Build & Release Engineer

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7797 Hyderabad, India IT Permanent

We are looking for a talented and experienced build and release technologist who can strategically partner with application Development, Quality Assurance, DevOps, IT Service Management, Operations and Product teams to drive the release and deployment process, managing both schedules and build controls to ensure that deployment of releases deliver new functionality while protecting the quality and integrity of existing services.

Are you our next star player?

Primary activities will be heavily focused on both operations and technical process improvements — for example, contributing to delivery pipeline and tooling improvements, service management disciplines such as change, configuration management and release governance. The focus of the roles is to ensure that new code will be safely propagated to production, in an efficient manner, minimizing handoffs, whilst at the same improving the flow and consolidation of data through the release ecosystem and SDLC.

You will work with Release Managers, QA and compliance teams to understand, map and automate pre- and post-deployment conditions, test executions, quality thresholds and approval gates into the release pipelines to ensure successful deployment, quality and regulatory requirements.

This role will also be critical in our Test Environment Management strategy and maintenance, providing contexts into the control of software versioning and software baseline configurations across pre-production environments (on-premise and cloud) to guarantee stable environments for execution of test scenarios; and work with DevOps and SRE teams to identify solutions and capabilities to reduce “drift” between test environments and production.

We are looking for someone with technical knowledge, including an understanding of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, feature toggling, gradual exposure, branch handling, etc. Experience with build processes, methods, tools, and reports that will enable and empower release management, while also able to effectively communicate with technical and product SMEs.


Why we need you:

  • Deploy and validate software releases on different stages and environments, work with DevOps and Software Engineers to improve deploy predictability and quality, work with QA and Software Engineers to drive better unit and integration coverage.
  • Active participant in shaping the strategic definition, implementation and ongoing management of the Release framework; including governance and control, standards, processes, procedures and policies.
  • Engage collaboratively with peer DevOps, SRE, Platform, IT and Development teams to create and maintain tools to collectively define, improve, extend and feed pipeline framework capabilities.
  • Develop automation scripts and automation tools to build, integrate, test, deploy and report on software releases across environments and stages, for example Strengthen Jira-Jenkins integration, facilitating application version deployment visibility per environment, provide self-service or triggered deployments, real-time reports and dashboards.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders in developing and executing a robust test and release process, promoting and driving a culture of efficient and fast delivery whilst identify and removing waste and accelerating time to value.
  • Actively participate in the build and maintenance a Test Environment management strategy and implementation of optimal test environment baselines, software configuration management with a strong focus on cost/process optimization
  • Establish and maintain Rollback Points/Objectives, work with developers to troubleshoot build problems, run build reports and document build procedures, coordinate with teams to produce documentation and Change/Release notes
  • Proactively identify, recommend and implement improvements to support the existing change and configuration management process.
  • Assist IT Audits information gathering as necessary to provide data and evidence to ensure process and regulatory compliance across the release framework and pipelines


Who we’re looking for:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, Business, MIS or another related field is preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience in the IT Software Release Management domain, Release Engineering, or Software Automation
  • 1-2 years of Automated Build and Release/DevOps experience with tools, technologies and architectures such as: Jenkins, Maven, Gradle, Jira, Git/GitHub, TFS, Nexus, XL Release/Deploy, Kubernetes, HashiCorp Consul/Vault, Docker/Podman and Microservices.
  • Strong experience with automation tools, and automation skills with experience with programing languages and environments such as: Python, Groovy, Javascript, Java, .Net, Ansible, Terraform is strongly preferred.
  • Familiar with ITIL and IT Service Management practices such as Change, Configuration and Release management.
  • Experience using CI/CD tools and source code version control systems such as Git including build and release pipeline automation, branching and merge strategies
  • Solid understanding of Agile and DevOps methodologies and familiarity with Atlassian stack (e.g. Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence)
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and leadership skills with technical organizations and management teams.
  • Curious and driven to acquire new skills autonomously.
  • Collaborative, accountable, creative, agile and are driven by a passion for doing what’s right.

What’s in it for you?

We aim to be the world’s favorite iGaming destination so we offer a competitive salary and generous benefits package, to reflect your role, talents and experience. Our benefits include a discretionary annual performance bonus, premium health and dental insurance and a generous company contribution into a private pension scheme each month.

As an advocate of work/life balance, we offer an annual personal interest allowance where we support personal learning outside of working hours; e.g. driving lessons, cookery classes and circus training. We also have an Employee Assistance Program where you receive complimentary and confidential support from professionals who offer independent advice 24/7. To support you in developing your skills and career, we will provide ongoing training. 

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.

The Group

The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies. This role is in the Group’s Hyderabad service office in the IT Ops department.