Deployment Manager Pleasanton, CA Job Description: The Deployment Manager is an integral part of the application infrastructure and operations delivery team. The Deployment Manager will act as the central focal point for delivering IT solutions to the production operational environment. This position brings cross- functional technical team members together during the introductory phase of the project to create an orchestra for production changes. This position will manage processes for introducing changes into production, ensuring adherence to best practices and change management policies and procedures. In addition, the Deployment Manager will evaluate risks, develop risk mitigation plans, detailed deployment and back out plans to deploy the changes to production. Responsibilities • Mentor other team members on change management process • Assess deployment readiness of proposed production changes • Evaluate risk of introducing a change to production and create risk matrix at very early stage of deployment planning • Validate operational environment for production readiness • Establish deployment approaches to major application releases and patches • Create deployment support matrix • Coordinate deployment planning meetings to document clear/concise steps including the following for each task • Approximate start and end time • Resource required to complete the task • Estimated task duration • Create dry-run and roll back plans • Coordinate dry run of the change plan in a non-production environment • Coordinate dry-run of the roll back plan using a pre-defined model in a non-production environment • Create multiple change management records in support of introducing the change • Represent the change to various Change Approval Boards and acquire all necessary approvals • Provide deployment resource estimates to release managers • Partner with release manager for decisions impacting the release • Prepare deployment checklist • Coordinate with IBM SO for assignment of engineers to support change • Coordinate resources and test plan for post go live validation • Lead technical bridge during approved change window • Execute the approved detailed deployment as planned • Document issues identified as part of the change and follow up on resolutions to inform go/no go decision • Escalate to management during the deployment as needed • Communicate the release event to a broader group • Mentor other team members on change management process Skills • J2EE experience with N tier architecture • Portal experience using web services and service oriented architecture • Experience with Solaris, AIX and Linux • Experience in handling Design WebServices and deployment • Experienced on SOA • Experienced on Virtualization technology • Understanding of Load balancing, Web Server Plug-ins and JVM • Understanding of security guidelines SOX and PCI • Experience using Remedy or other change management tools • Expert in Microsoft office suite of products • Experience working with Oracle databases (understand stored procedures, triggers, SQL) • Experience with change management processes • Excellent oral and written communication Skills • Strong negotiation and planning skills including resource supply and demand planning Please Contact: Jesse Ashworth Direct: 925-627-4926 email@example.com
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