Release Manager

Advantage Tech is currently looking for a Release/QA Manager for our Kansas City, MO Client. 

Job Summary


The Release/QA Manager works collaboratively with all participants in the software development team and is supportive of software developers and QA testers as they continuously build, deploy, and update software and configure environments.  Responsible for developing and supporting automated testing.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:


  • Drive planning & delivery of high-quality enterprise IT software releases.
  • Manage to plan completion of QA for each release.
  • Review project and release specific test strategy and planning documents prepared by QA team.
  • Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA plans, schedule, and scope changes.
  • Maintain and enhance working automation framework.
  • Create complex automated testing applications, procedures and guidelines.
  • Develop, document and revise automation test procedures and quality standards.
  • Assemble and lead multiple cross-functional teams to support IT application releases of varying size, complexity and duration.
  • Collaborate and manage release processes across all functions within IT and with business stakeholders.
  • Manage change control processes for the releases.
  • Continuously improve release processes.
  • Define and manage release readiness and success criteria based on business requirements.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate risks and remove obstacles to release.
  • Guide the completion of root cause analysis to ensure issues do not recur. 
  • Perform environment planning, provisioning, and management required to support the releases.
  • Communicate plans and status, and escalate issues as required.



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, and/or Information Technology preferred. Three to five years’ application development experience plus minimum two years’ experience with managing software release processes throughout the entire development lifecycle. Demonstrated cross functional experience in use of project development life cycles or structured project management methodology in customer facing situations.


Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our clients.  Advantage Tech’s customized recruiting model enables us to place consultants locally and nationally. Our clients want the best candidate at the most reasonable rate within a set timeframe; that’s precisely what we provide them.  We go even further.   Our consultant retention program gives our clients the added comfort our people will perform well and finish the project.

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