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Release Manager

Job Title
Release Manager
Job ID
27652734
Location
Remote or Melbourne,  FL 32934
Other Location
Description

Summary: The Release Manager is the major liaison between application development and production for release management control. This person is responsible for the cross-technology domain release management, process design, optimization and policy. Release management oversees the process by which the production environment is updated, upgraded and maintained.

Remote work allowed.

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree or higher

Required Years of Experience: A minimum of 5 years of experience in software development with proven release responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, audit, monitor and enforce established release management processes and policies in support of cross-domain configuration integration, testing, completeness, and consistency
  • Provide support to domain-specific release management resources in a timely and efficient manner
  • Coordinate release program activities and functions as a subject matter expert in release management, ensuring production readiness in a timely fashion
  • Ensure alignment with third-party deployment expectations and processes, keeping development teams up-to-date on changes with schedule, processes, or policies
  • Create and track the release improvement process to be applied across all domains and functions
  • Responsible for release communication to stakeholders ensuring clear visibility and accountability for releases, to include Release Readiness Reviews, Milestones, Go/No-Go Decisions
  • Work closely with project management to raise and mitigate release risks
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Experience with Atlassian tools to include JIRA and Confluence
  • DevSecOps experience
  • Familiarity with the Agile Scrum methodology
  • Experience with management and coordination of Release activities between multiple workstreams
  • Experience with UAT and IOC coordination between the Development team and VA Stakeholders/Business Owners
  • Prior release management experience
  • Proficiency in application development release processes and tools
  • Excellent analytical skills and troubleshoots metadata deployment errors
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to proactively keep the team mindful of deadlines and requirements; clearly articulates what and why process steps are necessary
  • Excellent organizational skills; detail oriented
  • Ability to build and manage relationships effectively with clients, third-party partners and internal stakeholders
  • Must be comfortable with MS Project and able to work closely with Project Managers and Planner/Scheduler to make assumptions and manage shifting schedules. 
  • Must be able to articulate and manage tasks, dependencies, task durations and risks in a timely manner.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience with VA / US Government Agencies
  • ITIL certification in release management
  • Project management (PMP) certification

 

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