Release Engineer

Release Engineer

Our clients currently have an exciting new opportunity for a Release Engineer

About our client


  • We’re a growing software and consultancy company working hard to keep the entrepreneurial fun atmosphere of a start-up.

    We always aim to be a company people want to work for.
  • Our software is developed using agile methodologies, working closely with our public sector customers
  • Ideas and inspiration come from all staff regardless of role.

    Guilds provide an easy way to expand knowledge and experience outside of standard departments.
  • We partner with the best in the business, including Salesforce and Amazon Web Services.

    We’re the first UK based company to be named AWS Government Competency Partner, recognising our expertise within the public sector.
  • Winner of the Barclays Small Business Excellence Awards 2016, which is given to companies that have displayed outstanding innovation, product, quality, service, imagination, marketing and managerial skills.
  • Winner of the European IT Excellence Award in 2016 for Customer Solution, which is given to companies that demonstrated how carefully they have been listening to their customers and building solutions that do make a difference.

About the Role

Our client operates a rich technology stack based around the Salesforce.com platform with solutions built up through Salesforce technologies, Arcus proprietary managed packages, standard configuration components and customer specific configuration and integrations.

As a Release Engineer, you'll be responsible for overseeing product delivery, monitoring client testing and production environments and delivery from the cloud packaging platform.

This involves managing the account manager, client and implementation teams expectations and risks.

Release Engineers play a pivotal role in ensuring that development and integration environments are effectively managed, updates are deployed through a reliable and efficient process, and the product is delivered to the Implementation team to a high quality in a frictionless manner.

The expectation is that you will use off-the-shelf tooling and your own development skills to automate as much as possible of the repetitive / repeating tasks and sustain a focus on achieving ever quicker, more reliable test and better managed packages.


What you’ll be doing

Environment Administration


  • Setup environments according to customer requirements
  • Manage the relationships between Development, Testing, Staging and Production environments, within Salesforce and integrated technologies (e.g.

    GIS, Document Management, Payments).
  • Execute commission tests to validate the deployed product and any related integrations.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for automation and develop suitable scripts / routines / code to deploy additional functions or data, using tools such as CumulusCI or ANT.
  • Work with Senior Test Engineers, client Domain Administrators and project managers to propose the best possible configurations of tools, upgrades and communities for each authority.
  • Implementation Deployments


  • Use tools like GearSet, GIT, DataLoader, ChangeSets and Salesforce Environment Hub to deploy code and product configurations
  • Plan deployments carefully, uncovering hidden complexities and dependencies between tasks
  • Act as a custodian / guardian of product quality and work with the QA Release Manager to ensure that appropriate testing and checking is performed at the various stages by product owners and customers
  • Analyse and troubleshoot deployment issues in a timely manner
  • Act as a custodian / guardian of product quality and work with the QA Release Manager to ensure that appropriate testing and checking is performed at the various stages by product owners and customers
  • Analyse and troubleshoot deployment issues in a timely manner
  • Product Upgrades and Patches


  • Perform upgrades and deploy patches to a customer’s existing environments and products whilst ensuring users disruption is minimised
  • Complete any necessary data migrations / updates to ensure integrity is retained when data model changes are required
  • Maintain a good level of communication with customers throughout the process
  • Continuous improvement


  • Maintain good deployment notes and records as well as suggesting appropriate improvements
  • Identify and act upon (e.g.

    through software development / scripting work) opportunities to automate repetitive manual tasks to focus your efforts on high value stakeholder engagement

What we need from you


  • 2+ years of relevant experience working with software or databases, finding and diagnosing issues (for example in Testing or DevOps)
  • Strong sense of logic and process with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to explain technical steps and/or issues to customers clearly and agree pragmatic routes forward
  • Excellent problem solving skills within complex and interconnected technical environments.
  • Experience deploying software and software configurations within a PaaS / SaaS environment.
  • Experience of administering a full range of client-specific instances / environments from Development to Live / Production.
  • Track record of using COTS tools to automate manual deployment steps.
  • Ability to work well with others and by self and be responsible for managing a backlog of deployment tasks efficiently.
  • What we’d like from you
  • Commercial experience of software or database deployment within an enterprise environment
  • Software implementation and (customer) configuration experience.
  • Software development experience.
  • Knowledge of local authority services.
  • Salesforce Experience
  • Our perks:

Formal Benefits:


  • Health insurance (for you and your family)
  • Work From Home policy
  • Medical Cash back plan (for you and your family)
  • Life insurance
  • Pension Scheme - fund match up to 3%
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday
  • Holiday Buy/Sell Scheme of up to 5 days
  • 35hr week with flexitime and working from home

Culture benefits


  • The good feeling that comes from working to improve the public sector
  • Career progression in your hands, whether you want to work with development, customer relationships or business skills
  • Friendly & entrepreneurial environment: we’ve created a stimulating, fun, collaborative and entrepreneurial environment where people are looked after.

    Joining Arcus means you’ll be joining a 'family' rather than 'just another company'
  • Free fruit and healthy snacks
  • Social events: Thirsty Thursdays, Souper Mondays, and monthly events organised by Team Awesome make us a very social company
  • Social clubs: whether you’re into music, sport, or board games there’ll be a social club for you

How to Apply

Please click on the link provided and you will be redirected to our client’s website to apply directly.



  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Rate: £25k - 30k per year + Benefits
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: IT
  • Recruiter: Hiring People
  • Contact: Hiring People
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  • Reference: ARC53
  • Posted: 2018-01-11 16:51:29 -

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