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Release Manager

Columbia, MD 21046 | Contract

Post Date: 02/02/2018 Job ID: 8136 Specialty: IT Infrastructure

The Squires Group is staffing for an exciting long-term project located in the Fort Meade, MD area, and has an opening for a Release Manager.  As a Release Manager, you will negotiate, plan, and manage all release activities.  This is a 5-year program, and, per our Federal Government Contract, candidates must be US Citizens with an active TS/SCI FS Poly clearance.

Responsibilities

  • Support the effective implementation of new software and hardware releases into the operational environment
  • Establish, document, implement, manage, and monitor the release management process in line with overall objectives
  • Establish a release calendar to coordinate services, implement and monitor release plans, including producing detailed timetables of events and documenting action plans by individual sites
  • Measure and monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time and meet expectations
  • Plan future release windows and cycles across a portfolio
  • Maintain a release repository and manage key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists
  • Coordinate release content and effort based on the service request backlog, pending service requests, third party applications, or operating system updates
  • Define exact content and rollout plan for a release, aligned with change management processes
  • Ensure hardware and software being changed is traceable, secure, and that only correct, authorized and tested versions are installed
  • Assist in identifying and managing interdependencies and timing concerns, to ensure milestone adherence, and ensure that release integrity can be measured
  • Manage risks and communicate/escalate issues related to the release plan, scope, schedule, and implementation quality
  • Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, quality assurance plans, schedule, and scope changes in accordance with program protocol
  • Conduct release readiness reviews, milestone reviews, and business go/no-go reviews
  • Prepare weekly release reporting

Qualifications

  • 8 years of experience in programs of similar scope and complexity
  • Bachelor’s degree in technical or business discipline (Master’s degree may be substituted for 2 years of experience)
  • 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
  • Per our Federal Government Contract, candidates must be US Citizenswith an active TS/SCI FS Poly clearance

 

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4 Reasons to Join The Squires Group, Inc.:

  1. Our Commitment to You - We offer competitive pay, multi-year projects and a list of exciting clients.
  2. Work-Life Balance - We work hard, we work smart and have quality time for family and "life."
  3. Golden Rule - We treat our consultants the way we want to be treated: with integrity, professionalism and trust.
  4. We Care About You – We help you meet your career goals and continuously support your efforts in the field. 

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