Job Description :
Position: Jr. Release Engineer

Location: Richmond, VA

Job Description:

One of the nation''s leading financial services companies seeks a Release
Engineer. The Release Engineer will participate in detailed technical
design, development and implementation of applications using existing and
emerging technology platforms. Working within an Agile environment on a
system team, the individual will actively participate in story planning and
detailed daily standups, while providing input for building out the
delivery pipeline.

Responsibilities:

- Ensure, where possible, that an automated approach is being taken in
all aspects of software build and management
- Work along the boundary between engineering, QA, and operations to
ensure that the release process is meeting their short-term and long-term
needs
- Ensure build and release processes and procedures are followed
- Devise and operate the processes needed to ensure software builds are
fast, automated and reliable
- Plan and support integrated platform releases per the RM process,
while actively driving alignment of platform changes to pre-defined release
schedules and identifying conflicts with other portfolio planned releases.
- Partner with the delivery teams to conduct and /or review release
impact assessments and drive appropriate release level communications in a
timely manner
- Develop the integrated minute-by-minute plan / Readiness Review for
production release and facilitates walkthrough with teams
- Manage production implementation event (off hours required)
- Participate or provide input to support Release Planning meetings with
the intent to align and influence scheduling decisions to optimize the
Release strategy
- Provide regular updates to the Portfolio Release Engineering lead to
ensure Portfolio level roadmaps, and other operational reports and metrics
produced weekly accurately reflect planned and upcoming releases and their
associated impacts and risks.
- Develop and provide process improvement recommendations based on
customer and delivery team interactions to help mature and align RM
services.
- Assess, plan and assist the product teams with the design of release
packages prior to deployment into the environments
- Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution on build and release
issues
- Support an agile and iterative approach to development, testing, build
and release
- Train and mentor team members on the build/continuous integration
process and tools Manage contractor resources to deliver on RE processes
- Works with other technical team members to resolve all release related
issues
Qualifications:
- 4+ years hands-on experience developing and supporting automated
build, continuous integration (CI) and automated deployment environments
and scripts
- AWS, Jenkins, and GIT are required
- Experience writing implementation plans for installing software
components on build agents, and working with application services team to
execute the install
- Experience with build process, repository managers and branching
concepts
- Experience developing in an Agile software development environment
(Scrum) with cross-functional Scrum teams
- Excellent problem-solving, troubleshooting and analytical and skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Must have the ability to work independently with minimal direction and
supervision

Preferred Experience:

- Working knowledge of uDeploy, Subversion, Nexus, Solarium and HP
Service Manager
- Extensive experience implementing Dev Ops and Continuous Delivery
concepts as part of a System Team supporting Agile Release Trains (ARTs)
- Bachelor s Degree
- 5 years of experience in Release Management

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