• Release Manager

    Location DE-Rostock
    Requisition ID
    Business Area
    Digital Solutions
    Project Management
    Location Details
    Rostock, Germany
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    DNV GL Digital Solutions deliver digital services across a variety of industries. We have strong growth ambitions and are seeking a Release Manager for the Ship Ecosystem.


    We are helping the shipping industry to maximize compliance, profitability, and environmental sustainability.


    Join our international team for the maritime software business in Rostock and help us and our customers to grow! 


    We are a team of 100 people specialized in application development and testing, product and release management, service and IT infrastructure as well as sales and consulting.  You will work in close cooperation with colleagues from Rostock and Gdynia.  


    Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: 

    • Conceptualize the design and planning of releases in a medium scale organization with a hybrid technology stack and global customers
    • Identify and drive improvements to the release process
    • Take ownership of the release schedule and be responsible for the release delivery
    • Maintain the release schedule for the product portfolio and ensure alignment across key stakeholders
    • Verify release packages for production and testing (e.g. beta test) activities
    • Create metrics and reports for the release status
    • Cooperate closely and coordinate with project managers, developers, QA, IT, environment management and leadership team to implement the identified release plan and schedule
    • Analyze the technical risks of release strategy and release plans; identify contingency plans and recommend solutions to the leadership team
    • Participate in change control and emergency change meetings to discuss risks and find solutions
    • Main job location is Rostock, some travelling is required

    Position Qualifications

    • Experience with agile development and agile transformation
    • Expertise in software integration cross platforms and technologies
    • Ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams
    • Experience in project management
    • Very good German and English, both in written and spoken
    • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
    • Expert knowledge of the software development life cycle

    Nice to have:

    • Knowledge in IT process management and best practices therein
    • Good knowledge of software quality management
    • Good knowledge of best practices for configuration management
    • Knowledge of CI/CD protocols and DevOps auto deployment tools
    • Knowledge of ITIL’s service transition life cycle stage
    • Working experience in Azure DevOps and/or JIRA
    • Working experience in cloud deployment and delivery models

    We offer:

    • Strong company culture with emphasis on technology and competence development
    • Great colleagues who value teamwork and support
    • International working environment
    • Flexible working hours and focus on work/life balance
    • 30 days annual vacation, 39 hours per week
    • Company pension scheme and local works council
    • Career models for specialists and managers
    • Social events and team building activities
    • Working in a state-of-the-art office with water view and good public transportation
    • Language courses

    Company & Business Area Description


    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. 

    We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.

    Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight. 

    With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    DNV GL is a world-leading provider of digital solutions for managing risk and improving safety and asset performance for ships, pipelines, processing plants, offshore structures, electric grids, smart cities and more.

    Our open industry platform Veracity, cyber security and software solutions support business-critical activities across many industries, including maritime, energy and healthcare. 


    Equal Opportunity Statement

    DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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