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IT Release Manager

Keywords / Skills : Release Manager, Release Management

7 - 12 years
Posted: 21st Mar 2017

Industry
IT/ Computers - Software
Function
IT
Role
Configuration Mgr/ Release Manager
Education
Bachelors/ Degree
Posted On
21st Mar 2017
Job Description
Responsibilities: 
Define overall release strategy, guidelines and standards, including entry and exit criteria for the various phases of each release, and enforces through established governance procedures 

Define release schedules and align with project and program timelines 

Communicate all key release schedules to individual stakeholders and executive management 

Conduct milestone reviews, release readiness reviews and business go/no-go reviews with cross-functional IT teams
 

Obtain and publish scope for fixes & enhancements, and align to release schedules 

Prepare non-production and production cutover plans, facilitate the execution of those plans and communicate the status to internal and external stakeholders. Activities in the plan include stopping/starting services, deployments, functional setups, data migrations, sanity testing and business mini-go-live coordination 

Work with development teams and build/release engineers to understand the impact of cross-functionally impacting cutover and deployment related activities 

Coordinate information gathering with various teams in different regions and time zones 

Identify application downtime windows by working with various IT and business stakeholders 

Identify and help manage IT dependencies across projects in a given release 

Identify and manage cutover related issues and remediation plans 

Coordinate user communications for planned and unplanned maintenances and outages 

Ensure production change requests are submitted and approved, and consolidated list is published 

Publish release delivery report including scope delivered, commit-to-deliver metrics and corresponding release notes 

Ensure out-of-cycle change requests (i.e. urgent changes, data fixes, etc.) are approved and deployments are effectively facilitated

Identifying, allocating, controlling, optimizing and publishing environment and instance usage, including the build and execution of instance plans across multiple projects 

Track and report status on overall instance readiness 

Publish release risk and readiness assessment status reports to stakeholders and management 

Work with cross-functional IT teams to prepare release schedules and high-level plans based on program, project and major milestones for various application releases and deliverables 

Continually work towards understanding potential deficiencies in current releases processes and implementing enhancements to refine/improve those processes, including identification of solutions to better manage/facilitate releases and automate various parts of release cutovers and perform better application configuration management for different types of software

REQUIREMENTS: 
Experience managing releases with global, cross-functional and applications through working with executives and stakeholders from IT and cross-functional business teams 

Experience leading a team of release managers to successfully plan and execute releases and various phases of an infrastructure and application release lifecycle 

Application software programming and implementation experience that includes package software implementations, Siebel CRM and Oracle applications implementation experience a plus 

Strong consulting, oral presentation, and written communications skills 

Proven complex analytical problem-solving skills 

Ability to work with business and technology executives and team members effectively 

Knowledge and experience with one or more software configuration management products Subversion, PVCS, RCS, Clear Case, CCC/Harvest is a plus 

Experience architecting, implementing, or utilizing Kintana, Mercury ITG, and/or HP PPM Deployment management solutions is a plus



About Company

Schellden is a fast growing company specialized in Consulting,Technology and Process Outsourcing Solutions.

We partner with clients across industries, geographic locations to solve business challenges by refining technology landscape in line with business strategies using cutting edge technologies & processes . Schellden helps enterprises to transform,thrive and advance through Analytics, Technical consulting & Process outsourcing.

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