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Maintenance Release Coordination Engineer

SUSE · Feb 10th 2021

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SUSE the world's largest independent open source company, helps customers, partners and communities be the difference in their spheres of influence. Through open collaboration and agile, enterprise-grade open source solutions, customers, partners and communities are empowered to simplify tasks, modernize environments and accelerate business innovation – ultimately reaping the benefits of measurable value and better futures. Our customer obsessed operating model means exceptional service, value, flexibility and customer choice, with no enforced lock in.

SUSE's open, open source approach helps our customers and partners move their businesses forward, transforming IT, delivering increased agility and faster innovation.

SUSE's Engineering & Innovation (E&I) oversees the technology innovation, and product and solution development and delivery of SUSE's global portfolio, built within various open source projects and communities.

Objective of the role

Our Maintenance Coordination team provides premium service and fast software updates to keep our world-wide customers‘ businesses safe and running. To support our Maintenance Coordination team we are looking for a Maintenance Release Coordination Engineer with a strong background in packaging technologies who is responsible for the coordination of maintenance releases of our enterprise products with our software development teams.

What's Important to Us

  • High technical quality with customer focus. Our customers rely on our products and services. Products and updates we ship to our customers have to be of the highest quality. A precise working-style and our ability to analyze code makes this possible.

  • Curiosity and motivation to learn. Endless opportunities to learn and different products allow employees to develop themselves and grow their knowledge in a huge variety of areas.

  • Collaboration. Working with and within international teams allows to connect to highly skilled engineers around the globe. Regular events like hackathons, workshops, and outdoor events help to easily build up relationships and friendship within and across teams.

  • Flexible environment. Our working hours are as flexible as possible to allow employees to work when they are most creative and productive.

What You'll Do

  • Deliver maintenance for our products with a lifetime of up to 13 years

  • Help software development teams to provide the maintenance service they need

  • Support engineering teams that develop products using leading edge technologies to ensure maintainability at an enterprise level

  • Review new products, features, and product changes

  • Improve processes and tools

Experience We Want to See

  • Excellent track record as system software developer, administrator, or maintainer for a Linux operating system

  • Fluent English, both spoken and written

  • Ability to read and understand code of common scripting languages (e.g. Python, Perl, Bash) and native programming languages like C and C++

  • Deep knowledge about software packaging technologies, like RPM, and the Open Build Service is a big plus

  • Proved experience with container technologies is a plus

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and openSUSE product knowledge is a plus

What You'll Work With

  • Open Build Service (, )

  • Lots of internal applications and scripts mainly written in Python

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