Development Manager - Release Control/Build
Ariba Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA

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Title: Manager, Release/Build
Department: Ops
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Reports To: Director, Engineering Services
FLSA Status: Exempt

Company Overview:

Ariba, an SAP Company makes business commerce as easy as consumer commerce.

Every day, we help our customer find opportunities to cut costs, reduce risk, and grow revenue through better collaboration with trading partners. We enable the collaboration through the Ariba Network – a cloud-based community where you will find buying, selling, and managing cash to be as easy as using Amazon, eBay, and PayPal. We also host other online communities where business commerce professionals network and share information and best practices, just like friends on Facebook.

Why Ariba?
  • Work with some of the brightest engineers in the Bay Area
  • Solve some of the world’s most challenging large-scale, cloud-based issues
  • 20 PTO DAYS + Winter break between Christmas and New Year’s Day ~ Paid!
  • 10 holidays
  • Beer/wine bash every Friday
  • Be a part of the networked economy innovator
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Represent the RC team and manage the team’s deliverables/commitments
  • Review software specifications & design and develop test plans/strategies for various software
  • Maintain or create sizing guides and be a consultant for scoping customer hardware needs
  • Help define and refine our continuous build infrastructure
  • Work closely with operations group, system and DB administrators to co-ordinate needed resources and facilitate requests
  • Able and willing to periodically travel to Bangalore
  • Work closely with developers on assigned test projects and help in delivering RC solutions
  • Create new frameworks or adopt/create new tools as needed to drive innovation
  • Provide coaching and career guidance to the team
Basic Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Strong communication skills
  • Minimum of 6 years of working experience in RC, source control, build tools, application development, and continuous integration is required
  • Minimum of 1 year of management/group lead responsibilities
  • Strong knowledge of Perforce
  • Strong grasp of Java or C++ and object oriented programming concepts
  • Strong knowledge of any one of Application Servers (Weblogic/Tomcat/Websphere) / OS (Linux/Solaris/AIX)/Webservers (apache, IIS) and VMware
  • Must have experience on windows and non-windows platforms and be extremely comfortable in UNIX based build/test environments
  • Experience in debugging build issues/identifying bottle necks in the build environment and its corresponding layers
  • Ability to collaborate with senior management/architects

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Apache Ant, Apache Ivy
  • Experiences in performance testing and benchmarking/sizing
  • Strong knowledge of Perl
  • Able to write/review tools written in Java/Perl
  • Knowledge of build and automation testing frameworks and experience with continuous automation testing models
  • Good knowledge of Hudson, Cruise Control and/or any other continuous integration tools

Ariba, Inc. is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category.

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