Release Manager- LOCAL to CHICAGO AREA


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Release Manager- LOCAL to CHICAGO AREA

**** W2 ONLY- NO C2C ****

Location: Bolingbrook, IL 60040 Hybrid 

Setting: 1-3 days in office  MUST BE LOCAL

Contract: 12+months 

Pay rate: $60+

Job Description: 

Develop and maintain a comprehensive release plan, including release schedules, milestones, and dependencies. Coordinate release activities, ensuring all stakeholders are informed and aligned. Oversee the execution of release activities, including code deployments, configuration changes, and data migrations.

  • Managing risks and resolving challenges that impact release scope, quality, and schedules
  • Planning release windows and cycles across portfolios, components
  • Managing relationships working on interrelated processes
  • Communicating crucial release plans and changes
  • Measuring and monitoring progress to achieve a timely software release within defined budgetary limits and defined quality standards
  • Coordinating processes between different teams (possibly in various locations)
  • Communicating necessary release details to business teams
  • Managing, planning, and negotiating release activities
  • Initiating and overseeing progressive release processes
  • Coordinating enterprise release content and efforts based on OS updates and third-party apps
  • Producing deployment, implementation, and run books plans
  • Conducting release readiness and milestone reviews
  • Maintaining release schedules for every core service and ensuring it aligns with major vendors and other stakeholders
  • Working with release engineers to comprehend code merges and branch ramifications
  • Leading and coordinating checklist and deployment plan execution
  • Developing automation and release management tools along with scripts necessary for the construction, continuous integration, and deployment of software release
  • Researching new software development and the best methods and techniques for managing configurations regarding a business’s existing needs
  • Ensuring that releases operate as per expectations
  • Ensuring that requirements are clear across dependent project streams with an effective release
  • Initiating and overseeing the development of technical guides and training for external functionality
  • Managing the development of deliverables into production environments
  • Validating release notes
  • Deployment management of deliverables to the test environment particularly guaranteeing that the external dependent items are available during the test runtime


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent programming skills and experience (nice to have)
  • Ability to handle software infrastructure management & configuration management
  • A computer science degree or a similar discipline
  • 4+ years of proven release management experience
  • An expert understanding of software development lifecycle
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Structured thinking
  • Experience in coordinating cross-functional work teams up to task completion


Job ID: JOB-233400
Publish Date: 31 Jan 2024

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