Release Manager

M&T Bank Washington , LA 70589

Posted 2 weeks ago

Overview:

As a member of the Release Management team, the Release Manager will be required to have hands-on experience in Release deployment planning, analysis and execution, and must be able adapt and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. This role will be responsible for the movement of releases into test and production environments. These releases can be inclusive of platform updates, system patches and/or security improvements.

The Release Manager will interface and communicate with various Infrastructure, Test, Application, Delivery and DevOps teams on a daily basis, along with providing status updates to management.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establish consistent release management processes.

  • Ensure adherence to release management processes.

  • Manage the deployment of the deliverables to the test and production environments.

  • Facilitate cross-department coordination of release management functions.

  • Track an organization-wide release calendar.

  • Provide Daily and Weekly Release Reporting.

  • Develop apt reporting tools and information depository to measure conformance to entire processes and utilization of tools through monthly metrics.

  • Participate in CAB meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks. Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities.

  • Design, modify, install, and/or maintain metrics that drive and measure team performance.

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

  • Ensure Deployment, Run Books and Implementation Plans are produced.

  • Maintain a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists.

  • Communicate release details and schedules to the Business as required.

  • Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities.

  • Continually work towards making improvements in the release process.

  • Lead and co-ordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists.

  • Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews.

  • Head and direct collaborative efforts of release and developed management standards.

  • Help cross-department planning to oversee dependencies and solve conflicts.

  • Track an enterprise-wide release calendar.

  • Inform senior management of enterprise-wide exposure to release risk and effectively mitigate it.

  • Measure release cadence and effectiveness using common metrics across the entire software portfolio.

  • Create common standards and formats for release playbooks and work with production control to standardize release decision-making.

Supervisory/ Managerial

Responsibilities:

Manages a team of professionals (includes people, budget and planning)

Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 6 years' proven release management / project management experience,

OR in lieu of a degree,

A combined minimum of 10 years' higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 6 years' proven release management / project management experience.

Proficiency with personal computers as well as pertinent software packages.

Preferred Specialized Knowledge & Skills

  • 8 10 years of experience in Release Planning and Execution in Agile environments

  • 8 10 years of experience in information systems and IT operations environment in enterprise environments.

  • Formal training in project management practices preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion.

  • Previous large scale project management experience.

  • Working knowledge of technology concepts including enterprise architecture, SDLC and Agile methodologies.

  • Ability to plan, direct and supervise the work of others.

  • Ability to mentor and coach team members.

LocationNew York

Buffalo


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