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Salesforce Technical Release Manager at Cognizant

Posted in Information Technology 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: San Francisco, California

Job Description:

About Cognizant

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 75 development and delivery centers worldwide and approximately 187,400 employees as of June 30, 2014, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.

Job Summary:

 Cognizant Technology Solutions SFDC Business unit is looking for candidates for the position of a Salesforce Technical Release Manager.


Manage release schedules and milestones.

Collaborate and manage release processes across all functions within IT and with business stakeholders

Manage change control processes for the releases.

Continuously improve release processes.

Implement best practices consistent with an agile development methodology.

Define and manage release readiness and success criteria based on business requirements.

Proactively identify and mitigate risks and remove obstacles to release

Guide the completion of root cause analysis to ensure issues do not recur.

Perform environment planning, provisioning, and management required to support the releases

Provide oversight for deployment of releases into production environments through ensuring release

Communicate plans and status, and escalate issues as required

Lead and mentor in the continuous improvement and documentation of all build and release processes/procedures.

Skills & Experience Required:

5+ years of IT Release Management experience in software release management.

Experience working in an agile software development environment and a familiarity with SCRUM practices

Added advantage: Scripting languages – (Perl, Python, Ant etc.,)

Extensive experience with one or more source code repositories such as CVS, Subversion, AutoRabit, Flosum etc.

Extensive experience with custom objects

Strong understanding of Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, sites and platform functionality

Expertise with Custom Objects, Apex, SOQL, JSON, JavaScript, jQuery

Strong knowledge of developer toolkit including IDE, Migration Tool

Excellent oral & written communication skills

Technical Skills

SNo Primary Skill Proficiency Level * Rqrd./Dsrd.
1 SFDC - Knowledge PL1 Required
2 SFDC Accounts PL1 Required
3 SFDC Analytics and Reporting PL1 Required


Domain Skills

SNo Primary Skill Proficiency Level * Rqrd./Dsrd.
1 Finance & Accounting NA Required


* Proficiency Legends

Proficiency Level Generic Reference
PL1 The associate has basic awareness and comprehension of the skill and is in the process of acquiring this skill through various channels.
PL2 The associate possesses working knowledge of the skill, and can actively and independently apply this skill in engagements and projects.
PL3 The associate has comprehensive, in-depth and specialized knowledge of the skill. She / he has extensively demonstrated successful application of the skill in engagements or projects.
PL4 The associate can function as a subject matter expert for this skill. The associate is capable of analyzing, evaluating and synthesizing solutions using the skill.