Software Configuration Engineer, Senior

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At Blue Shield of California we are parents, leader, students, visionaries, heroes, and providers. Everyday we come together striving to fulfill our mission, to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality health care at a sustainably affordable price. For more than 80 years, Blue Shield of California has been dedicated to transforming health care by making it more accessible, cost-effective, and customer-centric. We are a not-for-profit, independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with 6,800 employees, more than $20 billion in annual revenue and 4.3 million members. The company has contributed more than $500 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation since 2002 to have a positive impact on California communities. Blue Shield of California is headquartered in Oakland, California with 18 additional locations including Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego. We're excited to share Blue Shield of California has received awards and recognition for - LGBT diversity, quality improvement, most influential women in corporate America, Bay Area's top companies in volunteering & giving, and one of the world's most ethical companies. Here at Blue Shield of California, we're striving to make a positive change across our industry and the communities we live in - Join us!


The Senior Release Engineer is responsible for defining, developing and delivering an innovative solution for our software delivery process and providing expert level knowledge on the tools and processes that constitute the SDLC. The candidate will be responsible to define and implement industry standard best practices for our build and deployment pipelines leading to continuous integration and continuous delivery. The candidate should be self-driven and posses good analytical and troubleshooting skills. The candidate will work with Development, Quality Assurance, Infrastructure, security and other technical and operational teams to continuously improve the quality, speed and methodologies used in delivering our capabilities to production while ensuring auditability and traceability of all changes.
Candidate should be able to articulate the delivery, branching / merging, and environment maintenance process to succeed in this position. Candidate should be able to co-relate their work with how it impacts business. The candidate should be eager to learn new technologies, flexible and work with peers to create a cohesive team environment.


• Consult with other IT teams and Business teams to deliver high quality products to test and production environments
• Manages release implementation events, plans and compiles timeline, manages execution and ensures completion
• Develop scripts and automation tools used to build, integrate, and deploy software releases to various platforms
• Maintains and enhances automated scripts
• Troubleshoot complex environment, software, and workflow problems related to system deployment.
• Maintain advanced knowledge of development methodology, processes, and programming languages
• Understand and/or implemented cloud technologies on-premise or on cloud on AWS, GCP or Azure cloud platforms
• Good understanding or working knowledge of DevSecOps is a big plus
• Working knowledge of Informatica and batch processing is a big plus
• Able to create delivery metrics, report on KPIs and release cadence
• Proponent of Agile transformation and lean delivery is a plus
• Presentation of the new innovations, ideas or technical solutions to the Leadership team is a must have
• After hours on-call support may be required


• 5+ years of Release engineering or a combination of Release and Development experience is needed
• Working knowledge of Python and Groovy is a must
• Coding experience in Java, .Net or any software language is a must
• Experience taking initiatives and completing it by getting consensus with all stakeholders is preferred
• Must possess great communication and presentation skills
• Must have experience training Junior Engineers
• Must have experience in promoting code to non-production and production environments and/or providing installation support for deployment teams


• BS/MS degree in computer science or equivalent number of years of experience relevant to this role.


Physical Requirements

Office Environment - roles involving part to full time schedule in Office Environment. Based in our physical offices and work from home office/deskwork - Activity level: Sedentary, frequency most of work day.
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