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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

  • $99,930

    Average Salary

What Does A Release Manager Do At Caci International

* Coordination and Execution of dot releases, including scheduling, status, checkpoints and meetings
* Ensure all stakeholders are participating in the release process and have a clear understanding of the status and what is included
* Debrief of Releases to validate the results
* Help manage the CM process and ensure that team members are aware of the schedule and any requirements for moving code.
* Establish and enforce cutoffs for code migrations for releases
* Work with Training team to verify impact of releases and any updates to materials that might be needed
* Manage the execution of the data resets and environment refreshes of the training environments

What Does A Release Manager Do At Schneider Electric

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* Create and manage subversion (SVN) repositories
* Maintain system integrity for these systems hosting the configuration and release management system
* Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality
* Measure and monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time and within budget, and that they meet or exceed expectations
* Participate in internal meetings with engineering and programming teams to understand technical needs of the team to better organize configuration management structure
* Reviewing engineering release drawings for quality as documentation gets released
* Other duties may be assigned

What Does A Release Manager Do At Microsoft Corporation

* Work closely with product teams to understand full release schedule and business goals behind each release.
* Drive the release process end-to-end, including defining and reporting against milestones and key dates, holding reviews with stakeholders, preparing dependencies, and executing on plans.
* Clearly communicate issues, impact, and possible options as they arise, and develop action plans through partner collaboration.
* Identify risks in advance and drive the team towards successful resolution before the risks turn into incidents affecting the team or players.
* Develop and maintain a resourcing plan that accommodates the release management needs of the studio

What Does A Release Manager Do At at&T

* Supporting the effective implementation of new software and hardware releases into the operational environment using the controlling processes of configuration and change management.
* Establishing, documenting, implementing, managing, and monitoring the release management process in line with overall objectives, and ensure program-wide compliance for both normal and emergency (break/fix) operations.
* Establishing a release calendar to: coordinate services, implement and monitor release plans, including producing detailed timetables of events and documenting action plans by individual sites.
* Measuring and monitoring progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time and meet expectations.
* Planning future release windows and cycles across a portfolio.
* Maintaining a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists.
* Identifying all applicable stakeholders per release, notifies, communicates, and manages expectations during the planning and rollout of new releases.
* Coordinating release content and effort based on the service request backlog, pending service requests, third party applications, or operating system updates.
* Defining exact content and rollout plan for a release, aligned with change management processes.
* Negotiating, planning and managing all release activities.
* Ensuring hardware and software being changed is traceable, secure, and that only correct, authorized and tested versions are installed.
* Assisting in identifying and managing interdependencies and timing concerns, to ensure milestone adherence, and ensure that release integrity can be measured.
* Managing risks and communicate/escalate issues related to the release plan, scope, schedule, and implementation quality.
* Communicating all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, quality assurance plans, schedule, and scope changes in accordance with program protocol.
* Conducting release readiness reviews, milestone reviews, and business go/no-go reviews.
* Preparing weekly release reporting.
* Eight (8) years of experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity are required.
* Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business discipline from an accredited college or university is required.
* A Master’s degree may be substituted for two (2) years of experience, reducing the total years of experience to six (6).
* Four (4) years of additional experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree.
* Detailed understanding of ITIL change, configuration, and release management processes.
* ITIL / ITSM / CMMI experience.
* Experience in IT project management.
* Experience planning, coordinating, testing, and scheduling major releases of software is preferred.
* Experience using an enterprise ticketing system to coordinate and schedule activities

What Does A Release Manager Do At Hire It People, LLC

* Organize and coordinate complex releases that comprise of cross-functional teams and a multitude of interrelated and independent application and/or infrastructure changes
* Establish enterprise release schedules
* Ensure resource (people and technology) requirements in support of a release are met
* Ensure risk mitigation practices are in place (i.e. back out/contingency planning, etc…)
* Ensure existing change management process requirements are met
* Provide on-going written and verbal release status updates to various levels of the organization
* Serve as the key release representative in all communication, management and decision-making forums/discussions (i.e. Change Management, Enterprise Project Framework, Stage Gates, Post Release Review, etc…)
* Serve as an escalation point for all issues and questions associated with a release
* Ability to be flexible and use subject matter experts, circumstantial evidence and sound judgment to mitigate risks by adjusting releases and/or release management process requirements
* Uses post release reviews to improve and adjust documentation on the release process, roles and responsibilities, policies and procedures
* Uses post release reviews to improve and adjust the release management process

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Chief Information Officer
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Development Manager Information Technology Manager
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Product Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Director Of Project Management
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Manager Director Of Project Management
Director Project Management Office
13 Yearsyrs
Service Delivery Manager Senior Information Technology Manager
Director, Applications
13 Yearsyrs
Product Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Manager, Project Management Office
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Consultant Product Manager
Product Manager, Mobile
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Program Management Consultant
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Development Manager Delivery Manager
Senior Delivery Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Consultant Director Of Information
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Product Manager Principal Consultant
Senior Engagement Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Marketing Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Technical Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Technical Program Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Technical Project Manager Information Technology Manager
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
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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 -
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 Dec 08, 2015 $145,000
Engineering Release Manager Marin Software Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 12, 2015 $145,000
SR. Release Manager Financial Engines Sunnyvale, CA Jun 27, 2016 $145,000 -
SR. Release Manager Technology Ventures LLC Herndon, VA Dec 26, 2016 $140,000
SR. Release Manager Kaazing Corporation San Jose, CA Sep 03, 2015 $140,000
Manager, Build and Release Management Hitachi Consulting Corporation Dallas, TX Apr 22, 2015 $115,856
Release Manager Quality Software Services, Inc. Columbia, MD Nov 14, 2016 $115,000
SR. Release Manager Technology Ventures LLC Herndon, VA Apr 28, 2016 $115,000
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 -
Release Manager Diversant LLC Pennington, NJ Sep 16, 2015 $110,000 -
Build & Release Manager Wisdom Infotech, Ltd. Brookfield, WI Dec 30, 2016 $110,000
Release Manager CPA2Biz, Inc. San Jose, CA Nov 30, 2015 $92,290 -
Release Manager Oasys Technologies Inc. Sterling, VA Nov 27, 2015 $92,248
Release Manager IBM India Private Limited El Segundo, CA Aug 19, 2015 $91,624
Program Manager & Release Manager Farmers Services, LLC Los Angeles, CA Jul 09, 2016 $91,577
Release Manager IBM India Private Limited Paramus, NJ Aug 13, 2015 $91,000 -
Release Manager Wisdom Infotech, Ltd. Brookfield, WI Feb 11, 2015 $90,000 -
Release Manager Ferguson Consulting, Inc. Chesterfield, MO Apr 16, 2016 $90,000 -
Release Manager Initech Global LLC Ada, MI Dec 10, 2015 $90,000

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Top Release Manager Skills

  1. Release Management
  2. Successful Delivery
  3. QA
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Operated at an advisory level, consistently interacting with IT and line-of-business senior management to improve Release management processes.
  • 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.
  • Created Release and Deployment Management process and policy documentation for the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.
  • Collaborate with all participants in software development projects.

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