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Release Manager-DT2JP00005842

Hopkinton, MA - Added Aug 2, 2019

Full Description:

Release Manager

Description:

6 months.

Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate, plan, and manage all release activities
  • Maintain release repository and manage key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists
  • Forward Plan release windows and cycles across a portfolio
  • Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality
  • Communicate release details and schedules to all stakeholders as required
  • Monitor progress to ensure application releases on time and within budget, meeting or exceeding expectations
  • Coordinate release content and effort based on backlog, input from project teams, pending service requests, third party integrations, security vulnerability resolutions, or operating system updates
  • Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and change
  • Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews
  • Produce Deployment, Run Books, and Implementation Plans
  • Create dashboards and report out weekly on releases
  • Collaborate with development team to understand impacts of branches and code merges
  • Maintain release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners
  • Lead and co-ordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists
  • Develop scripts and automation tools to build, integrate, and deploy software releases to various platforms
  • Take part in CAB meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks
  • Research new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies and analyze their application to current configuration management needs
  • Monitor and ensure health of non-PROD environments through effective communication with stakeholders and development team
  • Interact with security experts and technical writers to ensure completion of necessary tasks prior to release

Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • At least 10 years of experience in information systems operations environment in systems analysis or development
  • At least 10 years of experience in IT software delivery
  • At least 3 years of release and/or project management experience
  • Solid understanding of Agile methodology and Scrum framework
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle including Waterfall and Agile methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
  • Microsoft Office skills; expert level knowledge of Excel
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Formal training in project management practices such as PMP, Scrum Master, or Product Owner Certifications a plus
  • Familiarity with other Agile approaches, such as XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc. a plus

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