Apex Systems is hiring for Release Project Coordinators and managers for a top STL client. If interested please send word resume toJOB SUMMARY Plans, organizes, facilitates, and communicates activities to promote software releases between test environments and into the production environment. Provides coordination between the application and test teams and ensures that a structured approach to risk assessment and business impact is employed. Responsible for following the Release Management (RM) processes.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experiencePractices adherence to the Release Management (RM) processes, policies, and procedures and makes recommendations for updates to the Release Management documentationProvides operational level oversight and control through the use of Release and Communications Plans, System Organization and Dependency Charts established for each Program/Application StackEnsures the appropriate amount of Planning is conducted based on method and complexity of the release in order to minimize risks and to clearly articulate impact of the maintenance to the stakeholdersMaintains highly accurate tracking of code releases and system maintenance for all environments, as applicable to each Program/Application Stack, to ensure environments are kept in alignment and to provide accurate Release Management (RM) metricsObtains and aligns resources in coordination with the applicable Resource Managers and ensures that deployment Method of Procedures (MOPs) are reviewed by appropriate Resources prior to the maintenance windowEnsures that functional testing was passed in a lower environment prior to release into an RM managed environment, and that the Production deployment procedures are practiced in a similar, lower environmentReviews required artifacts for accuracy and completeness as applicable to each environment (Examples: Release Notes, Methods of Procedure, Test Results, and Change Requests)Provides communications necessary for successful deployments, communicates release results when outcome deviates from the plan, and maintains a Release Calendar in accordance with each Program's Communication PlanCoordinates Releases with the Support Center, Change and Configuration Management, Data Center Teams, Test Teams and other external groups where applicable and according to external team processesActively monitors Quality Assurance (QA) and User Acceptance Tests (UAT) deployment progress and ensures Release Analyst availability if needed for escalation on Production deployments Engages resources for deployment troubleshooting and ensures that application owner signoff is obtained before a roll back or other deviation from the plan is acted uponEnsures that Release Retrospective is conducted for release windows that are significantly exceeded or completed unsuccessfully and that root cause and appropriate corrective actions are identified and acted uponEnsures that applicable approval and deployment emails are archived to SharePointMay perform other duties as assignedREQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Skills/Abilities and Knowledge Ability to read, write, speak and understand English Fundamental understanding of IT technologies and testing methodologies An overall control-oriented focus to ensure processes and service delivery are compliant and risk averse Demonstrated ability of maintaining metrics based process improvement Demonstrated ability to develop strong alliances and collaborate with those outside of your immediate organization Strong customer service mindset with ability to appropriately balance risk with service delivery expectations Detail oriented with strong organizational skills Excellent inter-personal skills (listening, written and verbal communication) to partner with a diverse set of stakeholders Intermediate problem solving and analytical skills Demonstrated ability to positively influence outcomes Demonstrated track record as a team player and as a critical thinkerEducation Bachelor's degree in business related discipline, or equivalent work experience Related Work Experience Number of Years It Experience 1+ Technical Project Coordinator Experience 1+PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Skills/Abilities and Knowledge Familiarity with ServiceNow Change Management and CMDB or similar tools Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite of products (MS Access experience a plus) Familiar with Defect Tracking tool such as HP ALM or similar Familiar with Code Repository tools such as CVS, GIT or similar IT Service Management experienceWORKING CONDITIONS Office environment EEO EmployerApex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. 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