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Release Manager
Date Posted:  7/7/2021
Job ID:  Job #3953
Employment Type: Contract-to-Hire
Location: PlanoTexas
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We are hiring for a Release Manager for a cutting-edge financial platforms to provide growth and solutions for a top nationally known home mortgage lender. If you are ready to create an impact in a collaborative and fast-paced environment, this could be a great opportunity for you!

STAND 8 is a strategic services and staffing company that partners great talent with amazing opportunities in technology solutions for all industries. We work with top tier client-partners across the United States and have offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, New Jersey, Raleigh, and Morro Bay.

OVERVIEW

A  Release Manager is responsible for the process of managing, planning, scheduling and controlling a software release through different stages and environments; including testing and deploying software releases.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist product management and project teams manage and deploy releases into production
  • Implement and manage release processes for application related updates through development, test, and production environments
  • Focus on coordinating various aspects of production and projects into one integrated solution
  • Interface and communicate with Test Managers, Dev Managers, IT Ops and the PMO
  • Build the IT Release Calendar in working closely with the IT release managers from different portfolios across the Production environment and centralize view of all releases
  • Coordinate release content and effort based on the service request backlog, pending service requests, third party applications
  • Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations and vendors
  • Conduct Release Readiness Reviews, Milestones reviews and business Go/No Go reviews
  • Review deployment plans, rollback plans, resource plans, communication plans
  • Weekly Release reporting
  • Communicate release details and schedules to the business as needed
  • Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities
  • Continually look for making improvements in the release process
  • Participate and coordinate the Go live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists
  • Participate in the CAB meetings to discuss and review release scopes and/or roadblocks as needed
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned
  • Demonstrate behaviors which are aligned with the organization’s desired culture and values
  • Vendor Release Management and negotiations
  • Coordination with Vendor support teams during planning and execution windows
  • Lead multiple teams in collating strategies and plans for releases

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 7+ years of relevant experience in Release Management
  • Experience in Build/Release Management
  • Ability to be on call 24/7
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changes quickly in a fast paced environment
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast moving environment
  • Must be a team player with strong attention to detail, with the ability to work independently
  • Proven track record at delivering timely and accurate information in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving and mathematical skills, using sound judgment
  • Financial Services and, if possible, mortgage industry experience preferred
  • Strong business acumen and ability to interface with executive management