Release Coordinator – Retail

Posted 1 year ago

We have an excellent 1 year contract opportunity with possible extension for a Release coordinator in Ottawa.
Work would be done remotely until the pandemic situation normalizes

Must haves:
• Reliability level Federal Security clearance is mandatory
• 5+ years of experience in IT delivery
• Exposure with IT Release Management
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Strong organizational skills
• Adaptable to change

If you are available, please send your resume to [email protected] OR [email protected] OR [email protected] OR refer someone interested.

Job Title: Release Coordinator

HOURS OF WORK: 37.5 hours a week
Job Posting Start Date: 07/05/2021
Job Posting End Date: 07/04/2022

Site: Ottawa
Location: March Road

Duration: 1 year – possibility of extension

Location: WFH– March Road Ottawa

** Evening and weekend work may be required**

TITLE: Release Coordinator – Retail

The Release Coordinator will be responsible for the release management lifecycle, overseeing software component builds for the Retail portfolio and related internal and external dependencies through development, test, and production environments. The Release Coordinator will work with multiple stakeholders to understand risks and dependencies, managing approvals, completing change records, scheduling work, and coordinating activities to ensure smooth releases.

The Release Coordinator works collaboratively as part of the Retail portfolio and within the broader Release Management community of practice and with all participants in software development projects to support changes through their development, test and into production environments.

Typical responsibilities of a release manager include:
• Planning release windows and the overall release lifecycle across portfolios
• Understanding business strategy, IT priorities and project functionality to recommend appropriate project release bundling, timing and schedule
• Working with business on data related tasks and dependencies
• Ensuring corporate standards and deliverables are met; e.g. Centers of Expertise (COEs)
• Understanding and meeting Innovapost Delivery Operating Model (iDOM) requirements
• Managing risks and resolving issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality
• Managing relationships and coordinating projects across portfolios, project teams, and external third parties
• Managing and coordinating non-production environment usage in support of release cycles
• Analyzing environment and data requirements to ensure all required infrastructure can be made available within expected timelines
• Proactively planning and managing disparate technology team releases; resolves release / environment and data conflicts through reprioritization
• Participating and/or leading release readiness reviews, business Go/No-Go reviews, CAB meetings
• Leading and co-ordinating Go-Live activities such as building and the execution of implementation plans and checklists
• Maintaining a release repository and managing key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists
• Researching and analyzing new technologies, methodologies and their application to current software development and configuration management needs

Must Have:
• 5+ years of experience in IT delivery
• Exposure with IT Release Management
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Strong organizational skills
• Adaptable to change

Nice to have:
• Experience with Jira/Confluence – preferred*
• Experience in an Agile Environment
• Experience with Azure cloud infrastructure
• Experience with cloud cost management
• Understanding of software branching strategies

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