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Release Coordinator


This is a Full-time position in Minneapolis, MN posted April 21, 2021.

Genesis10 is seeking a Release Coordinator for a contract position with our client in Minneapolis, MN or Denver, CO (Currently remote)
General Job Information:
A Release Coordinator typically is responsible for owning the planning and coordination of all phases and activities involved in the release of a system or system update into the production environment. They own the Release Management lifecycle which includes scheduling, coordinating and communication management of software releases across multiple applications across various portfolios. This role is also responsible for improving the software development processes and practices with continuous builds and deploy of updates and new releases. Typically we would expect to see release notes, approvals, communications, contact lists and pre and post-release verification activities also managed by the Release Coordinator. 

Additional Job Details:  
Measure and monitor progress of application releases to ensure application releases are delivered on time by forward planning the release windows and cycles across the portfolios Facilitate release planning meetings with key stakeholders to identify proper sequencing of release packages Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews Communicate release details and schedules to the Business as required Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities Continually work towards making improvements in the release process Maintain a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists. 
Release coordinator role
This position requires software and web application SDLC experience, strong organization and communication skills, and the ability to interface with CXT technical and product development teams. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven team environment and has an enthusiasm for new technologies. The release coordinator will work under direction from release manager. 

  • Creating and maintaining change requests and HPSM tickets with appropriate details needed to execute projects and releases.
  • Preparing agenda for meetings and leading the meetings as needed.
  • Document detailed meeting notes with discussion details, decisions made, next steps, action items, issues, and risks.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams within CXT
  • Establishing, documenting and improving internal release management and triage processes
  • Maintaining confluence pages and dashboards
  • Reporting on CR statuses and escalating any risks to Release Manager
  • Organize and conduct post-implementation meetings to collect improvement suggestions for future releases
  • Organize and facilitate the Change approval board meetings and schedules of the change requests for CXT.
  • Coordinate with Enterprise Change Management team to get CR approvals
  • Collaborate with QA team to obtain testing status and documentation
  • Collaborate with PO’s to obtain release schedules and CR information
  • Create standard change templates
  • Create and maintain email templates for release communication

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business or technical field, mathematics or computer science a plus
  • Experience in software or web application development SDLC
  • Strong communication, organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to interact with cross-functional teams (for example, senior stakeholders, technical leads, user experience, design, web, technical content, quality assurance, support, product development teams, etc.)
  • High degree of initiative
  • Ability to handle multiple releases and tasks simultaneously

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with Jira and Confluence software
  • Knowledge of Agile methods such as Scaled Agile Framework techniques is a plus
  • Knowledge of full release management lifecycle
  • Proven ability for release planning, release execution and support with appropriate release management documentation.

If you have the described qualifications and are interested in this exciting opportunity, apply today!
Genesis10 provides access to career opportunities with over 40 clients in the Twin Cities. As the #3 ranked firm for Business and IT consulting in Minnesota, we offer a variety of opportunities whether you are looking for contract, contract-to-hire, or permanent positions. Let’s connect today!
Benefits of Working with Genesis10:
•            Medical and dental insurance available- including HSA
•            Bi-weekly payroll
•            Established consultant re-marketing program with our 50+ local clients!
•            401k plan
•            Downtown Minneapolis/St. Paul parking allowance
•            Delivery Director for employee success and support
•            Referral program with the opportunity to earn additional income
About Genesis10:
Genesis10 is a Professional Technology Services Firm providing Staffing, Workforce Optimization and Domestic Outsourcing Solutions. If you are a high performing business or IT professional with solid, referenced experience, we want to meet you. Genesis10 recruiters and delivery professionals are highly accomplished career advocates, who get to know you beyond your resume to position you with the opportunities that fit your skills, experience and aspirations. We have benefit options to fit your needs and a support staff that works with you from placement throughout your engagement – project after project. To learn more about Genesis10 and to view all our available career opportunities, please visit us at “Genesis10 is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V”

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