Release Server Engineer

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We're looking for an experienced system administrator to join the release team to focus on deploying, managing, and maintaining test servers that are made available to all of development. Maintenance includes automation of deployment and test processes. In this role, you will also interact heavily with other release engineers, development staff, and internal IT teams (IST) to understand changes and additions to software, tests, and infrastructure that are occurring, as well as help determine best implementation practices and system procurement.


  • 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
  • Drive quality-centric methodologies in an Agile development environment
  • 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
  • Perform daily testing, analysis, investigation, and identification of software problems
  • Report daily on the quality and stability of the software system
  • Identify, prioritize, and ensure key issues are fixed for a release
  • Continually update release methods based on rapidly changing technology and requirements


  • 2+ years of experience in system administration
  • Experience in the software development and/or release engineering process
  • Strong facilitation skills to elicit requirements from various personalities across organization boundaries
  • Proven experience in driving consensus across multiple stakeholders
  • Experience with multiple platforms that include Windows, UNIX/Linux, and/or Kubernetes
  • Excellent teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • A self-driven and quality focused mindset
  • Bachelor’s in information technology, GIS, computer science, or related field, depending on position level (master's preferred)

Recommended Qualifications

  • Administration experience with ArcGIS Enterprise
  • Experience with automation systems such as Jenkins
  • Proficiency with one or more scripting languages such as PowerShell, Python, Shell
  • Experience using one or more testing tools such as Selenium, Test Complete, or Junit
  • Knowledge of QA processes, commercial test frameworks, test design strategies, writing test cases, and automating tests
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and/or Microsoft Azure, cloud-based infrastructure systems
  • Experience with VMWare or RedHat OpenShift

About Esri

Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.


Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.


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 a 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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