Release Manager

Website veridayhq Veriday

At Veriday, every employee is inspired to innovate, improve and transform digital experience, enabling client and employee engagement, through our products and services. Veriday means “Honest Day”, reflecting our passion for delivering an honest day’s work with 100% client focus.

We are hiring a full-time Release Manager to be located anywhere in Canada to join our growing company for a 3-6 months of contractual employment. As the Release Manager, you will oversee the delivery of new releases (scheduled and unscheduled) into both the Quality Assurance (QA) and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) working with a cross-function product team in an agile environment.   The Release Manager is expected to work across team boundaries to continuously revise and implement sound release management practices.

What will you do?

• Own the Release lifecycle which includes scheduling, coordinating and the managing releases across the organization for multiple products

• Work with the leads to triage bugs and to merge new code into the release branch and to deploy code to environments, coordinate the automated testing process 

• Manage risks and resolve issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality

• Measure and monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time and within budget

• Work with QA, Development, DevOps, and Product to ensure that development projects adhere to the release process and change procedure guidelines.

• Track all Pull Requests merged and update status accordingly.

• Prepare and maintain release artifacts and communicate across the business to ensure everyone is aware of what is going into a release 

• Participate in product scrum meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks

• End to end oversight of release delivery and lead required release management activities

• Conduct release reviews and milestone reviews

• Conduct weekly release reporting 

• Other duties as required.

What do you need to succeed?

• Undergrad in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or other related field

• 4+ years experience as a Release Manager, Product Manager or similar role

• 2+ years experience working in a high-tech industry with exposure to the software development industry

• Previous release and/or project management experience, (Solid understanding of project management and release management principles preferred).

• Strong visualization/ storyboarding skills to present insights and recommendations in a concise and intuitive manner

• Experience communicating with internal and external stakeholders

• Experience with mobile platform app stores and release procedures.

• Experience effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams such as DevOps, Operations, Client Management

• Advanced knowledge of the software development lifecycle.

• Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion.

• Demonstrated effective leadership, time management, and analytical skills.

• Familiarity with mobile release cycles and a modern technology stack.

• Familiarity with mobile and web automation tools (Appium, Selenium WebDriver, Cucumber, UI Automator).

• Ability to demonstrate the ability to learn quickly and work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

• Team player with the ability to mentor and lead

Nice to have:

• Any programming language (Ruby, Python, JavaScript, etc.)

• Familiarity with mobile and web automation tools (Appium, Selenium WebDriver, Cucumber, UI Automator).

We offer a competitive salary, a casual workplace, and great people to collaborate with. If this job sounds perfect for you, please apply.

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