Build/Release Engineer

  • Okemos, MI
  • Full Time
  • Engineering

Why You’ll Love Working Here:

Working at TechSmith gives you a chance to hone your skills in an open, collaborative, and innovative environment where you can be excited to come into work every single day.  

We are a technological melting pot, comprised of nearly 250 uniquely skilled human beings that will continue to stretch your comfort zone – but in a good way. And speaking of comfort, who doesn’t love to show up to work in jeans, eat free snacks, and drink free pop?  

With great products and great people behind them, we are always looking for passionate, fun, and, hard working individuals who truly enjoy coming to work and doing what they love. Sounds like you? We’d love to chat.  

Position Overview:  

TechSmith is seeking a Build/Release Engineer who will be responsible for implementing, maintaining and constantly improving the build eco-system and installer solutions for all TechSmith software products.

You, as the Build/Release Engineer, will contribute to the innovative technology strategy and roadmap for TechSmith products. Build/Release Engineering plays an integral role in implementing and executing product release processes. This role supports engineering by managing the source code management system, automating builds and regression testing, building tools and monitoring used in software deployments, and coordinating and pushing new releases to the production infrastructure.  

As a Build/Release Engineer you'll use your strong technical ability to drive product releases across many different systems and teams.  This role is highly collaborative with our development and product management teams. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person if they are passionate about technology, thrive in ever-changing software solutions, and are motivated by the ability to impact customers in a complex industry. 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and implement a build and release eco-system with stability, consistency, responsiveness and fault tolerance, for all TechSmith products and solutions that serves the needs of product teams internally, as well as TechSmith customers
  • Design, develop, maintain and enhance our products’ installation/setup and deployment architectures. Identify and solve end-user problems concerning installers
  • Collaborate with development teams in Build Engineering process. Share and promote best practices across teams, and within the Build Engineering team
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Background:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a closely related field (or equivalent work experience)
  • Experience with build and continuous integration systems
  • Strong understanding of computer science fundamentals and software engineering principles and processes
  • Self-motivated and able to collaborate with a diverse set of people from many disciplines
  • Ability to lead when appropriate and step back when necessary to help teams through triages, issues, and hard decisions
  • You must be legally authorized to work in the United States without an employer-sponsored petition for a visa, such as an H-1B visa. TechSmith does not intend to file any visa applications in connection with this opening.

Preferred Skills and Background: 

  • Experience with Windows desktop installer technologies: Microsoft Windows installer, WiX
  • Experience with TeamCity, Git, Visual Studio, PowerShell

Compensation and Perks:

At TechSmith, we love our employees and are always looking for ways to reward outstanding performance. Our compensation is competitive and based on skills and experience. As a full-time employee, you will receive the standard TechSmith benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, 401(k) program, etc. We offer you a unique and growing company culture where you can enjoy your work and advance your career. We wear jeans, drink free pop, and enjoy company-sponsored events. If this sounds like a place you would like to work, please submit your resume and cover letter along with your salary requirements.

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