Release Manager

Remote

Who We Are


At Fortis Games we aspire to make great games that bring people together while redefining how game companies work. We believe in building a sense of belonging through our games, their communities, and how we operate and treat each other. Through our game communities, we will create powerful connections and lasting memories. We will foster a culture of diversity, equity and belonging where together our diverse skills, experiences and backgrounds impact the games we make.


We are an early but mighty organization with a leadership team of game industry veterans. There are many opportunities for you to have a big impact on the products we'll be making as well as the overall direction of the company. If you're passionate about tackling difficult problems with direct and thoughtful communication and team first mentality, we may be the right place for you.


About The Role


As a Release Manager, here at Fortis, you will be responsible for managing the release processes for all of our games. You will manage the submission and publishing processes for both Google Play and Apple's App Store, ensuring that all of our updates and new features are properly set live. You will work closely with product managers, QA teams, developers, App Store optimization managers, product marketing managers and other stakeholders to coordinate, plan, and oversee the deployment of each release. Your role will be pivotal in ensuring that our games are released smoothly and efficiently that meet our quality standards.


What You’ll Achieve


Release Coordination


  • Plan and manage the release schedules and milestones, coordinating with various teams to ensure timely and successful deployment of game updates and features.
  • Own the release checklist validating all decision makers have signed off ahead of each release
  • Conduct release readiness reviews and milestone reviews to ensure each release is on track.


Platform Management


  • Be the point of contact for release topics on Apple App Store, Google Play and other platforms
  • Coordinate between platform and game teams around launch windows to optimize featuring opportunities
  • Keep up to date on all platform requirements and communicate updates to all relevant stakeholders


Submission Process


  • Own the upload of all required assets
  • Coordinate with ASO teams to ensure all experiment assets are aligned and in the correct locations.
  • Ensure all geos and languages are properly setup and submitted.


Documentation


  • Create and maintain release readiness checklists and ensure that all teams understand the latest requirements.
  • Partner closely with QA to keep them abreast of all the latest checks needed for each release
  • Prepare and distribute release notes and deployment guides to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Maintain a release repository and manage key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists.
  • Build and document all submission rejections and release issues.


What You’ll Need To Be Successful


Project Management Skills:


  • Proven experience in project management or release management roles.
  • Familiarity with software development processes and methodologies (Agile, Scrum, etc.) is preferred but not mandatory.


Leadership, Organization, Communication


  • Strong organizational and leadership abilities.
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and effectively.


Technical Proficiency


  • Proficiency in project management software such as Jira, Trello, or similar.
  • Proficient with version control systems such as Github, Perforce


App Store Knowledge


  • Experience with Google Play and Apple's App Store processes, requirements, and optimization strategies.
  • Nice to haves: Experience with Steam and/or Unity


Educational Background


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Project Management, or related field.


Why join us


There are many reasons to join us, but here are a few:


  • We strongly believe we are changing how games studios operate and at the core of what we do is making great games that create a connected community
  • We're not just about making Games Where You Belong. We're also about building communities where our people belong. That's why Fortis is a thriving environment that celebrates diversity, embraces inclusivity, and fosters growth.
  • Build and grow with a seasoned team of accomplished talent who have left an impactful mark in their disciplines, both in and out of gaming


Fortis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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