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Working As A Release Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $70,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Release Engineer Do

Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

Duties

Software developers typically do the following:

  • Analyze users’ needs and then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs
  • Recommend software upgrades for customers’ existing programs and systems
  • Design each piece of an application or a system and plan how the pieces will work together
  • Create a variety of models and diagrams (such as flowcharts) that instruct programmers how to write software code
  • Ensure that a program continues to function normally through software maintenance and testing
  • Document every aspect of an application or a system as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades
  • Collaborate with other computer specialists to create optimum software

Software developers are in charge of the entire development process for a software program. They may begin by asking how the customer plans to use the software. They must identify the core functionality that users need from software programs. Software developers must also determine user requirements that are unrelated to the functionality of software, such as the level of security and performance needs. They design the program and then give instructions to programmers, who write computer code and test it.

If the program does not work as expected or if testers find it too difficult to use, software developers go back to the design process to fix the problems or improve the program. After the program is released to the customer, a developer may perform upgrades and maintenance.

Developers usually work closely with computer programmers. However, in some companies, developers write code themselves instead of giving instructions to the programmers.

Developers who supervise a software project from the planning stages through implementation sometimes are called information technology (IT) project managers. These workers monitor the project’s progress to ensure that it meets deadlines, standards, and cost targets. IT project managers who plan and direct an organization’s IT department or IT policies are included in the profile on computer and information systems managers.

The following are examples of types of software developers:

Applications software developers design computer applications, such as word processors and games, for consumers. They may create custom software for a specific customer or commercial software to be sold to the general public. Some applications software developers create complex databases for organizations. They also create programs that people use over the Internet and within a company’s intranet.

Systems software developers create the systems that keep computers functioning properly. These could be operating systems for computers that the general public buys or systems built specifically for an organization. Often, systems software developers also build the system’s interface, which is what allows users to interact with the computer. Systems software developers are creating the operating systems that control most of the consumer electronics in use today, including the systems in phones or cars.

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How To Become A Release Engineer

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and strong computer programming skills.

Education

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree, typically in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. A degree in mathematics is also acceptable. Computer science degree programs are the most common, because they tend to cover a broad range of topics. Students should focus on classes related to building software in order to better prepare themselves for work in the occupation. For some positions, employers may prefer a master’s degree.

Although writing code is not their first priority, developers must have a strong background in computer programming. They usually gain this experience in school. Throughout their career, developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Software developers also need skills related to the industry in which they work. Developers working in a bank, for example, should have knowledge of finance so that they can understand a bank’s computing needs.

Other Experience

Many students gain experience in software development by completing an internship at a software company while in college.

Some software developers first work as computer programmers and then are given more responsibility as they gain experience. Eventually, they become developers.

Advancement

Software developers can advance to become information technology (IT) project managers, also called computer and information systems managers, a position in which they oversee the software development process.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Developers must analyze users’ needs and then design software to meet those needs.

Communication skills. Developers must be able to give clear instructions to others working on a project. They must also explain to their customers how the software works and answer any questions that arise.

Computer skills. Developers must understand computer capabilities and programming languages in order to design effective software.

Creativity. Developers are the creative minds behind new computer software.

Detail oriented. Developers often work on many parts of an application or system at the same time and must therefore be able to concentrate and pay attention to detail.

Interpersonal skills. Software developers must be able to work well with others who contribute to designing, developing, and programming successful software.

Problem-solving skills. Because developers are in charge of software from beginning to end, they must be able to solve problems that arise throughout the design process.

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Release Engineer Career Paths

Release Engineer
Build-Release Engineer Release Manager Program Manager
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Release Manager Information Technology Project Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Configuration Management Analyst Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Management Consultant Information Technology Consultant
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Release Manager Program Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Engineer Systems Engineer Systems Administrator
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Design Engineer Senior Software Engineer Chief Technology Officer
President & Chief Technology Officer
13 Yearsyrs
Configuration Management Analyst Configuration Manager Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Project Leader Business Analyst
Quality Assurance Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Design Engineer Engineering Manager Engineering Director
Senior Director Of Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
Engineer Senior Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Senior Java Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Consultant Information Systems Manager
Senior Manager-Systems
12 Yearsyrs
Build-Release Engineer Engineer Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Business Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Building Engineer Engineer Systems Engineer
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Sales Consultant Solution Specialist
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Release Engineer Release Manager Technical Project Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Building Engineer Chief Engineer Engineering Director
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Development Manager Director Of Software Development
Vice President, Software Development
11 Yearsyrs
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Release Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

73.0%

Female

23.4%

Unknown

3.6%
Ethnicity

White

64.2%

Asian

23.7%

Hispanic or Latino

7.2%

Unknown

3.9%

Black or African American

1.0%
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Languages Spoken

Chinese

18.2%

French

18.2%

Spanish

18.2%

Mandarin

13.6%

Cantonese

9.1%

Arabic

9.1%

Hebrew

4.5%

German

4.5%

Japanese

4.5%
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Release Engineer Education

Schools

Wayne State University

9.5%

Northeastern University

9.5%

University of Phoenix

8.6%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

7.6%

Lawrence Technological University

7.6%

Michigan Technological University

6.7%

University of Massachusetts - Boston

4.8%

Oakland University

4.8%

Michigan State University

4.8%

San Jose State University

3.8%

Kettering University

3.8%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.8%

California State University - Long Beach

3.8%

Western Michigan University

3.8%

North Carolina State University

2.9%

Boston University

2.9%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

2.9%

Framingham State University

2.9%

University of Detroit Mercy

2.9%

University of Toledo

2.9%
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Majors

Computer Science

25.1%

Electrical Engineering

14.3%

Business

10.6%

Computer Engineering

9.2%

Mechanical Engineering

7.6%

Engineering

4.4%

Computer Information Systems

3.9%

Project Management

3.2%

Information Technology

3.2%

Computer Applications

2.3%

Management

2.1%

Management Information Systems

2.1%

Mathematics

1.8%

Drafting And Design

1.6%

Information Systems

1.6%

Industrial Engineering

1.6%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

1.4%

Finance

1.4%

Industrial Technology

1.4%

Manufacturing Engineering

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

49.6%

Masters

26.3%

Other

12.0%

Associate

5.4%

Certificate

4.4%

Doctorate

1.3%

Diploma

0.9%
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Real Release Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
MTS 1, Config/Release Engineer EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA Apr 18, 2016 $170,000
Mobile Release Engineer Groupon, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Oct 31, 2016 $170,000 -
$190,000
Principal Release Engineer Robin Systems, Inc. Milpitas, CA Dec 28, 2015 $164,382 -
$180,000
Release Engineer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Dec 05, 2016 $160,000
Release Engineer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Jun 15, 2016 $160,000
MTS 1, Config/Release Engineer EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA Jun 08, 2015 $160,000
Software Release Engineer Accedo Broadband North America, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Dec 24, 2015 $153,000
Lead Release Engineer Salesforce.Com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 09, 2015 $146,000
Release Engineer, Kernel Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Jul 12, 2015 $145,000 -
$165,000
Release Engineer, Kernel Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Aug 17, 2015 $145,000
Config/Release ENG Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA May 13, 2016 $142,376 -
$151,300
Release Engineer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Oct 17, 2016 $140,000
Release Engineer Salesforce.Com San Francisco, CA Dec 23, 2015 $140,000
Release Engineer Expedia, Inc. Bellevue, WA Jan 07, 2016 $108,053 -
$112,200
Lead Deployment/Release Engineer Reed Group Westminster, CO Apr 17, 2015 $105,165
Devops Release Engineer Jpmorgan Chase & Co. Columbus, OH Jan 07, 2016 $105,000
Lead Release Engineer ADP Technology Services, Inc. Alpharetta, GA Sep 03, 2016 $104,437 -
$121,300
Release Engineer II Diversant LLC San Francisco, CA Oct 01, 2015 $104,350 -
$125,220
Lead Release Engineer Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc. Northville, MI Jan 09, 2016 $103,549
Associate Release Engineer Salesforce.Com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 20, 2016 $102,357
Psds Release Engineer General Motors Company Warren, MI Sep 21, 2015 $102,000
Lead Release Engineer Openet Telecom Inc. Reston, VA Apr 13, 2015 $86,000 -
$110,000
Release Engineer 1-Web Operations Best Buy Enterprise Services, Inc. Richfield, MN Jan 05, 2015 $85,000
Release Engineer The Mathworks, Inc. Natick, MA Aug 19, 2016 $85,000
Release Engineer Credit Karma, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 30, 2015 $85,000 -
$105,000
Configuration Release Engineer Axcelis Technologies, Inc. Beverly, MA Aug 27, 2016 $85,000
Software Release Engineer Ifactor Consulting, Inc. Tempe, AZ Aug 25, 2016 $85,000

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Top Skills for A Release Engineer

WebSphereANTContinuousIntegrationEnvironmentQAApplicationServerWindowsPerlScriptsMavenLinuxUnixConfigurationManagementSourceCodeDatabaseDevelopersAutomateProductionEnvironmentsSVNReleaseManagementSQLServerJira

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Top Release Engineer Skills

  1. Web Sphere
  2. ANT
  3. Continuous Integration Environment
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Deployed the archives like war files into the Web Sphere Application Servers.
  • Converted old builds using MAKE to ANT and XML for doing Java build.
  • Deployed java/J2EE applications to Application servers in an Agile continuous integration environment and also automated the whole process.
  • Facilitated triage meetings for product issues and enhancements with development team leads, product management staff, and QA.
  • Deployed Java Applications into Web Application Servers like Web Logic.

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