Software Build and Release Engineer at Cyence | Powderkeg

Location: United States - San Francisco, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Product Development Operations

At Guidewire, we don’t hire people who just fit in; we want team members who elevate our business, community, and company culture by being exactly who they are, 24X7. If you believe you have what we need and being your authentic self is important to you, too, we encourage you to apply!

This is a phenomenal opportunity for a strong engineer with skills in planning and delivering releases.

Guidewire's development team is looking for an inquisitive and pro-active Release Engineer to help build and release efficient solutions for the property & casualty insurance industry. You will have the chance to impact and contribute to a sophisticated application suite of products that generate over 500 million dollars of revenue annually, critical to 100+ enterprises (including most of the world's largest insurers), serving more than a million users, and which have been the foundation for in excess of a trillion dollars of transactions.

Our software supports large scale data volumes, heavy server load, and complex business logic. Our teams are lean, empowered, and collaborative. You'll work alongside intelligent colleagues who've checked their egos at the door.

What You Will Do:

  • Plan, coordinate, automate, and complete releases
  • Communicate release schedules, content, and status with developers, QA engineers, product managers, and program managers
  • Document and review release processes
  • Work with key collaborators to resolve build, automated test, and release issues

Key Technical Qualifications Include Experience With:

  • Gradle based build automation and CI systems like TeamCity, Jenkins or Bamboo
  • Prior release engineering experience
  • Hands-on experience with Git and enterprise source control systems like Bitbucket
  • Experience in doing merges across repositories and resolving merge-conflicts
  • Scripting skill using Python and bash
  • Strong communication and coordination skills

Bonus Skills:

  • Working with REST APIs
  • Docker and Kubernetes (K8s)
  • Experience with, or curiosity about, release process automation






About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.

Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

Guidewire Software, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to an inclusive workplace, and believe that a diversity of perspectives, abilities, and cultures is a key to our success. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

Disability Accommodations and Guidewire’s Appeals Process. Guidewire provides accommodations to the hiring process to create a fair opportunity for candidates with disabilities to contend for open positions. Accommodation requests should be directed to (650) 356-4940 or If things do not go as hoped, we invite you to use our appeals process. Guidewire promises to independently review any denied accommodation and any decision not to offer you the position. The appeals process is the same in either case. Within five business days of receiving a notice of denial of an accommodation, or receiving a notice of your non-selection for a vacancy, call (650) 356-4940 or e-mail to make an appeal. Guidewire will assign a new decision-maker to review the request and/or hiring decision, who will then notify you in writing of a decision within 10 business days.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Software Build and Release Engineer
  • Company
  • Location
    San Mateo, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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