Salesforce Release Manager

at Farm Credit Council
Published January 24, 2024
Location Mankato, MN
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Compeer Financial is seeking collaborative, innovative and dynamic professionals to be a part of our Top Workplace culture!

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Position Overview:
This position is responsible for the Salesforce domain release management. The incumbent is responsible for guiding best practices around Salesforce environment management while executing a release strategy. Executes the deployment of configuration including metadata, record data, and manual configurations throughout a Salesforce environment structure. Manages and optimizes the release process, Salesforce deployment tools, and sandbox strategies.

Essential Functions:

Performs and facilitates the promotion and deployment of configuration within the Salesforce application using a variety of metadata and record data tools including upward and downstream deployments.
Develops, audits, monitors and enforces established release management processes and po licies in support of cross-domain configuration integration, testing, completeness and consistency.
Provides support to Salesforce release management resources in a timely and efficient manner.
Manages release schedules and milestones throughout initiatives across all BT Teams.
Assists with cross-project planning to oversee dependencies and solve conflicts.
Attends project and cross team Salesforce code review sessions to ensure awareness of Salesforce technology changes, identifies potential conflicts and prevents out of sync Salesforce organization. Also participates in the Change Management meetings.
Manages release communication to stakeholders ensuring clear visibility and accountability for releases, to include release readiness reviews, milestones, go/no-go decisions.
Defines and enforces Salesforce sandbox management practices, to include periodic refreshes.
Stays attuned to new features and capabilities available withi n upcoming Salesforce DevOps and Testing Platform releases. Researches new platform releases, plans for and performs the upgrades.
Evolves Compeer's use of the Salesforce DevOps Platform to ensure it is reliable, efficient and cost effective. Explores available functionality within the platform to determine if viable solution for Compeer.
Explores automation capabilities with the Salesforce Continuous Delivery tools.
Manages the platform users, permissions, licenses and vendor relationship.
Creates and manages the process of desensitized data deployment to lower environments.
Drives a process of meaningful continuous improvement. Identify, prioritize and track opportunities for optimization, and support a culture of innovation and collaboration.
Minimum Qualifications & Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Bachelor's degree in information technology, engineering or related field or an equivalent combinatio n of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.
5 or more years of experience in Salesforce administration, development, release management or DevOps.
Salesforce Certifications: Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer, Administrator and/or Platform Application Builder preferred.
Copado Certifications: Copado Fundamentals I and/or Copado Fundamentals II preferred.
ITIL certification in release management; Project management (PMP) certification, preferred.
Solid experience with deploying metadata either via the metadata api, ANT, Salesforce DX, changesets and/or XML packages.
Solid experience deploying referential record data with tools such as dataloaders.
Solid experience leveraging release management tools for Salesforce such as ClickDeploy, Copado, BlueCanvas or Prodly AppOpps.
Strong understanding of metadata component types such as custom fields, flows, and Apex within t he Salesforce application.
Solid experience with Continuous Development/Deployment/Integration design and best practices.
Solid experience in Agile development practices (Kanban or Scrum).
Proficiency in application development release processes and tools.
Ability to build and manage relationships effectively with clients, third-party partners and internal stakeholders.
Ability to work closely with Project Managers, Operations Teams and Agile Teams to manage shifting schedules. Must be able to articulate and manage tasks, dependencies, task durations and risks in a timely manner.
Strategic and innovative.
Proven ability to design and implement new processes and drive adoption.
Ability to train and mentor others.
Strong listening, written and verbal communication skills, with ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.
Skill in developing and maintaining interpersonal relationships.
High level of integrity.
Strong problem solving, decision making and organizational skills.
Critical analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
Quick learner who thrives in a collaborative team environment.
Flexible and adaptable to changing situations.
Ability to remain objective in balancing business needs and risk.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with other teams to achieve goals and represent the business.
Valid driver's license.

Who is Compeer Financial?
Compeer Financial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America. By joining our team, you will help empower those in agriculture and rural communities to achieve their goals and expand their possibilities. We embrace business agility and innovative approaches to serving our clients and communities.

Why join our team?

Amazing team members who are passionate about serving agriculture and rural America.
Investment in our team members' education, growth and development.
Engagement in our communities through giving back and volunteerism.
Flexible, collaborative and dynamic work environment.
Great benefits:
Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
401K (3% Compeer contribution & up to an additional 6% match)
Paid time off (vacation, sick leave, holidays, volunteer time)

Find out why our team members choose Compeer Financial by watchingthis video.

How do I apply?
Qualified candidates, please apply online

Compeer Financial is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.