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Release Manager

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Brooksource

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Brooksource is hiring a Release Manager for our client in the St. Louis area! As a Release Manager you will manage and coordinate the delivery of our client's Big Data application software (known as releases) from intake to deployment using the Agile SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) methodology. You will collaborate with multiple cross-functional teams to deliver the required Big Data application releases on schedule and within budget. Also, you shall champion the adoption of and ensure compliance to our Client's Release Management processes and workflows by the application teams.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Release Manager shall be responsible for leading and/or supporting the following activities:

  • Schedule and track application releases using a Release Calendar
  • Gather and tracking of Business Requirements (BRQs) from stakeholders
  • Identify the BRQs that require enhancements or changes to the SMDH application
  • Coordinate the analysis of the BRQs with the SMDH application development team to determine the required scope
  • Prepare Level of Effort (LOE) and delivery timeline estimation for the identified scope
  • Lead Release Scrum meetings and facilitate Joint Application Design (JAD) sessions
  • Track and manage the progress of the SMDH development activities to ensure on-time delivery
  • Track and manage the progress of the SMDH testing activities to ensure issues and defects are being mitigated in a timely manner
  • Track and ensure End-to-End requirement traceability from BRQs to the enhancements or changes in the delivered releases
  • Plan, schedule and manage release deployment to all environments using the Charter’s Change/Release Management process
  • Ensure the required release documents (i.e. Release Notes, Method of Procedure, …) are created for each deployment
  • Track release related Actions, Risks, Assumptions, Issues, Dependencies & Decisions using a RAID log
  • Lead escalation and mitigation of risks and issues
  • Preparation or gathering of Meeting Notes, Deliverables and Documents using tools such as JIRA, CHALK
  • Preparation of Weekly Status Updates and Reporting for both internal and external teams

Required Skills and Work Experience

The candidate for the Release Manager position should have the following qualifications:

  •  10+ Years of Experience in leading IT application software releases
  • 10+ Years of Experience in leading IT application development using Agile SDLC methodology
  •  10+ Years of Experience in managing IT release delivery using Scrum methodology
  • 10+ Years of Experience in collaborating with cross functional teams (i.e. technical and non-technical)
  •  5+ Years of Experience in leading Joint Application Design (JAD) sessions
  • 5+ Years of experience in process and workflow development
  • Understanding of Big Data Technologies and Application Development
  • Excellent Problem Solving Skills
  • Effective Communications Skills (i.e. PPT slide preparation, presentation, training, etc.)
  • Strong Leadership and Time Management Skills
  • Work experience with JIRA, Confluence, MS Applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, Outlook, One Note, …)
  • “Can-Do” attitude

Brooksource provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, disability, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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