Release Automation Engineer

at 
Mill
Posted on 
18 Jan

Mill is all about answering a simple question: how can we prevent waste? Less waste can save time, money, energy, maybe even our planet. And there’s no better place to start than food. Food waste is one of the most solvable climate problems facing us today. Plus, our trash really stinks. It’s gross, heavy, and our least favorite chore. At Mill we are striving to build a better environment for all, as we take on climate and kitchen change.

Role Description:

As the first Release Automation Engineer on the team, you'll have a greenfield opportunity to design and build release infrastructure from the ground up. You will draw on a broad set of technical and problem solving skills to not only automate and manage releases, but also handle deployments and common developer tasks. A key aspect of this role is selecting or creating developer tools and processes to accelerate the overall team’s velocity. As the team works in a fast paced, start-up environment, new challenges and opportunities in release automation, testing, and developer process will arise and the ideal candidate will proactively devise creative solutions, regardless of technology. A critical component of the role is maintaining usable, reliable solutions, quickly resolving outages and investigating usability issues.

As a founding member of the Mill's team, you will also be instrumental in developing best practices and procedures and influence our growing company’s culture and team. Ideal candidates are also as excited about working on sustainability as we are!

Responsibilities:
- Automate build, release, and test pipelines for firmware, internal tool, cloud infrastructure, and QA codebases.
- Solve software developer tooling needs by evaluating trade-offs between existing third party options and custom scripts and implementing and maintaining the solution
- Configure and integrate third party tools such as bug tracking, crash reporting, build system to enable features that accelerate development
- Interface effectively with cross functional teams to develop requirements and feature requests, as well as proactively identify pain points. 
- Manage trade-offs to build tools and pipelines that are user-friendly, reliable, and secure
- Help set best practices for software development and testing to shape our early team’s velocity and code quality

Minimum Qualifications:
- Experience building and maintaining release and testing automation
- Experience integrating and configuring third party developer tools
- Strong skills with git, Github, and configuring Github Actions
- Strong programming skills in a scripting language such as Python
- Embedded C experience, including C, Makefiles, MCU compilers, and hardware in the loop testing
- Strong collaboration skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- B.S/M.S in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience building release pipelines or developer tools from scratch on new projects
- Experience diving in quickly to new tools and systems and distilling complexity into simple user flows for other team members
- Experience improving sharing code and testing across multiple software teams
- Experience working with data presentation, graphing, tables
- Frontend web skills a plus - for quick, visual internal tools 
- Networking skills a plus - for supporting remote work and test automation
- Experience with cloud and mobile app releases, and coordinating/automating deployments alongside firmware releases a plus.

The estimated base salary range for this position is $130k to $175k, which does not include the value of benefits or a potential equity grant. A wide range of factors are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to skill sets, market conditions, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and business and organizational needs. At Mill, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role.

For your awareness, we have been requiring that all employees and visitors who come into our offices verify that they are fully vaccinated with respect to COVID-19. Of course we are open to discussing accommodations where legally required, such as for medical or religious reasons. If you need to discuss accommodations or better understand this requirement, please let me know. Otherwise, please prepare to provide verification of your vaccination.

Job Description

Mill is all about answering a simple question: how can we prevent waste? Less waste can save time, money, energy, maybe even our planet. And there’s no better place to start than food. Food waste is one of the most solvable climate problems facing us today. Plus, our trash really stinks. It’s gross, heavy, and our least favorite chore. At Mill we are striving to build a better environment for all, as we take on climate and kitchen change.

Role Description:

As the first Release Automation Engineer on the team, you'll have a greenfield opportunity to design and build release infrastructure from the ground up. You will draw on a broad set of technical and problem solving skills to not only automate and manage releases, but also handle deployments and common developer tasks. A key aspect of this role is selecting or creating developer tools and processes to accelerate the overall team’s velocity. As the team works in a fast paced, start-up environment, new challenges and opportunities in release automation, testing, and developer process will arise and the ideal candidate will proactively devise creative solutions, regardless of technology. A critical component of the role is maintaining usable, reliable solutions, quickly resolving outages and investigating usability issues.

As a founding member of the Mill's team, you will also be instrumental in developing best practices and procedures and influence our growing company’s culture and team. Ideal candidates are also as excited about working on sustainability as we are!

Responsibilities:
- Automate build, release, and test pipelines for firmware, internal tool, cloud infrastructure, and QA codebases.
- Solve software developer tooling needs by evaluating trade-offs between existing third party options and custom scripts and implementing and maintaining the solution
- Configure and integrate third party tools such as bug tracking, crash reporting, build system to enable features that accelerate development
- Interface effectively with cross functional teams to develop requirements and feature requests, as well as proactively identify pain points. 
- Manage trade-offs to build tools and pipelines that are user-friendly, reliable, and secure
- Help set best practices for software development and testing to shape our early team’s velocity and code quality

Minimum Qualifications:
- Experience building and maintaining release and testing automation
- Experience integrating and configuring third party developer tools
- Strong skills with git, Github, and configuring Github Actions
- Strong programming skills in a scripting language such as Python
- Embedded C experience, including C, Makefiles, MCU compilers, and hardware in the loop testing
- Strong collaboration skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- B.S/M.S in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience building release pipelines or developer tools from scratch on new projects
- Experience diving in quickly to new tools and systems and distilling complexity into simple user flows for other team members
- Experience improving sharing code and testing across multiple software teams
- Experience working with data presentation, graphing, tables
- Frontend web skills a plus - for quick, visual internal tools 
- Networking skills a plus - for supporting remote work and test automation
- Experience with cloud and mobile app releases, and coordinating/automating deployments alongside firmware releases a plus.

The estimated base salary range for this position is $130k to $175k, which does not include the value of benefits or a potential equity grant. A wide range of factors are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to skill sets, market conditions, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and business and organizational needs. At Mill, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role.

For your awareness, we have been requiring that all employees and visitors who come into our offices verify that they are fully vaccinated with respect to COVID-19. Of course we are open to discussing accommodations where legally required, such as for medical or religious reasons. If you need to discuss accommodations or better understand this requirement, please let me know. Otherwise, please prepare to provide verification of your vaccination.

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