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Tasktop Technologies is looking for a Release Engineer! [message #1053864] Wed, 08 May 2013 00:43
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Does the idea of matrix builds, highly virtualized test environments, and highly parallelized build jobs excite or scare you? How about CI, Maven, Tycho, Gradle, Ivy, Ant, Jenkins, Hudson, Git, Gerrit, OSGi, Puppet and Chef? If the answer is excite and you want to work for a growing startup then the Release Engineer position at Tasktop could be the perfect fit. Tasktop is looking for a self-motivated release engineer who revels in the idea of a clean, efficient, maintainable build system and understands how essential builds are to our software development process.

Every change to source code at Tasktop kicks off continuous integration builds running thousands of tests in dozens of different environments. In this position, you will drive a new level of innovation in the systems that we use to create, test and maintain our integrations to dozens of third party web services. The best candidate will have a solid understanding of build automation, continuous integration, provisioning technologies, automated testing, virtualization and software modularity with the ability to apply this knowledge to a building and assembling a complex product.

You will become an integral part of a world-class team developing our flagship product and ALM integrations. As a Release Engineer you will specialize in designing and optimizing our build systems to create and test our complex, modular software against multiple versions of third party systems in multiple environments and configurations.


Candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Jenkins and Hudson
  • Working knowledge of two or more build systems such as Maven, Gradle, Ant and Ivy
  • Familiarity with JUnit and test automation
  • Understanding of OSGi
  • Good understanding of Java
  • Working knowledge of Linux and scripting
  • Self-motivated and team-oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Exceptional candidates will also have the following qualifications

  • Knowledge of best practices in software design and development
  • Experience in building OSGi systems, Eclipse Features, Products and p2 repositories
  • A working knowledge of building systems with Maven and Tycho
  • Working knowledge of Windows, Linux, Mac OS
  • Working knowledge of Puppet and Chef
  • Virtualization

The successful candidate will be team oriented and willing to work in a dynamic environment.


We provide competitive salaries and a stock options plan. Compensation will depend on your qualifications, expertise and aptitude.
This position is located at Tasktop's head office in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Canada. Remote work opportunities exist for exceptional candidates.

About Tasktop

Tasktop Technologies is transforming the landscape of Agile, ALM, open source and productivity tools. We invented the revolutionary task-focused interface. Tasktop created and continues to lead the popular Eclipse Mylyn project which is downloaded over 2 million times per month. Our product lines include the award winning commercial version of Tasktop Dev and the enterprise-ready Tasktop Sync, a server based technology that allows ALM systems of record to integrate. These technology innovations combined with a powerful ecosystem of partners that include HP, IBM, Microsoft, CA, Thoughtworks, etc. place Tasktop as the central point of Lean ALM, enabling end-to-end flow through tools in the delivery of software.

Tasktop is a fast-growing team of passionate technologists creating some of the most widely visible changes in the software development community. We have values that focus on collaboration, learning, transparency, openness, having fun, and family. Being part of the team means happy hour, spontaneous rock band jam sessions and social events.

With a broad diversity of backgrounds, skills, and work experiences, our team has an abundance of smarts, is well-connected to other thought leaders, and has a hunger for winning and excelling. Tasktop provides its employees with interesting, challenging work and opportunities to represent the company externally, increasing both the company and the individual's profile. We participate actively in the Eclipse ecosystem and other open source projects and work with a worldwide ecosystem of colleagues, partners, and customers.

TO APPLY: Send an email to with the subject "Tasktop Release Engineer." Please include your resume and cover letter.

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