Release Engineer II - DevOps

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The Release team deploys, manages, and maintains one of our flagship products, ArcGIS Enterprise. We focus on understanding changes and additions to the software, testing and infrastructure that are occurring, and help determine best implementation practices along with system procurement. As a Release Engineer - DevOps, you will help with the automation of virtual infrastructure and test environments accessible by users across the company. This role collaborates extensively with internal IT teams (IST) as well as global development staff.

Join us as we continue to build the next generation of ArcGIS Enterprise and bring state-of-the-art mapping and analytics capability to millions of users worldwide.


  • Perform daily testing, analysis, investigation, and identification/rectification of problems
  • Report daily on the quality and stability of the software system
  • Work closely with development teams to gather release requirements for new and updated products
  • Design, implement, and document release process solutions that improve the service provided to development teams
  • Continually update release methods based on rapidly changing technology and requirements
  • Drive quality-centric methodologies in a dynamic development environment
  • Identify, prioritize, and ensure key issues are fixed
  • Participate in the release of high-quality software; certify the overall quality of the system and ensure each release is ready to ship to customers


  • 2 years of experience in system administration and/or DevOps
  • Experience in the software development and/or release engineering process
  • Strong facilitation skills to elicit requirements and drive consensus across multiple stakeholders
  • Experience with multiple platforms that include Windows, UNIX/Linux, and/or Kubernetes
  • Proficiency with one or more scripting languages such as PowerShell, Python, or Shell
  • Experience with automation systems such as Jenkins, Ansible or Terraform
  • Experience using one or more testing tools such as Selenium, Playwright, Test Complete, or Junit
  • Excellent teamwork, communication, strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Bachelor’s in information technology, computer science, or related field
  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this posting. Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.

Recommended Qualifications

  • Experience with QA processes, test frameworks, writing test cases, and automating tests
  • Familiarity with quality improvement processes such as CIP / ITIL
  • Experience with VMWare, RedHat OpenShift, Rancher or Tanzu
  • Administration experience with ArcGIS Enterprise
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and/or Microsoft Azure, cloud-based infrastructure systems



Total Rewards

Esri’s competitive total rewards strategy includes industry-leading health and welfare benefits: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance for employees (and their families), 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, minimum accrual of 80 hours of vacation leave, twelve paid holidays throughout the calendar year, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Base salary is one component of our total rewards strategy. Compensation decisions and the base range for this role take into account many factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

A reasonable estimate of the base salary range is
$70,720-$112,320 USD

About Esri

At Esri, diversity is more than just a word on a map. When employees of different experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures come together, we are more innovative and ultimately a better place to work. We believe in having a diverse workforce that is unified under our mission of creating positive global change. We understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion is not a destination but an ongoing process. We are committed to the continuation of learning, growing, and changing our workplace so every employee can contribute to their life’s best work. Our commitment to these principles extends to the global communities we serve by creating positive change with GIS technology. For more information on Esri’s Racial Equity and Social Justice initiatives, please visit our website here.

If you don’t meet all of the preferred qualifications for this position, we encourage you to still apply!

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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