Release Lead

  • Date Posted Jul 15, 2022
  • Location Toronto, Ontario
  • Job Type Contract
  • Job ID 14851

Do you seek challenges and personal development opportunities, and have the courage to make a difference? Do you possess excellent communication skills and are constantly looking for more efficient ways to manage processes and company assets? Then, Apply Now!

Working with one of the top financial clients this role calls for a Release Lead who will be responsible for coordinating day-to-day activities within a given scheduled release/event, and team up with several team members within a work stream. The Release Lead must also have good analytical skills to evaluate software development, environment, and testing processes and to identify potential challenges throughout the production deployments, mock cycles & conversion activities. The ideal candidate must be able to work weekend hours, including 1st, 2nd or 3rd shifts during Dress Rehearsals, Conversions and Production Release Deployments.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to Event Management Lead, & Support Leads from the different workstreams.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate Command Center resources and provides direction to team members
  • Represent T&O in client IMO calls reporting up issues/tracking status
  • Serves as a primary point of contact for executives, Workstream project managers and business leads, and technology partners
  • Oversees resolution of Critical and High priority issues in conjunction with Senior Technical Officers (STO) and Command Center Issue Manager
  • Facilitates Command Center Check Point calls
  • Manages milestones of the overall playbook, timely updates, expected vs. actuals, dependencies, etc.
  • Reaches out to Workstream PM on delayed tasks
  • Works with Issue Manager to determine issue impacts on timelines
  • Tracks Workstream playbook status posted on SharePoint
  • Reports issues information to the Command Center Lead
  • Updates maintain, and provides reporting on issues
  • Coordinates communication between Work Packages when issues are reported
  • Updates maintain, and provides reporting on issues
  • Coordinates communication between work packages when for status updates
  • Works with the Schedule Manager and Issue Manager to develop the metrics
  • Develops the Status Report and reviews with the Command Center Lead and Program Leadership (business & technology)
  • Distributes to end-users and other groups
  • Conducts lessons learned sessions after the completion of a release implementation
  • Arranges follow-up discussions from release meetings, lessons learned & strategy sessions

Desired skill set:

  • 5 years of experience in release management and Project Management
  • University degree or college diploma in Computer Science, software engineering
  • Good knowledge of Project Management, Testing, Development, & Release Management; obtain relevant professional credentials, such as the IT Infrastructure Library’s ITIL practitioner
  • Master’s degree in IT project management.
  • Strong project or process coordination, communications & technical skills.
  • Solid experience in a team environment and the ability to provide above-average results.
  • Possesses good analytical skills for complex problem solving
  • Experience in Environment Usage and Planning
  • Exhibits excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Nice to have:

  • Previous experience in Banking Industry

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