Release Engineer

  • location: San Antonio, TX
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $85,000 - $95,000 per year
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Release Engineer

job summary:
A client of ours in San Antonio, Texas is looking for a Build Release Engineer for a direct hire opportunity.

 
location: San Antonio, Texas
job type: Permanent
salary: $85,000 - 95,000 per year
work hours: 8 to 5
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • Support of any release scheduling related activities as identified by the development and business teams
  • Ensures all change coordinators understand and follow established release management processes to include release artifact compliance, lead-time adherence, and approval timelines are met
  • Drive automation of deployments with development teams
  • Execute deployment plans to deploy software changes at times that minimize the organization impacts across a wide variety of platforms and technologies (windows, Linux, Mainframe)
  • Responsible for ensuring change coordinators understand and acquire required approvals prior to release
  • Validate that all audit steps have been completed for release candidates prior to release approval
  • Update and maintain a Release management Dashboard reflecting the release schedules and success rates
  • Provide quarterly and annual release management statistics for success and process compliance
  • Standard Procedures: Assists with and help maintains the Release Management process documentation
  • Facilitate change record creation ensuring required data is properly entered into Service Now change records
  • Maintains proper audit related documents and responds to all audit requests for release management
  • Provides onboarding release management training to all department change coordinators
  • Assists change coordinators with change record processing, completing deployment plans, attending change review & approval board meetings, and problem resolution for roadblocks impeding the release management process. Coordination with service delivery release timelines
  • Enforce change management lead times.
  • Ensure release teams understand blackout windows/exception approval requirements
  • Preview all changes prior to forwarding to Change Management for approval
  • Work with development PMs and IT management ensuring concerns are addressed
  • Ensures change records are approved on time
  • Responsible for building strong professional relationships with department project managers to build a positive partnership ensuring release management policies followed and auditable
 
qualifications:
  • The candidate must have 3 years of experience with software development release management and deployments
  • Must be proficient with manual and automated deployment tools and methods
  • Proficiency in scripting and configuration of automated deployment package creation
  • Proficient at executing windows / Linux commands necessary for deployments and diagnosing deployment issues
  • Understanding of code management systems
  • Prior experience with mainframe environments a plus
  • Is able to take directives and deliver solutions without the need for constant oversight
  • The candidate should be process oriented and methodic by nature
  • Preferred bachelor's degree in computer science or related field or equivalent combination or experience and education
 
skills:
  • Extensive oral and written communication skills
  • Project organization, coordination and technical writing skills are required
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or Associates of the organization
  • Ability to present project status, risks and project timelines with dependencies

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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