Kansas City Southern Railway Build & Release Engineer II in Kansas City, Missouri
Build & Release Engineer II
This position is responsible for designing, implementing , supporting and monitoring Release Management software (i.e., TFS running in the KCS data center). Primary focus on configuration management, release management, software builds and deployment automation.
Responds to customer service requests and provides production support coverage supporting KCS release management platforms (TFS).
Assists with incident and problem management.
Manages change and configuration for applications running in production and non-production environments.
Provides 7X24 support
Configures and supports production, development, test and DR environments on supported
Customizes the TFS build definitions to suite to the KCS build and deployment culture
Manages TFS application and system infrastructure patch releases, including enhancements to current application functionality.
Creates, maintains, and updates platform documentation and standard operating procedures.
Designs and implements various automated release plans to support Dev, QA, and Prod environments
Participates in disaster recovery preparedness efforts.
Exemplifies KCS Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Information Systems or a technology related discipline
Two (2) years of Windows Server/Unix/Linux systems administration experience
Two (2) years experience with CI, Test, and Build Systems - ANT, MAVEN, TFS, Jenkins
Two (2) years hands on with TFS application deployment, configuration and support
Two (2) years experience with Chef and Docker orchestrator
Four (4) years experience with Release Management processes and procedures
Four (4) years programing language Ruby, Shell, Bash, Python and PowerShell
Advanced application troubleshooting skills, ability to resolve complex problems
Ability to identify, isolate, and resolve production and non-production system problems, service requests and support processes
Effective verbal and written communication skills, focused on documentation
Ability to deal with stressors resulting from project deadlines and multi-tasked environment
Knowledge of DB Oracle 11x, MySQL, Server 2008 abd MongoDB
Knowledge of integration platforms MuleSoft , SSIS and Informatica
General knowledge of virtualization platforms, VMware, ESX, Citrix and Oracle VM
Understanding of Web logic, Web Sphere and Tomcat
Follow designated KCS architecture, industry best practices for solutions for the business
Responsibility, accountability and credibility in all work and research assignments and sustain the ability to be highly self-motivated and directed
Strong technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocol
The duties listed are representative of the job; however, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties a person may be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer/Veteran/Disabled. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Kansas City, Missouri, United States