Release Manager

R&D and Product | Raanana, Israel

Description
  • Release management is the process of managing, planning, scheduling and controlling a software build through different stages, environments and customers; including testing and deployments.
  • A releases can be inclusive of various of deliverables.
  • The release manager will join the Program and Release Management group. This group manages programs/projects and interdependencies to ensure milestone adherence.
  • The role is typically demanding, busiest and sometimes stressful.

Responsibilities:

  • Tight hands-on management of merges into several branches in parallel. Maintain release repositories and key information of builds.
  • Continuously drive planning by thorough understanding of the development implications, manage tradeoffs and prioritization.
  • Proactively identify and manage risks and resolves issues that affect release goals.
  • Create order out of cause by distinguishing between the blend of all related activities under ongoing releases, and identify the key items to focus and report on.
  • Measure and monitor progress to ensure on-time high quality delivery.
  • Effectively and efficiently collaborate with all involved parties – developers, testers, product managers. Maintain relationships and coordinate efforts between different groups/teams.
  • Clearly communicate and set expectations across parties regarding release requirements and details. Effectively negotiate to address issues which impact release activities.
  • Continually search towards making improvements in the release process.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering/Computer Science or related field.
  • At least 2 years experience of SW development team management – a must.
  • At least 2 years experience of Program/project management– a must.
  • Extensive branch management experience and deep understanding of the implication on the development. 
  • Expertise and deep understanding of development methodologies and SW development lifecycle, including agility aspects. 
  • Ability to dive into tech details of a new area and efficiently negotiate with developers on related issues.
  • Ability to succeed in a multi-tasking and high frequency context switching per priorities.
  • Problem solving attitude, proactive, self-learner, motivated, independent and ability lead cross-group activities in complex matrix organizations.
  • Formal PMP/SAFe/SCM certification – an advantage.