Job Summary: 

The Senior Release Engineer is responsible for ensuring that release process is automated for mobile, web and backend applications and adheres to release engineering best practices. This role would automate the release process using CI/CD framework such as Jenkins and establish release train readiness and product onboarding.

Job Expectations: 

  • Design and develop Enterprise level Continuous Integration Environment for Build and Test systems

  • Improve and encourage development hygiene by incorporating unit testing, code coverage, functional testing, container security scanning, static code analysis within the development workflow

  • Collaborate with engineering teams to devise code branching strategies, application deployment and rollback strategies, and implementing the development workflow in the CI pipeline

  • Ability to drive cross functional projects that impact global development teams

  • Develop an overall plan for processes and tools with the intent of creating a well-integrated build and release system

  • Develop and implement release train onboarding and exit criteria

  • Troubleshoot build and deployment related issues

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people, effectively balance competing priorities, and meet tight timelines

The duties and responsibilities described above may provide only a partial description of this position. This is not an exhaustive list of all aspects of the job.  Other duties and responsibilities not outlined in this document may be added as necessary or desirable, with or without notice.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of source control management systems (i.e. Git) and code branching/merging strategies

  • Familiar with managing on demand instances - AWS Technologies

  • Knowledge of software that enables automatic provisioning and deployment like Helm, Kubernetes, Docker, AWS-ECS

  • Knowledge on unit testing, code-coverage tools and configuration management (e.g. Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt )

  • Expertise with one or more build automation tools ( Jenkins, GitLab CircleCI, Bamboo, Bitrise)

  • Working knowledge of modern software architecture such as micro services, event-driven architectures, containers, frontend for backend services

  • Able to identify areas of weakness between release pipelines and provide enhancements

  • Ability to understand loosely defined specifications and identify build strategy, tools and resources required

  • Hands-on experience with complex build systems

  • Knowledge of webhooks, tags and other trigger mechanisms essential for build and release 

  • Strong ownership instincts and being able to mentor junior team members                                        

Experience Requirements:

Generally eight (8) plus years experience with CI, config management and automation tools. Experience programming and scripting experience with Python, Ruby, Bash and C# is a plus.

Education Requirements:

A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

Judgment/Reasoning Ability:  

Able to identify, troubleshoot and resolve problems quickly using sound judgment, poise and diplomacy.  Ability to use judgment and reasoning skills, and determine when to escalate issues, as required, in a timely manner. 

Physical Demands:  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Team Member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the Team Member is regularly required to talk and hear. The Team Member is frequently required to sit, walk, climb stairs, use hands and fingers, bend, stoop and reach with hands and arms.  Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required to file documents or store materials throughout the workday.  The Team Member may occasionally lift or move office products and supplies up to 25 pounds.  Proper lifting techniques required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:  

The noise in the work environment is usually moderate.  Other factors are:

  • Hectic, fast-paced with multi-level distractions

  • A professional, yet casual work environment

  • Office environment

  • Ability to work extended hours as required

At iHerb we strive for innovation, targeted at delivering a customer-centric experience while transforming the online shopping experience. We change direction and define ourselves in the idea that individually we are incredible but united our growth is infinite and paramount to our success. iHerb strives to be the global industry leader!

iHerb is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. iHerb provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment.

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