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Release Manager



London, UK · Blacksburg, VA, USA · Blacksburg, VA, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

About the Company

At Torc, we have always believed that autonomous vehicle technology will transform how we travel, move freight, and do business.

A leader in autonomous driving since 2007, Torc has spent over a decade commercializing our solutions with experienced partners. Now a part of the Daimler family, we are focused solely on developing software for automated trucks to transform how the world moves freight.

Join us and catapult your career with the company that helped pioneer autonomous technology, and the first AV software company with the vision to partner directly with a truck manufacturer.

Meet the team:

The Test execution and release management department within Product Engineering and Release is responsible for System Integration, verification and validation of entire product ecosystem to enable a safe, well tested, and fast product release.

What you will do:

As a Release Manager at Torc, you will play a crucial role in overseeing the timely and efficient release of software, hardware and firmware sub systems that power our cutting-edge autonomous vehicle technologies. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including software development, test execution, product management, and operations to ensure that software releases are executed smoothly and meet the highest standards of quality, reliability, and safety.

Release Planning and Coordination:

  • Collaborate with product management and engineering teams to define release scope, objectives, and timelines
  • Develop comprehensive release plans, considering dependencies, risks, and resource allocation
  • Coordinate release activities across multiple teams and departments to ensure alignment and smooth execution

Release Process Management:

  • Define and implement standardized release processes related to Configuration management and change management
  • Establish and enforce release policies, guidelines, and quality gates to maintain consistency and reliability.
  • Monitor and track the progress of release activities, identifying and addressing bottlenecks or issues as they arise.

System Integration & Testing:

  • Work closely with V&V teams to develop test strategies and plans for each release
  • Ensure thorough testing of components and systems to validate functionality, performance, and safety
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration between development and test teams to address defects and ensure timely resolution

Continuous Improvement:

  • Drive ongoing improvements to release management processes, tools, and methodologies
  • Analyze release metrics and performance data to identify areas for optimization and efficiency gains
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and innovation within the release management team and across the organization

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field; advanced degree preferred
  • Six or more years of proven experience in software release management for complex integrated systems involving hardware, firmware and software
  • Extensive understanding of software development lifecycle (SDLC) processes and methodologies related to configuration management
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks, manage timelines, and mitigate risks effectively
  • Solid technical background with familiarity with software development tools, version control systems, and release automation frameworks (DOORS, Jama, Cameo experience preferred)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across diverse teams and stakeholders
  • Knowledge of quality assurance, verification and validation principles and methodologies, particularly in safety-critical environments
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements and industry standards related to autonomous vehicles and automotive software development (e.g., ISO 26262, ASPICE)
  • Proven track record of driving process improvements and implementing best practices in release management

Bonus Points!

  • Experience in Automotive or self-driving industry
  • Exposure to industry standard configuration management tools
  • Experience with automation of release notes and release artifacts

Perks of Being a Full-time Torc’r

Torc cares about our team members and we strive to provide benefits and resources to support their health, work/life balance, and future. Our culture is collaborative, energetic, and team focused. Torc offers:

  • A competitive compensation package that includes a bonus component and stock options
  • 100% paid medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees
  • 401K plan with a 6% employer match
  • Flexibility in schedule and generous paid vacation (available immediately after start date)
  • Company-wide holiday office closures
  • AD+D and Life Insurance
Hiring Range for Job Opening
US Pay Range
$139,000$166,800 USD

At Torc, we’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We celebrate the uniqueness of our Torc’rs and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, or disabilities.

Even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications listed for this opportunity, we encourage you to apply. We’re always looking for those that are hungry, humble, and people smart and your unique experience may be a great fit for this role or others.