Release Manager - Lead Analyst IT

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Location: BALTIMORE, MD, United States
Organization: Exelon Business Servcs Co, LLC
Job ID: 216243
Date Posted: Oct 24, 2019

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Job Description

Description

Performing a Release Manager job in a large company is a challenging role. Across all the IT job functions the Release Manager role is typically one of the most demanding, busiest and somewhat stressful. And we are looking for the person that wants to take on this challenge. We need someone that is confident enough to manage up and provide reporting as well as meeting updates to the Senior IT Management, and specifically to be able to explain the status of a release. 


If you are the type of person that examines a process, and questions why it is being done that way, we have a home for you. 


If you are the type of person that wants to reduce the time and effort of our software releases, we have a home for you. 


Release Manager Job Overview: 


You will own the 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, and hardware upgrades. 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 implementing and managing the software release processes through development, test, and production 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 IT Release Calendar by working closely with the IT release 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: 


- Plan the release windows and cycles across a portfolio 


- Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality 


- 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 release engineers to understand impacts of 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. 


- Develops scripts and automation tools used to build, integrate, and deploy software releases to various platforms 


- Maintains a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists 


- Researches new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies and analyzes their application to current configuration management needs 

Qualifications

Qualifications:


- Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or Computer Science and 5-8 years experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


- 3+ years of previous release and/or project management experience, (Solid understanding of software development life cycle principles preferred) 


- 4+ years of experience in information systems operations environment in systems analysis or development 


- Previous experience with Agile planning tools such as Jira and/or Azure DevOps 


- Some scripting knowledge would be helpful 


- Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion 



- Advanced written and verbal communication skills are a must 



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