The Senior Build Engineer is a person who cares deeply about the technical side of operations and making sure that everything is running smoothly for our web applications. You should enjoy being the person who interfaces between the dev team and the server maintenance/hosting team, understands technology deeply at both the server level and at the development level, understands where the gaps often are between these two, and is excited about filling those gaps and taking proactive steps to prevent application emergencies from ever happening.
Manage and appropriately escalate delivery impediments, risks, issues, and changes associated to the product development initiatives
Troubleshoot build and deployment problems, suggest improvements and technical solutions
May assign and monitors work of technical personnel, including personnel in multiple geographic locations, ensuring that application development and deployment is done in the best possible way, and implements quality control and review systems throughout the development and deployment processes
Displays technical leadership and oversight and delivery of implementation, planning, build and release definitions, and sustainability of technical solutions
Create or maintain documentation for build systems and environments
Instruct/guide developers to complete clear and accurate release notes
Maintain TFS branches and coordinate creation of new branches and code merges
Evaluates technological choices (network/hardware related and technology/code related) by querying providers and providing evaluations of each solution include ROI evaluations in the present and future implications, limitations, and opportunities
Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of developers, product owners, and subject matter experts
Manages analysis and approval of new code through security and performance gates that you will design and develop for feature-complete software. Be an advocate for security and performance standards in the organization
Works within IT, cross-functionally and with vendors, in order to successfully identify, prioritize, and resolve issues and provide subject matter expertise for enhancements, developments, and operational improvements to the website applications that the company relies on
Maintains issue tracking and documentation systems and provides reporting that ensures proper tracking, key performance indicators and visibility of issues and projects
Identifies technical and process improvement opportunities and socialize/advocate to get them implemented
Works closely with Development, Quality Assurance, IT Operations and others in IT in release planning, preparation, validation, and post-release issues
Maintains accurate improvement program estimates, timelines, project plans, and status reports
Possesses expert technical understanding of the intersection of development and operations (DevOps), monitoring and management tools, and deployment processes and tools
Possesses high-level understanding in the areas of application programming, content management systems, API, databases, and system design
Provides process improvement recommendations based on best practices and industry standards
Resolves conflicts by demonstrating leadership and appropriate decision-making competencies
Is responsible for complex technical management coordination with multiple vendors and staff
Is responsible for the development of standards and processes for Release Management and Build Engineers that proactively prevent problems from occurring
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Information Technology
Proven release management / build engineer or related experience with gradually increasing responsibilities and a demonstrated understanding of DevOps and technical quality control processes, artifacts and tools
Working Knowledge in .NET, SQL, C#, ASP.NET, XML, MSBUILD, TFS and Powershell
Full understanding of software development lifecycle and DevOps best practices.
Configuration Management Experience
Self-motivated individual that possesses excellent time management and organizational skills.
Strong Customer Service Focus
Ability to Work in Fast-Paced Environment and Meet Deadlines
An ability to drive to big picture goals and milestones while valuing and maintaining a strong attention to detail
An ability to quickly identify and drive to the optimal solution when presented with a series of constraints
Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
Experience working with quality management approaches, techniques, and principles
Strong cross-functional collaboration skills, relationship building skills, and ability to achieve results without direct reporting relationships
Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high quality work, both personally and at a team level
Willing to work off hours for production deployments
A track record as a coach, mentor, and developer of talent desired
Proven Project Planning or Related Experience desired
The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
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