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GOPS Release Engineer(QI-EB-015)

Chennai, TN
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Job DescriptionRelease Lead position will be responsible for all technical aspects of a release from code integration, generating builds to post-live support. This position will work closely with members of QA, Project Management, Product Development, Product Management, Release Engineering, SCM, and Operations.The Release Lead in Global Ops Product Development will oversee the entire release process for CS platform including technical deployment management, release deployment, managing/coordinating the progress and final delivery of application development projects through all phases including design, development, testing, piloting, deployment, and post-production support. In this position, the Release Lead will work with and coordinate across several work teams in different geographies and time zones to ensure the timely, orderly and successful delivery of multiple releases and change requests. The Release Lead will work directly with the Next Gen Release Manager of PayPal Global Ops Technology, and Global Ops technical and business partners as well as other PayPal product groups and customer service areas. The Release Lead will look for efficiencies and implement and champion processes and tools necessary to effectively manage solution delivery through the application life cycle. He/She will assess the current methodology, identify / rationalize gaps vs. best practices, and continuously improve the overall process to support the aggressive case management deployment schedule associated with the business roadmap. He/She will partner with Release Engineering and Management, Site Ops, PD, IT, and the business unit to implement associated releases. A major goal of this position is to ensure that appropriate amount of process is implemented and automated to improve our release cycle time while managing deployment risk, and ensuring quality delivery of the release to the live site while minimizing unnecessary administrative overhead.Responsibilities Manage the end-to-end technical deployment from functional testing (FQA) all the way to production support and be the final point of accountability for all technical issues for the release. Create push/deployment plans and coordinating the execution of these plans before and during software deployment. Create process metrics and tracking of metrics during software deployment and afterward on a look-back basis to be used to improve processes and organizational efficiency across life cycle development. Ensure effective ongoing release execution. Communicate with multiple groups (technology and business) for coordination and execution of test scripts. Lead product release execution sessions with Development and Product groups. Ensure adherence to release schedules. Provide builds to the release trains as required and manage multiple (2-3) releases at a given time.. Drive process improvement. Work with cross functional teams to resolve process issues and product related anomalies. Collaborate across functional team boundaries. Drive software development life cycle improvements. Participate in release post-mortems with cross functional teams and provide inputs to the release manager to ensure that the feedback loop is accounted for. Fast learner with a strong ability to influence others Proactively ramp-up on organizational specifics Recommend new and/or improved process changes within and beyond the scope of assigned responsibilitiesJob RequirementsRequired Skills Strong technical/development background and proven ability to dig into technical details and manage deployments from end-to-end. Proven experience leading the design and implementation of application development programs and release management processes. . Proficient with release documentation and comfortable developing/using metrics to measure release success and identify efficiency improvement areas. Proven understanding of all phases of product and development life cycles and experience with various methodologies including the agile development methodology. Success in developing artifacts to support major software implementation projects with multiple stakeholders across several geographies. Ability to work with PEGA tools especially from a SCM viewpoint Strong understanding of build management and source control management Successful track record of delivering on agreed upon business objectives and performance on key metrics. Professional maturity combined with high energy and someone who works well with others. An agent of change who is willing to do what it takes to get the job done. Experience working in large, complex environments, with specific focus on infrastructure and/or applications development. Proven ability to manage diverse, highly complex problems and ability to devise solutions. Ability to manage multiple project teams and inter-related work streams including collaboration across multiple organizations such as PMO, IT, QA, Release Management, and Site Operations.
Degree: MCA/ PGDCA

Additional Degree: BE/ B.Tech (Engineering) | BCA (Computer Application)

Experience: 4-7


Application Programming | Configuration/Release Mgmt | Quality Assurance/Testing | Software Engineer
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