Release Manager

Job summary

We are looking for a passionate Release Manager to join the Ring Application team. For this role, you will help align Agile activities and deliverables across multiple squads. You will ensure all the metrics and data related to the implementation of application features are trending predictably to release the Ring app. You will interface with QA Managers, development managers, product managers to help track all features and the readiness for each release. You will report anomalies quickly and look for ways to solve problems.  

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Design, document, and drive release processes across all Ring app teams
  • Plan and manage releases, ensure feature developments work towards a Definition of Done, and plan feature rollouts
  • Pull priorities and milestones from the product roadmap and gather software implementation metrics data to perform future release planning
  • Encourage collaboration and self-organization; help teams learn to work together effectively
  • Partner with program, product, and software development managers to meet release goals
  • Identify, analyze, and report release dependencies, impediments, risks, and other anomalies
  • Manage JIRA reports, tickets and Confluence pages to report status and progress of releases
  • Lead release standups, release planning meetings, and represent the Release Team in various Scrum ceremonies; communicate effectively with senior leaders
  • Maintain a solid understanding of team/project/company priorities, the product backlog, and day to day operations.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 2+ years of experience as a Release Manager OR experience as a Deployment Manager or Technical Program Manager
  • Understanding of Scrum Methodology and Agile principles as related to Software Development
  • Willingness to learn something new and self-motivated to gain a full understanding
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Leadership, communication and reporting skills
  • Strong understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Professional experience with Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence)
  • Data analysis with SQL
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Result-driven and self-organized
  • Good written and spoken English.

We offer multiple benefits that include

  • Working for one of the top product companies in the world: Ring.com
  • Opportunity to influence the products’ quality supporting company mission to reduce crime in neighborhoods
  • Challenging tasks and professional growth
  • Competitive salary and perks
  • PE accounting and support
  • 18 paid vacation days per year, paid public holidays according to the Ukrainian legislation
  • Social package, including gym membership compensation, medical insurance
  • Free office meals, fruits, and cookies
  • Educational possibilities, knowledge hubs, and free corporate English classes
  • Career plan, professional growth, and semiannual performance review.