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Lead Software Engineer, Build and Release

Company: Humane---
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

About The Role
As a Lead Software Engineer, Build and Release, you will develop the process, tooling, and infrastructure to ship secure, high-quality, and timely software releases to customer devices in the field, while enabling rapid iteration and feedback cycles on internal engineering builds. You will develop software to compose and unify a combination of microcontroller firmware, higher-level operating system software (eg, Android/Linux), and application layer code into a signed release package. You will partner closely with our software engineering and program management teams to develop release roadmaps, and work with our test engineers to ensure any releases we ship maintain an impeccable quality reputation with our customers. This role will involve hands-on technical leadership of multiple contributing engineers across functions and teams.
What You Might Do

  • Set technical direction and priorities for build and release tasks within the device infrastructure software team
  • Orchestrate build and release flows across multiple build systems and layers of the software stack, leveraging 3rd party tools (eg, Artifactory) for versioning and distribution across internal systems
  • Partner with the security and operations teams on factory process for secure boot of MCU and SOC HW targets, as well as secure OTA update of multiple layers of SW and FW on our products
  • Coordinate with other cross-functional teams such as security, device and services software, test automation, and program management to deliver high-quality SW releases
  • Accelerate developer productivity by identifying and optimizing critical paths in the build and release workflows
  • Partner with management on hiring, growth, and team development strategies

    Essential Qualifications

    • 7+ years experience as a software engineer and/or engineering manager
    • 2+ years developing tooling and infrastructure software for purposes such as build, release, test automation, and/or developer productivity
    • 2+ years providing either formal or informal technical leadership of software project(s) involving multiple contributors and a meaningful number of internal and/or external customers
    • Familiarity with CI/CD best practices
    • Programming experience in at least one of Python, Bash, C/C++, Java, Rust, Kotlin
    • Ability to collaborate in a psychologically safe and healthy team environment

      Preferred Skills

      • Experience with Android OS and/or application build systems such as Soong, Bazel, Gradle, CMake
      • Familiarity with secure boot, build signing, and OTA release processes
      • Experience developing build and release tooling and processes for shipping hardware products
      • Knowledge of one or more continuous integration pipeline software products such as Jenkins, Github Actions, CircleCI, etc---
      • Experience with GitLab, Github, or other hosted source control systems

        Salary range: $220,000 - $250,000

Keywords: Humane---, San Francisco , Lead Software Engineer, Build and Release, IT / Software / Systems , San Francisco, California

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