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Release Manager

Job Title: Release Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 532338_1496057865
Contact Name: Michelle Wong
Contact Email: mwong@argyllscott.my
Job Published: May 29, 2017 12:37

Job Description

  • Interface and communicate with Test Managers, Dev Managers, IT Ops and PMO on a daily basis.
  • Confident to manage up and provide reporting as well as meeting updates to the Senior Management.
  • Own the Release Management lifecycle which includes scheduling, coordinating and the management of project releases across multiple integrating applications.
  • The releases can be inclusive of application updates, operating system patches, security improvements, hardware upgrades, Projects and Programs.
  • Where necessary to provide tools and services to help product management and project teams manage and deploy releases into production.
  • Responsible for implementing and managing release processes for code through development, test, and production environments.
  • Works collaboratively with all participants in software development projects and is supportive of developers and testers as they set up their build dev/test environments.
  • Works with IT management to improve the software engineering processes and practices associated with continuously building, deploying, and updating software and environments.
  • Building the IT Release Calendarin working closely with the IT release managers from different portfolios across IT and centralizing view of all releases.
  • Assist in managing projects and interdependencies to ensure milestone adherence to ensure the integrity of the release can be measured.

Role and Responsibilities

  • IT Release Calendar Forward Plan the release windows and cycles
  • Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality
  • Measure and monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time and within budget, and that they meet or exceed expectations
  • 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
  • Weekly Release Reporting
  • Communicate release details and schedules to the Business as required
  • Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities
  • Work with technical teams to understand impacts of environment and code merges
  • Maintains the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners and vendors.
  • Continually work towards making improvements in the release process
  • Lead and co-ordinate 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 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
  • Researches new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies and analyzes their application to current configuration management needs

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 3-6 years of previous release and/or project management experience, (Solid understanding of project management principles preferred)
  • 8-10 years of 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
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office expert level knowledge of Excel, working Knowledge of Access

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