Buildduty occupies a given release engineer full-time for an entire week. Many of the duties involved can and should be automated, or at the very least, made self-serve. Doing so will allow *all* release engineers to be more proactive and allow them to be more dev-focused, instead of just the single release engineer who happens to have "buildduty" attached to their IRC nick in a given week.
A Pivotal Tracker story has been created for this Bug: https://www.pivotaltracker.com/story/show/81854444
A Pivotal Tracker story has been created for this Bug: https://www.pivotaltracker.com/story/show/82064784
Does contracting it out count? We're in a much better state here with SV helping us out.