Full Job Description
Release Analyst (6938U) 9865 About Berkeley
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles , our Principles of Community , and our Strategic Plan .
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 8/26/2020
The Office of the CIO and Information Services; Technology (OCIO/IST) believe in and foster an organizational environment where people can bring their diverse skills, perspectives and experiences toward achieving our goals through a process of critical inquiry, discovery, creativity, while simultaneously committing to making positive contributions towards the betterment of our world.
In addition, members of the OCIO/IST community have created and endorse the following values for our organization to augment and amplify the campus principles:
We champion diversity.
We act with integrity.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging are more than just suggestions for us. They are the guiding principles underlying how we come together, develop leaders at all levels of the organization, and create an environment that unites us. We affirm the dignity of all people, call upon our leaders to address critical issues with integrity and intention, respect our differences as well as our commonalities, and strive to uphold a just community free from discrimination and hate.
Involves working on a team responsible for ensuring changes to our financial and student systems adhere to software development life cycle standards to ensure a secure, stable and supportable suite of applications.
Ensures activities and items are in compliance with both campus or Office of the President IT quality assurance standards and applicable government regulations. Involved in developing, auditing, monitoring and enforcing the established release process and policies in support of cross-domain configuration integration, testing, completeness and consistency.
Key Responsibilities include:
Performs complex procedures to ensure that all information systems products and services meet minimum organization standards and end-user requirements. Implements, improves and supports release processes by applying the application life-cycle management release process and principles. Automates and improves efficiency using technology.
Recommends and implements improvements to practices and procedures. Employs complex tools to perform work flow analysis and recommends quality improvements. Troubleshoots and resolves the most complex issues. Designs and coordinates work flow of support requests, setting priorities and tracking resolution. Ensures compliance with and provides input into service level agreements
Guides migration of new and upgraded software from test to production environment. Recommends, coordinates and tracks within the SDLC timeline requests for new software upgrades or enhancements. Maintains both near and long term scheduling plans to support software upgrades or enhancements. Administers release engineering tools. Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes business and user needs, documenting requirements, and revising existing system and process logic issues as necessary. Creates project plans.
Analyzes complex information requirements and documents them using formal data definition techniques and naming standards. Resolves procedural and technical issues in the context of department policies and procedures. Interacts with teams of advanced IT professionals as a proactive member.
Understands and applies industry practices, community standards and department / unit policies and procedures relating to work assignments.
In-depth knowledge of software functions and analysis.
Interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization. Ability to elicit and communicate technical and non-technical information in a clear and concise manner
Self-motivated, ability to learn quickly, meet deadlines, works autonomously and as part of a team and demonstrate problem-solving skills.
Thorough knowledge of other areas of IT. Knowledge of department processes and procedures
Skills in software lifecycle management.
Ability to write technical documentation in a clear and concise manner.
Works independently and as part of a team. Demonstrated problem-solving skills. Ability to learn effectively and meet deadlines.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Knowledge of UC Berkeley policies, procedures, campus organizational structure and functions.
In-depth skills associated with software design, modification, implementation and analysis.
In-depth understanding of the use of automation tools, including skill to perform automated processes that improve efficiency.
Understands compliance requirements for applicable industry or agency standards. Knowledge of the ISO standards and the Compatibility Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) model.
Experience creating and tracking the release improvement process to be applied across all IT domains and initiates new projects related to release management.
Salary & Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience.
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