Build and Release Engineer

Job Title: Build and Release Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH21079_1575390238
Contact Name: Alice Powell
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 03, 2019 16:23

Job Description

As a driving force in the development of enterprise and Internet technology who has rapidly grown into a global operation, delivering an unrivalled online experience to more than 45 million customers in 20 languages - my client is passionate about their brand, product, customers and employees, and want to meet highly motivated individuals who will share their vision and passion.

As a Build and Release Coordinator you will be acting as support to the team. You will be responsible for the progression of planned releases through Route to Live channels until fully deployed to the Production environments. Good communication is a must as close interaction with several other supporting technical teams is required to ensure smooth and timely delivery. You'll also have responsibility of the patching schedule for our production server estate.

You will need:

  • To be able to manage multiple streams of activity, shifting focus regularly.
  • Be an effective communicator both written and verbally in non-technical subjects to a business audience.
  • To be passionate about the Software Development Lifecycle and associated technology.
  • An understanding of code repository / source control management - preferably Git.
  • An understanding of SQL.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work with Team Leads to review planned releases and identify potential conflicts and have a clear understanding of release dependencies
  • Identify abnormal release considerations early in each release cycle to avoid blockages in latter stages.
  • Communicate planned releases to relevant stake holders.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that a work package handed over from a Team Leader is successfully deployed to the live environment.
  • Update Change Management function for all planned/unplanned releases.
  • Agree patching schedules with relevant teams to avoid conflicts between releases and patching.
  • Work with Developers to ensure code repository branches are maintained correctly.
  • Work with Developers and Team Leads to resolve issues raised during Route to Live testing and immediate post go live issues