Release Manager

Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada
Date Posted: 11-26-2018
On behalf of our client, Affinity is seeking a Release Manager who will own the Release Management life cycle which includes scheduling, coordinating and the management of releases for our client's platforms. You will work collaboratively with all participants in software development teams and be supportive of product managers, developers, designers, and testers as they set up their build dev/test environments. You'll also provide best practices, processes, and release governance to help product development teams manage and deploy releases into all environments.
Release Planning
  • Document the release scope and deliverables
  • Define target release schedule and roll back plan
  • Lead and coordinate the release readiness reviews and the business Go/No-Go Activities including the execution of the deployment plans and checklists
  • Document and communicate all changes for a release in Release Notes which are published to both the internal teams and the client
  • Provide release coordination and communication during and after deployment
  • Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA plans, schedule, and scope changes
  • Manage relationships and coordinate work across our globally distributed teams
Standards and Processes
  • Create requests for change (RFC to Production) and obtain appropriate approvals
  • Challenge the existing processes and consistently adjust and improve the Release Management Process
  • Create key metrics to continually tune the Release Management Process
  • Diagram release process flow for new hires into the organization
  • Measure and monitor progress to ensure releases are delivered on time and within the acceptance criteria, and that they meet or exceed expectations
  • Maintain a release repository and manage key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists
  • 4+ years of previous release and project management experience
  • knowledge of software development life cycles (Agile, Scrum)
  • Effective communication skills, written and verbal

About Affinity Staffing:
Affinity Staffing is a full-service Information Technology agency that takes a unique approach to recruiting. We believe recruiting is about creating long term relationships that foster a mutually beneficial partnership - an affinity. Bringing a new style of recruiting founded on four core principles – Transparency – Flexibility – Efficiency – Agility.
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