Release Manager

  • Company: Capital One
  • Posted: January 20, 2017
  • Reference ID: R17904
Plano 1 (31061), United States of America, Plano, Texas

Release Manager


Position will provide Release Management support for various product lines within Capital One Small Business.  The Release Manager will be responsible for managing the release life-cycle for various development projects, along with communication to stakeholders. The releases could be inclusive of Agile product software updates, bug fixes, security improvements, and/or release related Project/Program initiatives. Where necessary, the Release Manager will provide best practices, processes, and release governance to help development teams manage and deploy releases using the Agile methodology. This includes scheduling, tracking, and control of all releases for Small Business.  Duties May Include:

  • Coordinate with the business teams, technical teams, and other partners to plan and implement releases in QA and production environments
  • Work with the various SBB product/application teams, implementation teams and quality assurance teams to develop release calendars, escalate issues, and assist in overall calendar/milestone coordination
  • Communicate to business partners and IT leadership the status of the release through the QA cycle and production environments
  • Working with senior staff and management to develop successful release plans, process changes, and status reporting
  • Facilitate status calls and communicating all updates
  • Implement new processes and process improvements as necessary to minimize risk to the release
  • Provide leadership to support teams and assisting in troubleshooting, day-to-day management and escalation
  • Provide reports on progress and problems
  • Lead and manage the release readiness reviews, milestones, and the business Go/No-Go Activities including the execution of the deployment plans and checklists
  • Frequently and adeptly coordinate across multiple (competing) stakeholder groups

The ideal candidate will posses:

  • Experience in creation of release plans, reports, and process improvement documentation
  • Candidates should have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Collaboration skills- Ability to effectively communicate and facilitate across broad audiences, across several remote locations including key business partners and/or various leadership teams and levels
  • Strong experience in managing and driving releases using Agile principles
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities simultaneously and deliver on-time.
  • Strong problem solving, logical/rational thought processes and demonstrated analytical abilities.
  • This role requires exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated success handling initiatives of high complexity and risk.
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities simultaneously and deliver on-time.
  • Strong problem solving, logical/rational thought processes and demonstrated analytical abilities

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of Release Management experience
  • At least 3 years of experience in information systems operations environment in either systems analysis or development

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Previous experience managing across remote teams and resources
  • A strong familiarity with systems and release automation principles with intermediate hands-on experience of release automation tools (2+ years)
  • Ability to develop scripts and automate releases and procedures a plus

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

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