Release Management Analyst

Job type:
on-site
Start:
ASAP
Duration:
1 Year
From:
Generic Network
Place:
California
Date:
11/22/2011
Country:
flag_no USA

Project description:
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BB24233
Pleasanton, CA 94588
1 Year
Sr. Release Management Analyst

Position Title:
Sr. Release Management Analyst

Position Summary:
The Sr. Release Management Analyst manages the definition, support, and enforcement of processes for build of source code and compiled executables to various environments based on defined Release Management process. This position will be responsible for planning, defining and leading a cohesive software build, packaging, dependency management and deployment strategy uniting the efforts of the System Integration, Infrastructure, and vendor teams with the Pharmacy and other mega programs at client. They are to assist the Application Installation and Release Management group in performing all tasks necessary for the Release Management function.

The candidate must have hands-on experience communicating the change information to and with the actual end users. In this role, you will provide expert business analysis in support of System implementations. Be responsible for auditing and evaluating the release management process of systems implementation. Lead communication planning and communication activities; resulting from a new systems implementation. You must possess a deep knowledge of one or more of the following: change management, configuration management or release management. Be able to articulate the functional and process changes while working closely with key stakeholders. You must have the ability to interact with technical staff. Must possess excellent communications skills and manage multiple stakeholders. Be able to analyze the request for change and recommend a course of action and deliver in a timely manner.

Essential Functions:
1. Collaborate with development, QA, UAT and Pharmacy teams on design of release management planning, installation, configuration, and deployment processes
2. Collaborate with other programs such as CLIENTHC, CLIENT.org, and others to develop Release Calendar
3. Manage and execute deployment between all environments including coordination of production releases with operations.
4. Propose possible process improvement to the AIRM Manager
5. Assist in managing weekly release meetings
6. Create/update build procedure documentation for software release across multiple environments
7. Create/update batch commands and macros for automating Release Management tasks (product build, packaging, distribution)
8. Create/update ANT-based build scripts
9. Build JAVA-based applications (and other technologies as needed)
10. Assist AIRM Manager in resolving any release management issues as they occur
11. Perform daily or weekly technical tasks as assigned by the AIRM Manager
12. Provide AIRM Manager with a weekly update of release issues, concerns and status

Qualifications:
5+ years of professional experience in all aspects of the primary product, program or technology
Bachelor's degree in MIS, CS or related subject preferred and/or equivalent experience

Required Skills:
Experience using CM tools (StarTeam, Subversion, others);
Experience with HTML, Java, XML, SQL, ANT, C/C++ and MS Office.
Sound knowledge of the software development life cycle.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Strong analytical skills including attention to detail.
Strong interpersonal skills.

Desired Skills:
Working knowledge or other related fields; project management, defect management, configuration management, change management, and release management.
Uses professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve difficult and complex problems in creative and effective ways
Provides status and progress reports by project.
Effectively communicates in meetings with project team members.
Develops and delivers presentations to immediate management.
Effective collaboration and communication with development team
Responsible for researching and troubleshooting software and workflow issues to understand software build steps needed for production environment of business application.
Configures application based on analysis and collaborations to create builds.
Researches application issues, performs root cause analysis, present findings and recommendations.
Identifies areas for work flow and process improvements. Vets ideas with team and works through applications improvements to implement.
Responsible for analysis of complex business requirements, systems upgrades, workflows and application capabilities.
Utilizes analysis to collaborate with users, analysts and consultants to determine solutions and required configurations to met business requirements.
Tests application configurations and builds or does unit testing in non-production environment and reports on outcomes noting issues. Corrects issues found in testing.
Change request management including cost estimation, project documentation and user training.
Works collaboratively with implementation teams to ensure process design, interface development, testing and implementation and user training are performed to quality standards.
May perform some project management activities in the development and implementation of systems changes.
Prepares builds for implementation into production.
Trains on application functions, changes, and improvements.
Plans and communicates project implementations.
Monitors implementations into production, makes adjustments, as necessary.

Top 3 - 5 Daily responsibilities
Review software change requests, schedule and orchestrate changes in production and non-Production environments.
Work second shift (noon to 9 PM or 3 PM to midnight)
During production changes and system go-lives, weekend work will be expected

Top 3 - 5 Required Skills
Excellent verbal and written skills.
Excellent planning and scheduling abilities.
Strong knowledge of software development life cycles
Soft Skills
Must be able to handle stressful situations with calm and certainty.
Must be able to communicate with all levels of the organization.

# of people supervised
none

Stage of the project
OPPR is in the pilot stage and completing development for a general release to all regions.

Will this Req convert to a FTE position?
If so, do you only want to see individuals eligible to convert to FTE status?
This is a contract to hire position.

Location of the position
Pasadena is the desired location, but will consider Pleasanton