Senior Build Release Engineer
Blackboard Mobile - San Francisco, CA

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Senior Build/Release Engineer, Blackboard Mobile *NO Visa candidates*
San Francisco, CA

POSITION:
Supporting the hundreds of thousands of students, faculty and alumni who use our products, our state-of-the-art Mobile infrastructure handles significant and growing volumes of data from ingestion to delivery. We're looking for a Senior Build & Release Engineer to join our growing DevOps and Reliability Team. The ideal candidate will have extensive hands-on experience with continuous integration systems and administering Linux-based, open-source infrastructure systems with an eye on automation, preferably in support of highly available web and mobile applications. The right individual will be highly motivated, with a positive, “can-do” attitude and a passion for delivering technical solutions in a fast-paced environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Operating and maintaining Blackboard Mobile’s application ecosystem, cloud and physical Infrastructure
  • Leveraging current and cutting edge technologies while testing bleeding edge technologies for future use
  • Deploying new projects and setting up continuous integration
  • Supporting and building upon system automation and deployment tools
  • Configuring, monitoring and administrating Linux and Mac OS X systems
  • Troubleshooting and resolving issues related to mobile applications development and deployment
  • Creating and maintaining documentation
  • Participating in 24/7 on-call rotation
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Self-starter, desire to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • 5+ years of professional Linux-based system administration (CentOS, RHEL)
  • 3+ years experience building and supporting continuous integration systems (Bamboo, Jenkins, TeamCity, etc)
  • 1+ years experience writing and supporting deployment scripts in Capistrano
  • Experience with one or more languages (Ruby, Objective-C, Python, Node.js)
  • Configuring, monitoring and administrating Linux and Mac OS X systems
  • Experience using and administering software version control systems (SVN, Git)
  • Hands on experience administering and supporting an environment with multiple servers (50+ servers)
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, capable of conducting technical discussions in English
DESIRED:
  • Previous work experience in a start-up environment
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering preferred, but proven industry experience without a degree will still be considered
  • Experience with system automation tools (Chef, Puppet, CFEngine, etc)
  • Experience with open source technologies and the desire to give back to the community
  • Familiarity with Atlassian Suite (Confluence, JIRA, etc.)
  • Experience with synchronous and asynchronous queuing systems (RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, etc)
COMPANY OVERVIEW:
Blackboard Mobile is a division of Blackboard Inc., a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improves the experience of millions of students and faculty around the world, every day. We pride ourselves on creating well-designed mobile education solutions including -

Mobile Learn
Allowing students and faculty to access teaching and learning wherever and whenever they want through a variety of mobile devices. As a native app for iOS and Android, Mobile Learn extends and enriches the course experience of Blackboard Learn, the leading web-based teaching and learning platform.

Mosaic
With Mosaic, universities and schools can build a powerful, native app for their institution in a matter of hours with little to no engineering experience. Apps produced by Mosaic keep our clients' students engaged, strengthen alumni connections, and introduce their institutions to prospective students.
Some of our Great Benefits!
  • San Francisco office in the heart of Jackson Square – surrounded by North Beach & the FiDi.
  • Competitive salary, Full benefits, 401K matching.
  • Flexible work schedule - we want you to create amazing products, not punch a ticket.
  • Use of top of the line mobile phones and iMac with Cinema Display.
  • Subsidized public transportation….or bike to work!
  • Fully stocked snacks & drinks, espresso, bagel-bar Fridays, and a flowing keg.
  • We are a pet-friendly environment, so there are dogs occasionally roaming the office!
  • Perks such as ping-pong, pool table, office yoga, happy hours, patio grilling, nerf darts, and endless choices of surround-sound music. We like to have fun, too!
  • We are NOT considering Visa candidates for this position.*

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Blackboard Mobile is a division of Blackboard Inc. We pride ourselves on creating well-designed mobile solutions that leverage powerful...