• Release Manager

    Job ID 2018-2741
    Job Locations
    US-VA-Tysons Corner
    Program / Project Management
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    NCI is a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies. Coupled with a refined focus on strategic partnerships, we are successfully bridging the gap between commercial best practices and mission-critical government processes. Core competencies include:

    • Artificial intelligence
    • Agile digital transformation
    • Advanced analytics
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure solutions
    • Cyber security and information assurance
    • Fraud, waste and abuse
    • Engineering and logistics


    NCI has been designated a 2018 Military Friendly Employer by MilitaryFriendly.com 


    Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, NCI has approximately 2,000 employees operating at more than 100 locations worldwide.


    NCI: As a Release Manager (Project Manager III), you will operate as part of the RCMS team, implementing and deploying application software modifications for a large web-enable data-driven warehouse supporting the U.S. Army's National Guard Bureau. You will be a hands-on contributor in the development of new and updated capabilities based on client requirements, creating and driving processes along the way. The Release Manager is also responsible for scheduling and managing deployments of changes to meta-data tables, databases, and web applications to be conducted in the production environment. In assuming this position, you will be a critical contributor to meeting NCI's mission: To deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions and services that enable our customers to rapidly adapt to dynamic environments.



    Highlights of Responsibilities:

    • Works independently and as part of the team scheduling/managing/controlling/documenting the deployment of software and meta data changes to interactive Web sites, applications, and services for both internal and public sites.
    • Utilizes the ITIL model to assist the team in developing deployment consistency.
    • Develops procedures for accomplishing the deployment of new and modified web or application capability.
    • Develop common strategies for release governance across multiple departments.
    • Establish consistent release management processes.
    • Facilitate cross-department coordination of release management functions.
    • Track an enterprise-wide release calendar.
    • Inform senior management of enterprise-wide exposure to release risk and effectively mitigate it.
    • Measure release cadence and effectiveness using common metrics across the entire software portfolio.
    • Create common standards and formats for release playbooks and work with production control to standardize release decision-making.
    • Define common mechanisms for rollback and standards for capturing release-related performance indicators.
    • Forecast demand for release resources and identify opportunities for greater efficiency across the enterprise.



    • Clearance (preferred at performance start date): active Interim Secret or Secret security clearance
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems Engineering or equivalent related experience with at least six (6) years of software release management experience. 


    Preferred Education and Experience:

    •  ITIL Foundations certification
    •  COMPTIA Security + CE


    Physical Requirements:


    This position requires the ability to perform the below essential functions:

    • Sitting for long periods
    • Standing for long periods
    • Ambulate throughout an office


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