Build and Release Engineer

Skills and Experience you will bring:

  • 1 year of experience using build tools such as Bazel, Gradle, webpack, buck, pants
  • 2 years of experience using build systems like Jenkins, CircleCI, TravisCi
  • 1 year of experience with Debian packaging
  • 1 year experience managing bit repositories

About the Role

The Engineering Team builds next-generation systems for content management and distribution in the Media and Entertainment industry. Disney, NBCUniversal, Discovery, BBC, and many other content producers and publishers use our products and services to make the most of their file-based and live content for the least effort.

We work with high quality video in real-time and non-real-time scenarios across a wide range of cutting-edge tech. Specializations within the group span from low-level video manipulation and analysis, through back-end management and orchestration services, to web delivered UIs. Working in parallel with these teams is the Scientific Computing Group who work in computer vision, data science and machine learning, taking experiments in Jupyter notebooks through to deployment in production. This makes for a challenging and rewarding engineering experience of continual learning and plenty of opportunity to explore different parts of the stack.

Our technology stack includes a Serverless microservice architecture that capitalizes on the full breadth of AWS services with code written in Python, Rust and Java, our UI uses the latest versions of Angular, Typescript and NgRx, our CI/CD pipelines leverage AWS, Jenkins, Nexus, and Bazel in addition to our in-house release-management application to build and release 100’s of software components.

We are growing our build and release engineering team so we can facilitate the development, build and release of existing and new products and services. Our team is responsible for high quality and highly available build and release pipelines as well as infrastructure. We are looking for build and release engineers who can work with our development teams to understand their requirements and implement high quality build pipelines.

“Work is a thing you do, not a place you go”

We work in agile, low-bureaucracy, high-creativity, cross-functional teams spread across the world. It’s a highly creative work environment where we support your growth with opportunities for career progression, mentoring others and third-party education. The team is built on trust and is relaxed, open and welcoming to all, and there’s fun to be had with regular social events and sports teams.

As part of this role, you will be expected to:

  • Engage with development teams to understand, define and meet their products CI/CD requirements
  • Identify and drive automation of tasks associated with CI/CD processes
  • Develop and maintain documentation and diagrams outlining automated solutions and build architecture
  • Use build tools like bazel, gradle, and make to test, build and publish our applications
  • Write and maintain custom bazel rules, gradle build files and makefiles to automate various test and build tasks
  • Reduce build times for a better development experience for the development teams
  • Setup, monitor, upgrade and maintain our CI/CD services like Jenkins
  • Create and maintain various build and test jobs on our Jenkins server
  • Add and maintain projects in our internal release management service.
  • Maintain and monitor our external debian package repository
  • Create and maintain our internal package repositories for python, node, java, and docker
  • Maintain the build and release pipelines responsible for creating and publishing our applications to our debian repository
  • Identify bottlenecks and work on improving our release processes to make releases smoother and robust
  • On a monthly bases, perform the tasks required to build and release our applications and keep the stakeholders updated about the status of the release.
  • Maintain our git repositories on the company bitbucket instance.


This role allows you to work with “Full Flexibility” - for any work where being physically close to fixed equipment is not a requirement, you have the option to work remotely.

Remote working is not the same as working from home, WFH is just one very common option. You can work from wherever gets the creative juices flowing: coffee shops, co-working places, the park, a different country even! Anywhere with Internet access.

Of course, working from an office is an option too especially if you’re craving some ad hoc in-person interaction! Evertz has offices in Canada, England, Scotland, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Virginia, California, Arizona, Ohio, Hungary, Belgium, Poland and Australia. Many have great spaces for meet-ups as well as permanent or floating desk space.

Working Hours

This role allows you to work asynchronously meaning you can contribute at the times when you do your best work. Some people are early-birds, some are night-owls, maybe Saturday is better than Wednesday? Whilst some overlap for core meetings is needed, you don’t have to do your deep work between 9 and 5.

Salary & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary with annual performance-based bonus and stock option schemes. A pension plan; an employer funded health and medical plan; life insurance plan; long term disability coverage; paid time off; an employee assistance program; and a discount platform. The availability and specifics of these benefits vary by location, details of which will be provided during the hiring process.