JVT Advisors

DevOps and Release Manager

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Location: Burlington, Massachusetts 01801
Employment Type: Direct Hire

Job Description

Release Manager  

Overall Purpose of Role:

  • Responsible for owning the Release Management lifecycle which includes scheduling, coordinating, communicating and the management of releases across the enterprise for multiple applications across various portfolios.
  • The releases can be inclusive of new features, enhancements, application updates, operating system patches, security improvements, hardware upgrades, Projects and Programs.
  • Responsible for planning, implementing and managing release processes for code through development, test, and production environments.
  • Work collaboratively with all participants in software development projects, customers and be supportive of developers and testers as they set up their build development / test environments.
  • This position works closely with IT management and Executive Leadership to improve the delivery processes and practices associated with continuously building, deploying, and updating software and environments.
  • Building the Release Calendar in working closely with the leaders from different teams across IT and centralizing view of all releases.
  • Leading the effort of defining the IT strategic direction for release management tools to ensure the process requirements of release management are established and followed.


  • Forward plan the release calendar windows and cycles across a portfolio including blackout periods.
  • Develop and publish product roadmaps, release manifests and release notes.
  • Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality.
  • Establish and manage release management processes to support a Lean Agile software delivery methodology.
  • Measure and monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time and within budget, with complete and quality features and improving release customer value over time.
  • Coordinate release content and effort based on product backlog, pending service requests, third party applications, or other periphery system updates.
  • Communicate all key project milestones, commitments, and changes including requirements, acceptance tests, schedule, and scope changes.
  • Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations.
  • Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, System Demos, and Business Go/No-Go reviews.
  • Works with software team to support Dev Ops activities focused on updating and maintaining continuous integration and test automation tools.
  • Produce Deployment, Run Books and Implementation Plans.
  • Produce Weekly Release Reporting
  • Communicate release details and schedules to the organization and clients as required.
  • Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities.
  • Work with DevOps to understand impacts of branches and code merges.
  • Maintain the release schedule for all core services to ensure alignment across all partners & vendors.

Skills Required:

  • BA or BS or equivalent experience is required
  • 2-6 years of Release and/or project management experience at a Software as a Service (SaaS) product organization, (Solid understanding of release management principles preferred)
  • Demonstrated practical application of agile coaching and methodologies.
  • Experience with Atlassian tools - Jira, Confluence 
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including the executive level
  • Excellent data analysis and process/performance measurement skill
  • Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view. 
  • Knowledge of healthcare technologies and health plan customer segment a plus.



Blain Poulin

Senior Recruiter

Blain is a full-desk recruiter on the Direct-Hire team, responsible for recruiting for a wide variety of IT jobs. He is focused on professional services, network/systems, and cyber security, with a special interest in DevOps.

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