Release Engineer

Release Engineer

(Menlo Park, CA - Seattle, WA)
Facebook was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. With over a billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at Facebook offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization.
Facebook is seeking an experienced Release Engineer to join the Engineering team. The position is full-time and is based in either our Menlo Park, CA, New York, NY or Seattle, WA location.

Release Engineering plays an integral role in implementing and executing product release processes. The role supports Facebook's engineering by managing the source code management system, automating builds and regression testing, building tools and monitoring used in software deployments, and coordinating and pushing new releases to the production infrastructure. The Release Engineering team ensures that new software is released in a streamlined manner from development to production. The team establishes procedures and develops tools that are used by both the Engineering and Operations teams. As a Release Engineer you'll use your strong technical ability to drive product releases across many different systems and teams. You'll work hard to ensure that Facebook's products are delivered with a repeatable and scalable process.


  • Support and improve our tools for continuous build, automated testing and release management
  • Own, manage and improve our release process. Focus on scale and efficiency
  • Build and maintain tools needed during release pushes
  • Drive iOS and Android app releases

Minimum Qualification

  • BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • At least 2 years experience in software engineering, release engineering, and/or configuration management
  • Strong familiarity with software configuration management systems and/or source code version control systems, Subversion, Git and Mercurial experience highly desired
  • Extensive knowledge of Unix/Linux
  • Skill with one or more scripting languages, PHP and Python experience highly desired
  • Experience with build management tools
  • Experience automating release and build processes

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