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Software Release Analyst


Boise, ID, US, 83702-6924

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


This role is responsible for communicating between the business and development, gathering requirements, defining priorities for development teams and overseeing successful release cycles.  Under minimal supervision, this role works closely with Online Marketing business stakeholders and development within Sitecore. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for analyzing data and providing supporting documentation for development team.  Provides documentation for Global Team Meetings, Release notes, and tracking items included in each release.
  • Communicates with internal customers such as Product Managers on all issues related to bugs identified in production, communicating UAT expectations between all parties and prioritizing fixes between maintenance and enhancement work streams.
  • Identifies business and/or system process improvement opportunities. Develops a working knowledge of department business practices and participates in cross-functional training to provide backup to other team members.
  • Works closely with  marketing group in order to ensure that commitments to our customers are met.

Typical Education

  • Associate's Degree (A.A. or equivalent)

Relevant Experience

  • 3+ years related experience and/or training
  • Clear understanding of Software Development Life Cycle  (SDLC) in order to be effective at process definition and directing the team.
  • Enough technical knowledge to be able to communicate well with development, QA teams, and product owners
  • Program management understanding
  • Some minor Project Management/Scrum experience specifically with ongoing maintenance projects. Ideally in a Kanban process, but scrum experience would suffice
  • Organizational Progress reporting experience
  • Comfort with Business Analyst processes with experience in story creation and grooming
    • Basic Sitecore understanding is helpful with understanding grooming tickets for Front End as well as Content Management
  • ADO experience

Other Information

Requires knowledge ADO and Microsoft Office Suite.    Knowledge of Sitecore a bonus.  Strong mathematical and problem-solving skills. Must have a strong understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) in order to direct developers and business on the priorities for new enhancements and maintenance items. The incumbent must also be able to process moderately complex data and present it to the customer in an understandable format.  Must provide prompt responses, follow standard procedures, be detail-oriented, and work effectively with Product Management teams. Must also be able to prioritize tasks, communicate clearly and precisely, and analyze situations and provide alternative solutions. Incumbents at this level resolve most questions and problems and refer only the most complex issues to higher levels.

Job Requisition ID: 6789

Travel Required: None

Location(s): Simplot Headquarters - Boise 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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