Release Manager

  • Date Posted May 26, 2022
  • Location Toronto, Ontario
  • Job Type Contract
  • Job ID 14597

Are you collaborative, innovative, and enjoy visionary thinking? Are you a self-motivated individual who is hardworking with proven work history? Are you a forward-thinking, creative individual who willingly takes ownership of complex and challenging initiatives? Then, Apply Now!

Working with one of the top financial clients this role calls for a Release Manager who will be responsible for creating and managing end-to-end release plans for scheduling, planning, and controlling the release and deployment process. This candidate must have the ability to convert the technical expertise to recommendations pertaining to efficiency, reliability, scalability, and security; drive best practices, and engage with planning, evaluating, operationalizing and reporting deliverables. The successful candidate must be able to show they are ready to think and act like an owner and drive consensus and decisions among stakeholders in pursuit of technical integrity. The ideal candidate will be someone who is comfortable working with ambiguity.

Responsibilities:

  • Integrating release management practices into the delivery process to offer reliable, repeatable IT services, at appropriate service levels
  • Establishing the infrastructure for tracking and monitoring all relevant updates and changes, and efficiently converting the information into reporting, recommendations, schedules and decisions
  • Providing trusted and reliable communication and reporting with confidence that all information is comprehensive, accurate, and confirmed
  • Managing correspondence with a clear articulation of impacts
  • Providing subject matter expert guidance and advice to Release and Deployment management, as well as other IT Support segments, and participating in the development of remediation and collision avoidance strategies
  • Identifying and educating on control and communication failures to help prevent issues going forward
  • Providing updates to senior leadership on accomplishments and opportunities, as well as insights on organizational trends anchored in the unique perspective of the role
  • Protecting the interests of the organization through identification, management and escalation of risks and dependencies
  • Being proficient with IT workflow and collaboration tools, such as Service Now, JIRA and Confluence. Be able to independently create and manage work items in the tools as required
  • Being professionally familiar with Agile, Waterfall and hybrid delivery models to understand and align with multiple teams working in different paradigms
  • Understanding of the DevOps and continuous delivery principles and practices

Desired Skill Set:

  • 7 years of experience as Release Manager and Integrating release management practices into delivery
  • 7 years of experience creating and managing end to end release plans for scheduling, planning, controlling release and deployment
  • 5 years of proficiency with IT workflow and collaboration tools like ServiceNow, JIRA and Confluence
  • 4 years of experience with Agile, Waterfall and hybrid delivery models to understand and align with multiple teams working
  • Ability to take ownership and drive consensus and decisions among stakeholders for the technical integrity
  • Understanding of the DevOps and continuous delivery principles and practices
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field

Nice to have:

  • 3 years of experience working on projects in the Banking domain

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