Release Lead

Release Lead

Eurofins | Bengaluru, KA, IN

Posted a month ago

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Job Description

With over 30 years of experience in Crop Protection, Eurofins Agroscience Services is a global CRO offering exceptional technical knowledge and regulatory support to agrochemical manufacturers and the seed industry.

eLIMS-Agros is enabled by global engineering teams working on next-generation applications and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). As a System Architect, you will leverage your extensive technical expertise on Microsoft stack to understand the current business process, improve and expand end-to-end architecture for a suite of applications in collobaration with other Architects. These are sophisticated computer programs that will be used by our Scientists, Engineers, and Technicians to document research, experiments, and procedures performed in our international network of laboratories.

This role reports to Director (IT Solutions) and involves international travel (10%)

Primary Responsibilities:

Eurofins is looking for an experienced Release and Deployment Lead to implement efficient procedures for the distribution and installation of changes to IT systems across multiple release environments, and with providing IT service and initial business functional support. This position is responsible for the cross-technology domain release and deployment management, and to ensure full coordination of release activities.

The individual will be a cooperative team player working closely with various other IT teams for designing the rollout plans and all other release essentials, to effectively deliver releases as necessitated by the business.

Specific Assignments:

Perform release program activities and functions as an expert in Release and Deployment Management, following established Release and Deployment Management processes and policies.
Act as a major liaison between Business Team, Development team, QA team, Infrastructure teams and the other domain-specific resources, for assimilating the information, and to manage the schedules, communication and expectations in an appropriate manner.
Provide early life support to the customers for a limited time period after rolling out to production, in order to ensure smooth transition to the Operations teams for production support.
Act as the gatekeeper to the release and deployment process, ensuring consistency in policies and operational procedures, release, testing and production environment validation.
Ensure that all the Release and Deployment Management process related documents are maintained and kept up-to-date.
Prepare Release plan and anticipate release program activities

Other Assignments:

Operate at review level, consistently interacting with IT and line-of-business senior management.
Work closely with other Release and Deployment Leads/Managers and act as a backup when necessary.
Provide expertise input for continuous process improvement.

Skills required:

Minimum 3 to 5 years of professional IT industry experience with at least 2 to 3 years past working experience in the field of Release and Deployment.
Strong proven IT and Project Management skills.
Strong understanding of Technology from deployment point of view is a must.
Should be able to analyse issues that occur at various stages of deployment.
Solid understanding of the Release and Deployment Management principles in software industry.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication (written & verbal) and management skills.
Responsive problem solver and action oriented.
Should be a good team player to work together for a common vision.
Previous working experience in an international company and should have Multi-cultural awareness.
Highly pro-active.
Candidate with good knowledge of SQL/ Data Query Language would have an advantage in the selection process.
ITIL certification will have added advantage during the selection process
Good team player


Bachelors or Masters in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent.