Senior Release Engineer (REF16886X) - Visa Digital Developer Platform (VDDP)

  • Singapore
  • Full-time

Company Description

As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.


Job Description

Visa Inc is looking for a dynamic individual to join our team as a Sr. Release Engineer. As a member of the Release Engineering team in our Austin office, the Sr. Release Engineer will be ensuring reproducibility, auditability and traceability of all deliverable. The team maintains the systems and owns related processes to ensure high quality of delivery standards. The Sr. Release and Configuration Management Engineer will handle the daily responsibilities supporting the release needs of agile scrum teams. These tasks include configuration identification, change management, build and release management, version control, and source code auditing/reporting, environment support and troubleshooting. The Sr. Release Engineer will establish working relationships with one or more teams, providing assistance through the development cycle for any required changes to the build/release/version-control processes required to get a product released into test and production environments.

Cross-functional team coordination and communications skills are essential.

Key responsibilities include:


  • Handle the daily responsibilities of supporting the build and release needs of agile scrum teams
  • Assist in scheduling and implementing changes to the build / release / version-control processes required to enforce and apply build and release engineering best practices
  • Provide guidance to cross-team and team members in release best practices and procedures
  • Support all pre-production, managed environments for middleware services and applications
  • Work with cross functional, geographically distributed teams to provide 24X7 deployment support across multiple non-production environments
  • Responsible for deploying code and other proactive maintenance activities to keep the services up and running
  • Responsible for owning a specific deployment problems and provide active coordination between various groups including internal and external vendor support groups in resolving a specific problem
  • Responsible for working with Security, Operations, Development Operations, and other teams to understand changes to the existing production environment on an ongoing basis and for environment support
  • Participate and determine root cause for service failure and support escalation
  • Provide appropriate feedback to leads about the progress and timeline related to specific deployment problem
  • Maintain and suggest improvements to the simple deployment scripts and tools
  • Participate in the decision making of success or failure of applications systems to be deployed in production
  • Champion and Evangelize the vision for the CM and Release Strategy
  • Update documentation that communicates standards and best practices of the release engineering team
  • Implement metrics, Success Factors and Key Performance Indicators for the process and the team​



3 years of industry experience overall with at least 2+ years of experience in DEVOPS or System Engineering

  • Solid exposure in Docker containers technology
  • Build and troubleshoot build issues in java applications
  • Exposure to CHEF (preferable)
  • Linux and Shell Scripting and Automation 
  • Advance knowledge with one or more build management tools (Anthill, BuildForge,
  • CruiseControl, Bamboo, Hudson, etc.)
  • Experience in deployment management tool - Jenkins, both in setup and support is highly desired
  • Expert knowledge of CM concepts (codelines, branching, merging, integration, versioning, etc.)
  • Experience with structured build files/tools (ant, Maven)Experience with a scripting language (Perl, Python, bash)
  • Advance knowledge and experience with Linux and UNIX
  • Should have working experience with monitoring tools like OPPNET and/or SPLUNK, or any other monitoring tools/processes
  • Experience in working with Oracle and/or MySQL DB’s
  • Experience with Java web environments (Websphere, WebLogic, JBoss, Tomcat (Must))
  • Experience with multiple software version control systems (GIT(Must), Subversion, ClearCase, Perforce, etc.)
  • Experience with Change Management tools (Jira, ClearQuest, etc.)
  • Good attention to detail, someone who takes ownership and pride in all work
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and manage distributed teams
  • Passion for quality in CM processes
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment with continuously changing priorities
  • Ability to move forward given ambiguous conditions
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Results driven; does what it takes to get the job done and naturally goes the extra mile
  • Ability to manage multiple deployments simultaneously and prioritize time with minimal supervision
  • Complete understanding of the software development life-cycle
  • Experience with agile software development methodologies (scrum, xp, etc.)
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