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Release Manager Resume

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SUMMARY

  • 13.9 years of IT experience in various fields like Software Configuration/Build/Release & Change Management.
  • Extensive experience as a Release Manager, Coordinator & Build Engineer in managing complete Release Cycle.
  • Plan and manage the release process end to end from the planning of release content through to actual release deployment to Production
  • Work directly with Delivery leads in an Agile Framework and align interdependences to come up with a proper delivery schedule
  • Instruct Software Engineering teams and Product Owner’s about Release Management process
  • Negotiate, plan, schedule, coordinate and facilitate software releases, manage risks and resolve issues related to release plan and implementation.
  • Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA plans, schedule, and scope changes with internal key partners and external vendors.
  • Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No - Go reviews
  • Lead Deployment planning meetings and work with Development, Test, Security, and DevOps teams to capture any risks
  • Coordinate and lead the Go-Live activities including the execution of the Deployment Plans and checklists.
  • Identify risks in advance and drive the team towards successful resolution before the risks turn into incidents affecting the team or players.
  • Manage Post-Production issues and coordinate Hotfixes as needed
  • Work with Project portfolio team and provide release status and improve the overall release process
  • Ensure the team is complying with all requirements for release
  • Maintain release documentation and manage key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists.
  • Responding to emergency needs after implementation such as getting all the appropriate documentation in place, obtaining approvals and communicating the implementation.
  • Plan successful releases by understanding maintenance windows and identifying other deployments factors that may hinder release success.
  • Experience in deploying the source code to Production Pivotal Cloud Foundry environment using XL Release.
  • Worked on Jenkins for Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) for all builds.
  • Extensively experienced in defining the branching and merging strategies, creating baselines and releasing the code.
  • Experience in working on source control tools like GitHub, MKS Integrity, SVN, ClearCase, PVCS and VSS.
  • Good experience in deploying the code to Non-Prod & Prod environments.
  • Ability in managing all aspects of the software configuration management process including code compilation, packaging / deployment / release methodology & application configurations.
  • Experience in working with Ticketing/Tracking Tools Jira, Service Now, BMC Remedy, HP Service Manager, ClearQuest & Onyx.
  • Experience managing the release versions, stories, component changes and bug tracking in tools such as JIRA or Application life cycle management

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Tools: Used: ServiceNow, Jira, BMC Remedy, HP Service Manager & Desk, ClearQuest, Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), XL Release, Endeavor, Atlassian Confluence, Jenkins, GitHub, MKS Integrity, Subversion, PVCS, ClearCase, VSS, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Excel.

PM Methodologies: Agile, SDLC, Waterfall

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, MO

Release Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Migrate Complex Code using SDLC process to Test and Production Environments.
  • Responsible for Managing & Monitoring Change Management Records to Install Web Applications, update version controls.
  • Forward Plan the release windows and cycles across a portfolio.
  • Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities. Identify, Create and implement processes to efficiently manage the release of code.
  • Manage deploy plans, deployments & track test results from Pre-Prod to Production.
  • Continually work towards making improvements in the release process along with CI/CD and Release Automation using DEVOPS tools.
  • Create workflow and templates in XL Release for automating day to day releases.
  • Onboard new applications into CI/CD and perform mock releases.
  • Deploy the source code to Production Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform using XL Release.
  • Experience and working knowledge of implementing Blue-Green deployments to reduce downtime and risk.
  • Responsible for build management, build verification & troubleshooting builds for Releases. Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality.
  • Experience in handling Mainframe Batch/Online releases.
  • Measure and monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time and that they meet or exceed expectations.
  • Attend Daily Scrum Stand up calls and record the progress of applications and their readiness to Production environment.
  • Coordinate release content and effort based on the service request backlog, pending service requests, third party applications, or operating system updates.
  • Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA plans, schedule, and scope changes.
  • Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations.
  • Conduct Release readiness, milestone and Business Go/No-Go reviews. Produce Deployment, Run Books and Implementation Plans.
  • Weekly Release Reporting.
  • Communicate release details and schedules to the Business as required.
  • Maintain the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners and vendors.
  • Lead and co-ordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists.
  • Create change tickets in Service Now and tracks each release component in JIRA to ensure all release milestones are met.
  • Play around with Service Now to create reports/dash board to report status of tickets
  • Participate in CAB meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks.
  • Ensure SOX compliant information is documented and approved, action items are addressed.
  • Maintains a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists.

Confidential, VA

Administration & Change Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Interacts and Interpret with customers for business requirements related to a significant element of an application.
  • Participate in Daily Scrum, Sprint Planning & Review meetings.
  • Create stories in each Sprint stating.
  • Tool administration for IBM Rational ClearCase, MKS Integrity & Subversion.
  • Worked on code migration from ClearCase & MKS to Subversion to demise legacy tools.
  • Implemented & maintained the branching strategies for applications.
  • Creating Change Orders in HP Service Manager for team and obtain necessary approvals.
  • Promote artifacts to Nexus per the request.
  • Prepared SOP documents for project
  • On Call support over the week ends
  • Interact with offshore team on daily basis to hand over pending tasks and status update.

Environment: Rational ClearCase, MKS Integrity, Subversion, Jenkins, Nexus, HP Service Manager, UNIX/LINUX, Windows

Confidential, NY

Build & Release Engineer and Team Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Interacts and Interpret with customers for business requirements related to a significant element of an application.
  • Implemented & maintained the branching and build/release strategies utilizing Integrity.
  • Performed all necessary day-to-day Integrity support for different projects.
  • Responsible for design and maintenance of the Integrity Repositories, Projects and the access control strategies.
  • Performed regular builds using Jenkins
  • Worked closely with developers to pinpoint and provide early warnings of common build failures.
  • Deploying the code via Auto Deployment Process.
  • Pentaho data integration deployment (ETL’s & KTR’s)
  • Comfortable and flexible with installing, updating and configuring various flavors of UNIX and Windows.
  • Be present at release implementation review meetings and peer review the plans and conclude.
  • Setting up continuous integration and formal builds using Jenkins with Maven and Tomcat repository
  • Automated the build and release management process including monitoring changes between releases.
  • Creating Change Management requests, reviewed and follow up on necessary approvals.
  • Be present at CAB meetings to represent Production changes and make sure to obtain approvals.
  • Ensures all changes are progressed through the lifecycle in a timely and efficient manner to help meet target dates.
  • Provided periodic feedback of status and scheduling issues to the management.
  • Kept track of all the releases and request of the developers through Infrastructure management tool.
  • Developed, maintained, and distributed release notes for each scheduled release
  • Responsible for Tier 1 applications deployment and handle Severity 1 and 2 issues
  • On Call support over the week ends
  • Interact with offshore team on daily basis to hand over pending tasks and status update.

Environment: Integrity, Jenkins, Java/J2EE, .Net, Maven, Remedy, UNIX/LINUX, JBOSS, Windows, Windows Server 2003/2008, Web logic, Sybase, Pentaho

Confidential

Change & Release Coordinator & Team Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Managing the release process end-to-end, from the planning of release content through to actual release deployment to production. Leads and facilitates the planning of product software releases.
  • Responsible for Planning of the Roll-Out Process and Order of Sequence Involved for Day to Day Enterprise Software Packages for Development, Testing, and System Integration Testing, and Ultimately Production Environments.
  • Creating Change Controls in HP Service Desk (HPSD) for Custom Code, Facets and QNXT changes to deploy to different Environments
  • Involved in Change Advisory Board (CAB) meetings to represent the changes.
  • Ensures all changes accepted into change management lifecycle are appropriate and valid
  • Tracking Releases to PPMO and Production environments
  • UAT/PPMO/ Production Releases: -Change Controls (For UAT/PPMO/Production Work) and co-coordinating with different groups to get all required approvals.
  • Validating all the code changes that are going to production and escalating about conflicts if any
  • Infrastructure Management Incident Support For all Environments (i.e. unplanned outages) Checkouts after any environment infrastructure changes
  • Point of contact for Staging and Production builds and releases
  • Status update on Production releases to client/internal teams
  • Deploy the code on QA/PPMO/PRODUCTION Servers using SCM Automated Build Process
  • Validate Code Review Results before Accepting Resources on Work Orders for SCM Builds
  • Troubleshooting SCM Deployments
  • Setup SCM Process for new Customers
  • Download Facets Change Packs from Customer Exchange site and diversifies the Data Base and Windows components
  • Apply Change Packs internal servers first before going to live
  • Coordinate with different teams for Facets Change Pack Installs
  • Reviews and revises change templates, by working closely with change engineers, quality managers and peer change coordinators.
  • Supporting engineering plans and schedules by providing CM/Release Engineering services to build, deploy, develop scripts, oversee branch and merge strategies, and build automated tools as necessary to offer services to engineering team.
  • Maintain flexibility to meet client commitments and business deliverables

Environment: PVCS, Serena Release Control/Manager, Nolio, HP Service Desk, UNIX, Windows XP.

Confidential

Configuration Manager/ Build Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Act as a member of Software Configuration Management Team
  • Business Rules migration using Admin Server Migration Tool
  • Migration of Stored procedures and DB Tables to Production and other Environments
  • Deploying the code into different environments and EAR File installation in to Production
  • Creating CMR & IMRs
  • Involved in CAB meetings
  • Tracking Releases to E2 and E3 environments in a daily Release meeting.
  • Backups and Restores of Admin Server and Data store Databases for different work streams
  • UAT / Production Releases -

Environment: CVS, XAware, Mainframe, Web sphere, Apache Tomcat, Unix/Linux, Windows, Oracle.

Confidential

Build Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Release Engineer for a team that involved different development teams and multiple simultaneous software releases.
  • Digite used as a Project Management Tool
  • Involved in CMMI Process Area
  • Prepared Configuration Management Plan
  • Troubleshooting SVN related problems in Windows
  • Creating Branches, involved in merging from one branch to another branch
  • Configuring Basic Sync and Sync-Sync Setup
  • Deploying the code on QA, Staging and Production Servers and giving the Builds
  • Participated in weekly release meetings with Technology stakeholders to identify and mitigate potential risks associated with the releases.
  • Provided end-users training for all Tortoise SVN users to effectively use the tool.
  • Documented the entire build and release engineering process and provided on call support.

Environment: SVN, ANT, MAVEN, Tortoise SVN, Java/J2EE, Apache Tomcat, UNIX, Windows XP, Oracle, JIRA.

Confidential

SCM Build Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Act as a member of Software Configuration Management Team
  • Managing, directing, and coordinating all code and code related activities
  • Managing the release process end-to-end, from the planning of release content through to actual release deployment to production. Leads and facilitates the planning of product software releases.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with peers, management, external vendors, and other interested parties to meet business goals.
  • Managing application software baselines, including labeling, branching, and versioning.
  • Code deployment to QA, Staging and Production environments
  • Performing smoke tests after successful builds and raising requests for testing
  • Troubleshooting VSS related problems in Windows
  • Creating user accounts, granting and revoking access permissions on VSS
  • VSS installation and Data Base Creation
  • Involved in External ISO Audits

Environment: VSS, Digite Tool, Visual Studio, .Net 3.5, Windows.

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