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Working As A Release Manager

  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $95,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Release Manager Do At Stryker

* detailed description)
* Development & communication of a Release Calendar & Detailed Schedule & align with Infrastructure and IS Regulatory Compliance as well as other IS teams to minimize conflicts with other initiatives
* Tracking and coordination of the release schedule across Shared Service and GIO Release Managers
* Provide clarity around all aspects of the Release Process (including Release Planning, Release Execution, Release Closeout, Finance / Budget Mgmt, Vendor Invoice Mgmt) as well as issue resolution
* Monitor progress & provide regular status updates to Business Partners and Shared Service Track Leads
* Lead and coordinate activities associated with the Quarterly Release Cycle Go
* Live
* Track and manage Release Exceptions & provide recommendations to minimize these
* Update / Maintain Release Management Process documents (SOP, Policy, Templates) and process specific forms and work instructions as necessary
* Lead the facilitation of the annual ISO Audit for Release Mgmt and track closure of any remediation activities identified through the audit.
* Define, measure, and report on Release Management KPIs / Metrics
* Collaborate with IS Teams involved in Release Management to identify improvement opportunities & Support any release management tools enhancement activities as needed
* Partner with the Finance team to track and manage the Release budget across each release

What Does A Release Manager Do At Caci International

* Oversee the process of fixing errors in a system after release
* Oversee the process of changing a system to adapt it to a new operating environment
* Oversee the process of modifying a system after release to improve its performance or maintainability
* Ensure team members are effectively executing requirements, design, implementation, and test best practices according to DoD guidelines
* Leads tasks to federate the client’s systems to other external business systems and/or data services
* Lead tasks to integrate the client’s data into the higher-level data environment, integrating existing enterprise tools to expose the client’s data to the enterprise
* Execute a comprehensive configuration management strategy across the development, test, and production environments
* Ensure software code is fully tested, is of high quality, and is traceable to the approved requirements
* Participate in Software Code Reviews
* Provide the necessary support (e.g., reports, briefings, meeting attendance) for the client to conduct technical reviews.
* Understand commercial and federal information system security requirements

What Does A Release Manager Do At Capgemini

* Ensure that knowledge management (on boarding, how to guides, checklists, project skills matrix, knowledge maps etc.) plans are produced and maintained for all release managers in the group.
* Chair Weekly Release Control Board Meetings to track the release progress and manage risk and issues.
* Continuous service improvement and the implementation of agreed transformational activities.
* Working with senior management, service and delivery partners to ensure appropriate decisions are taken on content at risk
* Monitoring and enforcement of the established release management processes and policies
* Design, develop and implement appropriate release processes, environments, testing processes and supporting tools for any new platforms or applications
* Design and implement change acceptance stage gates and supporting processes, including testing and QA procedures.
* Good people management skills and knowledge
* Manage Programme level risks and issues.
* Design and implement Release Management Service line
* Strong customer focus, providing excellent customer service
* Observe relevant procedures, guidelines and standards and put forward suggestions for their improvement.
* Sound understanding of system administration, customization and configuration of applications
* Produce timely and accurate reports to management regarding progress, issues, risks and conflicts.
* Work with vendor team management to coordinate/develop vendor resources.
* Develop and maintains strong relationships with vendor resources and vendor management

What Does A Release Manager Do At Randstad

* Establish policies and procedures for Release Management applicable to all groups within the BATS division.
* Recommend and enforce best practices and standards in release management.
* Build and deploy software applications to various environments (UAT, Staging, Production, BCP/DR).
* Create opportunities to automate and enhance Change Management tools, environments, processes and procedures.
* Manage other resources whether they are on loan from other groups for the purpose of a specific release or whether they are dedicated Release Team members.
* Provide leadership in designing and improving the production release processes and related Change Management processes.
* Control product releases and monitor changes required for auditing and reporting throughout the product lifecycle.
* Branch, merge, and manage source code in source control system as needed.
* Troubleshoot build and deploy issues and work with the development team(s) to resolve.
* Coordinate release activities with Vendors, Project Management, Infrastructure, DBAs, Support, QA, Release Management and Development teams to ensure a smooth and trouble-free roll out of releases.
* Manage, deploy and support multiple concurrent releases through various test environments.
* Manage and maintain multiple test and staging environments, ensuring that these environments are properly setup, configured, and available for each project as scheduled.
* Trace complex build problems release issues and environment issues in a multi-component environment.
* Develop, maintain and enhance key parts of the release procedures and processes.
* Responsible for maintaining environment configuration, controls, code integrity, code conflict resolution, and will work closely with PM s, software development & QA teams to review code for compatibility issues, resolve issues as they arise and implement deployment processes.
* Assist to create, maintain and support extensive build and test environments (Development/QA/Staging).
* Assist to create, publish and manage formal release notification, instructions, deployment notes and launch plans as needed.
* Support and enhance build and release processes through automation using a combination of processes, existing tools and enhancements

What Does A Release Manager Do At Professional Technical Resources, LLC

* Plan the release and cycles
* across application portfolioManage risks and resolves issues
* that affect release scope, schedule and qualityMeasure and monitor progress
* to ensure application releases are delivered on time and that
* they meet or exceed expectationsCoordinate release content and
* effort based on the service request backlog, pending service
* requests, third party applications, or system updatesManage relationships and coordinate
* work between different teams at different locationsConduct Release Readiness reviews,
* Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No
* Go reviewsWeekly Release ReportingCommunicate release details
* and schedules to the Business as requiredNegotiate, plan and manage all
* release activitiesMaintains the release schedule
* for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners
* and vendorsContinually work towards making
* improvements in the release processDevelops scripts and automation
* tools used to build, integrate, and deploy software releases
* to various platformsMaintains a release repository
* and manages key information such as build and release procedures,
* dependencies, and notification listsLead and manage Quality Assurance
* team members
* Manage test plans, test cases
* and test defect/enhancement tracking, as well as summary reportingParticipate in daily development
* meetings to understand scope of upcoming releasesResearches new software development
* and configuration management methodologies and technologies and
* analyzes their application to current configuration management

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Average Length of Employment
Release Engineer 2.6 years
Release Manager 2.0 years
Top Careers Before Release Manager
Consultant 5.3%
Top Careers After Release Manager
Consultant 4.8%
Manager 3.1%

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Release Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

56.6%

Female

35.0%

Unknown

8.4%
Ethnicity

White

54.3%

Asian

17.0%

Hispanic or Latino

13.3%

Black or African American

10.2%

Unknown

5.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

38.3%

French

12.8%

Portuguese

8.5%

Mandarin

6.4%

Chinese

4.3%

German

4.3%

Hindi

4.3%

Swahili

2.1%

Urdu

2.1%

Gujarati

2.1%

Greek

2.1%

Sindhi

2.1%

Japanese

2.1%

Serbian

2.1%

Russian

2.1%

Polish

2.1%

Italian

2.1%
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Release Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

16.9%

George Washington University

11.9%

University of Washington

7.5%

University of Maryland - University College

6.4%

George Mason University

5.4%

University of California - Berkeley

4.4%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

4.4%

Villanova University

3.7%

DePaul University

3.7%

Northern Illinois University

3.7%

San Francisco State University

3.4%

San Jose State University

3.4%

University of Houston

3.4%

More Tech Institute

3.4%

Washington State University

3.4%

University of Texas at Dallas

3.1%

Texas A&M University

3.1%

University of Utah

3.1%

Colorado Technical University

3.1%

New York University

2.7%
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Majors

Business

19.9%

Computer Science

18.3%

Project Management

7.4%

Computer Information Systems

7.0%

Information Technology

6.1%

Electrical Engineering

5.9%

Management

5.1%

Computer Engineering

4.2%

Management Information Systems

4.0%

Information Systems

3.0%

Finance

2.5%

Computer Applications

2.5%

Communication

2.4%

Engineering

2.0%

Marketing

2.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.8%

Economics

1.6%

English

1.5%

Psychology

1.4%

Mathematics

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

44.7%

Masters

32.3%

Other

11.7%

Certificate

4.7%

Associate

4.0%

Doctorate

1.3%

Diploma

1.2%

License

0.1%
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Average Yearly Salary
$95,000
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$62,000
Min 10%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$146,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Facebook
Highest Paying City
Palo Alto, CA
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
2.5 years
How much does a Release Manager make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Release Manager in the United States is $95,265 per year or $46 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $62,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $146,000.

Real Release Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Release Manager Symphony Communication Services LLC Palo Alto, CA Mar 14, 2016 $170,000
Engineering, Build and Release Manager Mobile Iron, Inc. Mountain View, CA Sep 01, 2015 $165,000
Senior Release Manager Mozilla Corporation Mountain View, CA Oct 14, 2016 $164,382
Release Manager Tibco Software, Inc. San Francisco, CA May 15, 2016 $160,000
Release Manager Interactive Data Pricing & Reference Data Inc. New York, NY Apr 17, 2015 $160,000
Release Manager Vmware, Inc. Palo Alto, CA May 23, 2016 $154,440 -
$177,000
Digital Ecommerce Release Manager VF Services, Inc. Alameda, CA Nov 12, 2015 $150,000
Release Manager Partners Information Technology Inc. Torrance, CA Apr 27, 2015 $148,000
SR. Release Manager Financial Engines, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Aug 01, 2015 $145,350
Engineering Release Manager Marin Software Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 12, 2015 $145,000
Engineering Release Manager Marin Software Inc. San Francisco, CA Dec 08, 2015 $145,000
SR. Release Manager Financial Engines Sunnyvale, CA Jun 27, 2016 $145,000 -
$181,000
SR. Release Manager Kaazing Corporation San Jose, CA Sep 03, 2015 $140,000
Release Manager Esurance Insurance Services, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 31, 2016 $113,000
Release Manager Citrix Systems, Inc. Raleigh, NC Jun 13, 2016 $110,000 -
$120,000
Release Manager Diversant LLC Pennington, NJ Sep 16, 2015 $110,000 -
$120,000
Build & Release Manager Wisdom Infotech, Ltd. Brookfield, WI Dec 30, 2016 $110,000
Release Manager, Syndication Support Comcast Cable Communications, LLC Philadelphia, PA Mar 21, 2016 $107,370 -
$135,000
Release Manager Carolina It Professionals, Inc. Atlanta, GA Apr 03, 2015 $106,520
Release Manager Carolina It Professionals, Inc. Mooresville, NC Jun 29, 2015 $106,520
Release Manager IBM India Private Limited Paramus, NJ Aug 13, 2015 $91,000 -
$93,600
Release Manager Initech Global LLC Ada, MI Dec 10, 2015 $90,000
Release Manager Wisdom Infotech, Ltd. Brookfield, WI Feb 11, 2015 $90,000 -
$150,000
Release Manager Ferguson Consulting, Inc. Chesterfield, MO Apr 16, 2016 $90,000 -
$110,000
Release Manager IBM India Private Limited Schaumburg, IL Dec 11, 2015 $89,400 -
$94,692
Release Manager Lowe's Companies, Inc. Mooresville, NC Jul 27, 2015 $89,049
Release Manager Ricefw Technologies, Inc. Pleasanton, CA Jul 28, 2016 $86,424

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Top Skills for A Release Manager

  1. Project Management
  2. Release Management
  3. Software Development
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  • Manage and report defects to management while coordinating discussions between testing and project management teams.
  • Introduced a Configuration, Change and Release Management office, which integrated all disparate functions under one centrally managed umbrella.
  • Project Manager/Release Manager Manage agile software development project from initial idea to completion, with successful delivery to stakeholders.
  • Developed joint QA processes that identified, replicated, communicated and drove awareness and resolution of defects across 5 test teams.
  • Revamped Agile release processes by identifying areas of improvement and establishing new processes.

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