Release managers are responsible for managing the complete software delivery life cycle. They work with the team from the planning phase to the deployment phase, including the development and testing phases. Their time is used planning, testing, tracking, release, deployment, communication, and risk management. They plan the release of project deliverables and release life cycle. They inform the various teams of all project tasks, including plans, timelines, requirements, and so on. Additionally, they identify the risks that can affect the release and resolve them to avoid delay. Also, they give a regular update of release operations.
Employers seek applicants with a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related discipline. Applicants must possess two to six years of experience in a related role. Essential skills include communication, leadership, computer, analytical, problem-solving, teamwork, and time management skills. Release managers earn as high as $152,000 with a low of $73,000. Annually, they earn an average of $105,193.