Principal Release Manager

Waters Corporation Milford , MA

Posted 1 week ago

Overview

Interested in making a real-world impact while working with the latest technologies in cloud computing? Want to join the global fight against Covid-19? Interested in helping make sure medications are safe for use? The Waters Cloud team is growing and we're looking for dynamic and highly motivated individuals to be part of the journey!

As a Release Manager at Waters Corporation you'll be joining a team developing software solutions for the chromatography data systems. You will own the Release Management lifecycle, which includes scheduling, coordinating and management of the releases for our cloud products.

We are looking for a team oriented, highly motivated individual who is excited to work cross-functionally and will enjoy being the central point of contact for release planning and execution. Attention to detail and organizational skills will be key to keeping our releases flowing, on time and without incidents.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and coordinate regular scheduled releases for our cloud-based applications.

  • Ensure that the organization's release controls are well understood by cross-functional program teams

  • Manage risks and resolve issues that affect release scope, schedule, and quality.

  • Facilitate the "Go-Live" activities including the execution of the deployment plans and checklist procedures

  • Facilitate release retrospectives to improve the Release Management processes, look for new ways to be more efficient

  • Work with software engineers to understand the impacts of merge conflicts and CI test failures on managed branches

  • Maintain release documentation and manage key information such as build and release procedures, rollback procedures, dependencies, and notification lists

  • Ensure compliance with Change Management standards and related procedures across engineering, security, and operations teams

Qualifications

  • BS/MS in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience.

  • 7+ years of experience in Software Development organization

  • 4+ years of experience in Software Release management

  • Understanding of CI/CD, branching and release strategies

  • Ability to organize and execute complex release planning

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to work in highly cross-functional capacity with distributed teams

Nice to Have

  • Kubernetes, Grafana, Datadog

  • Experience managing releases in a compliance and regulatory environment

Waters Is a Great Place To Be A Software Engineer

  • 10% Engineering Time for you to make Waters better in any way you choose!
  • A learning budget for everyone!
  • Flexible partial remote work environment

You do not need to have 100% of the qualifications to apply for this position. We encourage all who are interested with relative skills to apply.

Company Description

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.

Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We're the problem solvers and innovators that aren't afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We're all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status.

Key Words

Release Build CI/CD Kubernetes, Grafana, Datadog

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