Talus Partners Springfield , MA 01105
Release Manager / Scrum Master
Location: Springfield, MA
Duration: 6+ Month RTH
Must be eligible for W2 employment.
No agencies or visas please.
Must be able to work on-site in Springfield, MA
The Release Manager is responsible for the overall operational effectiveness and quality of the Investment Delivery Services (IDS) Release Management process.
Responsible for the overall operational effectiveness and quality of the Investment Delivery Services (IDS) Release Management process.
Ensures that the Release Management process is in alignment with the organizational and IT divisional goals that it supports.
Overall champion and evangelist for the promotion of the Agile Release Management process and practices throughout the organization.
Responsible for continuous improvement of the Release Management process to increase effectiveness and organizational conformance.
Ensures that the Release Management process is appropriately linked to the systems development life cycle, with touch points ensuring seamless delivery of code and configuration work to higher environments.
Ensure that the required training is both available and utilized by the process team members.
Maintains and regularly promotes the Release Management process and procedures documentation.
Establishes and/or maintains metrics/reporting regarding release content and effectiveness.
Ensures alignment of the release process with the Corporate Release process.
Creates, publishes, communicates, and maintains, the Release Calendar.
Ensures that company-developed, as well as Vendor-released software changes are included and managed as Release Candidates.
Contributes to and participates in environment and instance management strategy and expansion activity to ensure the Release Management process adapts to changing environment landscapes.
Collaborates with project and support teams to ensure early identification of Release Candidates.
Responsible for Release Candidate tracking and status progression to maximize Release Manifest visibility.
Develops and maintains tools and processes to provide transparency into the Release candidate manifest.
Ensures that Release Candidate functionality delivers appropriate artifacts that promote business awareness and production supportability, prior to production release.
Works collaboratively with project and testing teams to ensure and schedule Release Event support, including regression testing, troubleshooting and remediation activities.
Serves as Facilitator to work with project teams to resolve Release content issues, timing challenges, and related Candidate inclusion challenges.
Raise program/project issues to Program/Project Managers transparently and effectively using recommended approaches.
5-7+ years of experience in Software Release Management, preferably in a leadership role.
Knowledge and experience in IT production support methods, tools, metrics, and technology.
Knowledge and experience in the basic principles, processes, phases and roles of application development methodologies and System Development Life Cycles (SDLC).
Knowledge and experience in root cause analysis, decision-making, and problem solving.
Experience working collaboratively with others to achieve the company and department goals.
Strong interpersonal, collaboration and teamwork skills, including experience influencing and motivating employees.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Experience with Scrumban Agile methodology, and Scrum Master Certification is required.
Bachelors Degree with an IT or technology-related major or a combination of related experience and/or education.
release management, agile, scrum master, leadership, sdlc
6+ Mo. RTH