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US-MD-Bethesda: Software Release Lead

Date: _07-Jun-2012_
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Software Release Lead

* Development, monitoring and communication of schedule changes for releases, including tracking and publishing environment status and requirements * Review, report and escalate issues and conflicts * Communicate with peer release leads, QA, App Hosting and application development around release activities and timeline * Process Management * Function as the central point of contact for correct use of release management process * Coaching partner organizations (App/dev, Operations, QA) in the correct use of the process * Orchestrating and obtaining approval for any exceptions to the process, on a case by case basis * Recommend and implement service improvement opportunities * Monitor deployment process and codify issues that arise during or post deployment * Planning * Ensuring all projects and maintenance events are phased into the appropriate release cycle * Reviewing schedules with partner organizations and QA to determine release status versus plan * Development, monitoring and communication of forecast release schedule (and required resources) * Serve as voice for Release Management and QA during any normal or exception release discussions Required Skills Requirements: * 4 year degree in Computer Science or related experience required * Highly organized and detail oriented and able to handle multiple priorities * 8-10+ years of IT experience * Superior understanding of the software development lifecycle * Ability to identify and resolve conflicting priorities. * Experience with a continuous integration system such MSBuild or CruiseControl * Experience working with project managers, Quality assurance, software developers

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