Software Project Management

San Jose, CA 95134

Posted: 11/05/2018 Industry: Project Management Job Number: 8529 Pay Rate: Not Specified
We are looking for an experienced Release Manager to support Product Development and Technology teams for our Client. The Release Manager tracks multiple ongoing projects and releases in a rapid release environment. As the Release Manager, you should be a highly motivated, self-starter who thrives in a dynamic environment. The Release Manager must be extremely organized, with solid release planning, product development and delivery skills. You must be able to balance competing priorities, have demonstrated project management experience, and approach challenges with flexibility and a positive attitude. The Release Manager must also be a strong communicator and, above all else, a problem-solver and collaborator.

Key Responsibilities:
* Work with engineering teams to triage issues, prioritize daily build deliverables for upcoming releases and ensure that issue tracking systems are up-to-date
* 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 with high quality
* Communicate status of releases, and any changes in plan/scope effectively across all cross functional groups; escalates impediments to key deliverables as needed
* Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams, different locations across time zones
* Work with release engineers to understand impacts of branches and code merges
* Maintain the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key customers and large accounts
* Work with development teams to automate release tools as needed
* Maintain documentation of key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists
* Research and analyze new software development and configuration management methodologies/technologies.
* Develop and maintain release metrics
Qualifications: * 5 years of previous release and/or project management experience in a technical environment * Must have at least 2 years of experience as a Release Manager * Experience with build/release tools such as jenkins, source control systems like github, bitbucket * Experience with process tools such as JIRA (plugin experience is a nice to have) process workflows, jira release dashboards, release portfolio tools etc. Project management experience in software development life cycle highly desirable * Hands on SQL knowledge and/or experience * Thorough knowledge of software development life cycle, especially agile scrum * Demonstrated ability to coordinate and communicate cross-functional teams * CSM, PMP desirable
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