Release Engineer (d/f/m)

Department: Product Development
Office: Ableton AG / Germany
Schedule: Full-time

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Your mission

We make Live, Push and Link—unique software and hardware for music creation and performance. With these products, our community of users creates amazing things.
Developing and releasing these products makes high demands on the release management. At Ableton, this comprises all aspects of releasing a product—from a single commit of code to making sure everything is in the package we wish to deliver and adding the final release to our distribution network.
As Release Engineer your focus is on managing the ongoing releases on a technical level, and on developing and maintaining technical solutions to support the release processes. You work in the team of the release manager, and in close collaboration with developers, product owners, delivery managers, documentation writers, and quality assurance.

Your responsibilities

  • You will coordinate releases for Live, Push, sound content and Max for Live
  • You will maintain and develop software tools for release management
  • You will support in mapping out timelines and road maps with the team product owners, delivery managers and commerce and help in identifying technical interdependencies and conflicts between releases and products
  • You will work with developers, product owners, and delivery managers to understand the specific release need and content
  • You will work with quality assurance to identify risks and provide and build releases necessary for a product’s release cycle such as alpha phases, beta phases, and release phases
  • You will work with the development-tools team to make sure that the Continuous Integration system supports all current release needs

Your profile

  • You’re familiar with project management in a software engineering context and can interact with several stakeholders
  • You are proficient in git and GitHub (including branching strategies)
  • You have good experience in programming in some modern language (preferably Python and/or JavaScript)
  • You understand CI and tools like Jenkins
  • You understand API standards like GraphQL, and tools like Postman
  • You feel home on a Unix environment, and optionally, you like Emacs (Org mode)
  • You are interested in music technology

Your application

If you like the sound of this role, please apply with the following documents and information:

  • CV (without picture)

About Ableton

Here at Ableton, we come from a wide range of cultural and professional backgrounds. What connects us is the shared belief that each of us has the skills and knowledge to contribute to the future of music culture.

We’re dedicated to what we do, and equally so about improving who we are. We work hard to foster an environment in which people can develop both personally and professionally. We believe that teams work best when they include a range of skills and experiences. That’s why we’re committed to becoming a truly inclusive workplace, providing equal opportunity in both our recruitment process and in the subsequent growth of an employee. Working here, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in mentoring, soft skills training and coaching. We care deeply about the balance between work and life, and support this with benefits surrounding health and fitness, mobility, working hour flexibility, the provision of ergonomic work equipment, as well as inspiration and tools for music-makers.

With us, you’ll work in a relaxed but dynamic environment, surrounded by people who love music and technology. You’ll be creatively challenged, encouraged to learn, and you’ll become part of an expanding, international company.

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