Sr. Technical Specialist

General Mills

General Mills

powai, mumbai, maharashtra, india
Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2022

Job Description

India is among the top ten priority markets for General Mills, and hosts our Global Shared Services Centre. This is the Global Shared Services arm of General Mills Inc., which supports its operations worldwide. With over 1,300 employees in Mumbai, the center has capabilities in the areas of Supply Chain, Finance, HR, Digital and Technology, Sales Capabilities, Consumer Insights, ITQ (R&D & Quality), and Enterprise Business Services. Learning and capacity-building is a key ingredient of our success.

Job Overview

• The candidate has to work as an individual contributor.
• Individual should be able to work on application server, web server and infrastructure administration independently.
• It is expected to implement defined application architecture and support a large catalog of General Mills global business applications.
• The candidate should be able to provide strong technical skills in a global application support team implementing a robust infrastructure, troubleshooting installations, and addressing application performance issues.
• The individual should be able to work on process improvements for the team independently
• The Individual should be having good understanding of best practices and should be able to help the team in maintaining the same.
• The individual should also have some basic work experience of the latest offerings in application server, web server & infrastructure area.

Job Responsibilities

45 % of Time Ensure availability & good performance of system
- Act as a subject matter expert for other team members and keep the light on
- Troubleshoot, analyze and resolve technical and performance problems in third party application and the systems that integrate with.
- Co-ordinate with vendors to resolve any issue
- Proactively tune the system to meet business requirement
25 % of Time Apply periodic upgrade & patches
- Apply periodic patch policy on all third party application & it’s integrated environment
- Form a process and technical document after taking consensus from global team
- Work with functional teams and the architecture team to determine best practices for future and enterprise applications
- Coordinate with other teams for downtime
- Troubleshoot the problems due to upgrade/patch & also form a process to prevent it in future

20 % of Time Guide team members & provide help to cross team members
- Guide team members by providing valuable inputs & also by making them understand the need of change
- Act as a subject matter expert to solve critical issue & document the same
- Work on innovation and automation to reduce mundane work
- Work on better implementation and administration plan on critical tools
10 % of Time Innovation and Automation
- Continuous Improvement of team processes
- Providing end user self-service solutions
- Automation of repetitive processes
- Monitoring and reporting of key infrastructure components
- Reduce on-call tasks and requests by proactively targeting problem areas
- Monitoring Industry Trends
- Drive Platform Consultancy Spheres Initiative

Desired Profile


Minimum Degree Requirements: Bachelors
Preferred Degree Requirements: Bachelors
Preferred Major Area of Study: Computer Science, MIS
Preferred Professional Certifications: WebLogic, Java, Windows Server


Minimum years of related experience required: 4
Preferred years of related experience: 5

Specific Job Experience or Skills Needed
• Candidate should have working experience with a global team.
• Individual should have working experience on webLogic, webSphere, jboss and other Java technologies on windows and linux operating systems.
• Knowledge of current version of MS Windows Server configuration and hardening
• Working experience on any cloud technology is must
• Experience support Microsoft IIS
• Understanding of Networking protocols and topography
• Strong understanding of firewalls, DNS, TCP/IP, Ports
• Experience with captures tools such as Netmon and Wireshark
• Experience with traffic load balancers such as F5’s
• Ability to drive and manage projects to completion
• Ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment
• Working experience on Python scripting is must
Competencies/Behaviors required for job
- Takes accountability for delivering on personal commitments.
- Learns from successes and failures to improve solutions
- Prioritizes ones work and goes above and beyond what is expected to deliver superior results.
- Courageously asks questions and challenge the traditional way of working
- Asks questions to understand reality, displays urgency even in the absence of assigned deadlines;
- Welcomes and leverages perspectives gained internally and externally
- Respects and supports people with a wide range of perspectives, experiences and backgrounds.
- Acts with integrity and does the right thing all the time

Additional Information (Please describe as clearly and concisely as possible any additional information that would be important to understand fully the role, responsibilities, nature, and scope of the job.)
- Responsibilities include rotating on call support (including weekends) and planned project activities support.


We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best — bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what’s next.