The BICITIS Group has the following long-term contract opportunity with our direct client in New York City
Enterprise Release Manager
The Enterprise Release Managers (ERM) primary responsibility is to manage and control code and configuration releases across the integrated development, test, staging, and production environments. The ERM will help increase communication and coordination across the Development, Testing, Vendor, and Project Management Teams to increase quality, reduce risk and ensure that code and configuration is deployed efficiently and effectively.
The ERM will own the Release Management Process including the scheduling, coordination and the management of releases across the enterprise for multiple applications. The releases can be inclusive of application updates, operating system patches, security improvements, hardware upgrades, etc. Where necessary the ERM will inform the necessity and use of tools and services to help product management and project teams manage and deploy releases into production.
RELEASE MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
Develop and implement a common release management and governance process across multiple business applications and environemnts, i.e., development, test, staging, and production
Work collaboratively with all participants in software development projects, i.e., internal development and external vendor development teams
Work with IT management to improve the software engineering processes, practices and tools associated with continuously building, deploying, and updating software and environments
Facilitate cross-project and cross-department coordination for all release management functions
Responsible for certification of environment and code complete readiness which includes both SW and application confgurations.
Assist in supporting projects and identifying and addressing interdependencies for Delopment and Test teams
Work with developers and project managers to ensure all updates are transparently tracked
Work with developers to understand impacts of branches and code merges
Manage risks and resolve issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality
Create and manage an enterprise-wide release calendar
Create a framework for monitoring and measuring release management performance metrics
Create standards and templates, i.e., playbooks, for working with IT Infrastructure to manage and control the release management process
Forecast and manage demand for release management activities across both project and operational teams
Coordinate release content and effort based on the service request backlog, pending service requests, third party applications, or operating system updates
Contribute to deployment, implementation plans, and IT Operations run books
Communicate release details and status to the business as required
Maintain the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners and vendors and communicate to the business as required
Develop scripts and automation tools used to build, integrate, and deploy software releases to various platforms
Research new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies and analyze their application to current configuration management needs
Experience working with Service Now, IT Automation for application deployment and configuration management
Experience working with release cycles of 3rd party business systems (i.e. Xytech MediaPulse, WideOrbit Program, Evertz Mediator, IBM Enterprise Service Bus)
Knowledge of the full build cycle of web and application development, including project planning and application releases
Strong ability to systemize and document durable release management practices, processes, tools and techniques
Experience with Linux system administration (intermediate level), Apache (intermediate level), MySQL (server preferred), and with the Amazon AWS platform and services. Must be comfortable working with Unix/Linux command line
Service Now for Release Management, other technical skills/experience that would be pluses are Linux Admin skills, MySQL, and any exposure to AWS.