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Build and Release Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Manages computer source code and organizes components of software development process to get software ready for release and installation. Compiles source code created by software developers, writes scripts, builds and tests software.

Job Outlook

There were 231 Build and Release Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 5869 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Software Developer / Engineer industry, which includes the Build and Release Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Build and Release Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $109,315.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $113,238.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Build and Release Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $96,725.

Education and Experience

Posted Build and Release Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree1%
Bachelor's Degree73%
Master's Degree24%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other2%

Posted Build and Release Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years12%
3 to 5 years64%
6 to 8 years17%
9+ years8%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Build and Release Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (34%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (29%)
  • Planning (26%)
  • Problem Solving (16%)
  • Troubleshooting (16%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Git (40%)
  • Software Engineering (38%)
  • Linux (36%)
  • Version Control (29%)
  • Quality Assurance and Control (29%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) (20%)
  • Tableau (19%)
  • Website Production (19%)
  • Rackspace (19%)
  • SQL (15%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Bitbucket (7%)
  • Microsoft PowerShell (7%)
  • Ansible (6%)
  • GitHub (6%)
  • Atlassian Bamboo (5%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Scrum (25%) – marginal value $3,068

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Build and Release Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Build/Release Engineer
  • Release Train Engineer
  • Release Engineer
  • Build Engineer
  • Configuration Engineer Senior Advisor - Devsecops

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Build and Release Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Humana (160)
  • Anthem Blue Cross (158)
  • Aya Healthcare (91)
  • Travelers (88)
  • Peraton Corporation (44)

North Carolina

  • Bank of America (13)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (5)
  • Anthem Blue Cross (3)
  • Truist Financial (3)
  • Relias (3)

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