A build engineer creates applications for a range of different technologies and makes them available for manufacture. The engineer will research and compile regular reports and performance metrics on the software building process and recommendations around what can be done to improve it. They will also create and release company product guidelines.
While the exact responsibilities of a build engineer will depend on their seniority and the company for which they are working, the build engineer’s primary responsibility is to manage software builds, configuration and deployment. Build engineers also assist in troubleshooting and general support.
Typical requirements of the role of a build engineer include:
The role of a build engineer requires a degree in computer science or an equivalent subject.
As a senior position, candidates generally need a minimum of five years’ experience in a build and release engineering environment.
Key skills required for the role of a build engineer include: