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Technical Release Manager

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #1819

Carex's partner in Madison, WI is seeking a Technical Relase Manager for a 1 year, fully-remote contract. Tech Release Managers are responsible for coordinating implementation activities that bring new software release/patch into integration, QA, and production environments. TRMs ensure integrity of pre-prod and prod environments are protected and correct components are released by owning deployment schedules for environments. TRMs are central knowledge point of all integrations. TRMs focus on coordinating integrated pieces from product deliverables that must come together to work as an integrated release package, solution, or release. TRMs coordinate deployment milestones ensuring milestones are planned, managed, and come together in a timely manner. TRMs group releases together based on efficiency, integrations, and compatibility as they are promoted.

*Automating standard release processes using multiple tools and technologies will be the primary focus for this candidate

What you'll do:

  • Accountable for: creating, managing and maintaining the specifics of a predetermined Release Schedule
  • Collaborate with leadership and customers to understand their perspectives of balancing speed and risk.
  • Collaborate with development, quality assurance, operations, support and infrastructure teams to maintain high-quality deployment artifacts as they move through the entire deployment pipeline
  • Identifies and helps to implement opportunities for automating operations activities that slow the delivery process
  • Responsible of all release activities within the implementation of a given project
  • Communicate implementation plans, status, and issues to I/S management levels
  • Gather application and component (infrastructure) data required for release

– Prepare implementation plan, review with project teams and stakeholders including contact lists, communication, back out, and prod verification

– Execute implementation plan during the final change to prod window and communicate status during deployments and prod verification

  • Gather and coordinate post implementation issue resolutions and communication
  • Accountable for developing, process improvements and training of standard release processes, including deployment schedules
  • Identifies areas of risk/conflict within and across multiple releases and work with project teams to mitigate issues
  • Influence parallel development strategies including branching, merging, and version management
  • Developing deployment workflows including prerelease, release, and post-release steps

What you'll Bring:

  • 3 years of experience required in Development/DevOps Engineer role
  • Experience managing implementations with many system integrations/dependencies
  • Strong engineering experience in DevOps, Continuous Delivery & automation including Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible,  CloudBees Jenkins, GitLab
  • Hands on experience in virtualization and containerization with Docker and Kubernetes
  • 3 years of experience with Python or similar languages
  • 5 years of experience with Git distributed version control system.
  • Atlassian Suite implementation knowledge JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket for release scope and communication.
  • Configuring Terraform to provision AWS resources as well as troubleshoot existing Terraform/shell scripts
  • Experience with AWS infrastructure components such as EC2, S3, EBS, VPC, ELB, Route 53, Auto Scaling, Security Groups, SNS, SQS, and Cloud Formation.
  • Ability to understand architecture and integrations with API Services
  • Change Management process knowledge and tool experience (e.g. ServiceNow)



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