Software Release Engineer


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Job Description

Seeking a mid/senior level Software Release Engineer with 2 years or more of relevant experience to support the Payload Control System (PCS) program.  The primary function for this position is managing the build and release process for software developed across multiple site locations.  This includes generating, installing and troubleshooting builds, and working closely with developers, testers, and management to ensure build processes are followed. 


Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Manage the software build and release process
  • Develop scripts to build and deploy software releases
  • Conduct preliminary checkout of builds, troubleshoot issues, and work with team members as needed to achieve issue resolution
  • Oversee maintenance of source code repository (SVN)
  • Plan and manage build release activities and coordinate across multi-site team
  • Generate and maintain software build procedure documentation
  • Work closely with team to ensure build processes and configuration management (CM) best practices are followed
  • Refine build and release processes as needed

Skills & Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum 2 years of software build/CM experience in a Linux environment
  • Solid understanding of CM best practices and tools
  • Understanding of source control, branching and merge strategies.  Experience with SVN a plus.
  • Experience with Linux-based software compilation (g++) and scripting
  • Experience with build automation
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Active DoD Clearance



BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related degree


***This position requires the applicant to hold an active DoD Clearance.***


If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please contact our recruiting department at or call 703.368.6107. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.


To learn more about the Benefits offered by Progeny Systems, including a minimum $1,000 sign-on bonus for all new hires, please visit our website at

About Progeny Systems

Progeny Systems is a privately held, high-tech small business that provides premium systems, services, and products for the Department of Defense, government agencies and commercial clients. We are a technology leader in numerous areas including: technology insertion; acoustic sensors; signal processing; combat systems; torpedoes; cyber security; biometrics; knowledge management; undersea vehicles; open architecture; electromagnetic maneuver warfare; electronics packaging; and image/video processing/analysis.

As a small business, Progeny Systems is a participant in the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Progeny Systems has a proven track record of transitioning numerous SBIR contract awards into full-scale production, and has also successfully competed with large defense corporations.  Progeny System's ability to leverage flexibility, rapid turnaround, customer responsiveness, and encourage an environment for experimental research has been critical to our success in developing, producing and supporting numerous mission critical national defense systems.

Progeny has provided highly complex products/programs to the United States Government in collaboration with the following agencies, among others:

-       United States Navy

-       United States Air Force

-       United States Army         

-       Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

-       National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)