Coordinator; Release
Davis Vision Incorporated - Latham, NY

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The Release Manager is responsible for oversight of the various releases of software and technology into production and non-production environments. The Release Manager is responsible for verification and enforcement of release standards and the ability to demonstrate to external auditors the adherence to the standards.

Essential Responsibilities:

· Independently perform the routine Release Management operations according to guidelines provided by the Release Manager.

· Develop, document and review automated and manual Release Management plans, release notes, code migration documents and procedures.

· Support the enforcement of the lock down policy controlling when changes are to be added to the library, development, testing, user signoff, production moves and documentation.

· Install new software releases and/or patches.

· Performs off -hours deployments as required to accommodate production schedules.

· Lead post-implementation reviews, presents release metrics, identify recurring challenges and recommend improvements.

· Maintain an historical library of changes to track source code.

· Perform periodic reviews to ensure that the production areas are in sync with the libraries and unauthorized materials are not present.

· Possess a working knowledge of software development phases and tools.

· Develop work plans for assigned projects.

· Utilize the software tools and procedures to perform daily operational support.

· Work with internal associates to identify business challenges and opportunities for improvement.

· Assist with software product evaluation, including installation, testing, and technical support for the applications programming and/or the computer operations staff.

· Participate in the development, maintenance and testing of system disaster recovery.

· Provides feedback to other associates to assure the proper integration of all software within their area of responsibility and notify the Release Manager of significant challenges, opportunities or concerns.

· Recommend new software and hardware products.

· Complete and maintain all required documentation to meet department standards.

· Abide by all federal, state, and local regulations, company policies and procedures, and instructions.

· Adhere to privacy and confidential and proprietary company policies and procedures (i.e. HIPAA).

· Participate in any/all training and educational activities to meet departmental or individual goals

· Diligently maintain the cleanliness of all equipment, workstations and the overall facility on a daily basis.

· As required by changing business needs, complete additional responsibilities as assigned.


· BA or BS degree in Computer Science or other related technology field

Experience & Background:

· Minimum 8 years programming experience

· Minimum 2 years of experience with version control systems, e.g., VSS, CVS, Vault, or MS Team Foundation.

· Minimum 2 years of experience with build systems like nant, Apache ant, msbuild, or make.

· Experience with PC’s and LAN systems

· Experience with Mainframe and Mid Range environments a plus

· Experience with industry stand audits (e.g. SAS 70, SSAE 16) a plus

· Experience with Windows , Unix, Linux