Divakar K.

Divakar K.

Release Manager

, United States

Experience: 27 Years

Divakar

Release Manager

72000 USD / Year

  • Immediate: Available

27 Years

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About Me

Worked in all areas of release management including release engineering , infrastructure management, change management and deployment managment.

With extensive knowledge of all these areas I will be an independent professional that can pro...

With extensive knowledge of all these areas I will be an independent professional that can provide excellent support to any organization.

Aspiring a challenging position as Release Manager / Infrastructure Consultant. Expertise in comprehensive SDLC processes, SCM (Software Configuration Management) processes and procedures / Quality Assurance Process (SEI-CMM) / Quality Control Implementation/ Validation/ Client-Server technologies – Over 22 years of IT Experience.

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Portfolio Projects

Gap Inc

Company

Gap Inc

Description

Client: Gap Inc                                                                                                                   Jun 2018 – Present Program Release Manager / Domain release manager

 

  • Managing release cycle for GAP’s OMS ( Order Management System ) , ICM ( Inventory Control Management ) and other DC’s Applications in Bi_Weekly release cadence.
  • Success in OMS management paved the way to manage GAP’s Stores Release for both ORPOS and NGPOS along with Mobile releases as well .
  • Create and Implement the process for managing International Releases for Europe, Japan, China and Mexico markets along with North America releases.
  • Define and monitor the release implementation methodology for POS Systems for North America and International markets.
  • Implement the process for GAP’s move to Azure Cloud for the Store’s Systems.
  • Identify and Implement Automation features wherever possible in the CI/CD Pipelines.
  • Utilize ServiceNow for Change Management and Incident Management processes.
  • Use ServiceNow as a tool for blocking the CI until the PostMortem is done for P1 & P2 level Issues.
  • Streamline the workflow between US and HDC release teams
  • Create and Manage Retrospective and PostMortem meetings for each major milestone releases.
  • Work closely with Native team for Mobile releases for IOS and schedule them accordingly.
  • Practice and Coach teams for Agile methodologies and help to implement DevOps Model
  • Mange release communication with Internal and external stake holders, Product Owners.
  • Manage and Optimize the Build and Deployment process for each release going to Production.

 

Environment:             Linux, Oracle 11G, Perforce, GIT / GITHUB, Jboss, Hudson / Jenkins, JAVA, J2EE, Nexus, Maven, Agile, Sonar, JIRA, ServiceNow,DevOps

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Macys Inc

Company

Macys Inc

Description

Client: Macys Inc                                                                                                                   Jun 2017 – Jun 2018 Program Release Manager / Domain release manager

 

  • Managed release cycle for Macy’s( MCOM) / BloomingDale’s( BCOM) in Monthly release cadence.
  • As a Release Manager responsible for managing all the releases for MCOM & BCOM Web & Mobile Platforms.
  • Following the true Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery methodology to deliver changes to production.
  • Create and Implement the methodology for Macy’s Inc to move to their systems to GCE (Google Cloud Environments ) .
  • Create the plan to reduce Macy’s dependency on IBM Physical Environments and move Macy’s LLE( Low Level Environments) to GCE to save costs.
  • Pioneering the new process of Passivating the environments when not necessary thus saving costs.
  • Move Macy’s release plan from an Enterprise Monthly Cadence release to Bi-Weekly Domain Based release and Implemented it from 2018 releases.
  • Identify and Implement Automation features wherever possible in the CI/CD Pipelines.
  • Created and Implemented BDV (Back Door Validation) / FDV (Front Door Validation) methodology to avoid any surprises when we move traffic to prod for the new features.
  • Chaired Offshore / Onsite Handover calls initially and improved the process to minimize Conflicts / Gaps between the two teams and ensured seamless workflow.
  • Having JIRA as the System of Record for features and Version One as the Defect Management tool
  • Create and manage the Release Road Map for Macy’s for the upcoming iterations.
  • Create and Manage RCA meetings for each failed release that falls into BMT or AMT categories and from the learnings improve the process for next release by mitigating the risks.
  • Partner with PMO group and expedite the process and implementation based on organization goals.
  • Work closely with Native team for Mobile releases for both Android and IOS and schedule them accordingly.
  • Mange release communication with Internal and external stake holders, Product Owners.
  • Manage and Optimize the Build and Deployment process for each release going to Production.
  • Utilize Agile and DevOps Model for Macy’s Digital Transformation Initiative
  • Conduct and manage PIR (Post Implementation Reviews) for every Sprint Release and learn / correct the processes wherever necessary.

Environment:             Linux, Oracle 11G, Perforce, GIT / GITHUB, Jboss, Hudson / Jenkins, JAVA, J2EE, Nexus, Maven, ServiceNow, Agile, Sonar, JIRA, DevOps

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stubhub

Company

stubhub

Description

Responsibilities:

  • As a Release Manager responsible for managing all the releases to StubHub Web & Mobile Platforms.
  • Following the true Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery methodology to deliver changes to production.
  • Constant relationship with Scrum Teams for the delivery of changes for each sprint.
  • Having JIRA as the System of Record, manage the release process and continuously change the process to fit for the changing prod architecture.
  • Create and manage the Release Road Map for StubHub for the upcoming quarters.
  • Create and Manage RCA meetings for each failed release that falls into BMT or AMT categories and from the learnings improve the process for next release by mitigating the risks.
  • As owner of Production Site, manage the release schedules accordingly for On-sale, High Traffic events, Us Holiday and International Holiday scenarios.
  • Partner with PMO group and expedite the process and implementation based on organization goals.
  • Work closely with Native team for Mobile releases for both Android and IOS and schedule them accordingly.
  • Mange release communication with Internal and external stake holders, Product Owners.
  • Owner of Change Management process to analyze and mitigate any risks to Production.
  • Mentor and coach the DevOps Teams to follow Agile and DevOps Process
  • Manage and Optimize the Build and Deployment process for each release going to Production.
  • Conduct and manage PIR (Post Implementation Reviews) for every Sprint Release and learn / correct the processes wherever necessary.

 

Environment:             Linux, Oracle 11G, Perforce, GIT / GITHUB, Jboss, Hudson / Jenkins, JAVA, J2EE, Nexus, Maven, Agile, Sonar, JIRA, DevOps

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Tools

JIRA

nationwide

Company

nationwide

Description

Responsibilities:

  • As a Release Manager responsible for managing two products GuideWire ClaimCenter and ContactManager, CrestBrook Claims
  • As an AGILE process owner for this project, manage the branching strategy for the code repository SUBVERSION , GIT / GITHUB and train dev resources to use appropriate branch for code-checkin.
  • Represent the projects in CCB (Change Control Board) meetings and put placeholders for Agile Sprint Releases.
  • Develop / Customize the Guidewire, CrestBrook build and deployment process along with release notes for Sprints, Hotfixes, and Emergency Deployments.
  • Create and Configure the Web Sphere Appserver instances for all Guidewire Environments along with both the automated deployment of the Guidewire Application using scripts, and also deploy the application manually on Web sphere wherever necessary.
  • Coordinate Oracle data base drop / refreshes for the build and deployment process
  • Perform Smoke Testing for the Guidewire Applications after the deployment.
  • Manage and Install the Guidewire monthly changes that are delivered into Production in the form of Sprints
  • Conduct and manage PIR (Post Implementation Reviews) for every Production Release and learn / correct the processes wherever necessary.
  • Represent the products in Stakeholder Business meetings and explain / discuss any showstoppers and update the status of progress.
  • Secure Business resources for Production Releases especially in case the release falls into Holidays / Weekends.

 

Environment:             Linux, Oracle 11G, CVS, Subversion, GIT / GITHUB, Websphere 7.0, Clear Quest, Hudson / Jenkins, JAVA, J2EE, Nexus, Maven, Agile, Sonar, Fortify, JIRA

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Tools

JIRA