Purpose This role is responsible for Release Management lifecycle which includes scheduling, coordinating and the management of releases across the enterprise for multiple applications across various portfolios.
As a Release Manager, you will be responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing processes, and utilizing information technology infrastructure library (ITIL) best practices.
In addition, you will ensure deploys, and sustain high quality, highly available information technology (IT) solutions that align with business and information technology services (ITS) strategic objectives.
Key Responsibilities Responsible for implementing and managing release processes for code through development, QA, UAT, and production environments.
Works with IT management to improve the software engineering processes and practices associated with continuously building, deploying, and updating software and environments.
Provide services to help product management and project teams manage and deploy releases into production in a fast pacing Agile environment.
Leads the effort of defining the IT strategic direction for release management tools to ensure the process requirements of release management are built in.
Responsibilities also include building the IT Release Calendar in working closely with the IT project teams to create a centralized view of all releases.
Manages risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality.
Assists in managing projects and interdependencies to ensure milestone adherence and the integrity of the release can be measured.
Conducts Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business GoNo-Go reviews and maintains Produce Deployment, Run Books and Implementation Plans.
After hours and on-call work is required as part of the release cycle.
Experience Minimum five (5) years of related work experience in Release Management Experience with Continuous IntegrationContinuous Delivery (CICD) Experience in Agile Development Methodology Exposure to and familiarity with Waterfall Experience working in a high paced environment with an emphasis on process improvements Knowledge of ITIL standards and best practices Previous experience in managing the packaging and delivery of software Azure DevOps experience a plus Skills Ability to plan the release windows and cycles across a portfolio Self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to take initiative Ability to prioritize conflicting tasks while staying flexible and responsive Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills Strong sense of urgency Positive outlook, patience, and strong relationship-building skills Technical Skills Octopus Deploy GIT Deployment Automation tools (a plus) Education Bachelor s degree in engineering, science, information technology, business management, or related fields.