Software Engineer - Release Engineering

Yelp, San Francisco, CA

Connecting people with great local businesses

Our Engineering Effectiveness Teams design and build developer tools that maximize the productivity of feature engineering teams at Yelp.

As an engineer on Effectiveness you’ll be involved in all parts of the software developments cycles, work closely with developers throughout the company to understand their needs, and make their working lives better.  

Your team makes strategic investments in technology across engineering, creating tools to make our developers happier and more effective, and you’ll use your empathy for developers and passion for engineering productivity to shape the day to day experience of every developer at Yelp.

What You Will Do:

  • Support and improve our tools for continuous build, automated testing, source control, and release management.
  • Rapidly deliver and maintain high-performance, scalable systems, tools and processes to meet the needs of our rapidly growing engineering teams.
  • Work closely with other engineers within your group and across the entire product engineering organizations.

We Are Looking For:

  • Command of your favorite programming language: Python, Ruby, Java, C++.
  • Knowledge and experience working with tools such as git, build systems, package managers (PyPi, npm, RubyGem), isolated development environments (virtualenv, rbenv, docker).
  • Comfortable working in a Unix environment.
  • Ability to collaborate and share ideas with other teams.
  • At least one year of full-time working experience (besides internships). If you don't have at least one year of experience in a similar role, please take a look at our College Engineering roles instead!


  • Love of Python.
  • Contributions to open source and/or a desire to contribute more.
  • Experience with software engineering best practices: unit testing, code reviews, design documentation, excellent debugging, troubleshooting skills.
  • Working knowledge of web infrastructure and distributed systems.
  • Previously released a user-facing project.
Interested in applying? Sweet! Share with us why you want to work at Yelp, and don't forget to mention any side projects, open source contributions, and personal websites/blogs.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About Yelp

Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Our users have contributed approximately 127 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. These reviews are written by people using Yelp to share their everyday local business experiences, giving voice to consumers and bringing “word of mouth” online.

Want to learn more about Yelp? Visit http://www.yelp.com