Who We Are

Addepar’s mission is to bring data, technology and people together to help investors make more informed and timely investment decisions. Our wealth management platform is transforming the fintech industry by providing data aggregation, analytics and reporting for even the most complex investment portfolios. Here, your voice matters. We believe that portfolio, market and client insights can make a significant and sustainable impact, one person and one community at a time. Working at the intersection of groundbreaking technology and limitless financial services industry growth, we are optimizing how capital is put to work.

For more than a decade, Addepar has revolutionized how investment managers analyse and report investor portfolio data. We combine state-of-the-art infrastructure with flexible data analysis and customizable reporting capabilities, so our clients deliver tailored, meaningful interactions to investors. Over 500 firms ranging from family offices to financial advisers to global banks choose Addepar, and that number will continue to grow in 2021. 

As part of our continued growth, we’re establishing a presence in Edinburgh. We’re looking for a Release Engineer to join our Site Reliability Engineering team.

The role entails being the central point of control and contact for software release efforts and would be responsible for coordination, timeline and quality gating of delivery to production. Additionally, this position will be responsible for other projects or tasks in alignment with the level and scope of the position. The engineer in this role ultimately requires broad knowledge of a range of technology disciplines such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and CI/CD pipelines, with a broad understanding of infrastructure change control and release management. Ideal candidates enjoy working on a variety of different topics and process driven projects. In addition to excellent technical ability, communication skills and problem solving approaches are critical to this role. You will work directly with the quality engineers in addition to our SRE platform operations teams to manage Addepar’s production platform release.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Addepar Quality Engineering and SRE Platform Operations to support the existing release and change management process 
  • Manage and execute deployment tasks and process for production and staging environments 
  • Manage risks and resolve issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality 
  • Collaborate with key Development and Quality Assurance stakeholders in developing and executing a robust test and release process 
  • Facilitate resolution of deployment problems with Development, Quality Engineering and SRE Platform Operations 
  • Manage all commitments and changes including scope, requirements, and schedules across SRE Release engineering and SRE Platform Operations teams 
  • Participates in regular team meetings to discuss release scope or risks/issues and recommend solutions 
  • Continually drive documentation to ensure complete, accurate, and up-to-date depiction of processes and procedures
  • Understand cross-functional impact of the release schedule and any changes to it on all stakeholders 
  • Tracks tasks and sub-tasks in JIRA for weekly releases 
  • Reviews domain playbooks and creates combined release playbook (single source of truth) for scheduled and corrective releases 
  • Tracks implementation, validation, and backout plans for all releases (weekly and ad-hoc) in documentation 
  • Participates in Change Approval meetings 
  • Manage the oversight and maintenance of Addepar’s platform staging environment as 1-to-1 match of existing production environments including infrastructure deploys, patch management and service availability 
  • Troubleshoot incidents involving software, infrastructure or process, identify root cause, fix and document problems, and implement preventative measures

Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience with any applied aspect of UNIX/BSD/Linux internals 
  • Experience with ​programming/Scripting in various common languages, (We use python [boto3], shell, and general UNIX tools) 
  • Experience with AWS 
  • Experience in release engineering for an organization with large and complex applications 
  • History of establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other Engineering, Security and Technical Operations teams 
  • Flexibility and adaptability towards changes in assignments and work schedules 
  • Pride in work through attention to detail 
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for initiative and independent judgement 
  • Ability to work shift based work hours to meet Addepar’s customer needs 
  • Ability to provide non-business-hours on call support on rotation 
  • (Bonus) Full-Time experience in Release Engineering, DevOps, or Software Automation
  • (Bonus) Proficient with CI tools such as Jenkins, CircleCI or others 
  • (Bonus) Experience with Git/GitHub 
  • (Bonus) Solid understanding of Agile and DevOps methodologies 
  • (Bonus) Computer Science or related bachelor’s degree

About Addepar

Addepar was founded in 2009 by Palantir co-founder Joe Lonsdale, who currently serves as an active Chairman of its Board of Directors and General Partner at 8VC. Addepar works with hundreds of leading financial advisors, family offices and large financial institutions that manage data for over $3 trillion of assets on the company's platform. Addepar was named a Forbes Fintech 50 company and honored as a member of the CB Insights Fintech 250. Addepar is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has offices in New York City,  Salt Lake City and Edinburgh, Scotland.

At Addepar, we are driven by our core values:

  • Take Action - We believe in empowering each other to make decisions that elevate our colleagues and our communities.
  • Build Together - We celebrate success by recognizing the value of collaborating with each other, our clients and partners.
  • Best Ideas Win - We welcome new ideas that inspire change.
  • Demand Transparency - We encourage open discussion and information-sharing to strengthen communication across organizations.
  • Solve Problems that Matter - We put our community of clients and partners first by creating technology that meets their needs today

In addition to our core values, Addepar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We seek to bring together diverse ideas, experiences, skill sets, perspectives, backgrounds and identities to drive innovative solutions. We commit to promoting a welcoming environment where inclusion and belonging are held as a shared responsibility.

To ensure the health and safety of all Addepeeps and our prospective candidates, we have instituted a virtual interview and onboarding experience.

Apply for this Job

* Required