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Release Manager

Favor TechConsulting, LLC (FTC) is seeking a talented Release Manager with extensive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) experience.

Military Veterans are highly encouraged to apply

 

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities

  • Plan, negotiate, and manage all core and custom application release-related activities, including hotfixes, patches, maintenance releases, and major version upgrades
  • Coordinate and publish deployment & release schedules with technology, support, product, and client service groups
  • Ensure that issues, dependencies, and risks are identified, understood, and resolved in a manner that mitigates risk to release scope & schedules
  • Supervise the Deployment Developer, who is responsible for the operational activities related to creating builds and executing releases using application release automation tools
  • Lead and coordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment plans and checklists
  • Coordinate weekend production release validation and approval
  • Create key metrics and identify opportunities to make tactical improvements to the release management process
  • Research new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies and analyze their application to current configuration management needs
  • Ensure that release notes are published on schedule by the Technical Writer
  • Maintain repository & documentation of all release-related processes

Required Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelors Degree in Finance or a related business discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work experience
  • 2-5 years of previous release management experience required
  • 2-5 years of previous project management experience preferred (formal project management training in PMP or CSM is a plus)
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
  • Familiarity with agile frameworks
  • Advanced knowledge of version control and change management processes
  • Be available to work alternative schedule (some weekends) in order to support release and deployment functions
  • Proficient in JIRA and Atlassian products
  • Experience with SVN a plus
  • Experience with BuildMaster a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills

 

In addition, U.S Citizenship is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security

investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information and be able to

obtain a government-granted security clearance. Individuals may also be subject to a background

investigation including, but not limited to criminal history, employment and education verification, drug

testing, and creditworthiness.

 

Favor TechConsulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration

for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, disability,

veteran status, sexual orientation, or genetic information.

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