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Jr. Release Engineer
Minneapolis, MN  |  Hybrid, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on May 20, 2022
Job Id #55833 Posted April 20, 2022

Job Description:
  • Digital Release operations team is responsible to coordinate and execute application deployments of 1200+applications.
  • The applications are hosted across various platforms (open shift, AWS, Data Cener).
Project Description:
  • Manage and execute daily deployments using Client standard deployment tool called deploy-gem as we see an increasing number of Enterprise applications across multiple platforms transition to deploy-gem
  • Coordinate and Approve runtime- production changes.
  • Facilitate Holiday(Thanksgiving week) playbook activities and Production changes
Position Summary/Job Description:
  • Facilitate zero downtime deployments for Client Dotcom web applications on various platforms such as AWS, datacenter & open shift
  • Resolve lower environment issues to support QA & Stage testing by product teams and performance testing teams by troubleshooting errors in the log files
  • Build and deploy code for complex software to environments to support the release process from Quality Assurance through Production
  • Manage and schedule production releases effectively by collaborating with Product teams and Support teams
  • Work with Development teams and DBAs to resolve conflicts with code and database changes
  • Execute Cockroach, MySQL, Oracle Database deployments using Liquibase tool
  • Interact with business stakeholders and developers to modify existing software to correct errors, adapt to new hardware and improve performance
  • Coordinate scheduled database refreshes from Production for Client Quality Assurance and Stage environments
  • Manage uptime of Quality Assurance and Stage environments, including the associated applications, either directly or working with 3rd party support teams
  • Manage timely resolution of critical and/or complex problems with the different platforms in multiple environments including necessary communication including project management, business stakeholders and operations
Skills Overview:
What are the top five skills and number of years of experience required to perform this job?
  • Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) Experience including Jenkins
  • Experience with Development / Operations & Release Engineering functions including monitoring, deployments
  • Open shift & AWS Platforms
  • Experience with tools like Chef or Puppet
  • Apache/Tomcat or related server experience
What are some preferred/nice to have skills the manager is looking for?
  • Automation experience to support deployments and Release process using scripting languages like Python, Ruby, Shell etc;

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