Contract Release Manager
Deluxe Digital Studios, Inc. - Burbank, CA

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Deluxe Media leads the advertising and entertainment industries with innovative supply chain solutions that help market, enrich, and enable media distribution to all platforms and all consumers throughout the world. Deluxe Media is a global company with presence in 6 countries. Our clients include the major Hollywood studios as well as a growing number of on-line retailers.

We currently have an opening for a Contract Release Manager for a 3-6 month assignment. This position is located in Burbank, California.

Position Overview

The individual will operate as a Release Manager and further develop our automated and manual build and release systems. The position will improve our build and deployment automation systems and keep them running flawlessly at top speed for all daily and regular releases. This position requires a highly motivated manager with keen attention to details.

Build and deployment processes require an extreme sensitivity to organization of deployments, accuracy of scheduling and reliability and detail of their deployment plans. This person will raise deployment conflicts and schedule all deployments to achieve order for all deployments. They are also responsible for management of our source repository system within Subversion (SVN) which will include branching, merging, and tagging. Further they are responsible for writing documentation of any automated build plans they create as well as any build or release processes they carry out manually. They will be working with both the development and production environments and maintaining the code versions throughout the various servers in the system. They will coordinate deployments with developers and with outside business units and 3rd party companies as needed.

Primary Responsibilities

"Oversee Release team members monitoring progress and quality of projects and ensuring on time delivery.
"Good understanding on Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
"Management of source code repositories. You will be required to ensure that code is well-organized and labeled, and manage source code access, including access by remote groups. Experience in SVN or CVS is required. Exposure to other tools is a plus.
"Managing deployments to Development, QA, Stage and Production Environments
"Production Support to handle hot fix pushes.
"Managing multiple concurrent projects. Candidate will perform repository branching used for parallel efforts, and will manage the merge process as part of release migration.
"Performing product builds. Candidate will automate, enhance and maintain existing software build process/infrastructure, and ensure consistent build techniques across in-house multiple systems.
"Proven ability to work as a team member, supporting members appropriately.
"Ability to drive best practices, standardize processes and development tools across systems to streamline and automate the build and release processes.
"Work with management and development teams to ensure CM Architecture for applications meets the CM needs of the organization with the least amount of overhead to the development processes.
"Manage releases including coordinating with IT groups on the release timing to ensure systems are ready for code to be deployed.
"Bring new ideas to the group.
The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, experience, and skill-set:

"7 to 10 years plus experience in Release Management in fast paced environments.
"Previous management experience required.
"Has to be available onsite to perform daily builds.
"BS degree in Computer Science, Information Science or Related Field.
"Expertise in SDLC/SCM (Software Configuration Management) methodologies and release management processes.
"Strong build/release experience including automation of regular periodic builds.
"Expert in automating Configuration Management, Build Management, and Release Engineer processes.
"Exposure to build/release tools like ANT, NANT, Cruise Control etc.
"Experience with using source control tools such as SVN.
"Experience in Microsoft Visual Studio development environment.
"Experience in Microsoft Programming languages experience: C# mandatory with C++ a plus.
"Experience with Microsoft SQL Server.
"Working knowledge of XML.
"Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
"Strong ability to work cooperatively with others.
"A high level of self-motivation and initiative.
"Provides self-direction in response to changes to requirements and specifications and takes initiative to expose issues to supervisor.
"Proven track record of leading and being responsible for Release Management processes
"Flexibility to work extended hours and/or weekends to meet project deadlines.

If you're an independent thinker with a high level of ingenuity and the above qualifications, then we'd like you to join our team!

We offer a competitive salary and great benefits, including 401(k) and tuition reimbursement. Please send your resume and salary requirements via email.