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Tusk Venture Partners
Tusk Venture Partners

Technical Release Manager



Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024


FanDuel Group (“FanDuel") is an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. The premier gaming destination in the United States, FanDuel consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and TV/media.

FanDuel has a presence across all 50 states with approximately 17 million customers and 28 retail locations. FanDuel is based in New York with offices in New Jersey , Georgia, California, Oregon, Canada and Scotland.

Its networks FanDuel TV and FanDuel+ are broadly distributed on linear cable television and through its relationships with leading direct-to-consumer over-the-top platforms.

FanDuel Group is a subsidiary of Flutter Entertainment plc, the world's largest sports betting and gaming operator with a portfolio of globally recognized brands and traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: FLUT).


At FanDuel, we give fans a new and innovative way to interact with their favorite games, sports and teams. We’re dedicated to building a winning team and we pride ourselves on being able to make every moment mean more, especially when it comes to your career. So, what does “winning” look like at FanDuel? It’s recognition for your hard-earned results, a culture that brings out your best work—and a roster full of talented coworkers. Make no mistake, we are here to win, but we believe in winning right. That means we’ll never compromise when it comes to looking out for our teammates. From creatives professionals to cutting edge technology innovators, FanDuel offers a wide range of career opportunities, best in class benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. At FanDuel, our principle of “We Are One Team” runs through all our offices across the globe, and you can expect to be a part of an exciting company with many opportunities to grow and be successful.

Our roster has an opening with your name on it

Across FanDuel we perform tens of thousands of production changes each year. We are looking for a Technical Release Manager for the Release Management team, operating globally across the FanDuel estate. Your primary role will be to run the release management process for one of our large engineering groups, ensuring we meet our regulatory requirements, minimise lead time for change and maximise deployment frequency, while ensuring high quality and governance standards.

Everyone on our team has a part to play

  • Operate the release management process for one of our engineering groups, managing the deployment of change through environments all the way to production.
  • Work with regulatory testing bodies to support their validation of new release candidates.
  • Define, operate, and embed release management processes within your product vertical. Continually improve these, driving efficiency.
  • Plan, manage and coordinate the implementation of changes across multiple production environments, whilst managing stakeholder expectations.
  • Coordinate scope of change, release details, and documentation generation.
  • Manage approval status across compliance, regulatory, change management, and engineering.
  • Ensure engineering teams prioritise and resolve any test environments issues in stability/reliability.
  • Liaise with Change Management on team’s adherence to change control processes.
  • Produce regulator and audit reports.
  • Train and educate engineers and stakeholders on release management.
  • Act as a point of engagement for stakeholders across the business who need to liaise with Technology where release management capabilities are concerned and ensure release management policies are understood.
  • Define key operational KPIs and formulate actions plans on an ongoing basis across technology and business areas to drive excellence with an attention to detail and methodological approach.
  • Deliver accurate and timely insight reporting in-line with key release related metrics to stakeholders.

What we're looking for in our next teammate

  • 3+ years’ experience managing the delivery of application change in an agile environment.
  • Experience of developing release management processes and strategies. Planning, scheduling, implementing releases in a demanding, fast-paced environment requiring a high degree of deadline-driven productivity
  • Experience owning cross functional initiatives, defining and executing against program requirements.
  • Strong program management and analytical skills, be comfortable dealing with ambiguity, and have the ability to effectively influence and communicate with global stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to think and move quickly, managing difficult trade-offs to meet deadlines.
  • Good understanding of distributed systems, architecture, cloud infrastructure, and ability to coordinate inter-dependencies.
  • Experience working with an AWS technical stack or similar.
  • Understanding of source control management e.g., GitHub.
  • Knowledge of CI/CD pipeline tools.
  • Familiarity with configuration management e.g., Chef, Puppet, Ansible.
  • Jira configuration and automation.
  • Experience working with regulated products.
  • Must pass all relevant background security checks, including those to be licensed as required by US jurisdictions.
  • Some On-Call work required.

We treat our team right

From our many opportunities for professional development to our generous insurance and paid leave policies, we’re committed to making sure our employees get as much out of FanDuel as we ask them to give. Competitive compensation is just the beginning. As part of our team, you can expect:

  • An exciting and fun environment committed to driving real growth
  • Opportunities to build really cool products that fans love
  • Mentorship and professional development resources to help you refine your game
  • Be well, save well and live well - with FanDuel Total Rewards your benefits are one highlight reel after another

FanDuel is an equal opportunities employer and we believe, as one of our principal states, “We Are One Team!” We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, Veteran status, or another other characteristic protected by state, local or federal law. We believe FanDuel is strongest and best able to compete if all employees feel valued, respected, and included. We want our team to include diverse individuals because diversity of thought, diversity of perspectives, and diversity of experiences leads to better performance. Having a diverse and inclusive workforce is a core value that we believe makes FanDuel stronger and more competitive as One Team!

This role includes paid personal time off and 14 paid company holidays. FanDuel offers paid sick time in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws.