Sr IT Release Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 1/25/2018

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Job #:  816855

Sr. IT Release Engineer (DevOps – Build/Deploy)

Apex Systems, the 2nd largest IT staffing firm in the nation, is looking for a Sr. IT Release Engineer for a direct hire opportunity in Salt Lake City, UT.

If interested please contact Jeff at or 801.523.2948.

Mission for Senior IT Release Engineer:

To contribute in the successful design, implementation, rollout, adoption, and maturation of the DevOps pipeline for DevOps transformation vision.


This position will be responsible for engineering enterprise solutions on the Release Engineering team.  You will be integral in helping to create and maintain automated solutions spanning the code management, build, package, deploy and delivery functions of DevOps. Solutions design and development may include integrations, plugins, tool customizations and configurations, extensions, scripts, designs, and models. 

In this role, you’ll work collaboratively with all roles and teams in the IT organization to ensure requirements are understood and met. You will also participate in administration and troubleshooting of solutions, systems, and processes. Other duties as assigned.


  • Source Code repository management (SCM) including branch management.
  • Creating, administering and maintaining automated solutions for:
    • Building code/compilation strategies
    • Packaging and Versioning with artifact management strategies
    • Deployment including product configuration strategies
  • System troubleshooting and problem solving across platform and applications
  • Suggesting and implementing approved tools architecture improvements.
  • Recommending and implementing approved process and procedure improvements.
  • Evaluate new technology options and vendor products.
  • Create, administer, and maintain certain integration point solutions with other systems or data streams.



  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or a related field or equivalent experience required
  • 5+ years of direct experience with Development/Operations delivery pipeline activities
  • 3+ years applied scripting experience in advanced scripting languages (eg. Python, Groovy, Powershell, Gradle, JSON, JavaScript)
  • 2+ years effectively coding in an Object-Oriented programing language (e.g. Java, C#,)
  • Ability to stand up a CI pipeline in one or more industry standard tools (e.g. Jenkins, TFS, Bamboo, etc.)


  • Strong background in Windows and Linux/Unix Administration
  • Working knowledge and experience with at least one deploy/Release toolset (eg. Octopus Deploy, TFS, Udeploy, XebiaLabs, Electric Cloud, etc.) 
  • Applied working knowledge and experience of database admin basics (e.g. SQL and MySQL)
  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service


  • Requires in-depth knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) 
  • Strong troubleshooting skills 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Solid organizational, time management and judgment skills
  • Solid technical and project leader skills

Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with Hybrid Clouds (e.g. VMware, OpenShift, AzureStack)
  • Experience with change management and/or deploying enterprise distributed systems in a production environment.
  • Experience with dev and deploy of database changes in parallel with applications
  • Hands-on knowledge of build, configure, and deploy management of containers (Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Mesos, etc.)
  • Practical experience with one or more IaC tools (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Ansible)
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services
  • Working experience with infrastructure monitoring / logging (e.g. Nagios, ELK stack, Grafana, DataDog, Dynatrace, Splunk, etc.)
  • Experience working in Agile team environment. Understands Agile with Scrum team concepts in practice.

Expected Outcomes:

  1. Assess and understands the current Release Engineering tool stack configurations, integrations, and customizations as it is currently used and contribute on incoming tasks (30 Days)
  2. Assess and understand the current environments, products, and applications supported by Release Engineering, and targeted footprint to-be supported/automated. (60 Days)
  3. Successfully configure, rollout and support changes for existing release stream items (60 Days)
  4. Successfully define, design, present, and implement new pipeline streams (90 Days)
  5. Effectively present and training on the DevOps vision, tools and processes (120 Days)