Senior Release Engineer Job
Austin , Texas
October 12, 2016
Job: Software QA Engineering
Job Number: 163855

The Global Services Architecture and Technology (GSAT) organization is looking for a dedicated Staff Release Engineer to join our team. In this role you will closely work with Infrastructure Provisioning, Application Development and Operations teams to provide fully automated build and deployment routines for Development, Staging, and Production environments. This is an exciting time for the team as they implement automation towards the goal of Continuous Delivery.

If you are customer-centric and enjoy the technical challenges of building robust systems collaboratively with a team of dedicated professionals, then we want you to join us.


  • Work directly with agile Application Development to provide daily support aligned with a model of Continuous Delivery
  • Promote a Dev Ops culture through building relationships with Development & Operations and driving enhancements to the end-to-end release process (workstation to production)
  • Define and evolve Build & Release best practice by working within your own team and educating the other stakeholder teams. These best practices should support traceability & auditability of change
  • Administer various tools supporting SCM & Release Management including Source Control, Continuous Integration, Artifact Management and Change Management
  • Strong knowledge & experience of working with the following:

  • Source Control Tools such as Accurev, GIT & Clearcase
  • Build Automation tools such as Maven, Ant or Gradle (for Java Applications)
  • Continuous Delivery Approach
  • IBM Buildforge or equivalent
  • Linux/UNIX system administration
  • Continuous Integration (CI) tools such as Bamboo, AHP & Jenkins
  • Scripting language such as Perl, bash or Python
  • Orchestration tools such as Puppet or Chef
  • Configuration Tokenization Tools/Solutions
  • Red Hat Package Manager (RPM)
  • Enterprise High Availability Platforms
  • Administration of Application Servers such as tcServer/Tomcat, JBoss & Websphere (& Deployment Manager)
  • Jira Change Management tool or equivalent
  • Troubleshooting environment related issues
  • ITIL/ITSM Standards for Configuration Management
  • Commercial-grade databases such as Oracle and Enterprise MySQL

In addition to the above, the candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • 2+ years of experience in Release and Configuration management roles
  • Bachelor's in Computer Science or related, Masters preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Very good attention to detail, someone who takes ownership and pride in all work
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as with a team
  • Understanding of the software development life-cycle
  • Previous experience as a programmer is desirable
  • Knowledge of Systems Engineering Lifecycle (SELC) best practices, software development methodologies (Agile, Scrum, RUP), DevOps practices and the demands of a professional services organization
  • Payment industry domain familiarity and knowledge of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) preferred
  • Must be able to occasionally work off-hours to support production releases
  • Ability to handle periodic on-call duty

About Visa:

Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind - making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere . This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do. CyberSource, a Visa company, has been and continues to be a pioneer within the e-Commerce Payment Management world. Our VisaNet network is capable of handling over 65,000 transaction messages [CC1] per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks.

We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa's sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

"Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code."

A little about us:
As a global company at the forefront of the electronic payments industry, Visa is a dynamic organization.

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