What does a Release Manager do?

Release managers keep software products moving through their cycles of development, production, and testing. They conduct tests on software products in their entirety alongside individual components to ensure a successful release. They work in collaboration with software architects, who are experts on integration issues and interdependencies among projects during the relief, to ensure the software works properly and is ready for the release.

Release managers serve as liaisons and communicate customer needs to project teams. They are required to help determine the best ways to schedule and utilize company resources to stay on budget and on schedule. Release managers communicate project-related tasks including plans, timelines and requirements between various teams. They coordinate the release schedule and resources required depending upon third-party applications, defect backlogs, planned releases, and infrastructure updates. They provide weekly updates on release activities and improve methodology to configure the management and development of software. Release managers need a minimum bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalency.

What responsibilities are common for Release Manager jobs?
  • Assist in implementing hardware and software version control processes, policies and procedures.
  • Develop rollback criteria and plans for rolling back a deployment.
  • Develop mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients.
  • Resolve and escalate impediments, manage risk, assures value delivery, and drives program-level continuous improvement.
  • Prepare project execution plan and identify appropriate technical and business resources needed for the team.
  • Ensure projects are completed on schedule, within budget and meets technical requirements of the assignment.
  • Review status of projects and budgets. manage schedules and prepares status reports.
  • Assess project issues and develop resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • Ensure ongoing commitment to the customer experience through performance testing and monitoring.
  • Communicating checkpoints for releases during sprints: increment cut off, begin and complete testing.
What are the typical qualifications for Release Manager jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business or computer science.
  • Adept at agile project management strategies.
  • Accustomed to a cloud-based structure.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and problem solving skills.
  • Is a critical thinker and problem solver.
  • Demonstrated strong work ethic and judgment.
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