First Republic is an ultra-high-touch bank that provides extraordinary client service. We believe that one-on-one interactions build lasting relationships. We move quickly to serve our clients’ needs so that their financial transactions are handled with ease and efficiency. Client trust and security are paramount in our line of business. Ultimately, our goal is unsurpassed client satisfaction which will lead to personal referrals – our number one source of new business. We recognize that our competitive advantage starts with our people and our culture. At First Republic, we work hard and move quickly as a very coordinated team. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and contribute in a fun, fast-paced environment, First Republic is the place for you. We have exceptional people focused on providing extraordinary service.
The Release Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and facilitation of release and deployment processes to guarantee smooth and timely delivery of applications to the non-production and Production environments In addition, the Release Coordinator will maintain and update the release calendar, as well as schedule, manage, and open requests for deployments. This role also requires the Release Coordinator to take responsibility for creating and maintaining all release-related artifacts, including: Roll out plans; implementation checklists; maintenance / outage notices; and courtesy reminders. During the planning phases, the Release Coordinator will monitor and assist in resolving potential deployment conflicts and provide suggestions on mitigating future collisions. The Release Coordinator will be responsible for being the primary contact to our offshore staff for their assigned initiatives.
This position works under the guidance of the Release and Deployment Manager, to plan, oversee, and coordinate build- and release-related activities in support of the bank’s enterprise applications. The Release Coordinator will need to work closely with implementation staff, such as: Development and Engineering teams; quality assurance; and Stakeholders to process build and release requests. It is also necessary for the Release Coordinator to work closely with Change Management to ensure all deployment activities are in alignment with change processes and policies. This role will require support for after-hours production activities and may include weekend work at least once per month.
Works closely with various business units, as well as technical implementation staff, to successfully plan and implement releases.
Helps to identify areas of improvement and recommends enhancements, advocates best practice, and/or suggests upgrades to new and existing tools.
Creates clear and concise release plans, notifications, and other relevant communications for target audiences with varying degrees of technical knowledge.
Determines the readiness of a release by evaluating deliverables, the environment(s), and corresponding control points, ensuring all criteria have been met.