Release Lead

Date PostedNovember 18, 2017
IndustryTV Jobs
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

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

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

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