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Release manager

8-10 Years

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Job Description:

Seniority level - Medium (8+ years)

Key highlights around the role:

  • Coordination with multiple stakeholders across lines of business (LoB) including LoB heads, Tech heads and Operational resources.
  • Building a Release calendar in collaboration with multiple parties covering cross dependencies from multiple systems.
  • High-level Release management planning applicable to one major stream (depending upon multiple technical parties).
  • Responsible for implementing and managing release processes for the progression of code in the development, test, acceptance and production environments.
  • The Release Manager works collaboratively with all participants in the software development lifecycle and acts as the lead for all processes related to release cycles.
  • Operational coordination for the multiple connected environments within the Salesforce ecosystem.

Role and responsibilities: 

  • Closely collaborate with all Business and IT stakeholders in preparing and planning the release windows and cycles.
  • Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality.
  • Communicate release details and schedules to the Business and IT teams as required.
  • Facilitate release activities across development teams, ensuring easy and timely deployments [Salesforce, Bullhorn & custom modules].
  • Set and manage consistent release schedules, accounting for any dependencies and risks along the way; identify issues and perform root-cause analysis to ensure they are not repeated.
  • Define and implement a standardized Release process that delivers patches, minor enhancements, and major releases.
  • Environment coordination across multiple Salesforce environments split into different SF Orgs.
  • Define release readiness criteria and ensure all changes meet criteria prior to deployment.
  • Track release metrics to drive improvement and report successes/failures to stakeholders. 

Requirements / Skillset:

  • Experience as a Release Manager for software development, Salesforce and cloud platforms preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to work with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Operational Environment Management experience in the past.
  • Proven experience with release management tools and concepts, including version control and branching.
  • Good to have: experience with tools such as Jenkins, Bitbucket, GitHub, Flosum, Copado, and Gearset.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention-to-detail, project management experience, a plus.
  • Confident and able to multitask and manage expectations in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities.
  • Accountable, able to set timelines that are reasonable and consistently met.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field.

Duration: 6+ months

Location: The Netherlands

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