Release Lead

Release Lead will be responsible for implementing and managing release processes for the progression of code in the development, test, and production environments. The Release Lead works collaboratively with all participants in software development projects. This candidate is expected to improve the software engineering processes and practices associated with continuously building, deploying, and updating software and environments.


  • Resolve issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality
  • Manage tools and coordinate work between different teams
  • Weekly Release Reporting
  • Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities
  • Maintain the release schedule via a calendar
  • Continually work towards making improvements in the release process
  • Create and enforce process that supports the release pipeline
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with release management toolsets
  • Dedicated problem-solver who can work in a fast-paced environment
  • Established skills with a variety of development methodologies and the ability to adapt these to the needs of an organization; Agile experience preferred
  • Proven capabilities to work under pressure to solve critical issues
  • Strong oral and written communicator, good interpersonal skills; able to forge trusting relationships
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, applying sound judgment and critical thinking to execute and deliver
Required Experience and Skills:
  • 5+ years of previous release management experience; solid understanding of software release principles preferred
  • Experience with Jenkins, Bamboo or related continuous integration tools
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and interest to learn tools quickly
  • General knowledge of quality assurance functions including functional/system testing, user acceptance testing and systems integration testing
  • Formal training in project management practices preferred
  • Experience with JIRA and Agile methodologies
  • 5+ years implementing automated build, deploy, and test automation frameworks
  • 5+ years - Implementing automated environment management tools and processes
  • Leadership focused on driving development for new initiatives, continuing development on existing projects, major launch events, and day-to-day operations
  • Experience with ticketing systems
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field

There are few companies that can provide the breadth and depth of audience impact and scope of work that Sinclair can. Sinclair Digital is transforming how television is produced, distributed, and consumed. We are the innovation team for the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country, with more local television stations than anyone and affiliations with all major networks. Our multidisciplinary team works together to create elegant solutions to the complex problems around delivering the most trusted, empathic, engaging, quality news, information, and entertainment to web, mobile, broadcast, and over-the-top (OTT) media distribution to audiences all over the country. Our digital portfolio combines websites, mobile apps, over-the-top (OTT) apps, a content management and publishing platform, and into a seamless user experiences. We run lean, move with agility, and take pride in our charter to transform the Sinclair Broadcast Group from a broadcast-centric company into a omni-platform enterprise while maintaining our corporate entrepreneurial spirit.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

Job Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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