Configuration/Release Engineer

Phoenix Logistics, Inc.

Orlando, FL

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We are Phoenix Defense

At Phoenix Defense, our team members have incredible opportunities to work on state-of-the-art modeling and simulation programs that prepare the nation’s armed forces to protect and serve our country and allies throughout the world. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage, and an entrepreneurial spirit to join forces to create the future while having fun along the way.  Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible.

We are Seeking

With every job we fill, our focus is on providing best in class service to our customers while offering the opportunity for professional growth in a rewarding and innovative work environment. We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated professional to fill the position of Configuration/Release Engineer.

You will report up through the Configuration Manager and support the Software Development Team for agile and integrated releases.  The role entails being the central point of control and contact for software release efforts and would be responsible for coordination, timeline and quality gating of delivery to production. Additionally, this position will be assigned other projects or tasks in alignment with the level and scope of the position.

What you Will Do

  • Work together in a small team of software professionals within an Agile development environment to accomplish team milestones while collaborating with other teams to achieve project strategic goals; With everyone working in concert to create the best product possible.
  • Be part of shaping the design, processes, and tools used for the project knowing we value entrepreneurship and ‘out of the box’ thinking.
  • Be comfortable being yourself and expressing your personality and personal qualities to influence our tight-knit software development teams.
  • Participate in brainstorming, consensus building and other team activities to identify actions that improve our products and processes.
  • Responsible for determining the scope and schedule of releases and ensure there is visibility across all participants and stakeholders.
  • Ensures release entry and exit gating criteria are met and scope is clearly defined and assessed by impacted business and technology teams.
  • Develops/reviews/approves/monitors release milestones, plans release milestones, manages issues & risks, contributes to issue resolution, works to accomplish releases on schedule, and maintains control over the releases.
  • Monitors the progress of releases and communicates on a regular basis to the stakeholders, executive leadership and overall release participants.
  • Works with the Software Engineering team to meet milestones and deliverables.
  • Develops/maintains strong relationships with the customer.
  • Configuration Manages the system/software baseline.
  • Manages and documents the versioning of releases and all Computer Software End Items (CSEIs) that comprise the releases.
  • Manages the documentation and mapping of release versions for each deployment location.
  • Prepares the release media used to deploy the system releases to multiple locations quarterly and annually.
  • Participates in defect triage and work with project team/vendors to resolve prioritized defect fixes.
  • Identify and manage project issues/risks to closure and provide proper visibility to stakeholders
  • Work with product and project management counterparts to deliver broad-based, often complex, communication for internal and/or external audiences

About You

You are someone who effectively exceeds customer needs by building productive relationships and taking responsibility for customer satisfaction and loyalty.  You actively participate as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals while producing quality outcomes. You take great pride in proactively managing time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently while accomplishing objectives and achieving goals beyond what is required.
 At Phoenix Defense, we hire innovative, forward-thinking problem-solvers who love what they do!  In addition to possessing the ability to live out our core values daily, candidates must possess the following requirements:

  • BS and 7+ years in a technical role or equivalent; Prior Release, Configuration, Project or Technical Delivery Management experience is preferred
  • Ability to work autonomously, solving complex problems in an ambiguous environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of industry trends and new technologies and ability to apply trends to software development
  • Strong Configuration Management background managing Configuration Items and multiple Software Baselines.
  • Extensive breadth of experience delivering complex technical projects within budget and scope
  • Ability to think critically and develop high quality project deliverables and ensure technology solution meets requirements
  • Knowledge of the software development process (Agile, iterative and waterfall)
  • Prior experience with Agile transformation is a plus
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Superior interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to negotiate and build consensus with various stakeholder groups
  • Resource planning and management acumen
  • Analytical approach; strong problem solving and root cause identification skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience using JIRA and Git
  • MS Office Suite with extensive Project, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint Skills
  • Ability to obtain or currently hold a DOD clearance
  • Due to the nature of work performed within this facility, U.S. citizenship is required

Up For the Challenge

In addition to a competitive salary, Phoenix Defense offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes generous 401K with company match, medical, vision, and dental plans, life insurance, disability, tuition reimbursement and more.
Join us! Together, we will make creative modeling and simulation programs!  If you are looking for an opportunity to make an impact, and get excited about doing interesting work that matters, then apply now and begin your next professional adventure. We can't think of a better place to put your talents to work.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position is be operated in an office and/or computer lab type environment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

Phoenix Defense is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Phoenix Defense, LLC and its family of companies maintains a Drug-Free Workplace Program.

Phoenix Defense and its group of companies is an agile provider of engineering, manufacturing, information technology, Modeling & Simulation and logistics services to the defense, aerospace, and critical infrastructure markets. The company is made up of talented experts, with years of defense and commercial industry experience, who reliably solve technical and programmatic challenges related to aerospace design and manufacturing, as well as complex logistical challenges related to delivery of critical infrastructure (Medical, Energy, IT and Transportation).

 Phoenix Defense, recognized on the 2019 & 2020 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, is looking for talent that can easily integrate into a success-oriented team environment where the focus is on positive customer engagement and outcomes in the form of superior quality and on time delivery permeates our culture.