Release Manager

in Durham, NC

Job #:264887

Practice Area: Technology

Date Posted: 05/14/2018

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Job Title:  Release Manager
Location:  Durham, NC
Industry:  Advertising/Software Company
Terms:  Permanent
Compensation:  $100,000-120,000/year W2

For immediate attention please apply online and send a text message or leave a voicemail for Jacob Lathram at 919-328-8659.

Job Title Job Summary:

You will own the Release Management life cycle 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.

Job Title Job Responsibilities:


  • Plan current and future 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 and within budget, and that they meet or exceed expectations
  • Align deliverables and identify/mitigate delivery risks
  • 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
  • Lead recurring release reporting/status meetings to include discussions around release scope, risks and roadblocks
  • Communicate release details and schedules to the Business as required
  • Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities
  • Work with release engineers to understand impacts of branches and code merges
  • Maintains the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key customers, 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
  • Identifies, communicates, and mitigates release delivery risks
  • Collaborates with release engineer(s) to maintain a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists
  • Embraces continuous delivery as a goal and helps to streamline the release process
  • Actively participates in scrum meetings, iteration planning, and feature demos
  • Prioritizes workload to ensure that work is completed accurately and efficiently within established time frame


Job Title Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 2-6 years of previous release and/or project management experience
  • 6-8 years of experience in information systems operations environment in systems analysis or development
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with key stakeholders
  • Ability to understand dependencies
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to create process improvements to the delivery process and scaling agile for multiple scrum teams
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and take on additional tasks as required
  • Self-motivated, driven, resourceful and able to get things done
  • Enjoy working in fast-paced, collaborative, Agile environments
  • Ability to adapt and learn quickly is a fundamental necessity


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Benefits?  Yes
  • Remote Workers?  Not eligible, must work onsite with the team
  • Visa Sponsorship?  No
  • Corp-to-Corp?  Not eligible

For immediate attention please apply online and send a text message or leave a voicemail for Jacob Lathram at 919-328-8659.

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