Release Coordinator/Manager
Istonish - Madison, WI

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Istonish is a minority owned, privately-held, award-winning business enterprise, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with offices located inMinnesota, and Wyoming. When you join Istonish, you become a part of the team dedicated to delivering outstanding technical and customer service to our clients.

Our client located in Madison, Wisconsin, has an12 month contract opportunity for astrong Release Coordinator/Manager.

Release Coordinators (RCs) are responsible for coordinating implementation activities that bring a new software release (or a patch) into the integration and production environments within the client environment. RCs ensure that the integrity of the pre-production and production environments is protected and that the correct components are released by owning the deployment schedules for all environments. As part of the release cycle, RCs are the central knowledge point of all integrations within any given release. RCs focus on coordinating integrated pieces from product deliverables that must come together to work as an integrated release package, solution, or primary release. RCs coordinate deployment milestones ensuring those milestones are planned, managed, and come together in a timely manner. RCs group releases together based on efficiency, integrations, and compatibility as they are promoted through lower environments.

Detailed Role Responsibilities:

?Accountable for creating, managing and maintaining the specifics of a

predetermined Release Schedule

?Accountable for all release activities within the implementation of a given project

-Communicate implementation plans, status, and issues to higher I/S management levels

-Work with change management to coordinate and schedule the release of change orders into production

-Gather application and component data required for a release and create change orders for those items

-Prepare implementation plan and review with project teams and

stakeholders including contact lists, communication, back out, and

production verification

-Execute implementation plan during the final change to production and communicate status during deployments and production verification

-Gather and coordinate post implementation issue resolutions and


-Communicate release schedules and planned dates to Launch and

Sales team

-Coordinate approvals for deploying off schedule and emergency


-Act as central point of contact for all product releases ?Accountable for incorporating vendor applications into the release processes

-?Work with environment team for requirement review, setup and configuration of pre prod environments

-?Accountable for reviewing ongoing impact analysis and communication to other teams that are part of a larger release

-?Accountable for developing, process improvements and training of standard release processes, including deployment schedules

-?Identifies areas of risk and conflict within and across multiple releases and work with project teams to mitigate these issues

-?Influence parallel development strategies including branching, merging, and version management

Required Skills:

1. 3 years of experience required in Release Coordination/Manager role 2. Experience managing implementations with many system integrations/dependencies

3. Software Development Lifecycle experience including waterfall,

iterative, and agile

4. Excellent team player with team building skills

5. Excellent Communication Skills - verbal and written

6. Ability to work with all levels in the organization

7. Ability to understand architecture and integrations with Java based


8. Build/Deployment process knowledge in Java applications

9. Change Management process knowledge and tool experience

(e.g. CA service desk, HP Service Manager)

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