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Sr. Build Engineer

Greater Pittsburgh Area, PA 15222

Posted: 05/02/2019 Job Number: 3560

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 love being the person who interfaces between the development 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 escalates 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 monitor the 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

  • Display 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

  • Manage 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

  • Maintain 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

  • Work closely with Development, Quality Assurance, IT Operations and others in IT in release planning, preparation, validation, and post-release issues

  • Maintain accurate improvement program estimates, timelines, project plans, and status reports

  • Possess expert technical understanding of the intersection of development and operations (DevOps), monitoring and management tools, and deployment processes and tools

  • Deep understanding in the areas of application programming, content management systems, API, databases, and system design



  • Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Information Technology

  • 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

  • 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

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