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Metro Detroit, United States, North America
Career Level:
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Job type:
Full time
Apply before:
28 Feb, 2018

Build Release Engineer

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Our client is a fast growing, private health care provider specializing in Medicaid, Medicare and Pharmacy benefit management based in Michigan serving multiple states. This company has an immediate opening for a Build Release Engineer. responsible for ensuring all new releases and builds are implemented accurately and timely. Full-Time, permanent hire.


  • Act as 'production gatekeeper' for Development, ensuring production stability
  • Manages the maintenance release process and ensures that applications and services successfully deploy to the Production environment
  • Conducts installation planning and execution to all platforms and environments, including but not limited to QA, UAT/Pre-Production, and Production, related to the Maintenance Release schedule
  • Compiles, analyzes, and communicates all maintenance activities and project implementations that occur across the organization, to ensure stakeholders are aware, and recommend solutions when a schedule conflict is discovered
  • Identifies and/or communicates any installation related timing concerns (between different platforms, or for a specific task), any dependencies (between code from different platforms), and risks to our operations
  • Owns the consolidated install plan which describes the order of key install packages, dependencies, and risks
  • Develops and tracks installation validation plans
  • Schedules and coordinates the release command centers
  • Conducts post-installation “lessons learned” sessions and produces post-production installation reporting as required
  • Manages the scope of each release through the Release Change Control Process
  • Acts as liaison between Project Management, Product Development, Business Stakeholders, & Operations organizations
  • Maintains the organization’s Event Calendar which contains release dates, any significant maintenance activities, and off-cycle project launches
  • Creates and maintains the annual maintenance release schedule
  • Manages all release related processes, continually reviewing and improving as needed


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university desired
  • Minimum 3+ years participating in and managing complex software releases
  • Minimum of 3+ years managing technical projects; developing and creating project plans, managing change and risk, and tracking and reporting progress
  • Experience with ITIL Change, Release Management and Service Management practices
  • Broad and in-depth knowledge and experience in project management. Strong process orientation; solid understanding of project management techniques, methodologies and best practices
  • Strong process orientation; solid understanding of project management techniques, methodologies and best practices
  • Working knowledge and experience with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project or similar project management software
  • Working knowledge of Share Point is a plus
  • Self-driven, motivated, goal oriented and able to take full responsibility for actions
  • Highly motivated, resourceful and able to work independently with initial guidance and direction
  • Experience and high comfort level with communicating in all formats to individuals at all levels of the company
  • Leverage experience, demonstrate initiative and exercise good judgment in managing complex situations
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Strong teamwork, interpersonal & relationship-building skills
  • Ability to analyze and organize a plan based upon available information
  • Ability to delegate tasks and ensure successful task completion
  • Ability to influence without direct authority to achieve necessary goals

Job keywords/tags:  Build Release , Build , Release , Installations , Install Packages , Maintenance Release , Production , Pre-Production , ITIL Change , Installation Validation Plans , Release Command Centers , Release Management