The Sourcery is hiring a

Build & Release Engineer

Madison, United States is growing!’s product allows “kids to be kids” online while protecting them from negative influences on their social development and mental well-being. This is a position for a mid-level Build & Release Engineer who will build the entire end-to-end machinery of processes, tools and systems that connect the two-way automation system, the build system, and the release system.

Who is this role for?


You’re a mission-driven developer interested in tech-for-good. You’ve mastered some skills across the LAMP stack, CI tools, and scripting languages and you’re looking for your next challenge. You want to join a hyper-talented team and continue to help’s product expand in the marketplace.


  • Minimum 2-3 years of professional engineering experience (no brand new grads)
  • Understanding of source control, branching and merge strategies, especially with Git and Github
  • Basic understanding of LAMP
  • Experience with CI tools, especially Jenkins
  • Familiarity with scripting languages, especially Python and Bash Shell script
  • Attention to detail and elegant solutions


Bonus points for:

  • Understanding of computer networking, HTTP/HTTPS/DNS/etc.
  • Experience with configuration management tools, especially Ansible and Chef
  • Familiarity with Serverless Framework is a huge plus
  • Familiarity with Docker is a plus

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Build out the end-to-end build infrastructure
  • Build out the end-to-end build processes
  • Carefully manage dependencies between system components
  • Keep stakeholders posted on the status of releases and backlog
  • Improve the reliability and performance of test and build processes
  • Perfect the release, rollback, hotfix processes to "move fast without breaking stuff" (we are not a social networking site, but the entire network layer of our customers!)
  • Grow your skills!


Stuff to know:

  • This is a full-time, salaried position
  • This role comes with some serious equity!