Staff Software Engineer, Release

Slack is looking for an experienced engineer to join our Release team, which is responsible for the tools and infrastructure that keep our Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone apps (yes, all of them!) building reliably and releasing frequently.

As a special unit within Slack's technical operations team, Build and Release engineering makes heavy use of continuous integration and configuration management tools to produce reliable, scalable infrastructure and enable the engineering teams building all of these applications to deliver feature after feature with confidence.

You should have a familiarity with all of the target platforms but experience authoring or building software on each one is not expected. Instead, you should possess the ability to research and experiment efficiently, a tendency to automate, and a desire to make their fellow engineers more productive.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Managing the configuration of Linux, Mac, and Windows build infrastructure
  • Automating the installation and upkeep of build tools and dependencies
  • Designing and maintaining automated release channels
  • Improving the reliability and performance of test and build processes


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience.

These things are not required but are certainly pluses:

  • Experience with configuration management tools, especially Chef
  • Experience with CI tools, especially Jenkins
  • Experience with Visual Studio and Xcode
  • Proficiency in Python and/or JavaScript

Slack is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Slack will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Slack is a layer of the business technology stack that brings together people, data, and applications – a single place where people can effectively work together, find important information, and access hundreds of thousands of critical applications and services to do their best work. From global Fortune 100 companies to corner markets, businesses and teams of all kinds use Slack to bring the right people together with all the right information. Slack is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and has ten offices around the world. For more information on how Slack makes teams better connected, visit

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Slack’s values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a pleasant and supportive place to work.

Come do the best work of your life here at Slack.