Release Team

Release Team

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For an understanding of what this team is going to be working on take a look at the product vision.


The Release Team is focused on all the functionality with respect to Continuous Delivery and Release Automation.

This team maps to Release devops stage.

Team Members

The following people are permanent members of the Release Team:

Person Role
Darby Frey Engineering Manager, Release (CD)
Shinya Maeda Backend Engineer, Release (CD)
Alessio Caiazza Senior Backend Engineer, Release (CD)
V.S. Backend Engineer, Release (CD)

Stable Counterparts

The following members of other functional teams are our stable counterparts:

Person Role
John Hampton Frontend Engineering Manager, Release (CD) & Verify (CI)
Dimitrie Hoekstra UX Designer, Release (CD) & Verify (CI) and Intern Product Manager, Package
Rayana Verissimo Senior UX Designer, Release (CD) & Verify (CI)
Filipa Lacerda Senior Frontend Engineer, Release (CD) & Verify (CI)
Andrew Fontaine Frontend Engineer, Release (CD)
New Vacancy - Darby F. (Interim) Engineering Manager, Release (CD)


Like most GitLab backened teams we spend a lot of time working in Rails on the main GitLab CE app, but we also do a lot of work in Go which is the language that GitLab Runner is written in. Familiarity with Docker and Kubernetes is also useful on our team.

How to work with us

On issues

Issues the Release team works on have the ~"Release" label. Issues that contribute to the release stage of the devops toolchain have the ~"devops:release" label.