scripting languages/frameworks for build automation

+ Exposure to working with Cloud providers/infrastructure (AWS, Azure), database technologies, operating systems (Windows, Linux) and orchestration tools (Chef, puppet) Experience working with regression suites and automation scripts for validation

+ Experience with analytics tools to present release status to Executive Staff

Business Acumen:

+ Strong business analysis and problem solving skills

+ Evaluates products & processes to assure compliance. Measures the impact of trends (cyclical or a shift) and takes action relative to product value position and overall strategy

+ Ability to interact at all levels of the organization and with other GE businesses

Leadership:

+ Ability to influence key deliverables within and from other teams

+ Ability to lead & collaborate with multiple Oil & Gas Digital teams and deliver software releases on time and with the desired quality

+ Ability to work with cross-functional teams to help build effective processes

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

+ Articulates the story, uses two way communication and influences outcomes and ongoing results

+ Strong oral and written communication skills

Personal Attributes:

+ Ability to learn new domain concepts very quickly to assess criticality of issues relating to Oil & Gas equipment/software

+ Passionately driven to strive for timely delivery of releases with high quality

+ Good communication (oral and written) and presentation skills to help articulating project issues and deliverables

+ Ability to think out-of-the-box when analyzing unforeseen issues and circumstances during release cycles

+ 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

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Locations: United States ; California; San Ramon

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf . 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.

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