Jackson National Life Insurance Company Release Coordinator in Lansing, Michigan

Job Purpose

The Release Coordinator manages the movement of code through all controlled environments, beginning with integration and ending with production and is involved in all stages of the Software Development Lifecycle, including prioritization and planning. During the process, the Release Coordinator confirms that the release deployment plan is followed and that all applicable release deliverables have been completed in accordance with standard processes and that deadlines are met.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages and controls the release planning, schedule, and execution to support the development process, including all release activities such as communicating implementation plans, status, and issues to senior management.

  • Defines and documents release recommendations for each release including scope, schedule, deliverables, and roll back plan.

  • Supports, coordinates, and tracks all elements of the release as the projects move through regions from integration into production, enforcing a lock down policy that controls when changes are added to the code library.

  • Oversees release decisions and processes in terms of big picture and cross-departmental impacts.

  • Maintains a historical library of changes that tracks source code and performs periodic reviews to ensure that production environments are in sync with the libraries and that unauthorized code is not present.

  • Coordinates with internal IT groups to confirm outages, black-out periods, deployments, and upgrades.

  • Works with management to create release management standards and educates internal groups on the release methodology and strategy.

  • Integrates the release process with other IT processes.

  • Analyzes trends in relation to releases and related processes to find improvement opportunities.

    Other Duties

  • Presents information to clients and peers.

  • Performs other special projects or duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements (Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities)

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively and serve as a liaison between cross-functional teams.

  • Strong knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle.

  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access.

  • Strong organizational skills; ability to prioritize tasks and projects to meet deadlines.

  • Strong attention to detail, exceptional analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong ability to navigate in a technological environment.

  • Strong understanding of corporate products and business units.

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to manage implementations with many system integrations and dependencies.

  • Ability to identify and understand complex problems/ issues and develop appropriate action plans from multi-disciplinary perspectives.

  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast paced environment.

  • Ability to work extended hours as needed.

    Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and/or education.

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience required.

Job: *Information Technology

Organization: *Jackson National Life Insurance

Title: Release Coordinator

Location: MI-Lansing

Requisition ID: JAC0034D