DevOps Release Manager

Posted on May 6, 2019


Madison, WI

Position Details


Job Summary

Beacon Technologies is looking for a DevOps Release Engineer to work in Madison, WI.
The DevOps Release Engineer is responsible for:

  • Accountable for: creating, managing and maintaining the specifics of a predetermined Release Schedule
  • All release activities within the implementation of a given project
  • Communicate implementation plans, status, and issues to I/S management levels
  • Work with Change Management to coordinate and schedule release of change requests into prod
  • Gather application and component (infrastructure) data required for release and create change requests for those items
  • Prepare implementation plan, review with project teams and stakeholders including contact lists, communication, back out, and prod verification
  • Execute implementation plan during the final change to prod window and communicate status during deployments and prod verification
  • Gather and coordinate post implementation issue resolutions and communication
  • Coordinate approvals for deploying off schedule and urgent releases  
  • Central point of contact for all product releases 
  • Accountable for incorporating vendor applications into 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 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/conflict within and across multiple releases and work with project teams to mitigate issues
  • Influence parallel development strategies including branching, merging, and version management
  • Configure and integrate the servers with different environments to automate provisioning and creating new machines using CM/ Provisioning tools such as Chef and Puppet.
  • Developing deployment workflows including prerelease, release, and post-release steps
  • Understand code Quality Analysis Techniques such as Check styles, JUnit, with CI tools such as Hudson/Jenkins.
  • Automation using ANT, PERL scripts, Shell Scripting in a continuous build environment.
  • Implementing, Upgrading, Patching, Configuring, and Administrating Red Hat Linux.
  • Coordinating Firmware Upgrades, kernel patches, systems configuration, performance tuning on Unix/Linux systems.
  • In-depth understanding of Load balancing and setting up load balancer and firewall rules in and enterprise environment.
  • Strong ability in Knowledge of network and web related protocols like TCP/IP, HTTPS along with the routing protocols.

Required Skills: 

  • 3 years of experience required in TRM role
  • Experience managing implementations with many system integrations/dependencies
  • Software Development Lifecycle experience including waterfall, iterative, and agile
  • CI/CD, DevOps, Release, SCM in AWS and/or Azure environments
  • Atlassian Suite implementation knowledge JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket for release scope and communication. 
  • Amazon AWS Cloud Administration which includes services: EC2, S3, EBS, VPC, ELB, Route 53, Auto Scaling, Security Groups, SNS, SQS, and Cloud Formation.
  • Configuration Management Tools (CHEF, PUPPET, ANSIBLE, TERRAFORM).
  • Ability to understand architecture and integrations with Java based SOA
  • Build/Deployment process knowledge in Java applications
  • Change Management process knowledge and tool experience (e.g. ServiceNow)
  • Excellent team player with team building skills
  • Excellent Communication Skills - verbal and written
  • Ability to work with all levels in the organization