Job Description

Reference # : 19-00021Title : Release Management Specialist IV
Location : Chicago, IL
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 02/18/2019 / 06/29/2019

• This role is for a release engineer with impeccable communication and project management abilities who will triage codebase, direct, manage, supervise software configuration and release readiness for all eCommerce agile teams for desktop and mobile web
• Collaborate with multiple teams and scrum masters to prioritize software configuration needs and maintain code freeze deadlines for bi-weekly software releases
• Assign lower environments to release trains and testing efforts to certify releases
• Work closely with Front end/Backend development, QA, Devops teams to ensure all deadlines are met leading up to each release, ensure software readiness/completion for each lower environment through to production push
• Analyze and resolve software configuration issues to maintain product integrity and overall roll out of software
• Responsible for first-level triage of new defects identified in higher testing environments and identifying the appropriate team members to resolve

Required Skills:

• 6+ years' experience in software release management, technical project management and leadership of matrix teams
• Broad technical knowledge of DevOps processes, C#, .NET, JavaScript, React and general technical troubleshooting acumen required
• Familiar with of the following tools required: Jira, Confluence, Git, Github, TeamCity, TFS and Fiddler
• Must have a thorough experience with Jira and Confluence (candidates that do not possess these skills will be rejected)
• Time management and organization skills required

Additional Notes:

• Individual will be responsible for multiple release at one time. Time management is a priority
• Will be averaging 4-6 releases a month
• Team currently has scheduled releases, bi-weekly release, and ad hoc releases
• This person will be the point person for all releases for the Ecomm development team
• Individual will be responsible for communicating with multiple departments and offshore teams
• Evening releases/deployments will be required
• Ideal candidate would have been BA in the past and has since been a release manager for 6+ years for companies that are comparable in size
• Seeking a technical PM who can do more than manage timelines and the budget
• This individual need to be able to take initiative, meet deadlines, hold individual's accountable, and ensure all items are released successfully

*** This is a long-term position and will be extended for a successful candidate
*** Looking for a strong candidate who can commit to 1-2 years at a minimum in the role
*** In person interviews preferred for local candidates. But, the manager is open to Skype or WebEx for non-local candidates

Skill Level:Mid Level (5-8 yrs exp.)

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