Release Engineer in Richfield, MN at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 3/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  828732

Title: Release Engineer II

Duration: through 9/21

Work Location: Richfield, MN



Position Overview:


Responsibilities/Deliverables that the resource will be responsible for:

  • Facilitate and manage the releases from a variety of project teams from different environments - from QA stage and production stage.
  • Managing scope and code that goes into releases
  • Collaborate with various teams to identify what actually needs to be included in the releases
  • Work with multiple project teams to define scope
  • Work with support teams to ensure environment stability
  • Provide communication to leadership regarding release updates
  • Governance of code exceptions for releases
  • Co-ordinate Change management process for Releases


What would a normal day for this position look like??

  • There is no definition of a normal day for this role.
  • On an average day this contractor would be interfacing with the various teams through meetings, hallway conversation, emails and phone conversations
  • Work through daily coordination of all activities that go through a release


Skills Overview:

What are the MUST have skills that you are looking for in a candidate?

  • 2-3 Years of technical Release Management Experience
  • 1-2 years of Change management experience
  • Must have managed large Release Projects
  • Someone that has a release engineering background that has moved into a PM or Release Management role – Preferred
  • Experience with Release Management in Dotcom—Preferred
  • Basic ITIL certification - Preferred

What are the technologies and the depth of the technologies that a candidate must have in order to be successful in this role?

  1. Familiar with Continuous Integration & delivery Methodologies
  2. Familiarity with AWS platform
  3. Service Now experience preferred

What are the soft skills that you feel candidates must-have in order to be successful in this role?

  1. Strong verbal and written communication skills
  2. Ability to work independently and is also able to work in a large team environment
  3. Must be driven and able to think outside of the box to accomplish tasks
  4. Must be a decision maker

Prescreening Questions

  1. What development and release methodologies are you familiar with?
  2. Provide an example on how you have handled a Change Requests for a previous project or Release. Please give a step by step example.

Interview Process Overview:

  1. 30 minute phone screen followed by in person interview
  2. 30 minute in-person (Open to skype for non-local candidates)

Local candidates are highly preferred









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