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Release Manager

Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Department: Engineering
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About AppDirect:
AppDirect is the leading cloud service marketplace company dedicated to revolutionizing the way businesses run. We offer a cloud service marketplace and management platform that enables companies to distribute web-based services. The global network of AppDirect-powered marketplaces allows businesses to find, buy, and manage the best applications the cloud has to offer.

With our award-winning platform, service providers can launch a state-of-the-art online application store within a matter of weeks, while developers can integrate once and make their software available across multiple marketplaces worldwide. Our products offer more advanced features and tools than any other competitive solution, putting AppDirect at the forefront of the rapidly evolving market for cloud services delivery.

AppDirect powers the cloud marketplaces of trusted companies around the globe—including Deutsche Telekom, Bell Canada, Appcelerator, and more—and has helped to connect millions of companies with today’s leading web-based applications.

What we offer:
AppDirect offers a casual work environment, plenty of social interaction, and fun activities. Our office is located in the heart of the Financial District in San Francisco and is easily accessible by BART, Caltrain, and Muni. We offer competitive salary and equity, full benefits, gym memberships, premium snacks, and catered lunches on Fridays.

About the Role:
We are looking for a Release Manager to join our dynamic and rapidly growing team in San Francisco. The qualified Release Manager should be skilled in release methodologies and can perform all of the tasks required of release engineering. We are continuously tackling exciting business problems everyday, and the Release Manager is expected to constantly strive to improve tools and processes. As part of a collaborative environment, the Release Manager is also expected to foster relationships with key business stakeholders.

Build, configure, and administer a highly complex core product application with new products coming online all the time
Support to hundreds of extremely talented developers, quality engineers, project - and product managers on the development infrastructure and application teams
Subject matter experts for designated infrastructure
Gateway for releases into production data centers
Administrators for hundreds of instances of testing environments
Management and expansion of the existing infrastructure that supports our ability to turn concepts into code and deliver quality to our customers

About You:

3-5 years Build/Release Experience
3-5 years experience working on Unix platforms
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and work under deadlines
Strong infrastructure knowledge such as SVN, Clearcase, CVS, or GIT
Demonstrated ability to support Development Operations: dev, test environments, mission-critical internal tools administration in a HelpDesk and 0 downtime framework
Strong command of code branching architecture
3-5 years experience with a scripting language: Perl or Unix Shell preferred
Proven track record of implementing build/release systems around new products

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter telling us about yourself, and why you feel you're such a great fit for this role.