Software Release Management Engineer

  • Competitive
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • 22 Feb 19

Software Release Management Engineer

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Sr. Software Engineer, Release Management is responsible for developing, implementing and supporting risk system applications to support business. Risk systems provide the technology capability to manage clearing house risk through real time risk management and customer margins on the type of portfolio that they maintain.

In addition to software development, s/he is responsible for supporting the application release cycle by planning out scope of production releases, managing the deployment schedule and overseeing progress towards planned release dates. The role also leads the implementation and execution of SDLC processes and best practices in an Agile environment.


  • Facilitating prioritization decisions and trade off discussions between multiple technology and business stakeholders
  • Maintaining deployment schedule for multiple applications and coordinating production releases
  • Project level management related to development, testing and deployment emphasizing high-quality results and conformance to corporate obligation governance (COG)
  • Demonstrates skill in language proficiency; Writes application modules and unit tests with minimal guidance. Designs with guidance and codes independently
  • Exhibits skilled knowledge of database SQL; Performs Elementary database modeling and intermediate database tuning.
  • Identifies potential opportunities for code optimization. Provides input for code reviews and helps with environment build deployments, release notes and build notices; Reviews code to proactively identify and mitigate potential issues and defects and helps to identify sources of defects as well as troubleshoots various forms of code.
  • Troubleshoot issues with the application code.
  • Review code to proactively identify and mitigate potential issues and defects and help to identify sources of defects in the application code.
  • Release management and project execution decisions.
  • Will primarily interface with Development, Business Analyst, and QA Analyst. In addition, they would also interact with support groups like ETPA, DBA, Networking, Production Support and so on.

  • 5+ years of experience in core Java or C# development.
  • 2+ years of experience in release management/software delivery/project management.
  • Using MVC Frameworks, Spring, Hibernate a plus
  • Strong understanding in Relational database concepts
  • Strong knowledge of SQL
  • Experience with Maven, GIT, html, jsp, css, javascript is a plus
  • Experience working in a Linux environment and open source libraries
  • Understanding of financial industry concepts is a plus
  • Agile/lean software development techniques and supporting tools like JIRA
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science
  • Preferred Graduate degree in computer science equivalent in a technical field

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