Release Engineer Lead in Dallas, TX at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 2/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

National General Insurance,, is currently hiring for a Software Release Engineer / Team Lead / DevOps for our growing IT team in Dallas, TX (Farmers Branch area).  The ideal candidate will have a strong software release engineering background with heavy experience with TFS.  This is a full-time position with our company that comes with competitive salary and full package of benefits.  We are motivated to hire immediately, please Apply accordingly.


Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.


Primary Purpose:.

Responsible for the design and development of builds, scripts, installation procedures, and systems including source code control and issue tracking.  Provide communication and collaboration between software development and infrastructure teams


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Develop and implement .NET application software release practices that can be used enterprise wide to create a consistent and commonly understood process by all concerned parties
  • Collaborate with developers and establish Visual Studio solution organization
  • Setup TFS builds, transformations and deployment configurations for each environment
  • Setup continuous integration capabilities
  • Delegate access to application developers to trigger non-production builds/deployments
  • Perform production build/deploy activities for application releases.
  • Support production deployments, assist with troubleshooting deployment issues
  • Assist with branching/merging for release management and in support of parallel development requirements
  • Collaborate with testing teams and assist with performance testing setups/executions
  • Facilitate load/performance testing in support of business sales cycles
  • Liaison between application development and infrastructure teams in the establishment of needed infrastructure in the development and subsequent support of application solutions
  • Develop an understanding of infrastructure footprint of existing .NET solutions and utilize as a pattern for new solutions
  • Serve as the SME for software development life-cycle tools – tools support testing, monitoring, integration/release and scheduling areas
  • Establish patterns and best practices on usage and monitor usage and track license availability/utilization



Minimum Skills and Competencies:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems
  • 3+ years of Application Development experience
  • 6+ years of distributed build/deploy experience
  • Expert working knowledge of Microsoft Team Foundation Server and source management
  • Expert working knowledge of all phases of software development including design, coding, testing and implementation.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Performs work with a high degree of latitude and handles the most complex issues
  • Provides leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring to a subordinate group
  • May act as "lead" or first-level supervisor
  • Ability to work with and understand business client requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish working relationships with individuals at varying levels within the organization.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure, adhere to project deadlines and procedures, multi-task and be detail-oriented


Desired Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of Release Management module within Team Foundation Server
  • Strong knowledge of Wintel server technologies (ex. IIS configurations, monitoring agents) and network
  • configurations (ex. DNS, proxy, firewall rule exceptions)
  • Strong knowledge of scripting languages.

Job Requirements

About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp. is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A– (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.

National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!

Companies and Partners

Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.

In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:

• Paid Training
• Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
• Wellness Programs
• Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k w/ Company Match
• Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
• Employee Discount Program
• Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
• On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
• On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
• Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000.


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