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Release Manager

Manhattan, NY
Resource1 is seeking a direct hire Release Manager for our client located in midtown Manhattan. 

Please apply if you are a dynamic individual looking to join a fun and rapidly growing team, as well as own releases across all our products and projects. The Release Manager will be responsible for bringing together various functionalities or products to satisfy a solution-based release. This individual will enforce our Agile processes to ensure development tasks are completed according to our timelines. Should be well versed in Release Management and Continuous Integration tools.
 
Responsibilities
  • Manages and plans all software releases and lead discussions of releases
  • Define detailed release schedules and requirements based on project and user needs
  • Ensure all required pieces of tasks/commits/components are included in releases and shipped to users on time
  • Clearly understand the dependencies and compatibilities across product releases and communicate major changes to project and product teams
  • Participate in sprint planning and scrums to track changes of timeline and communicate impacts to project and product teams
  • Work with Quality Assurance lead to provide testing details on new features for QA team
  • Draft release notes and drive cross-functional teams to ship releases to users
  • Monitor the quality of releases, track bugs and schedule corresponding fixes with product teams
  • Maintains a release log and manages vital information such as build and release details, dependencies, and upgrade procedures
  • Continually work to make the release processes better, faster, automated and set a solid foundation that evolves
 
Requirements
  • Previous software release management and/or project management experiences
  • Experience working with Agile and Continuous Integration
  • Experience partnering with technical teams, implementing, and maintaining workflows
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills across all levels of the organization
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and successfully delivering results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
  • Hands on experience working with Git & JIRA administration
  • Experience with process improvement & automation
  • Strong understanding of source control branching strategies in support of multiple concurrent feature development as well as real-time production support
  • Experience with automated deployments/continuous integration/release engineering using Jenkins/Gitlab
  • Measuring and tracking Agile team productivity and improving processes to increase the same
  • Familiarity with AWS 
  • Ability to think strategically and execute methodically
  • Scripting experience in Python, Bash a plus
  • Linux administration experience a plus
  • Conceptual understanding of Docker/Nomad/Terraform/Kubernetes a plus
  • Knowledge of the Bitcoin or Ethereum protocols a plus
  • Experience in a DevOps role a plus
  • Familiarity with Artifactory or Nexus Repository Management Tools a plus
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