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Frühestmöglicher Eintrittstermin September 2015


Release Manager (m/f) System Development

Full Time Berlin,
Germany With Professional-Experience

What is ICE?

ICE is a world class service center for the global management of rights. We offer the music industry a professional, reliable and efficient service, which enables music societies to manage copyright, and helps organizations, music societies and interested parties adapt to the challenge they face in today's ever changing right management business. We provide browser-driven database administration solutions. These solutions let you track and manage music usage across all media, including emerging market segments such as music downloads and Internet airplay. To expand our team in Berlin, we are looking for one:

Release Manager (m/f) System Development

In the role as Release Manager you are in charge of scheduling, coordinating and managing the releases of the ICE Copyright System, proving 3 annual releases to customers, integrating new functionality and product enhancements from different projects and portfolios. You will work closely with Business Analysts, Systems Analyst Designers, Developers, Testers and Projects Managers as well as with our Operations team. You will play a central part in the successful delivery of new system capabilities while considering also the continuous operation and full life cycle of the ICE Copyright System.

The Release Manager will typically have a background as Systems Developer and experience with the full life-cycle of systems development including systems integration, configuration management, release management, software version control and development processes and methodology.

You will be responsible for implementing and managing release processes for the progression of code in the development, test, and production environments. The Release Manager Job function works collaboratively with all participants in software development projects and is supportive of developers and testers as they set up their build dev/test environments.

Typically the Release Management will take 50% of time in average, while the other 50% will be spent on software development tasks.

Role highlights include

  • Forward plan the release schedule for the ICE Copyright system,
  • Coordinate all release content and all release activities based on the change request backlog, pending change requests, customer take –on projects, new product development project, third party applications, and operating system updates,
  • Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA plans, schedule, and scope changes,
  • Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations,
  • Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews,
  • Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality,
  • Measure and monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time and within budget, and that they meet or exceed expectations,
  • Weekly Release Status Reporting,
  • Produce Deployment, Run Books and Implementation Plans,
  • Work with systems developers to understand impacts of branches and code merges,
  • Maintains the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners and vendors,
  • Continually work towards making improvements in the release process,
  • Internally lead and co-ordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists,
  • Develops scripts and automation tools used to build, integrate, and deploy software releases to various platforms,
  • Participate in CAB meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks,
  • Maintains a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists.
  • Researches new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies and analyzes their application to current configuration management needs.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field,
  • 2-6 years of previous release and/or project management experience, (Solid understanding of project management principles preferred),
  • 8-10 years of experience in information systems operations environment in systems analysis or development,
  • Formal training in project management practices preferred,
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle,

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to
  • communicate clearly and concisely, in English, both orally and in writing
  • facilitate resolution of issues
  • provide leadership, with the ability to coach and mentor team partners
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills,

Availability to travel across Europe up to 10% of time is required.

If you have any questions regarding the positions please contact Erik Simonsen, Head of Product Development, mobile: +46706502668

If you can find yourself in the above described profile, please forward us your application!
We are looking forward to meet you! We will offer you an international team, fair salary level + benefits, free public transportation in Berlin, free water, fruits and coffee.

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