Dev / Ops Configuration Manager / Release Coordinator

Geico  •  Chevy Chase, MD and 2 other locations

Less than 5 years experience  •  Financial Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Chevy Chase, MD
Less than 5 years experience
Financial Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17

The IT DevOps Team is looking for an experienced DevOps Configuration Manager and Release Coordinator to join our innovative team. Candidate will be responsible for defining and implementing the CM process and coordinating all release activities within the Decision Sciences and Business Transformation DevOps team. Candidate must have good organization and communication skills in order to be successful in this job. Good understanding of Agile/Scrum and Kanban is required.




  • Define, implement, and improve the release management process
  • Plan/coordinate release schedules and cycles with all necessary DSaT teams
  • Manage risks and resolve issues that affect release scope, schedule, and quality
  • Measure/monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time and meet or exceed expectations
  • Define, implement, and improve SCM processes to improve productivity
  • Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes (including requirements, test plans, schedule, and scope changes) to stakeholders and product owners
  • Conduct Release Readiness Reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go Reviews
  • Produce Deployment, Run Books and Implementation Plans
  • Work with build engineers to understand impact of branches and code merges
  • Participate in CAB meetings to maintain awareness of release schedules and future release targets
  • Maintain a release repository and manage key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists
  • Research new software development technologies and configuration management methodologies




  • 3+ years of release management experience
  • 3+ year of software configuration management
  • Strong knowledge of software repository such as Bitbucket or TFS, branching concepts and automated builds using Jenkins is required
  • Solid understanding of project management principles
  • 7+ years of experience in an IT operations environment with systems analysis/development
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle and Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field is desired


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