• Sr. Automation Engineer, IT Build & Release

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  • Overview

    Tractor Supply Company (TSCO), the largest retail chain of rural lifestyle products in the United States, is dedicated to enhancing our strong company culture built on our team members’ commitment to our Mission and Values.  With over 1,700 stores in 49 states and an innovative e-commerce platform, Tractor Supply ranks in the Fortune 400 with revenues of $7 billion and growing! Come grow your career with us as we serve those who live “Life out Here”!


    IT Build & Release professionals! Do you have command of the full SDLC with WCS and Sterling eCommerce systems? Are you ready to be responsible for continuous integration, deployment and delivery of WebSphere Commerce and Sterling Commerce applications to multiple environments for a growing Fortune 500 company?  Key responsibilities include management and maintenance of build, deployment and automation pipelines and processes for Agile work streams.


    • Architects, maintains, and streamlines automated build and release pipeline from code compilation, automated testing, to deploying releases to multiple environments 
    • Maintains source control branches and performing integrations with merge conflicts 
    • Facilitates and champions the quick resolution of problems found during the daily build and deployment efforts 
    • Creates and maintains documentation of the build/release process
    • Works closely with the development teams to integrate new deployment processes and strategies 
    • Leads initiatives to improve the build and deployment process. Makes recommendations to improve quality, reporting, and reduce deployment time 
    • Assists in the managing and maintaining of test environments, ensuring that these environments are properly setup, configured, and available for each project as scheduled 
    • Analyzes new projects and initiatives and assesses environment readiness to support their collective development. Recommends necessary changes to the environments
    • Coordinates release activities with other teams (internal and external), partnering with the Change Management group to ensure a smooth and trouble-free roll out of releases 


    • Bachelor's degree in computer systems design or computer science, and/or 5-9 years equivalent work experience
    • 6-9 years of experience in DevOps, build engineering, release management, automated software deployment practices, or software development.
    • Experience as a Build and Release Manager/Engineer for an organization with large and complex information systems is preferred
    • Experience with design and configuration of continuous integration build system through collaboration with IT Development and Middleware teams is preferredStrong critical thinking skills with the ability to use proven problem-solving approaches to most solutions.
    • Strong experience with IBM WebSphere Commerce, IBM Sterling Commerce, SOLR, and related build and deployment processes
    • Strong experience with IBM Http Server, IBM WebSphere Application Server, IBM MQ and Deployment Manager software
    • Strong experience with build automation, orchestration and dependency management tools such as Jenkins, Maven, and Ant
    • Strong experience with source control and management tools (SVN, Git, Clearcase)
    • Experience with SQL/PLSQL, scripting (Shell, Bash)
    • Experience with containerization, build, deployment and management of containers a plus
    • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes a plus
    • Strong ability with an Enterprise Scheduling tool such as Cisco Tidal, Oracle Enterprise Scheduler or Tivoli
    • Experience building and deploying J2EE applications
    • Demonstrated collaboration skills with the ability to handle conflict and to work with a distributed team
    • Strong ability to work independently, work in a fast-paced environment, and manage workload prioritization to deliver high quality work products on time with minimal direction.
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal


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