Release Project Manager

Austin, TX
Full Time
Mid Level

We are looking for a Release Project Manager to join our team working on the digital ecommerce experience for a well known technology client.

You'll need to be well versed in technical domains and know how to engage with a large, cross-functional team.

You'll take the lead in owning the release lifecycle, which includes release plans, scheduling, coordinating, and managing releases across the enterprise for multiple products across various portfolios.

You have strong critical thinking skills, are a self starter and excellent communicator, and possess a proven ability to build consensus across all levels.


You have an amazing track record of managing releases end to end, whether you are working a small- or large-scale, cross-functional project. Retail projects can be of varying types and sizes, so you'll also need to possess a solid understanding of various project management methodologies, and can flex between waterfall or agile approaches, bringing them all into a successfully and well-planned release. This position works with IT, Infrastructure, Product, Marketing, and Development teams to improve the overall release management processes associated with continuously building, deploying, and updating products and environments. This role requires a high attention to detail, and the ability to formulate effective cutover plans, as well as remediation and contingency plans. You will provide frequent communication to project teams and key partners while raising potential issues or key decisions needed to ensure a smooth delivery. You will be able to help with metrics that drive organizational efficiency.


Key Qualifications

• 2+ years of release management experience.

• Foundational knowledge of online retail (eCommerce and iOS) business systems, processes, and technology.

• Ability to drive projects and programs to successful completion whether working solo or with large cross-functional teams.

• Ability to act as the glue that holds various project teams together with a clear understanding of what each team is delivering in each release, and how these results fit together.

• Identifies dependencies and technical risks that affect the various teams represented.

• Identifies and removes roadblocks to help teams to execute against their schedules.

• Manage sprints, scheduling, and status reports.

• Conduct retrospectives on completed releases to support improvement to process, policy and tools.

• Exhibits strong technical, process management, and business orientation skills.

• Deep understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC).

• Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-resolution skills.

• Ability to track and measure critical metrics to report and influence organizational efficiency.

• Effective verbal and written communication skills.

• Experience with preparing and making pitches to leadership, highlighting data patterns that could be useful for making critical business decisions.

• Exhibit a deeply curious mentality about new ideas.

• Ability to filter and distill relevant information for the right audience.

• Excellent interpersonal skills.


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