Applied Systems, Inc.

  • Jr. Software Release Coordinator

    Job Location US-IL-University Park
  • Job Description

    Make a Difference Every Day with Team Applied
    The people of Applied are making a difference every day through innovation and a commitment to help safeguard and protect what matters most.  With first-to-market software, mobile and data analytics solutions, Applied is revolutionizing companies to strengthen their position as trusted advisors to clients across the world.  Our core values challenge employees to make a difference every day with excellence for customers and support for the communities around us. We believe that success comes from a dynamic working environment that offers professionals an opportunity to grow and succeed alongside extraordinary people.

    Learn how you can make a difference on Team Applied.

    Job Summary
    Applied Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in insurance technology, is currently searching for a Jr. Software Release Coordinator to join our Quality Assurance team.  In this role, you will be responsible for working within the suite of Applied’s software products, managing the development cycles and software releases.  You will be relied up as the point-person in QA to coordinate with the Scrum teams, Customer Support, Enterprise Services, Product Management, and other departments to ensure processes are followed prior to the software release of a maintenance update or hotfix.

    Additional responsibilities include:

    • Work closely with Product Owners to ensure most urgent requests for maintenance updates and hotfixes are being worked on by Scrum teams
    • Create and maintain metrics to help track a product’s quality and progression during and after development
    • Gather lessons learned for future releases and incorporate improvements
    • Assemble the weekly Development Status Report and other related slide shows
    • Monitor how defects are being entered into CSS and Rally and ensure processes are being followed
    • Enforce production release processes and escalate instances where process violations occur
    • Negotiate, plan, and manage all Maintenance Update release activities
    • Assess and manage risks involving issues that affect release scope, schedule, and quality
    • Work with ALM Services to manage and understand impacts of code branch organization and changes
    • Maintain a release repository and manage key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies (internal and third party), operating system updates, and notification lists

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related field; or equivalent work experience
    • Experience with the Microsoft Office programs; emphasis with Excel pivot tables and PowerPoint
    • Experience or training creating SQL queries a plus; experience with SQL Server or MySQL databases preferred
    • Technical knowledge of release management competencies/tools
    • Familiarity with Microsoft formats and tools – Visual Studio / TFS / MTM helpful
    • Strong communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
    • Strong collaboration skills
    • Solid time management, planning, and prioritization skills
    • Project and goal oriented with strong attention to detail and organizational skills
    • Approachable, possess a positive attitude, and be readily accepting of change
    • Ability to work on your own, with minimal supervision, once projects are defined;  independent worker, reliable, self-starter
    • Understand and perform risk mitigation to meet deadlines
    • Experience or training in insurance agency/broker operations helpful

     

    Corporate Profile
    Applied Systems is a leading provider of software that powers the business of insurance.  Recognized as a pioneer in agency management systems, insurance organizations rely on the company’s software to manage their clients and policies in a consistent manner to minimize risk, reduce operating expenses, and drive sustainable growth and profitability. Leading the industry in technology innovation, Applied Systems has been at the forefront of data exchange between agencies, brokers, carriers and their clients. Today, the company has more than 1,500 employees with customers throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.  By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied Systems remains committed to help safeguard what matters most to millions of people around the world. To learn more, please visit www.AppliedSystems.com.

     

    Employees feel appreciated at Applied Systems.  In addition to a competitive benefits package that starts on the first day of employment, we offer paid time off, a flexible ”Dress for your Day” casual dress code, and an open communication policy.  The resulting atmosphere is professional and conducive to productivity, yet comfortable and fun.

     

    Applied Systems welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

     

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