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Salesforce Release Manager

Ref: US_EN_6_971650_1337562

Posted on 15 May 2020
Job Location
Parsippany, New Jersey
Contract Type
Information Systems

Modis is seeking a Salesforce Release Manager for a direct hire opportunity in Parsippany, NJ. The Release Manager oversees the environments to ensure there is a clear path and process for testing and deploying updates to the Salesforce platform. This person is expected to follow industry best practices for implementing and managing release processes for configuration and code through all environments and to help shape processes in order to continue building our Salesforce footprint. This person must have the ability to be flexible and proactive to facilitate a quick response to changing project requirements and meeting global goals successfully.


  • Plan and execute scheduled releases.
  • Define and manage change control processes for development and release readiness criteria and ensure all changes meet criteria prior to deployment.
  • Facilitate release activities across all Salesforce development ensuring quality and timely deployments across environments.
  • Ensure version control is utilized properly to maintain artifact history per requirements.
  • Assume ownership and continuous improvement of the release process by documenting release issues and developing plans to improve process or automation.
  • Ensure the SFDC scheduled updates are considered when deployment schedule is planned.
  • Review SFDC release notes to understand new features and are communicated to stakeholders
  • Prepare release notes and communicate release progress/status to Stakeholders.
  • Allocate environments for projects and oversee maintenance activities for the duration of the project.
  • Perform risk analysis, develop contingency plans, and gather data from functions to proactively raise prioritization and scheduling tradeoff decisions
  • Define and ensure best practices are embraced and rolled out to drive scalability.
  • Lead the end-to-end release workflows and detailed steps - to ensure on-time and effective delivery of high-quality releases
  • Represent release priorities and align team members through rapid changes
  • Maintain a focus on high-risk changes going out in a release, and steps are taken to mitigate them.
  • Manage environment restoration processes to keep all environments healthy, in sync and populated with environment specific data.
  • Monitor environment capacity and manage changes to keep capacity aligned with demand.
  • Work closely with development team(s) to resolve build problems/merge conflicts.
  • Oversee pre and post release tasks to ensure adherence to quality control processes.
  • Responsible for maintaining consistency between Salesforce sandbox environments, from Development through QA, UAT and Production.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to define release plans for upcoming releases
  • Manage deployments between sandbox environments.
  • Ensure development sandboxes are functional and ready for use after deployments or Salesforce releases.
  • Data-loading/seeding of sandbox environments to provide functional environments for development and testing.
  • Evaluate and mitigate all risks to environment security and stability.
  • Support the development operations structure and audit needs
  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Salesforce Administrator Certification required
  • Minimum 5 years of Configuration/Release Management experience
  • Experience with version control software such as BitBucket or GitHub
  • Experience with back up environments and tools, such OwnBackup
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Motivated self-starter with ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Demonstrated commitment to service and quality
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office applications effectively
  • Experience with fast and agile release cycles
  • Experience with Salesforce Development Lifecycle and continues delivery / continues integration (CI/CD)
  • Employment Type: Direct Hire

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