Senior Build and Release Engineer (ESO)

Job Locations US-MD-Hunt Valley | US-TX-Austin | US-WI-Madison
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


The Senior Build and Release Engineer will be responsible for creating and maintaining Software and Version Control systems and Build Management systems. The Engineer is responsible for maintaining the source control system and developing scripts that will improve the development of the build process. The position will also be responsible for overseeing the lifecycle of various software initiatives from development to deployment, while monitoring, recording, and controlling changes to maintain product integrity.


The preferred location for this role is Hunt Valley, MD, Austin, TX, or Madison, WI. Will consider remote.


  • Support the build and release process including management of environments
  • Maintain and improve the automated build system and coordinate releases
  • Plan and manage the development of product builds and build releases into the existing infrastructure
  • Design and implement efficient procedures for the distribution and installation of new software to the technical infrastructure
  • Manage the exact content and rollout plans for release, through partnership with Change Management
  • Manage release branches
  • Build and provide high-level tests for release binaries
  • Improve the efficiency and scalability of the build process and environments on a continuous basis
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other departments to resolve Release and Build dependencies to ensure smooth and timely Release deployment


  • 5+ years of industry experience in Technical Art/Tools
  • Strong understanding of Python, C#, or any other object oriented language
  • Strong understanding of Tool UI development and subsystems
  • Strong understanding of core game data pipelines
  • Experience with coding practices and management
  • Solid problem solving and math skillset
  • Ability to adapt and respond to changing needs throughout the course of the development cycle
  • Must be self-sufficient and have excellent time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Familiarity with common data formats: XML/JSON/etc.
  • Familiarity with common 3D data formats: OBJ/FBX/ALEMBIC/etc.

Preferred Skills

  • Perforce
  • C# knowledge and debugging
  • Documentation practices for developers and users of tools

Salary Range

Sr. Build & Release Engineer - The typical base pay range for this position at the start of employment is expected to be between $100,000 - $215,000 per year.


ZeniMax has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets. The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role; the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate’s primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.


At ZeniMax certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, such as merit increases and discretionary bonuses. These awards are allocated based on individual performance and are not guaranteed. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of employment with ZeniMax and the country work location. U.S.-based employees have access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid vacation time, paid sick and mental health time, and several paid holidays, among others.

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