Full Time Job

Senior Release Manager

Epic Games

Cary, NC 06-16-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
What You'll Do

Epic Games is looking for a quality-focused Release Manager to work closely with our producers, programmers, build engineers, and QA teams to oversee the build and release process for Fortnite. In this position, you will work directly with the brightest technical minds in the business as we build the premier game engine for a multitude of platforms.

In this role, you will
• Own the scheduling, coordination, quality control and external certification process across multiple platforms and/or products
• Act as the liaison between external partners (Sony, MSFT) and the development team, coordinating and negotiating development plans, exceptions, sales/mktg/publishing content, as well as releases
• Know and own the process for submitting builds to external partners inside and out, and be the expert on all things related to external build certification
• Own publishing tools verification process as related to build certification and release
• Work with publishing and dev team to determine release content plans as related to sales, giveaways, promotions, etc and shepherds that content through external party approvals for release
• Own, manage and maintain content catalog and establish pricing with publishing
• Work closely with QA, Build Engineer, and Lead Programmer on monitoring the automated build and integration process to ensure correct build execution, and facilitate resolution of build failures
• Work with Build Engineer to understand and communicate the impact of branches and code merges
• Work with QA Lead to establish and maintain bug triage process, determine and prioritize must fix issues for release and work with appropriate team members to ensure bug fixes happen as planned
• Work closely with dev production, QA, and Live Ops teams on identifying and resolving risk related to releases
• Coordinate internal and external release notes, known issues, and knowledge base updates
• Ensure releases have passed all required checks and approvals leading up to live deployment and effectively communicate approved exceptions to all necessary parties
• Work closely with Live Ops team to coordinate and publish frequent builds, hotfixes, and patches
• Maintain formal release records to track release content and historyrnal backends and owning entitlement access for those environments

What we're looking for
• 5+ yrs of experience with build and release processes for a Software as a Service product
• Strong project management and communication skills
• Someone willing and able to pick up any disparate tasks thrown your way - engineering, dev, prod, etc.
• Demonstrated ability in right-sized process development and improvement
• Technical orientation and a strong understanding of software development
• Familiarity with Perforce, Jira
• Experience working with database technology
• Exposure to platform certification processes
• Knowledge of game development process and exposure to working with shipped and live titles
• Preference is shown to candidates familiar with UE4 and tools such as Tableau and Grafana

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gk9xkq-44-192-65-228-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation.