Sr. Build and Release Engineer

Location: San Francisco, CA

Department: Zipongo

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

About Zipongo

Zipongo is a digital nutrition platform that takes the guesswork out of healthy eating with personalized meal recommendations based on biometrics and food preferences. We work with employers, health plans and wellness companies to reduce chronic disease and improve the health of their employees and members. Our solution delivers real-time support for all the places a person makes food decisions – at home, at work, at the grocery story, and at restaurants. Pointing users to the healthiest recipe and menu choices reduces the likelihood of making poor food choices based on convenience, cost and other factors.

We're on a mission to reduce chronic disease by making it easy to eat well. Are you ready to join our team and make a difference?

About You

You, as the Build/Release Engineer, will play an integral role in implementing and executing product release processes. This role supports engineering by managing the source code management system (we use GIT), automating builds (currently use TRAVIS in conjunction with AWS) and regression testing, building tools and monitoring used in software deployments, and coordinating and pushing new releases to the production infrastructure.  

As a Build/Release Engineer you'll use your strong technical ability to drive product releases across many different systems and teams.  This role is highly collaborative with our development, product management and QA teams. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person if they are passionate about technology, thrive in ever-changing software solutions, and are motivated by the ability to impact customers in a complex industry.


  • Develop scripts and automation tools used to build, integrate, and deploy software releases to various platforms.
  • Research new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies and analyze their application to current configuration management needs.
  • Measure and monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time and, and that they meet or exceed expectations.
  • Deploy, administer and maintain a collection of Microservices in an Amazon Web Service (AWS) environment.
  • Maintain a release repository and manage key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists.

What we're looking for:

  • 3 to 5 years of industry experience in build & release engineering
  • Git version control experience
  • Experience in building and releasing complete mobile, web, and/or backend infrastructure product cycles (and ideally all three)
  • Proficient with Linux/Unix
  • Experience with continuous integration systems (Travis preferred)
  • Excellent analytic and problem solving skills
  • Experience with immediate problem resolution
  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

Bonus points for:

  • Understanding of the NodeJS architecture
  • Working knowledge of Docker
  • Understanding of QA tools and processes

To all recruitment agencies (unless otherwise notified in writing): Zipongo does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our job alias, Zipongo employees or any other Zipongo company location.  Zipongo is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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