Sr. Release Engineer

Sr. Release Engineer in SF


Docker ships products to run on a variety of operating systems, linux distributions, and hardware architectures. As a Senior Release Engineer on our Engineering Services Team, you will build reliable automation pipelines to bring code in development through the engineering lifecycle to release.


  • Support and improve our tools for continuous integration, automated testing and release management.
  • Build automated pipelines to sanity test release binaries.
  • Build automated pipelines to push releases to production.
  • Maintain the build process to support development cycle through to final GA release.
  • Proactive in tackling oncoming problems or providing suitable workaround or stepping stone-step for addressing issues.
  • Supporting an enterprise product release cycle of concurrent versions. Adapting the release cycle for Docker's business needs.

Minimum qualifications

  • 3 years of experience in software engineering, release engineering and/or configuration management.
  • Proficient in scripting with BASH and Makefile.
  • Comfortable with git operations for parallel branch development of a common codebase.
  • Contributing code to github repositories in a collaborative manner via PRs.
  • Familiarity with creating a Jenkins pipeline with Jenkinsfiles.
  • Knowledge of building docker images.

Preferred qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience as tech lead of a small team of engineers.
  • Experience working effectively with open source technology.
  • Experience building golang applications, vendoring golang dependencies.
  • Experience with APT and YUM repository management and creating DEB and RPM packages for the major linux distros.

Docker is the leader in the containerization market, combining an enterprise-grade container platform with world-class services to give developers and IT alike the freedom to build, manage and secure applications without the fear of technology or infrastructure lock-in. Today’s organizations are under pressure to digitally transform their business but are constrained by a diverse portfolio of applications, clouds and premises-based infrastructures. Docker unlocks the potential of every organization with a container platform that brings traditional applications and microservices built on Window, Linux and mainframe into an automated and secure supply chain, advancing dev to ops collaboration. As a result, organizations report a 300 percent improvement in time to market, while reducing operational costs by 50 percent. Inspired by open source innovation and a rich ecosystem of technology and go-to-market partners, Docker’s container platform and services are used by millions of developers and more than 550 Global 10K commercial customers including ADP, GE, MetLife, PayPal and Societe Generale.