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Senior Release Engineer - Salesforce

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Date: Feb 16, 2021

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317 Concord, MA, US, 01742 Apex, NC, US, 27523 Baltimore, MD, US, 21229-9998 Austin, TX, US, 78746 Chicago, IL, US, 60699-9208 Atlanta, GA, US, 30304-9998 Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104-9998 Boston, MA, US, 02205-9761 Denver, CO, US, 80217-0009 New York, NY, US, 10001 Charlotte, NC, US, 28217

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.



We are looking for an experienced Salesforce Senior Release Engineer for our Commercial Applications team. Ansys is building a multi-cloud Salesforce solution to manage over $1.2B in revenue and offer our customers a modern platform to interact with our teams, use our software, and obtain support.


The Senior Release Engineer will partner with the Salesforce development and QA teams to make sure they have a clear path and process for testing and deploying in the Salesforce platform. She or he will deploy industry best practices for managing a release process that meets the demand of a multi-cloud and worldwide Salesforce implementation.


The successful candidate will have a record of success in managing and improving Salesforce release processes in partnership with Solutions Architects and Product Owners in an Agile Scrum environment.


This position can sit remote anywhere in the US. 



  • Understand product roadmaps and identify environment dependencies and alignments
  • Plan, manage and execute scheduled Salesforce application releases end-to-end using Copado
  • Own the provisioning of sandbox environments for a Sprint/Project, which includes setting up of Salesforce Orgs and its integrations such as Adobe Experience Manager, Pardot, or Siebel CRM
  • Communicate the Dev Ops schedule and activities to the Scrum/Project Teams
  • Work with the development teams to resolve merge conflicts and deployment errors
  • Prepare and manage the Production Deployment Plan
  • Coordinate code merges across multiple Salesforce Orgs.
  • Manage complex release builds and DevOps pipelines in Copado
  • Manage code branches, including archiving
  • Perform package comparison and merge analysis, ensuring code coverage
  • Manage Salesforce sandboxes, refreshes, and upgrades
  • Establish and drive compliance with CI/CD best practices within the Salesforce environment
  • Manage reports on release progress and communicate overall DevOps performance
  • Define Release readiness criteria to ensure all changes meet criteria prior to deployment
  • Knowledge of resolving merge conflicts and deployment error



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or engineering
  • Salesforce Administrator Certification
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in key Salesforce.com capabilities, including a Salesforce developer experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with Salesforce production configuration management
  • Experience with version control software (Git)
  • Experience with Copado and Salesforce ALM tools



  • Salesforce Application, Developer, or System certifications
  • Experience with Agile Scrum cycles and tools (with Azure DevOps or Jira)
  • Experience working in a high-growth, fast-paced tech company, preferably in the Software industry


Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high, met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on.  Because at Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration.  It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com
Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys.  Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.



Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh