Release Manager - DIRECTV Latin America

AT&T    Seattle, WA
Job Description

You will own the Release Management lifecycle which includes scheduling, coordinating and the management of releases across the enterprise for multiple applications across various portfolios. The releases can be inclusive of application updates, operating system patches, security improvements, hardware upgrades, Projects and Programs. Where necessary you’ll provide tools and services to help product management and project teams manage and deploy releases into production.

You will be responsible for implementing and managing release processes for code through development, test, and production environments. The Release Manager Job function works collaboratively with all participants in software development projects and is supportive of developers and testers as they set up their build dev/test environments.

This position also works with management to improve the software engineering processes and practices associated with continuously building, deploying, and updating software and environments.

The Release Management responsibilities also include building the OTT Release Calendar in working closely with the OTT release managers from different portfolios across OTT and centralizing view of all releases. Leads the effort of defining the OTT strategic direction for release management tools for OTT to ensure the process requirements of release management are build in. The Release Manager will assist in managing projects and interdependencies to ensure milestone adherence to ensure the integrity of the release can be measured.

RESPONSIBILITIES

#Release Planning
  • Forward Plan the release windows and cycles across a portfolio
  • 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
  • #Release Coordination
  • Coordinate release content and effort based on the service request backlog, pending service requests, third party applications, or operating system updates
  • Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA plans, schedule, and scope changes
  • Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations
  • #Release Readiness
  • Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews
  • Produce Deployment, Run Books and Implementation Plans
  • Weekly Release Reporting
  • Communicate release details and schedules to the Business as required
  • Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities
  • Work with release engineers to understand impacts of branches and code merges
  • Maintains the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners and vendors.
  • Continually work towards making improvements in the release process
  • Lead and co-ordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists.
  • Develops scripts and automation tools used to build, integrate, and deploy software releases to various platforms
  • #Remove Roadblocks
  • Participate in Team meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks
  • Maintains a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists
  • Researches new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies and analyzes their application to current configuration management needs
  • SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED

  • 5+ years of experience in positions related to product, project or coordination tasks.
  • Excellent organization and inter personal skills.
  • Understanding of billing critical factors and strategies.
  • Able to analyze and understand issues happening at the billing platform.
  • Ability to work with multiple participants.
  • Understanding on the current and trending payments technologies in LatAm markets.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with ability to document or present complex insights related concepts to business and technical teams
  • EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 2-6 years of previous release and/or project management experience, (Solid understanding of project management principles preferred)
  • 8-10 years of experience in information systems operations environment in systems analysis or development
  • Formal training in project management practices preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS English, proficiency in Spanish and Portuguese preferred TRAVEL Ability to travel as needed (approx. 20%) and work flexible hours/days of the week

    Sat, 12 Jan 2019 15:06:12 GMT

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