• Release Manager

    Location IN-UP-Noida
    Job ID
    Professional Services - Software Development or Programming
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Company Overview

    At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them.  We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.   Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.


    Join our Automotive team…intelligent systems now ready for the road. We are passionate about developing intelligent interfaces that enable people to talk to their cars, phones, devices, and other smart “things”.  


    At Nuance Automotive, we’re futurists, re-imagining what’s possible at the intersection of humans, mobility and machines – then making it happen. If you’re ready to be a part of building and delivering the ultimate, future-ready mobility experience that is miles ahead of the competition, you should join us. Building on our deep expertise and unparalleled innovation, we are accelerating the pace of change and transforming the in-car cockpit. We’ve reimagined and redefined the mobility experience, creating a new standard that goes beyond driving to a connected and informed world. Today, we’re shrinking the gap between the driver and the automobile, transforming the machine into a natural extension of the human inside. 


    While we’re busy building the next generation of the in-car user experience, we’re also focused on the next step: spinning off from Nuance into a new, independent, publicly traded company that will be solely focused on the growing mobility assistant market and its adjacent opportunities – autonomous cars, smart cities, enhanced shared mobility, and more – that are on the horizon. Our new company will be a fast-moving, innovative organization that will use our 20-year history as a springboard to the next level. There’s never been a more exciting time to join Nuance Automotive.

    Job Summary

    Position summary:


    You will own the Release Management process and lifecycle which includes accepting, planning, coordinating and scheduling the management of releases across multiple applications and datacenters (public cloud) for Automotive within your assigned region. The releases can be inclusive of application releases, updates, as well as profile and configuration changes. You will be responsible for managing and documenting releases from Engineering into Customer Validation and Production environments.

    The Release Management responsibilities also include building the Release Calendar (current and future view) for all datacenters and working closely with Customer Success Managers, Project Managers and Engineering teams to forward plan required releases. The Release Manager will assist in managing projects and interdependencies to ensure release milestone adherence to ensure the integrity of the release can be measured.

    As release manager you’ll work across Engineering Teams to help ensure there are appropriate tools and services to help release engineers deploy releases into production. This position also works with Cloud Infrastructure Engineering and Current Engineering teams to improve the software engineering processes and practices associated with continuously building, deploying, and updating software and environments.


    Principal duties and responsibilities:


    1. Own the release management process and workflows
    2. Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities and dependendies
    3. Forward Plan the release windows and release cycles across the portfolios and datacenters
    4. Maintain the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key stakeholder (Project managers, Customer Success Managers, Cloud Reliability Engineering, etc)
    5. Coordinate release content and effort based on the service request backlog and pending service requests
    6. Translate requested change, via service requests, into detailed technical change requests and MOPs
    7. Track release and customer dependencies and ensure all are addressed via planned change requests
    8. Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality
    9. Communicate release details and schedules to the Business as required
    10. Communicate all key release project plans, commitments, and changes resulting from re-prioritization and GA delays
    11. Manage relationships and coordinate work between teams
    12. Conduct release readiness reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews where appropriate
    13. Conduct post release reviews to highlight, track and resolve release issues
    14. Produce Deployment Run Books and Implementation Plans for standard releases/changes.
    15. Produce Weekly Release Reports and measure/maintain release metrics
    16. Continually work towards making improvements in the release process and release metrics
    17. Lead and co-ordinate the Go-Live activities for BAU and sustainment releases including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklist
    18. Develop scripts and automation tools used to improve and streamline the deployment of software releases to various platforms
    19. Participate in CAB meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks
    20. Maintain a release repository and manage key information such as build and release procedures, and dependencies.
    21. Research new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies and analyzes their application to current configuration management needs

    22. Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for securing


    Knowledge, skills and qualifications – 


    Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field


    Minimum years of work experience: 5+ years of experience in release management or information systems operations environment in systems analysis or development


    Required skills:


    • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
    Familiarity with modern Continuous Integration/Deployment methodologies and tools such as Gitlab, and Artifactory

    • 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
    • Knowledge of ITSM ticketing tools (for example, JIRA)
    • General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office Suite


    Preferred skills:

    Familiarity with Public Cloud (Azure, AWS or Google)

    • Knowledge of Kubernetes (K8s)

    • Knowledge of Atlassian’s Confluence

    • Solid understanding of project management principles preferred

    Additional Information

    Nuance offers a compelling and rewarding work environment. We offer market competitive salaries, bonus, equity, benefits, meaningful growth and development opportunities and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our continuing success.


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