Sr Release Management Engineer

Location: vienna
Category: Software Engineering
Employment Type: Contract
Job ID: 16122
Date Added: 01/08/2024

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Reviews Lower (non-Production) environments and associated activities to ensure compliance with Enterprise standards and the ISD Environments Management Directive, preventing, or documenting and/or remediating any known gaps. Additionally, ensure adequate preparation for implementation of IT Service modifications in the Production environments, in a manner that protects and enhances operational availability. This includes learning organizational controls, while operating as a Release Manager, which entails assisting Release Owners manage their lower environments’ work and providing oversight review and approval of their activities, leveraging the candidate’s industry experience and knowledge.

• The engineer will assist in the management of multiple complex environments to ensure continuous systems availability, in support of IT services/products including build, maintenance and testing – throughout the release lifecycle
• Participate in projects as an Environments/Release Management resource teaching, supporting, and reviewing designs, plans and execution of associated activities
• Lead and participate in Team initiatives
• Lead initiatives to help Release teams automate testing – coaching new scripters in best practices, while performing general testing knowledge transfer/management
• Coach and mentor junior Release Team Members

Specific Qualifications:
• Has 7+ Years of experience working in IT Environments Management for large, complex and mission-critical applications
• Demonstrates effective English communications skills, both written and verbal
• Has significant understanding of software build and release processes, including associated risks and considerations
• Has 3+ Years experience with automate testing, with hands-on experience developing test plans, case and associated scripts; DevOps experience is a plus
• Has significant experience working within a team, and independently, performing root cause analysis of incidents
• Works independently with minimal oversight (Mid-Level to Highly Experienced)
• Possesses a degree or formal training in Computer Science and/or Information Technology
• Holds certification in appropriate engineering disciplines
• Has working knowledge ServiceNow ITSM
• Demonstrates understanding of Lower / non-Production environments in an enterprise environment
• Strong understanding of Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including Waterfall, Agile methodologies (Preferably SAFe) and DevOps
• Has significant experience with distributed systems architectures, possessing understanding of associated management tools
• Experience in the development of medium to highly complexed distributed business applications
• Strong understanding of Change & Release Management frameworks and processes
• Strong understanding of Risk management and associated frameworks, preferably ISACA COBIT 5 and/or similar frameworks

Highly Desired Experience With:
• Finance Industry
• ITIL concepts, especially Service Transition, with certification
• DevOps and/or Agile concepts, with certification
• Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
• Testing, and related automation
• Experience with ServiceNow as a power user and/or developer and/or administrator
• Cloud computing, with specific understanding of: Azure
• Security concepts: access control and authorization
• Distributed technology (AIX, Linux, UNIX and Windows): WebSphere, .Net, Lotus Notes, Java, SOA
• DBMS: DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, Progress and Teradata
• Testing (Unit, Functional, Performance and Stress/Load), including Automation / Scripting
• Automation/scripting: Python, Ansible, WSS, BAW, Pega, JavaScript, JAVA, etc.
• Collecting and delivering detailed information, with analysis/interpretation, to personnel of varying levels, from engineer through management
• Application development

Nice to Have Experience With:
• IBM Mainframe (z Series) configuration items including data, applications and infrastructure: COBOL, CICS, Assembler, REXX, JCL, FileAid, AbendAid, Strobe and SysView;
• Reporting: Crystal Reports and Cognos
• WebSphere Engineering and Administration responsibilities
• Administering middleware application servers (WebSphere, MQ, IBM BPM, JBoss, .Net, etc).