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Release Manager
Job Order #15718
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, Oregon - Added Feb 8, 2019

Full Description:

Our client is looking for a Release Manager for their Consumer Digital Technology team in Beaverton, OR.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Operating the Release Management processes for the Direct to Consumer (DTC) organization.  Schedule, coordinate, and manage releases for multiple applications and on disparate platforms. The releases can be inclusive of application updates, operating system patches, security improvements, hardware upgrades, etc. Anything that changes within a system is part of a release

  • Work with multiple cross functional teams to support and enhance platforms. Work and communicate effectively at multiple levels within the organization, from brainstorming with individual contributors to discussing strategy and release content with senior leaders.  The expectation is that you will be able to provide exceptional leadership

  • Drive to a global release cadence that defines the cycles, structures, and required oversight

  • Manage intake, prioritization, release timing, demand, and capacity

  • Manage releases to QA environments

  • Partner with the business and IT stakeholders to drive release scheduling decisions

  • Ensure that all upstream changes are visible to and approved as required

  • Provide visibility of scheduled releases to stakeholders

  • Work with vendors and partner systems to ensure processes are aligned

  • Manage go/no-go and rollback decision meetings with release stakeholders

  • Be a driving force for constantly improving performance, scalability, extensibility, reliability, availability, and usability of the release process

  • Define and publish key metrics on the effectiveness of Change & Release Management


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Business, Engineering, or a related field; 2+ additional years of professional experience in lieu of a degree

  • 6+ years professional experience with at least 3 years in release management, business process improvement, or project management

  • Comprehensive understanding of release management processes; understanding of environment management

  • Experience delivering application and infrastructure projects, programs, or releases into complex production environments

  • Proven track record of implementing process change focused on alignment of business and technology; in particular, working with Engineering, QA and IT Technical Operations

  • Experience with SDLCs, including iterative, waterfall, and Agile

  • Must be able to operate in a transforming, fast-paced, complex, high visibility Retail environment with multiple competing priorities

  • Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication of complex topics to a diverse audience across management, technical peers, and business stakeholders

  • Strong commitment to customer service and teamwork

  • Demonstrated ability to build and lead teams in a collaborative environment

  • Ability to collaborate across teams with differing priorities and objectives to bring consensus

  • Demonstrated ability to influence and drive to results

  • Ability to think strategically while still being detail-oriented

  • A high level of professionalism and confidentiality

Other desirable qualifications:

  • Retail experience

  • Experience in global or multi-branded environments

  • ITIL and IT Service Management

  • Project Management

  • Experience with Lean principles and methods


If your experience matches the above requirements, send your resume to Emiline at emiline@MBG.com and reference JO#15718


Mainz Brady Group provides technology staffing solutions to the best-known companies in Software Development, Finance, Electronics/Manufacturing, Retail, R&D, Services, Biotechnology, Healthcare and Telecommunications.

We specialize in Information Technology, Technical Sales and Marketing Staffing on a Contract, Contract to Hire, and Direct Hire basis.

To see a complete listing of all current openings please visit us at MBG.com

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