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CI/Release Delivery Manager
Ref No.: 17-04653
Location: Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
NTT DATA, Inc., a top 10 global IT services company, has an immediate need for a CI/Release Delivery Manager to join their team in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

The CI/RM is a key role in Agile software responsible for managing the team responsible for the planning, design, build, configuration and testing of all software to create the release package for the delivery of, or changes to, the designated services. You will own the entire Release Management lifecycle. The program focuses on the required synergy between people, process and technology to deliver and maintain services which meet company business needs.
  • The successful candidate will be considered a subject-matter expert in Release Management, DEVOPs and SCRUM methodology.
  • Candidate must be an effective communicator with strong leadership skills, have excellent logic and problem solving skills and a drive to make a difference.
  • SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework is a plus)
  • Liaison & Communication
  • Own the Release Management lifecycle which includes scheduling, coordinating and the management of releases across the enterprise for multiple applications across various portfolios.
  • The releases can be inclusive of application updates, software updates/patches, security improvements, Projects and Programs. Where necessary provide tools and services to help product management and project teams manage and deploy releases into production.
  • Implement and manage release processes for code through development, test, and production environments
  • Work collaboratively with all participants in software development projects and is supportive of developers and testers as they set up their build dev/test environments.
  • Liaise with project leads/managers/ScrumMasters, quality assurance, operations groups and other key stakeholders on the release and delivery progress, issues and improvements.
  • Work with IT management to improve the software engineering processes and practices associated with continuously building, deploying, and updating software and environments
    Lead the effort of defining the IT strategic direction for release management tools for IT to ensure the process requirements of release management are built in.
  • Assist in managing projects and interdependencies to ensure milestone adherence,
    Measure and monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time and within budget, and that they meet or exceed expectations
  • Produce Deployment, Run Books and Implementation Plans
  • Work with release engineers to understand impacts of branches and code merges
    Continually work towards making improvements in the release process
  • Lead and co-ordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists.
  • Develops scripts and automation tools used to build, integrate, and deploy software releases to various platforms
Qualification:
  • Thorough understanding of Release Management methodology, values, practices and procedures.
  • Deep understanding of Agile principles and DEVOPS
  • Familiarity with Microsoft and software development
  • Experience with Microsoft TFS / Visual Studio Team Systems
  • Ability to understand technical issues and identify the means to resolving them
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problem
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines
  • Collaborative in driving decisions.
  • Ability to coach the team to reach their highest potential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types.
  • Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work.
  • Experience with Agile transformation in an organization
  • Experience working with large programs that use multiple Agile teams
  • Hands on experience with tools like Jenkins, Codefresh or other CI tools
  • Experience with transformation from traditional release methods to current CI methods
NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner with 100,000 professionals based in over 50 countries. NTT DATA recently acquired Dell Services. NTT DATA emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services, including consulting, application services, business process, IT outsourcing, and cloud-based solutions. We're part of NTT Group, one of the world's largest technology services companies, generating more than $100 billion in annual revenues and partner to 80% of the Fortune 100. Visit www.nttdata.com/americas to learn how our consultants, projects, managed services, and outsourcing engagements deliver value for a wide range of businesses and government agencies.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.