The Squires Group

Release Manager

US-DC-Washington
Job ID
2017-8427
# of Openings
1
Category
App/Web Development

Overview

Looking for a long-term project?  The Squires Group, Inc. is currently staffing for an exciting Federal Government venture located in Downtown Washington DC.  This is a five-year program, working to transform core HR functions, enabling the integration of multiple aspects throughout the department.  They have a need for a Release Manager to plan for releases across portfolios and manage risks and resolve issues that arise during releases.

 

Per our Federal Government Contract, you must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance. 

Responsibilities

  • Measure and monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time and within budget
  • Coordinate release content and effort based on the service request backlog, pending service requests, third-party applications, or operating system updates
  • Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA plans, schedule, and scope changes
  • Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations.
  • Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews
  • Produce Deployment, Run Books, and Implementation Plans
  • Perform Weekly Release Reporting
  • Communicate release details and schedules to the Business as required
  • Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities
  • Work with release engineers to understand impacts of branches and code merges
  • Maintains the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners and vendors
  • Lead and coordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists
  • Develops scripts and automation tools used to build, integrate, and deploy software releases to various platforms
  • Participate in change advisory board (CAB) meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks
  • Maintains a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists

Qualifications

  • 5 years’ release and/or project management experience, (solid understanding of project management principles preferred)
  • 8 years’ experience in information systems operations environment in systems analysis or development
  • Formal training in project management practices preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
  • Review dependencies and impact of release
  • Manage major, minor and critical releases
  • Conduct walkthrough of release notes for functionality changes to clearly articulate changes planned and correlating impacts
  • Submit weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting
  • Manage the scope, budget, and timeline of each release
  • ITIL and SCM certifications preferred
  • Per our Federal Government Contract, you must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance 

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4 Reasons to Join The Squires Group, Inc.:                           

  1. Our Commitment to You - We offer competitive pay, multi-year projects, and a list of exciting
  2. Work-Life Balance - We work hard, we work smart and have quality time for family and "life."
  3. Golden Rule - We treat our consultants the way we want to be treated: with integrity, professionalism, and trust.
  4. We Care About You – We help you meet your career goals and continuously support your efforts in the field. 

The Squires Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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