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Technical Program Specialist/Manager - Release Management

Mountain View, California 94043 | Contract

Post Date: 06/29/2017 Job ID: 71738 Category: IT
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  • Provide expert management and coordination of all technology-related release activities.
  • Do Release Management (RM) function by instituting and demonstrating industry best practices for release, configuration and implementation management.
  • Ensure the integrity of releases and of pre-release configuration items by executing the items listed below.
  • Establish Release Management procedures, processes, metrics, checklists and? standards?.
  • Interface with and manage multiple configuration needs during release pipeline activities.
  • Be Release POC interfacing with cross-functional teams for testing and release.
  • Ensure Release Management processes are developed further, continuously monitored and improved over time to ensure optimal efficiency.
  • Ensure Release Management documentation set is maintained.
  • Ensure projects maintain configuration control of software baselines and modifications.
  • Perform configuration audits; track, monitor and resolve discrepancy reports.
  • Ensure development teams create, build and release software packages for testing and release purposes as per defined procedures and standards.
  • Ensure Intellectual Property and documentation for software deliveries are created and stored in an audit capable manner, within the CMDB.
  • Act as primary liaison between functional groups for configuration and release management purposes.
  • Conduct weekly implementation readiness reviews to validate release packages being fit for purpose.
  • Execute, control and manage a schedule of planned releases from dev to pre-production (staging) environments.
  • Work with QA, Development and Operations to ensure that development projects adhere to the release process and change procedure guidelines.

  • 1 to 3 years of overall software development/release/configuration management experience.
  • Solid knowledge of Configuration and/or Release Engineering.
  • Working knowledge of Unix/Linux environments.
  • Skill with one or more scripting languages including Unix shell scripting.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills; agile problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple stakeholder needs across internal and external teams.
  • Experience with multiple Release Management software tools.
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated, able to work independently with little or no supervision, and is committed to the highest standards of quality for the entire release process.
  • Fluent English language skills both written and oral.

Desired Skills:
  • ITIL Foundation certification: - Demonstrated ITIL best practices experience related to Release Management, Configuration Management, and Change Management is a big plus.
  • Working knowledge of one or more of the following desired: Git, Gerrit, Jenkins, Puppet, Chef
  • Experience with build management tools
  • Previous experience in an Operations or Development role
  • Experience with modern tools and methodologies for doing source control, packaging and software release

  • BS or equivalent experience in Computer Science or other technical field.

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