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Senior Software Deployment Engineer


About the Launch and Deploy team at General Motors:  

The Launch and Deploy Team is a DEVOPS TEAM that is responsible for the execution of all application releases in the manufacturing environment, including installation of new instances and IT required configuration.   This includes working with the business to provide all configuration needed to support new vehicle and GPS launches.  
About the Software Deploy Engineer Role:

The Software Deployment Engineer is responsible for deploying and updating software applications used globally in GM’s manufacturing plants that build the next generation of transportation. Under the mentorship of senior deployment leads, the Software Deployment Engineer will work hands-on building out full-stack application environments based on detailed requirements and system specifications. Deployment activities will include gathering high-level requirements from manufacturing plant(s), updating existing software installations and/or configuring applications to the specific needs for the plant, and troubleshooting issues that may arise relating to either the new code or plant configuration.  This role will contribute to security lifecycle maintenance by ensuring that all third-party applications and operating systems are compliant with the GM IT statement of technical direction. This role will also work closely with the development teams and support teams to ensure 100% uptime, reliability, and security.

Deployment Engineer will be required to:

  • Work closely with IT infrastructure delivery teams to install and configure virtual servers in plant data centers with minimum or no supervision
  • Work closely with IT Project Management to ensure launch and deployment activities are tracking for on-time delivery and escalating any risks as necessary with minimum or no supervision
  • Identify repeatable deployment actions for automation via scripting or CI/CD pipelines
  • Follow standardized processes to ensure accurate status reporting of high-level launches and projects
  • Work closely with in-plant IT support to validate application functionality with physical systems
  • Evaluate and implement complex configuration requirements for potentially multiple applications
  • Provide plant assistance with advanced application configuration as needed
  • Provide complex analysis and site-specific business configuration required to meet launch initiatives
  • Coordinate testing with upstream and downstream plant software applications to validate data continuity
  • Investigates IT system integration problems and provides technical resolution
  • Have knowledge of software monitoring tools for uptime and performance
  • Have knowledge of configuring programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Maintain technical documentation to reflect accurate and current production installations
  • Hold themselves and others accountable for demonstrating GMs values and cultural behaviors.
  • Models GM behaviors and builds a winning culture
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Learn new technical concepts and practices quickly and apply them across multiple types of applications and software.

Prospective team members must possess a high degree of business insight, creativity, decision making skills, a drive for results, the ability to negotiate, the ability to develop strong peer relationships, and a strong technical learning capability and focus.

Additional Description

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and recent, relevant work experience
  • This role will require you to travel to physical plant locations for workshop or deployment activities.
  • This role may require you to work during plant off-time (weekends, second shift, third shift).
  • + 5-7 years of IT experience
  • Significant experience troubleshooting IT issues
  • Proven experience working on complex IT projects
  • Experience in leading technology teams/projects with strategic and tactical responsibilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate and translate feedback, needs and solutions
  • Creative problem-solving skills for solving complex issues
  • Strong teamwork focus with the ability to foster collaboration within and across teams
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and recent, relevant work experience
  •  Significant experience from at least one area:
  • Familiar with Coding: C#/VC++/MFC /Java / Python /ASP.NET/VB.NET/  
  • Databases: Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, PostgreSQL or other databases
  • Web Application Servers: WebSphere, WebLogic, TomCat, IIS
  • Infrastructure: Server Provisioning, Virtual Machines, Networking,
  • OS: Linux, UNIX, Windows Server, Cloud technology, Containerization
  • Tools: Team Foundation Server (Azure Dev Ops), IT Service Manager, PowerBI, Jenkins, Chef, GitHub, Fortify, SonarLint/SonarQube, Artifactory
  • IT Enterprise Security concepts and/or implementation

  Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of hands-on manufacturing experience
  • Expert knowledge of manufacturing tools and technologies (e.g., SCADA, Proficy, Cimplicity, etc.)
  • Special consideration for experience in Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (AS/RS)
  • Expert knowledge of manufacturing processes and systems
  • Experience using CIMPLICITY software
  • Familiarity with programmable logic controllers (PLC) platform is a benefit
  • Experience in application containerization
  • Experience in IT Enterprise Security concepts and implementation

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at . In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.