DevOps Release Manager


On Site
$80 - $95 hourly
Accepts corp to corp applications
Contract - W2
Contract - Independent
Contract - Temp


Acceptance testing
Cross-functional team
Release management
Development testing
Continuous improvement
Configuration Management
Effective communication
Release notes
Version control
Quality assurance
Regression testing
Integration testing
Problem solving
Attention to detail
Software deployment
Microsoft Azure
Continuous integration
Continuous delivery
Windows PowerShell

Job Details

Kforce has a client that is seeking a DevOps Release Manager in Schiller Park, IL.

Position Overview:
As a DevOps Release Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the end-to-end release management process, ensuring the successful and timely delivery of software releases to our customers. You will work closely with cross-functional teams, including development, QA, and operations, to streamline our release pipeline and drive continuous improvement in our release processes.

Key Job Responsibilities:
Release Planning and coordination:
* Collaborate with product managers and development teams to plan release schedules and prioritize features and bug fixes
* Coordinate release activities, including code deployments, configuration management, and environment setup, to ensure smooth and error-free releases
* Release Reporting: Provide regular reports and metrics on release status and performance to management and stakeholders

* Facilitate effective communication between development, QA, and operations teams to ensure everyone is aligned on release timelines and requirements
* Maintain detailed release documentation, including release notes, deployment procedures, and version control
* Identify and mitigate potential risks and issues that may impact release schedules or product quality
* Quality Assurance: Work closely with QA teams to ensure thorough testing of releases, including regression testing, integration testing, and user acceptance testing

Continuous Improvement:
* Implement and maintain automation tools and scripts to streamline the release process and improve efficiency
* Continuously evaluate and improve the release process by identifying bottlenecks and implementing best practices and process enhancements

* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field (or equivalent work experience)
* Any certification relevant to Azure DevOps would be beneficial; ITIL or DevOps certifications are a plus
* 5+ years of proven experience as a Release Manager or similar role in a DevOps environment
* Strong knowledge of DevOps principles and practices
* Familiarity with Jira and Change Approval software such as Freshservice
* Familiarity with Change Approval, automated workflows CI/CD
* Familiarity with Agile and Scrum methodologies
* Proficiency in scripting and automation (e.g., Shell, Python, or PowerShell)
* Proficient in Jenkins, TeamCity, and Azure DevOps
* Excellent problem-solving and communication skills
* Detail-oriented with a focus on quality and continuous improvement
* Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment

The pay range is the lowest to highest compensation we reasonably in good faith believe we would pay at posting for this role. We may ultimately pay more or less than this range. Employee pay is based on factors like relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, location, performance, union contract and business needs. This range may be modified in the future.

We offer comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, HSA, FSA, 401(k), and life, disability & ADD insurance to eligible employees. Salaried personnel receive paid time off. Hourly employees are not eligible for paid time off unless required by law. Hourly employees on a Service Contract Act project are eligible for paid sick leave.

Note: Pay is not considered compensation until it is earned, vested and determinable. The amount and availability of any compensation remains in Kforce's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified in its discretion consistent with the law.

This job is not eligible for bonuses, incentives or commissions.

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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