Senior Release Manager

Less than 5 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18
Seattle, WA
Less than 5 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18

About the role

Our current Zillow release processes and frameworks have supported a weekly Major Releaseschedule, frequent Hot Fixes, and oversight and management of IT network and infrastructure changes. We need a strong, experienced Release Engineer to help build on our successes and help support our growing services and product offerings. We look to increase release rates and provide more options for product teams and operations teams to get their changes and updates as quickly and as safely as possible, in support of Operational and Business needs. If you are highly motivated, a quick learner and desire to make big contributions, then we encourage you to apply. This includes the chance to:

  • Own and manage overall release plans
  • Be a key advocate and support for Change Management and Best Practices throughout the organization
  • Keep and maintain release stats and trend data, deployment status, and environment status
  • Be able to summarize and evaluate key site metrics and provide guidance and direction for release and follow-on stability
  • Coordinate implementations and deployments of moderate to high complexity business solutions
  • Successfully coordinate deployment of software business applications in production to ensure on time, agile release delivery
  • Manage resources as needed for production releases
  • Perform a wide variety of administrative duties in support of production environments
  • Communicate with other Operations groups to ensure effective interaction across the organisation
  • Produce critical metrics to measure success and identify areas of improvements for deployments
  • Participate in training co-workers in technical operations, new releases and functionality of new or existing business applications
  • Monitor the deployment team for a successful production deployment. Provide Implementation status updates to all partners


About
the team

Our team’s mission is to ensure site stability and operability of the largest real estate site, while providing an efficient and fast path to code delivery to production. We’re always looking for ways to improve our processes and move more quickly while ensuring our end-users get the best experience. Join us!

Who You Are

  • At least 3 years experience running release for a top-tier site and/or service
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Proven experience with SDLC in an Agile development process environment. Experience with AWS and its technologies is a plus
  • 3+ years running release for a top-tier site and/or service
  • 3+ years experience with Unix/Linux/MSSQL system
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-starter with proven analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Work in a fast paced, business critical areas
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