Senior Developer Productivity Engineer

Posted on Mar 16, 2023

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Job Details

Full Time
🌎 Worldwide

About Gradle

Gradle is the build tool of choice for millions of developers around the globe and is the official build tool for Android applications. Developing Gradle is a dynamic and demanding engineering challenge, with the reward of significant industry impact and collaboration with some of the world's best software teams.

Our software is used by some of the world's leading software organizations, such as Netflix, Airbnb, Spotify, and Twitter. We regularly collaborate with these and other users to make our products continuously better.

Gradle Build Tool is an important component in the overall supply chain security of software. We work with major software vendors and industry-wide initiatives to make the software ecosystem more secure.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace with a global multicultural team that learns from and respects each other. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion forward by investing resources in company-wide inclusion trainings, improving recruitment processes and contributing to groups that are committed to advancing racial/social justice and equality.

Gradle is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives and consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.


Anywhere in the world with working conditions that allow for seamless collaboration with your colleagues through email, chat, and video streaming.

While our team works remotely and is spread across the globe, we deeply value daily interactions and collaboration. We require working hours to overlap with team member timezones (EMEA or US East).

The Position

We are looking for senior developer productivity engineers with a demonstrated ability to efficiently deliver and maintain robust and useful software based solutions, as part of a collaborative team.

Our ideal candidates have a success record of shaping how development teams work by optimizing both processes as well as tooling used in the software delivery pipeline. While not necessarily Gradle experts, they do exhibit a deep understanding and interest in build automation and developer productivity. They thrive on making developers more productive by solving challenging build automation and CI requirements, are able to design and implement creative solutions that address build performance and reliability issues, possess and can capably articulate strong opinions, and feel comfortable collaborating with a distributed team.


  • Maintaining and improving our own software delivery processes
  • Designing and implementing robust build automation solutions
  • Applying the latest Gradle Enterprise features and providing product feedback
  • Coordinating Gradle Enterprise releases in collaboration with the entire engineering team
  • Making our entire engineering team more productive through code, process, and communication


Minimum qualifications

  • 5 years of software development experience
  • Experience programming in Java 11 or later
  • Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems
  • Experience with build tools like Gradle, Maven, or Bazel
  • Experience with CI systems like Jenkins, TeamCity, GitHub Actions, or GitLab
  • Working proficiency and communication skills in written and verbal English

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience developing and maintaining Gradle, Maven, or CI plugins
  • Experience developing large-scale Gradle, Maven, or Bazel builds
  • Experience automating the software build and delivery process
  • Experience working with AWS, Docker, and Kubernetes
  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with effective communication skills
  • Interest and ability to learn new software development skills and techniques

Our Hiring Process

1. Introductory meetings with the Talent Team

2. Technical evaluation

  • Take home assignment
  • Technical interview I (1 hour)
  • Technical interview II (1 hour)

3. Leadership meetings

4. Meeting with VP, Engineering (30 mins)

5. Meeting with our CEO (30 mins)


What We Offer

  • Work on a widely used product with a clear vision for the future
  • Contribute to leading solutions in the new industry of Developer Productivity Engineering
  • Close customer interaction with engineers from leading tech organizations
  • An automation-focused, test-driven engineering culture
  • Close collaboration with experienced and dedicated peer engineers
  • Opportunities for growth in technical and leadership responsibilities
  • In-person meetings, such as our annual company offsite and team meetings
  • Work from home in a remote-first environment
  • Competitive salaries and equity grants

Other Benefits

  • A focus on learning and development – Gradle offers an annual learning and development stipend and a monthly company-wide Learning Day, where we encourage all team members to focus on their professional development for the day
  • A hardware package that includes a laptop, monitor, other peripheral hardware, and a home office stipend to make sure you are fully set up to work remotely
  • Generous paid time off
  • Paid public holidays
  • Volunteer Day – We offer up to 8 hours of paid work time each year for team members to give back to their local communities
Senior Developer Productivity Engineerat Gradle