Senior Build & Release Engineer

Information Technology San Francisco, California San Jose, California


Job Description

Ready to shake things up? Splunk continues to be on a tear while enjoying incredible growth year over year. With growth comes scaling opportunities and the need to take the friction out of our processes, platforms, and systems to drive scale, efficiency, and effectiveness.

As a Senior Build and Release Engineer for the Engineering Services team, within the IT Business Applications group, you will play a key role in our Continuous Delivery Platform initiative to automate and increase to delivery of our work across all teams within the IT department. You will be responsible for the technical vision and implementation that automates the delivery of code for development teams across the organization. Your enthusiasm for code quality, release engineering, and developer productivity will set a new standard for continuous delivery for Splunk IT. To be successful you will need to have the ability to quickly understand various aspects of the business and how that translates into robust and scalable continuous delivery pipelines. You will need to use your deep experience in delivering features using Agile methodologies, specifically Scrum, for this role. In addition, you’ll use your passion for analytics to measure pipeline effectiveness and optimize where needed.

This position requires you to be a self-starter with the ability to take ownership, work with tight timelines, handle various tasks simultaneously while maintaining a positive attitude. In addition, great oral communication and written documentation skills are valuable for this role.

What you'll do: Yeah, I want to and can do that.

  • Build and maintain CI pipelines using build and release orchestration tools (GitLab, Docker, Kubernetes, Artifactory, AWS, etc).
  • Architect a Continuous Delivery strategy for deploying node/react applications to AWS ECS and Kubernetes.
  • Research and design a scalable continuous delivery platform using GitLab
  • Troubleshoot build and deployment related issues
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to devise code branching strategies, application deployment and rollback strategies, and implementing the development workflow in the CI pipeline.
  • Improve and encourage development hygiene by incorporating unit testing, code coverage, functional testing, container security scanning, static code analysis within the development workflow.
  • R&D into tools and services that can improve engineering productivity.
  • Represent the team as a technical leader to deliver a highly scalable and robust continuous delivery platform for the organization.

Requirements: I’ve already done that or have that!

  • 5+ years of experience in build and release engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience with GitLab (preferred) and/or Jenkins CI platforms
  • Expert understanding of GIT and various branching strategies
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Linux, Nginx, Shell/Bash, Javascript
  • Good understanding of Artifactory/Nexus.
  • Travel up to 25% between Splunk San Francisco and San Jose offices to meet with key partners
  • If you have a github profile or technical blog, we would love to see your work .

Preferred knowledge and experience: These are a huge plus.

  • Deep experience with platforms technologies and tools such as ECS, K8, Serverless, Terraform, etc.
  • Deep experience deploying and scaling containerized node/react applications.

Education: Got it!

BA, BS, or MS in Computer Science/Information Systems/Business or equivalent experience required

What We Offer You: Wow, I want that.

  • A constant stream of new things for you to learn. We're always expanding into new areas, bringing in open source projects and contributing back, and exploring new technologies.
  • A set of extraordinarily hardworking, innovative, open, fun and dedicated peers, all the way from engineering and QA to product management and customer support.
  • Growth and mentorship. We believe in growing engineers through ownership and leadership opportunities. We also believe mentors help both sides of the equation.
  • A stable, collaborative and supportive work environment.

We don't expect people to work 12 hour days. We want you to have a successful time outside of work too. Want to work from home sometimes? No problem. We trust our colleagues to be responsible with their time and dedication and believe that balance helps cultivate an extraordinary environment

This isn’t a job – it’s a life changer – are you ready?

Splunk has been named one of San Francisco Bay Area’s “Best Places to Work” by the San Francisco Business Times, ten years in a row. We offer a highly competitive compensation package and a plethora of benefits.

Splunk is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying. For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Thank you for your interest in Splunk!