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Senior Release Engineer - DevOps

Job Category:  Information Technology
Department:  IT Quality Assurance & Process Excellence
Location: 

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90017

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition ID:  5703

 

Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 2 million members in five health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.

Mission: L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County's vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

Job Summary

The Information Technology Release Engineer III is responsible for leading the efforts in the automation, continuous deployment, build, and configuration management. This position is responsible for driving the Operations team toward automation and deployment best practices. It is responsible for developing, testing and maintaining build and deployment scripts in CI/CD framework/tools to automate and streamline deployment processes. This position conducts and  oversees the engineering scrum and design meetings to drive quality releases.  

Duties

Strategizes best practices for ongoing parallel development, featuring branching, merging, and common library management. Lead setting up CI/CD using TFS and GitHub. Integration with Jenkins, SonarQube,  Bamboo, Xebialabs and Splunk. Work on integrating a software test automation framework.

 

Develops innovative enterprise release management solutions and releasing them in a timely, efficiently and with increasing quality to client user experience. Leads Architect for designing and implementing automated Software Builds, Integrate Continuous Code Inspection, Integrate Testing after Build and Deployment.  Enhance or update existing automated, or script-based testing efforts.

 

Works with Release Engineer and Enterprise Release Management team to understand the change pipeline and plan release for lower environments, staging and production. Addresses trouble shooting escalations from Release Engineer or Development teams for application configuration issues in test and staging environments to  ensure packages have been installed properly. Collaborates with QA, Operations, Engineering and Product Owners to perform builds, tests, and deployments to multiple environments. 

 

Creates and enforces policies in build and deployment processes. Develops and maintains guidelines, SOP and conventions including but not limited to: .Net, MS SQL, BI Publisher Reporting, Java, WebLogic; Lotus Domino, PLSQL, Technical Configuration. Monitors applications with Application Performance Monitoring tools. Responsible for the Application Environments Version control governance and the Application Lower environment build and release Sync Automation.

 

Provides valuable insights, oversight, and ensures that all products are released to production without adverse effect to clients while maintaining the technical integrity of applications. Supports the Release Engineers by performing multiple daily builds for multiple software releases as needed. Supports multiple code lines. Builds communication channels and documents procedure. Works with all areas of application delivery to ensure the build/deploy process is serving the needs of the business.

Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
In lieu of degree, equivalent education and/or experience may be considered.
Education Preferred
Master's Degree
Experience

Required:
At least 5-7 years of experience Managing and administering TFS 2013, VSTS  (configure and control all aspects of TFS, including access/security, functionality, scheduling, branching, and merging).

 

Proven experience in Continuous Integration- Configuring, scheduling & troubleshooting build pipelines.

 

Proven experience in Automating build and release for various technology stacks(.net, java, Oracle, SQL, PLSQL, Drupal, SSO, OBIEE, Struts,& XML).

 

Experience in Automating Build-Release processes using  Jenkins, SonarQube, Bamboo, XebiaLabs, Splunk, MS build, Maven  and PowerShell or other scripting languages.

 

Proven experience to run services optimally and/or restore services quickly in the event of a failure.

 

Prior experience collaborating cross-functional teams.

 

Experience in interpreting and/or developing technical specifications, diagrams and ALM blueprint.

 

Hands-on experience and demonstrated knowledge of Version Control using TFVC, GitHub, Subversion. 

 

Must have experience working in fast-paced environment with frequent software releases.

Skills

Required:
Through knowledge of TFS and GitHub application and administration.

 

Proven skills in managing build and release automation tools and scripts.

 

Strong problem solving & troubleshooting skills.

 

Knowledge of technical design, development and implementation decisions on the use of technology in area(s) of specialization.

 

Must be able to adjust to constant business change, including new requirements, evolving goals and strategies, and emerging technologies. 

 

Must be a self-starter with the ability to build processes, and governance from ground level.

 

Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

 

Excellent analytical and organizational skills required.

 

Knowledge of and ability to design, develop and maintain interfaces and linkage to alternative platforms and software packages.

 

Knowledge of and experience with activities, tools and techniques for converting market requirements into the software product design.

 

Knowledge of and ability to design, plan, and execute testing strategies and tactics to ensure software product quality and adherence to stated requirements.

Licenses/Certifications Required
Licenses/Certifications Preferred
Required Training

Required:
MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management

 

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server

Additional Information

 

L.A. Care offers a wide range of benefits including

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Retirement Plans
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Wellness Program
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO)