Release Manager

Boston, MA



  • Define and deploy releases as they move from inception to deployment. Make sure the releases are clearly communicated and scope is managed.
  • Evaluate and authenticate correctness of testing results and exit criteria with system SMEs and Stakeholders
  • Expedite go-no-go decisions for production releases with project leadership.
  • Enable builds and deployments of software in testing and production environments
  • Facilitate testing and implementation of upcoming releases.
  • Manage troubleshooting of application, server, and system related incidents in emergency system outages in production
  • Participate in Release Planning Meetings, Sprint Planning and Product Demos
  • Work with other Leads such as Lead Developers, System Architects, Lead Testers, Implementation Leads and Senior Project Leadership
  • Facilitate review and configure of Software to meet acceptance criteria outlined in System Development Processes




  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Technology from an accredited university (CalSTRS may request a copy of degree) or at least ten (10) years of code deployment and environment support in multi-staged environments that include user acceptance, performance, pre-production, and disaster recovery environments.
  • At least thirty-six (36) consecutive months of hands-on release management and/or environment support experience in large enterprise system environments and/or Government Pension environments like CalSTRS demonstrating the following:
  • Facilitated change management relationships between the Change and Release management team and technical production operations and development teams.
  • Operated at an advisory level, consistently interacting with IT and line-of-business senior management to improve Release management processes.
  • At least 3 years of experience in the last ten (10) years demonstrating working across various technical platforms—Applications Middleware, and Infrastructure.
  • At least 3 years of hands-on experience using Microsoft Team Foundation Server to manage releases.
  • Experience developing and executing rollback and recovery mechanisms for deployments in one or more large projects during the last 3 years.
  • Familiarity with the Sagitec solution known as Neospin and previous experience working on a Neospin implementation or equivalent Microsoft-based COTS product like MS Dynamics
  • Experience with pension industry commercial off the shelf (COTS) products required for transformation project success, with preference for knowledge with the Neospin famework or equivalent Microsoft .NET based framework.
  • Experience coordinating with remote data centers and disaster recovery sites.
  • Experience planning and coordinating performance testing activities.
  • Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification.






Note: Qualified candidates will be contacted within 2 business days of application. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities and may contact you for further discussion.

Date Posted 1/26/2021
Salary $50.00/hr

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