Release Management Director

Dallas, TEXAS | 4 months
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FIS Global

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Job Description


Are you curious, motivated, and forward-thinking? At FIS you’ll have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and relevant issues in financial services and technology. Our talented people empower us, and we believe in being part of a team that is open, collaborative, entrepreneurial, passionate and above all fun.

About the team

The IFS Development Release Management Director understands the Release Management needs of the organization and brings mature experience in Release Management processes and automation. The Release Management Director works as a matrixed leader to the hands-on, independent Release Train Engineers, and interfaces and communicates directly with all levels of management inside and outside of the IFS Development organization including Test Managers/ Leads, Development Leads, Service Delivery / Operations and PMO among others. This position is responsible for coordinating and communicating releases across IFS Dev and ensures efficient and successful deployments to the Pre-Production and Production environments. As Release Management is a key focus area, the Release Management Director continually implements new processes and technologies across the Development lines of business and ensures that Release does not become an unnecessary bottleneck in the Agile Software Development Lifecycle. The Release Management Director builds, rolls out and continually improves techniques and procedures IFS’ Release Strategy, Release Plan and Release Calendar. As the Scrum Teams continue to leverage Agile Methodologies and a DevOps culture, the Release Management Director looks for opportunities to introduce process efficiencies to releases with a strong focus on deployment automation. This leader will integrate these new processes and technologies with the existing DevOps CI/CD roadmap.

**Please note that candidates MUST be authorized to work for any employer in the US without the need for sponsorship.

What you will be doing

  • Implement Release Management best practices
  • Support the standardization and roll out of release management processes and services
  • Provide reporting as well as updates to Senior Management and the lines of business
  • Train and enable all RTE’s/ RM’s and lines of business on new Release Process and Release Automation
  • Responsible for creating and managing the Enterprise Release Calendar and Release Plan outlining the schedule of application releases and deployments planned on a daily, weekly, monthly basis.
  • Manage risks and resolve issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality of releases
  • Participate in the Agile development intake process to provide forward views of change and work requests to the infrastructure, software development, and other Development teams to ensure adequate lead time is available to provision, construct, and configure the infrastructure needed for development, testing, and qualification of a staging and production release
  • Leverage JIRA/ TFS for Application Lifecycle Management traceability and Release Automation
  • Understand the deployment and environment requirements for all applications, technology solutions
  • Coordinate with required governance and compliance entities to expedite deployments
  • Work with the Directors of DevOps and QA to support the rollout of DevOps culture and Agile Methodologies
  • Automate deployment processes and integrate them into the CI/CD pipeline to achieve continuous delivery of software products
  • Coordinate handoffs with the Service Delivery/ Production Operations to ensure that support procedures are documented and transitioned


  • Capable of enforcing processes and procedures
  • Advanced knowledge of Agile Methodologies and DevOps implementations
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance procedures and processes
  • Experience working with Infrastructure Operations and Production Operations

What you bring:

  • 7+ years background working in Information Technology; preferably in DevOps
  • Experience automating production deployment and support processes
  • Experience with design and implementation Deployment Automation
  • Experience with implementing ITIL and CMMI methodologies a strong plus
  • Solid understanding of Application Release engineering and application lifecycle process management.
  • Experience engineering solutions and developing best practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with both internal team members and external business stakeholders
  • Highly motivated, enterprising, excellent team player, also able to work autonomously
  • Strong desire to find ways to improve solutions, systems, and processes and capable of enforcing processes and procedures


Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent degree

What we offer you

Competitive salary and excellent bonus potential

Attractive benefits including private medical coverage, dental coverage, and travel insurance

A multifaceted job with a high degree of responsibility and a broad spectrum of opportunities

A modern, international work environment and a dedicated and motivated team

A broad range of professional education and personal development possibilities – FIS is your final career step!

A variety of career development tools, resources and opportunities

The chance to work on some of the most challenging, relevant issues in financial services & technology

With a 50-year history rooted in the financial services industry, FIS™ is the world's largest global provider dedicated to financial technology solutions.  We champion clients from banking to capital markets, retail to corporate and everything touched by financial services. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, our 53,000 worldwide employees help serve more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries. Our technology powers billions of transactions annually that move over $9 trillion around the globe.  FIS is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index.

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