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Software Release Manager / DevOps

Location: Atlanta, GA
Date Posted: 12-14-2016
Job Location:  Atlanta, GA

Job Description:

The Weather Company, an IBM Business is seeking a Software Release Manager to define the Software Release Management lifecycle which includes scheduling, coordinating and the management of software releases across the property.  The releases can be inclusive of application updates, operating system patches, security improvements, hardware upgrades, Projects and Programs. Where necessary you'll provides tools and services to help product management and project teams manage and deploy releases into production.
Responsible for implementing and managing release processes for the progression of code in the development, test, and production environments. The Software Release Manager Job function works collaboratively with all participants in software development projects and is supportive of developers and testers as they set up their build dev/test environments. This position also works with DevOPS management to improve the software engineering processes and practices associated with continuously building, deploying, and updating software and environments.
  • Forward Plan the release windows and cycles across
  • 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
  • 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 development and test 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 coordinate 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
  • Participate in CAB meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks
  • 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
Must have Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma, or GED, or its equivalent.
  • 5 years of related experience in full cycle software development with demonstrated achievements and progressive responsibilities
  • Strong Linux experience (RedHat/CentOS 6 and 7/Ubuntu)
  • Experience with Puppet / Chef (or other Configuration provisioning tool)
  • Experience with Vagrant
  • Solid understanding of Amazon web services/ other cloud providers and prior experience in designing and building infrastructure components on cloud environment
  • Good working knowledge with scripting languages such as Python / Ruby / Bash
  • Experience with building and deploying applications and release management
  • Experience with Jenkins, Bamboo, Travis or similar tools
  • Highly proficient and demonstrated – advanced technical level software design, debugging, documentation, and testing skills, requiring application of extensive technical knowledge and skills at the subject matter expert level necessary to complete and document projects
  • Experience with professional software development process and concepts
  • Proficiency and breadth of knowledge in code development, testing, and deployment
  • Developed and demonstrated proficiency to resolve a wide range of moderately complex business problems and opportunities where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors
  • Good Written/Verbal communication skills
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