PayPal Senior Release Engineer in Austin, Texas

Seeking a highly motivated experienced Release Engineer who is process oriented, team player with excellent communication skills. The Release engineer will support the Dev and QE engineers within GlobalOps group delivering software/config changes to Production. The Release engineer is responsible to provide framework/oversight/governance of the software delivery process and deploying the changes to Production ensuring timely delivery with quality enabling predictable outcomes.

The ideal candidate will have 8+ year of experience working as a Release Engineer with expertise on linux based deployment, automation and process standardization. The candidate should have strong Linux, shell scripting skills with experience on troubleshooting deployment issues:

  • Provide guidance to the Release engineers on the processes

  • Champion the change to improve the overall release quality

  • Define and facilitate software delivery best practice and provide governance influencing release quality

  • Provide transparency into the release artifacts establishing clear expectations with the stakeholders

  • Identify and implement process improvements in systems management and in the development process

  • Establish reusable standard delivery plans

  • Establish and enforce change validation to minimize/eliminate surprises

  • Responsible for the source code change management and branching (Release build management)

  • Responsible for cross pollinating changes/best practices across like applications

  • Refines the process to prevent recurrence of issues identified during deployment/release delivery process.

  • Report on the pre-release quality and secure approvals prior to install.

  • Takes the necessary steps to adjust/refine the processes based on the encountered issues improving the overall quality and delivery.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience on deploying Pega PRPC application is a plus.

  • Demonstrated strength on documentation to drive process consistency

  • Experience on Shell scripting is a plus

  • Experience working on Nexus, GitHub or similar change management utilities

  • Working knowledge on Fusion, GIT, Turboroller, Jenkins, Ansible, Puppet desired

  • Familiarity deploying applications on WebLogic