Release Engineer
Technical Operations
US - California - San Francisco (HQ)
US - Georgia - Atlanta
US - Massachusetts - Boston
US - Virginia - Herndon

Release Engineer

Company Overview

We’re transforming the way companies are run and careers are made. In just 14 years, has grown into a $3.2 billion business. With more than 100,000 customers, is the enterprise cloud computing company that is leading the shift to the social enterprise. Social enterprises leverage social, mobile, and open cloud technologies to put customers at the heart of their business.

Based on's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and application services allow customers to:

Create employee social networks with Salesforce Chatter, Salesforce Rypple, and Salesforce

  • Develop customer social networks with the Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce, Salesforce Service Cloud, and Salesforce
  • Connect with customers on public social networks with Salesforce Heroku and Salesforce Radian 6.
  • Empower small businesses to become social enterprises with Salesforce and Salesforce
  • Extend a company's social enterprise with apps from the leading enterprise app marketplace, AppExchange.
  • Run apps on, the first social enterprise database.

We've been recognized for four consecutive years as one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 2012, twice named the World's Most Innovative Company, and the third Fastest-Growing Tech Company by Forbes.


Release engineers are skilled in release methodologies and can perform most tasks required of release engineering - whether operational, process oriented, or project-based. They may represent release engineering in discussions with other groups; and can independently lead and direct small and medium-sized projects within release engineering. Their project results are complete and well-

documented. Similarly, processes are well-documented and repeatable. Tools and software are scalable, robust, and well- documented. The candidate is expected to continually strive to improve tools and processes and foster relationships with other areas by building strong networks. They direct and mentor junior members of release engineering and are the point of contact within release engineering for one or more areas. is an extremely fast-paced environment with high demands of our release engineers. A successful candidate has experience in such an environment and is motivated in their own delivery of quality in everything that they do. Release engineers at are the cornerstone of the technology teams with tremendous responsibility and high visibility.


  • Build/configuration/administration of a highly complex core application and multiple products with new products coming online all the time.
  • DevOps support to hundreds of extremely talented developers, quality engineers, systems engineers, and project/product managers on the Salesforce development infrastructure, processes, and application.
  • Gateway for releases into multiple, geographically-dispersed production datacenters.
  • Administrator for hundreds of instances of testing environments.
  • Management and expansion of the existing infrastructure that supports our ability to turn concepts into code and deliver quality to  our customers.

Required Skills

  • 4+ years Build/Release experience; of Java-based, on-demand applications.
  • 4+ years experience working on Unix platforms.
  • Strong knowledge of Perforce, SVN, Clearcase, CVS, or GIT.
  • Demonstrated ability to support Development Operations: dev, test environments, mission-critical internal tools administration in a  Help Desk, and zero downtime framework.
  • Strong command of code branching architecture.
  • 3+ years experience with a scripting language (Perl or Python) required.
  • Experience supporting an on-demand environment is highly valued.
  • Experience with orchestration and remote execution:  Saltstack, Ansible, Fabric or similar.
  • Proven track record of implementing build/release systems around new products.
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or other related field

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work under deadlines.
  • RHCSA, RHCE strongly preferred.
  • Unix shell scripting.
  • Strong customer-focus. We are here for the customer. Are you? will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance

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