Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,484 full-time undergraduates and 5,250 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 888 full-time and 1,281 FTE faculty, 2,711 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.4 billion, and an endowment in excess of $3.5 billion.
Software Release Analyst
TheSoftware Release Analyst is responsible for organizing and overseeing theprocess for introducing and maintaining the release of software into the QA andproduction environments to ensure an efficient workflow. Work closelywith the DevOps team to develop automation tools and formal procedures andaudit controls. Work with application developers and othercross-functional teams to ensure that ITS supported-software products meetquality standards and compliance requirements and are aligned with BostonCollege security and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)standards as well as industry best practices. This individual also works withIT management to improve the software engineering processes and practicesassociated with continuously building, deploying, and updating software andenvironments.
Ensurethat application software update procedures are in place to control and trackall versions of software and documentation assets. The intent of theseprocedures is to promote the security and integrity of software through the useof standard, recurring processes across various platforms.
Provide support to ITS staff on the execution of QA releases prior toproduction releases.
Work closely with Systems Engineering to develop an efficient workflow fromreceipt of the application code through production.
Enforce standard release management processes by acting as a gatekeeper to theproduction servers, ensuring that operational policies and procedures are followed.
Participate in the development of new release management strategies andsolutions including process improvements, the opportunity to automateprocesses, the resolution of internal client requests, and the fulfillment ofbusiness needs.
Anticipate client requirements due to changes in application developmentprocesses.
Ensure that proper backup and business continuity procedures are in place forsoftware release processes.
Oversee and implement compliance and metric reporting and procedures.
Provide relevant data to external auditors as requested on software releaseprocedures.
Ensure proper archiving of software application releases.
Maintain unit documentation as requested.
Maintain up-to-date audit controls.
Collaborate with ITS staff on software releaseprocesses and issues.
Ensure that audit requirements are satisfied.
Provide training and guidance to ITS staff on the use of supporting CI/CD tools.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $76,950 to $96,200; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
Bachelor'sdegree or equivalent education and experience. Minimum of four years ofhands-on experience with release management of complex software systems.
Working knowledge of Agile software development methodologies
Experience with Atlassian software development and management tools.
Requires a working knowledge of DevOps and other release methods ofsoftware.
Familiarity with the applications development lifecycle and source codemanagement concepts.
Technical and analytical aptitude and the ability to solve problemscreatively in multiple platforms (e.g. z/OS, Unix/Linux and Windows).
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.