PowerReviews- San Francisco, CA
Infrastructure & Release Engineer
Ready for a change in 2012?
PowerReviews is the leading provider of social commerce software-as-a-service solutions to global retailers and brands. We are an innovative social commerce company committed to making end-to-end social solutions that are blazing a new trail for companies to market, sell, design and innovate their products. The company's unique structured data approach to collecting, organizing, and analyzing user-generated content significantly boosts product sales and customer engagement.
We've got the Power and so should you!
PowerReviews is live on over 5,500 websites - across 13 languages in 25 countries - including Staples, Drugstore.com, Room & Board, ESPN, Quicksilver, and Jockey.
Customer Reviews Solution Leader in the Internet Retailer Top 500 survey, AlwaysOn Top 100 SaaS award winner, JMP Hot 100 award winner and one of 90 Facebook preferred vendors.
Venture capital backing from Four Rivers Group, Woodside Fund, Menlo Ventures and Tenaya Capital.
Two patents since 2009 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (U.S. Patent No. 7,930,363) relating to the method in which it delivers user-generated product reviews to websites globally.
As an Infrastructure and Release Engineer, you will be responsible for build and release excellence. You will work closely with the QA Manager and core Technology teams to plan, implement, and improve existing build and release procedures and tools. You will also be tasked with creating internal tools from existing open source technologies to promote testing and development efficiency. This is a highly challenging and highly technical role that requires excellent communication skills with a high attention to detail.
Own build and release process.
Use open source technologies to create engineering efficiency and repeatable processes.
Continuous improvement of the build process via tools, planning, and methodologies.
Partner with the QA Manager in creating a highly efficient continuous integration environment for testing and release.
Perform code-reviews with the development team. You will essentially own the codebase and be the gatekeeper.
Perform research on new systems and technologies that help all technology teams and carry them through to internal implementation (i.e. plan, create, improve, and document a team-based development environment)
Always be cognizant of change management and configuration management issues.
3 – 5 years of highly technical hands-on experience.
Background in e-commerce, SaaS, web applications, etc.
Have worked extensively with open source technologies.
A deep understanding of Unix-based systems and adept in at least a flavor or distribution (e.g. FreeBSD, Red Hat, Debian, Ubuntu, etc.)
Experience using automated tools for configuration management.
Have performed extensive build automation in a complex environment.
Expert scripting skills in one or more of these languages: Ruby, Python, Perl, or Bash
Previous experience with setup, configuration and support of source control management systems for large teams.
Nice to Have:
A bachelor’s degree in a highly quantitative field: computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering, etc.
Virtualization experience with VMware, Xen, VirtualBox, etc.
Previous experience with Jira, Teamcity, Puppet and Capistrano.
Know the ins and outs of Git. Have worked on at least two projects that required complex merging and branching.