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Software Release Manager

REPORTS TO: Director of Software Engineering

DEPARTMENT: Software Development

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

TRAVEL: None

WORK SCHEDULE: M-F, may need to flex according to business needs

LOCATION: Downtown Boise, ID

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Covr makes it simple to protect the people and things that matter most in life. As an agent of change in a rapidly evolving industry, Covr is a technology-driven alternative that provides a simpler, faster way for people to protect what matters most. Through partnerships with financial institutions and advisors, Covr's innovative digital platform provides a simpler way to research, compare, shop for and buy insurance from top providers, fully online and within minutes. Covr is located in beautiful downtown Boise.  Our employees enjoy a casual dress code, flexible hours, and competitive games of foosball in the break room.  We have a strong culture based on our core values:  Client First, Integrity, Innovation, Collaboration, Fun!

JOB SUMMARY:

The Software Release Manager is a newly created role to our growing team! We are currently searching for a dynamic individual to join our rapidly growing team in our fun and fast-paced Software Development department.  This individual will be responsible for managing and releasing code through non-production and production environments.  This role will manage the work items and releases through from development to production.  This role will continuously build, deploy, and update environments with new releases. The Software Release Manager responsibilities include ensuring requirements meet the product release deliverable schedule and work closely with Business Analysts and management to ensure deliverables are being met.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages and plans all software releases.
  • Assesses, manages risks and resolves issues that affect releases as they move forward.
  • Coordinates all necessary internal parties to release and coordinate with external vendors or parties for releases when dependencies exist.
  • Ensures efficient and constant communication with Project Managers, Business Analysts, and management to convey where releases are positioned.
  • Communicates release details and release schedules to the Business units as needed.
  • Work with development to understand branches and merging of items.
  • Continually work to make the release processes better, faster and set a solid foundation that evolves.
  • Maintains a release log and manages vital information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in computer science or other related field. Masters degree preferred
  • 2 to 6 years of Release Management experience
  • Must have VSTS experience
  • Prior Azure working experience
  • Working knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Knowledge and Skills:

  • PowerShell, .Net and SQL skills a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of automated testing
  • Strong troubleshooting and analysis skills
  • Motivated self-starter capable of performing duties with minimal oversight
     

BENEFITS PACKAGE:

Competitive benefit package. Medical, dental and vision benefits, disability, paid time off, paid holiday’s, 401(k) company match, and life insurance plan with supplemental options available.

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