Build Release Engineer

  • Next Gen Cyber LLC
  • Steel Thread Software, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
  • Apr 29, 2018
Full time Risk Management Software Development Systems Architecture Systems Requirements Planning Test and Evaluation Systems Development Customer Service and Technical Support Network Services Systems Administration

Job Description


  • Automate and optimize our software build and deployment system, ensuring we measure and minimize the time from commit to customer
  • Ensuring the system can be used to release software to both hosted and download customers rapidly, correctly, whenever required and without downtime
  • Make sure build and deployment processes are following known best practices, with fellow developers following these practices
  • Build, extend, and maintain the software release pipeline system, ruthlessly minimizing the feedback loop for developers and release time to for customers
  • Education of the team on the best use of build, deployment and other tools
  • Repeatability of the release management process for the development team *Scale pipeline to support more customers, systems and developers

Main Activities:

  • Building and maintaining the build and deploy pipeline environment
  • Coach and train developers on best practices that help them become more efficient
  • Automating release to manufacturing steps, optimizing for continuous release and deployments to scale
  • Raise build and deploy infrastructure issues and potential improvements with Build and Deploy Engineering Teams
  • Liaise with Build & Deploy Engineers in other teams on a regular basis on common issues
  • Performing other software development tasks, such as developing code for internal and external web applications
  • Working with QA and Dev team to push the envelope on known best practices for automation, always improving them

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with Application Lifecycle Management tools (ALM)
  • Experience with collaboration & development tools:
  • SCM- Git, Subversion, Clearcase
  • Build- Jenkins, Hudson, Ant, Maven
  • Deploy- Ansible, Puppet, Chef, SALT
  • Experience with various development & scripting languages:
  • Java, .Net, PHP, C++, Python, TS
  • Gradle, PERL
  • Hands on experience with various o/s:
  • Linux
  • Windows


  • A Bachelor’s in a related field.
  • 5+ years of wok experience in a corporate development environment.
  • Experience in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • Excellent oral communication and effective presentation skills


The job description doesn't imply an employment contract, nor is it intended to include every duty, task, or instruction for which the employee is responsible. Other tasks may be assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisor's request.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • 6 weeks of paid time off
  • Immediate eligibility to participate in a matched 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Full Health/Dental/Vision/Life benefits
  • Paid time off for training
  • Corporate events with paid lunches
  • Company provided beverages and snacks
  • Casual dress code
  • Quarterly company outings
  • Lunch & Learn programs
  • Company sponsored happy hours
  • Parking reimbursement
  • Fringe benefit allowance
  • Recognition and rewards bonuses
  • Referral bonuses

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Application Lifecycle Management tools: 1 year
  • Build and Release: 2 years
  • Jenkins: 1 year