Cambridge, UK

Software Build Engineer

The Opportunity

At Featurespace, Release Engineering is responsible for the software production capability, ensuring we can always build and release high quality software. In automated build environments the quality of tools and their configuration, backed up by essential processes, are important factors. As Software Build Engineer you will play a vital role in the development and constant evolution of these tools and procedures. You will take pride in making sure every build is green and provides great value to our customers. This is a great opportunity to join a team creating world class build systems relying on both matured solutions (maven) and latest industry trends (configuration as code, Kotlin DSL). 

You will take part in activities and processes related to the safe release of our product ARIC to the business. This includes metrics collection, monitoring of appropriate gates and checks for release have been passed and that the as-built product can be recreated later if required.  

Release Engineering works closely with the Engineering and Cyber Security Teams to identify potential security vulnerabilities in our software artefacts and the management of dependencies at both build and deployment time. Through this you will gain exposure to various security tools and API’s we use to ensure our product is free these defects.  

Day to Day

Team Responsibilities 

As a member of Release Engineering, you will be expected to work with your team members to support the team with their following responsibilities. 

  • Maintaining operational capacity for software production, including critical build systems and release pipelines. 
  • Operational monitoring, maintenance, and support of critical engineering systems: source control servers, artifact storage and metrics. 
  • Governance around installer releases, CI and automation, Security Vulnerabilities. 

As a Software Build Engineer, you will also be expected to: 

    • Develop and improve the software build and release tools. 
    • Guide engineers on the most effective way to use software build infrastructure. 
    • Take part in software delivery process design. 
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About you

Must haves:

  • Highly organised and detail oriented. 
  • Experience in any object-oriented programming (Java/Kotlin/C#/C++) 
  • Scripting skills (Bash/Python/Powershell) 
  • Knowledge of continuous integration tools such as Team City or Jenkins. 
  • Experienced with the Linux command-line. 

Great to haves:

  • Experience of associated Maven build tooling. 
  • Experience of security and dependency management tools. 
  • Source control server management: Gitlab 

Personal Qualities

The work is often challenging and fast paced. We are looking for someone who has the following qualities:

  • The ability to focus on solutions when faced with problems
  • Quick to learn and grasp new concepts
  • Attention to detail
  • A passion to work for one of the fastest growing fraud prevention technologies in the world


And most importantly, a small-company attitude: willingness to adapt to a variable role and a great can-do attitude.

How to apply

If you think you’re a good fit for the role above, we would love to hear from you.

Fill out the short application form, upload your CV and one of the team will get back to you.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this role, or life at Featurespace, please contact [email protected]

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Featurespace Ltd., is committed to comply with the General Data Protection Legislation and any implementing legislation (the “Data Protection Legislation”) and will process your Personal Data in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation and information security legislation. Any capitalised terms used in this Privacy Notice shall be given the same definition as in the Data Protection Legislation.

This Privacy Notice sets out the basis on which Featurespace Ltd will process Personal Data relating to job applicants.

The Data Controller is Featurespace Ltd., 140 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0GF, United Kingdom.

Data refers to both Personal Data and Special Categories of Data. Your job application and the Personal Data held within it will be processed to assess your viability for the stated role. We may also process any information that you provide about your health, for the sole purpose of assessing whether any adjustments may need to be made to the recruitment process to accommodate you . If your application is unsuccessful, Featurespace will retain your Data for 24 months after the end of the recruitment process. Your Personal Data is processed in accordance with our legitimate interests of making sound recruitment decisions. You are under no obligation to provide us with your Personal Data. However without this, we cannot assess your job application. We will only process information about your health for the purpose of making reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process (if applicable), in accordance with our legal obligations. You have the following rights in relation to the processing of your Data: The right to be informed about how your Data is processed. You have the right to object to the processing of your Data based on our legitimate interests as outlined above. The right of access, to your Data and supplementary information relating to our use of your Data. In certain circumstances, we reserve the right to charge you for exercising this right. The right to rectification, if your Data is inaccurate or incomplete. In certain circumstances, the right to erasure, request the deletion of, or removal of, your Data. In certain circumstances, the right to restrict processing, block any further processing of your Data. We shall respond to any request made by you without delay and in any case within a month of your request. The right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you believe that your data protection/privacy rights have been breached. Your application will be submitted and stored on an application database (Greenhouse). Access to your Data on Greenhouse is limited to the relevant persons for your application- our internal recruiters, the hiring manager and interviewer(s). Your CV may be printed and shown to consulted decision makers, any physical copies will be securely and confidentially destroyed after a decision has been made on your application. Your CV is transferred to a third country, outside of the EEA, when it is processed by Greenhouse. Greenhouse meet the technical and organisational data security measures outlined in the GDPR Article 32, and are SOC2 Type II certified. We do not envisage that any decision will be taken about your application using automated means.

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