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Release Manager, IT

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Description

At Freedom Mortgage Corporation, we are working with leading technologies that include Angular 7, Micro Services and other exciting technologies to help transform our business. We are searching for a Release Manager who can work with the technology team to better manage the rapid release cycles across multiple work streams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages software releases from end-to-end, keeping a schedule to track releases.
  • Primary gatekeeper for managing software versions as correlated to scheduled releases.
  • Utilize your collaborative skills to work with business partners, IT managers/staff, to ensure smooth and successful build/deployment into appropriate environment.
  • Holds regular meetings to review schedules.
  • Creates and maintains procedures for release management.
  • Maintains release notes and release communication to customers and IT staff.
  • Project and task management and reporting as necessary.
  • Determine the Jira stories and defects that constitute each weekly build.
  • Coordinate assignment of appropriate build number for services and GUI.
  • Development lead to audit Github code and JIRA defects to reconcile and ensure that the code base is accurate.
  • Update JIRA with correct build numbering for each successive build.
  • Work with development lead on naming conventions for builds for successive builds.
  • Track application releases for various interconnected work streams through SDLC:
  • Development
  • Test
  • UAT
  • Production

 


Required Competencies:

  • Expert knowledge JIRA and Confluence.
  • Understand Code management via GitHub or similar tool.
  • Good grasp on various Agile development methodologies.
  • Strong Project Management skills.
  • Ability to support the project with requirements gathering and testing on occasion.
  • Enjoy contributing in a team environment.
  • Possess a positive, can-do attitude and enjoy making a difference in the business through your contributions.
  • Ability to think creatively, stimulate new ideas and challenge existing thinking.

Desired Competencies:

  • 7 to 10 years overall IT experience
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in release management
  • 3 to 5 years’ Mortgage Industry background

Educational Requirements:

  • Position requires a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Technology, Informatics, Computer Science, Engineering or Business or equivalent experience.

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