14 days old

Software Release Manager

Collegeville, PA 19426
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    $50 To $55

Release Manager Job Overview:

Extensive experience in software release management. Knowledge of source code strategy, branching and products such as Subversion and GitHub a must.

You will own the Records Information Management Release Management lifecycle which includes scheduling, coordinating and the management of releases across the enterprise for multiple applications across various Portfolios The releases can be inclusive of application updates, operating system patches, security improvements, hardware upgrades, Projects and Programs. Where necessary you'll provide tools and services to help product management and project teams manage and deploy releases into production. You will be responsible for defining, implementing and managing the release processes for the progression of code in the development, test, and production environments. The Release Manager's job function works collaboratively with all participants in software development projects and is supportive of developers and testers as they set up their build dev/test environments. This position also works with IT management to improve the software engineering processes and practices associated with continuously building, deploying, and updating software and environments. The Release Management responsibilities also include building the annual IT Release Calendar in working closely with the IT delivery managers from different portfolios across IT and centralizing view of all releases. Leads the effort of defining the IT strategic direction for release management tools for IT to ensure the process requirements of release management are built in. The Release Manager will assist in managing projects and interdependencies to ensure milestone adherence to ensure the integrity of the release can be measured.

Role and Responsibilities

- Forward plan the release windows and cycles across a portfolio - Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality - Measure and monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time - Coordinate release content and effort based on the service request backlog, pending service requests, third party applications, or operating system updates - Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA plans, schedule, and scope changes - Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations - Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews - Produce Deployment, Run Books and Implementation Plans - Weekly Release Reporting - Communicate release details and schedules to the Business as required - Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities - Work with technical leads to understand impacts of code branches and code merges - Maintains the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners and vendors. - Continually work towards making improvements in the release process - Lead and co-ordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment plans and checklists. - Participate in CAB meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks


- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field - 8-10 years of experience in information systems in systems analysis, development or source control management Experience with Source Control systems (Subversion and/or GIT) - Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle - Formal training in Agile / SCRUM methodologies preferred - Formal training in project management practices preferred - Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion - Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills - Advanced written and verbal communication skills are a must - General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and expert level knowledge of Excel - Knowledge surrounding the ITIL Software Release Dashboard, preferred - Prior experience using Agile tools, i.e., JIRA, Rally, etc., preferred


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