The Release Automation Engineer role of JH Release and Environment Management will be responsible
for the development and maintenance of Automated Deployment Pipeline processes utilizing automation / configuration management tools as approved by JH / Manulife to enable release self-service.
This role provides support for release and deployment activities in different platforms, automates code deployments, facilitates and processes code deployments, and provides administration for code deployment tools.
Key Accountabilities :
Responsible for version management, build, deployment activities on multiple platforms.
Develop processes and scripts to automate building and verifying of compiled code and deployments
Knowledge and experience with continuous build environments. Ability to configure new builds, and modify existing ones as needed.
Troubleshoot failed builds and deployments. Determine and fix environment and configuration issues. Analyze logs and communicate potential code issues to development teams.
Collaborate with multiple feature development teams to identify needs for building and deploying their applications and building CI Pipeline
High Availability for support and rotation for overseeing customer facing applications and infrastructure.
Facilitate, manage and communicate information related to environments - their current state, deployed versions and availability to developers, QA engineers and team members.
Provide oncall or weekend support if needed
Any additional responsibilities or functions that will be provided by the MBPS Management Team or the Manulife Business Unit as deemed necessary in the course of the business operations.
Minimum Skills Requirement to Hire :
The candidate :
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent
Proven decision making, problem solving and troubleshooting abilities in development and production settings.
Excellent analytic and organizational skills with strong ability to handle multiple activities and priorities simultaneously.
Self-starter with ability to work with minimal supervision and to thrive in a fast-paced environment, across multiple and diverse systems groups.
Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.
Strong English communication skills both verbal and written.
Willing to work during night shift : 8PM-5AM
Technical Skills :
Ability to code and script
A Strong understanding of code and script (examples : UNIX )
Experience with systems and IT operations
Comfort with frequent, incremental code testing and deployment
Data management skills
A strong focus on business outcomes
Experience with automation / configuration management tools using either TeamCity, Puppet, Chef or an equivalent
Well versed in current technology and industry trends and be able to assess their impacts and viability on the application portfolio.
Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service
Must have strong customer service orientation. Comfort with collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders
Knowledgeable in ITIL process
Knowledgeable in Agile Methodologies
Working or hands-on experience of Cloud / Azure Management, Salesforce and other Release Management tools.
Tools Specific Knowledge and / or Familiarity :
Informatica / ETL
Git / Gitlab