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Release Manager at m&t

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Buffalo, New York

Job Description:
As a member of the Release Management team, the Release Manager will be required to have hands-on experience in Release deployment planning, analysis and execution, and must be able adapt and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. This role will be responsible for the movement of releases into test and production environments. These releases can be inclusive of platform updates, system patches and/or security improvements.

The Release Manager will interface and communicate with various Infrastructure, Test, Application, Delivery and DevOps teams on a daily basis, along with providing status updates to management.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Establish consistent release management processes.
  • Ensure adherence to release management processes.
  • Manage the deployment of the deliverables to the test and production environments.
  • Facilitate cross-department coordination of release management functions.
  • Track an organization-wide release calendar.
  • Provide Daily and Weekly Release Reporting.
  • Develop apt reporting tools and information depository to measure conformance to entire processes and utilization of tools through monthly metrics.
  • Participate in CAB meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks. Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities.
  • Design, modify, install, and/or maintain metrics that drive and measure team performance.
  • Manage risks and resolve issues impacting release scope, schedule and quality.
  • Ensure Deployment, Run Books and Implementation Plans are produced.
  • Maintain a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists.
  • Communicate release details and schedules to the Business as required.
  • Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities.
  • 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.
  • Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews.
  • Head and direct collaborative efforts of release and developed management standards.
  • Help cross-department planning to oversee dependencies and solve conflicts.
  • Track an enterprise-wide release calendar.
  • Inform senior management of enterprise-wide exposure to release risk and effectively mitigate it.
  • Measure release cadence and effectiveness using common metrics across the entire software portfolio.
  • Create common standards and formats for release playbooks and work with production control to standardize release decision-making.
Education and Experience Required:
Minimum of Associates' degree and with 10 years' systems analysis/application development experience, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 12 years' higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 10 years' systems analysis/release management/project management/application development experience.

Education and Experience Preferred:
  • 8 - 10 years of experience in information systems and IT operations environment in enterprise environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion.
  • Previous large scale project management experience.

  • Deep understanding of various tools and technologies used in a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery environment.
  • Working knowledge of technology concepts including enterprise architecture, SDLC and Agile methodologies.
  • Ability to plan, direct and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to mentor and coach team members.