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Software Release & Delivery Manager



Australia · Sydney, NSW, Australia · Australia
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

About Us:

OpenSolar was founded in 2017 by global pioneers in solar software - Andrew Birch and Adam Pryor. OpenSolar exists to accelerate the adoption of solar and renewable energy globally. We provide the world's clean energy professionals with an end-to-end digital design, sales and management software to grow their businesses, free of charge.

OpenSolar is driven by its mission to accelerate the adoption of solar for a world powered by sunshine by 2050. We stay focused on our mission by obsessing over the experience of our end users, being open and honest, solving problems through careful and deliberate design, and by keeping things simple.

OpenSolar is a truly global organisation with our team spread across 11 countries and our user base spread over 130+ countries. Find out more about our world class crew here:

At OpenSolar, we are dedicated to cultivating a workplace that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusivity. Our goal is to build a team that is reflective of the communities we serve, recognising that diversity brings strength and richness to our organisation. We believe that everyone should feel empowered to bring their authentic selves to work and we are committed to creating an environment where all employees are valued, respected, and supported. We actively seek to attract and retain a talented workforce that represents the breadth of our society. We provide equal opportunities for everyone to thrive and advance in their careers, enabling them to achieve their full potential.

This is your opportunity to be part of the clean energy movement, creating a lasting impact on the world. All while being part of a passionate, fun, and highly collaborative team.

The Role:

As our Release Manager, you will own the software release lifecycle, and will coordinate/manage the release schedule to deliver our product roadmap. You will refine and optimize our software release processes, collaborating closely with our DevOps team to design and implement robust infrastructure and processes. Your role will be pivotal in establishing and upholding quality standards to guarantee that all releases are stable and smooth, which ensures that 10’s of thousands of solar professionals across the globe can rely on our software to help them drive the adoption of solar energy and electrification.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Process Refinement: Enhance software release lifecycle processes and work with DevOps to implement suitable infrastructure, automations, and quality checks.
  • Release Coordination: Oversee and synchronize release schedules with our product roadmap.
  • Quality Assurance: Establish and maintain quality standards and processes across the software development lifecycle.
  • Collaboration: Partner with the QA Manager to boost team effectiveness and transition towards automated testing.
  • Production Monitoring: Ensure the uptime and quality of production systems, managing SLA commitments, monitoring, reporting, and improvements.
  • Incident Management: Own and improve incident management and disaster recovery plans.
  • Security and Privacy Practices: Shape our policies and practices related to Security and Data Privacy.

What you’ll need:

  • Experience: 5+ years of experience in a software development organization in either project management, release management or DevOps roles.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Management: Strong background in QA and project management.
  • DevOps Culture: Experience in implementing and shaping a DevOps culture, optimizing manual QA and driving uptake of automated QA.
  • CI/CD Pipelines: Proficient in designing and leveraging effective continuous integration and delivery pipelines.
  • Production System Management: Experience in monitoring production systems, including uptime monitoring and issue escalation.
  • Cross-Team Collaboration: Proven ability to collaborate across teams and drive organizational transformation to enhance quality and efficiency.

What we bring:

  • A Passionate, Driven, and Highly Collaborative Team: Join a team that is dedicated to making a difference, where collaboration and passion drive our success.
  • Mission-Focused Organization with a Well-being-Led Culture: We prioritize both our mission to drive clean energy solutions and the well-being of our team members, fostering a supportive and healthy work environment.
  • Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Work Environment: We celebrate diversity and inclusivity, creating a workplace where everyone's contributions are valued and respected.
  • Professional Development and Support for Your Growth: We invest in your development with opportunities for learning and advancement, supporting your career journey.
  • Constant Exposure to New Opportunities: Experience a dynamic work environment where you'll encounter cutting-edge technology solutions and innovative projects.
  • Fast-Paced Environment with Leading Technology Solutions: Work at the forefront of the clean energy sector, leveraging state-of-the-art technology to drive impactful change.
  • Flexible Leave Options: Enjoy flexibility to manage your life-work priorities with leave options that support your personal and professional well-being.
  • Opportunity to Create a Lasting Impact: Be part of the clean energy movement and contribute to a sustainable future, making a meaningful impact on a global scale.