Salesforce Release Manager (work from home)

  • American Red Cross
  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • Feb 14, 2024

Job Description

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By joining the American Red Cross  you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best.  Are you ready to be part of  the world's largest humanitarian network?

Join us—Where your Career is a Force for Good!

Job Description:

As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. When you join our team, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission, and you can help save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. Work where your career is a force for good.

We are committed to the diversity of our workforce and to delivering our programs and services in a culturally competent manner reflecting the communities we serve.  Our work environment is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive with a focus on building allyship and a culture of belonging that empowers all team members. Come to learn, grow, and succeed while sharing your passion for making a difference.  

The Red Cross supports a variety of cultural and community resource groups for employees and volunteers. From the Ability Network, our Asian American & Pacific Islander Resource Group, the Latino Resource Group, and Red Cross PRIDE, to the Umoja African American Resource Group, our Veterans+ Resource Group, and the Women’s Resource Group, these networks provide connections, mentoring and help give voice to important concerns and opinions. 

At the American Red Cross, your uniqueness can shine!  


We are seeking a Salesforce Release Manager to support the Training Services application.  The Training Services Salesforce instance is a combination of multiple clouds (Sales, Service, Experience, etc.) and integrations that come together to serve the larger American Red Cross organization through the delivery of training (E.g. First Aid, CPR and AED) and products.  The Training Services Salesforce team utilizes multiple lower sandbox environments for it’s sprint cycles and project needs.  Development, Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Staging and Training are just a few of those environments.  A successful candidate will play a key role in all the release related work across the Salesforce cloud platforms. This position owns the bi-weekly releases in the Salesforce environments for all of Training Services as well as project-specific releases. 

The Salesforce Release Manager will also:
•    Develop and maintain software configuration management tools (I.e. Flosum) to support configuration identification, control, reporting, and delivery of both internally developed and externally purchased software products within our Salesforce application. 
•    Maintain all Salesforce sandboxes and their refresh schedules.
•    Apply specialized technical expertise to resolve code conflicts amongst environments and validate release packages prior to implementation.
•    Serve as the “release management” lead on projects, provide training and guidance to other staff. 

The work location for this exciting opportunity is virtual. The selected candidate will work 100% remotely from home and can be located anywhere in the United States but must work an east coast schedule. (Core Working Hours 9:00am-5:00pm Eastern)

•    Perform configuration management and release engineering tasks to ensure new software product operating parameters are documented, comply with standard hardware configurations, and are logistically sustainable.
•    Design, develop, automate, and maintain productivity tools using programming, database or scripting languages to improve software modeling and development.
•    Design and implement build procedures that are used to support software product development and use.
•    Track and maintain the project Change Requests, Impact Assessments, Incident Reports, and Software Change Notices on a continuous basis.
•    Develop software configuration standards within the Training Services Salesforce team.
•    Serve as a project lead. Provide training and guidance to other staff. Contribute technical expertise to projects.

Scope: Individual contributor that works under limited supervision. Apply subject matter knowledge. Capacity to understand specific needs or requirements to apply skills/knowledge.

Qualified candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.  The American Red Cross does not sponsor employment visas.

WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED (required/minimum qualifications):
•    Education: Bachelor's degree required.
•    Experience: Minimum 7 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.
•    Hands on daily experience working with Release Management, DevOps or DevSecOps and working with a release tool like Flosum, Gearset or Copado are required. 
•    Salesforce Administrator or Developer certification – nice to have
•    Flosum Certified Professional or Flosum Certified Expert – nice to have

•    Skills & Abilities: Ability to work on a team. Ability to be 24-hour on-call during for post-release support.   Ability to communicate highly technical information effectively to various audiences. Ability to support 10pm (eastern) releases every other Thursday night.  

WHAT WILL GIVE YOU A COMPETITIVE EDGE (preferred qualifications): 
•    Attention to detail.  
•    Highly organized
•    A lover of lists
•    And a juggler all of the Salesforce environments in Training Services.

* Combination of candidate’s education and general experience satisfies requirements so long as the total years equate to description’s minimum education and general experience years combined (Management experience cannot be substituted).

The starting annual salary range for this position is $90K - $115K. We do not offer an annual bonus for this role. Note that American Red Cross salaries are aligned to the specific geographic location in which the work is primarily performed. Other factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, how many years of experience you have and comparison to other employees already in this role. **We will review specific salary information at the time of phone screening based upon your location & experience.**

We take care of you, while you take care of others. As a mission-based organization, we believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work, retirement, getting healthy and more. With our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the American Red Cross to advance and learn. 
•    Medical, Dental, & Vision Plans 
•    Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts
•    PTO + Holidays 
•    401K with up to 5% Match 
•    Paid Family Leave
•    Employee Assistance Programs 
•    Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term 
•    Service Awards and Recognition



Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested in Volunteering?

Life’s emergencies don’t stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.

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