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IT Software Release Specialist Sr

  • Location: Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Expiry Date: 22 July 2021

Job Description:

  • Maintain Integrity of a variety of Progress Code bases.

  • Review code changes committed for outliers.

  • Follow and enforce processes for code commits, commit messages, project and defect approvals, and release procedures.

  • Monitor code commits and merge to QA as appropriate.

  • Manually compile code, upon request.

  • Trouble shoots compilation errors, as needed.

  • Work closely with members of our team – and members of other IT Teams – to resolve any issues occurring after a release.

  • Triage software vs. environment issues.

  • Scripting as needed to improve processes.

  • PRIMARY PURPOSE:  To provide software configuration management (SCM) support at the program level; to manage parallel software development and release cycles ensuring functionality and provide SCM for large distributed development network with remote partners; to work with other teams to resolve operational matters.


  • Builds, maintains, and addresses issues with Microsoft IIS and Tomcat Apache web servers. Ensures functionality of .NET or Oracle code in the release environment.

  • Maintains change log of code .NET and Oracle code.

  • Contributes to establishing, maintaining and enhancing the configuration management environment to enable parallel software development for multiple teams.

  • Assists with providing up-to-the-minute status information by closely monitoring and becoming familiar with designated application lines through source code control.

  • Coordinates and performs application releases into production; prepares process and standards documentation.

  • Works closely with development and quality assurance (QA) teams to help ensure that correct versions of the source code base have been compiled correctly into the appropriate testing environment.

  • Works closely with the infrastructure team to coordinate networking changes, port opening requires, and all other internal modifications that are needed for various environments.


  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Supports the organization's quality program(s).

  • Skills & Knowledge

  • Knowledge of software configuration management (SCM) tools (i.e. Subversion, CVS, GIT, TFS), MSBuild, ant/make build scripts, and build management tools (i.e. Jenkins, Azure Devops/TFS)

  • Knowledge of administration of Windows, UNIX or LINUX operating systems

  • Knowledge of administration of web sites/services in IIS or Apache.

  • Knowledge of development and scripting (i.e. .Net, Perl, shell scripting, PowerShell) and Makefiles

  • Knowledge of VMWare

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Analytical and interpretive skills

  • Ability to work after-hours and work on-call shifts.

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills

  • PC literate, including Microsoft Office products

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to meet or exceed Performance Competencies


  • When applicable and appropriate, consideration will be given to reasonable accommodations.

  • Mental:  Clear and conceptual thinking ability; excellent judgment, troubleshooting, problem solving, analysis, and discretion; ability to handle work-related stress; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously; and ability to meet deadlines

  • Physical:  Computer keyboarding, travel as required

  • Auditory/Visual:  Hearing, vision and talking

  • The statements contained in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a colleague assigned to this description.  They are not intended to constitute a comprehensive list of functions, duties, or local variances.  Management retains the discretion to add or to change the duties of the position at any time.



  • High attention to detail.  *

  • Support Experience / Customer Service Skills *

  • Strong communication skills. *

  • Experience using Unix/Linux/AIX from command line. *

  • Excellent Interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to self-start and work independently, while still keeping the team updated.

  • Ability to multi-task and handle changing priorities.

  • Experience with code versioning software (SVN, Tortoise, SmartSVN+)

  • Experience with ticketing software (Footprints+)

  • Negotiation skills. +

  • Progress 4GL experience. +

  • Scripting experience + (ksh, bash, perl, python)

Education & Licensing

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, and software engineering or computer information systems from an accredited college or university preferred.


  • Six (6) years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required including three (3) years of experience in SCM and release management is required.  Proven experience understanding and driving the software development process required.

About ASK: ASK Consulting is an award-winning technology and professional services recruiting firm servicing Fortune 500 organizations nationally. With 5 nationwide offices, two global delivery centers, and employees in 42 states-ASK Consulting connects people with amazing opportunities

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