Program Manager

Engineering - India Bangalore, India


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Overview

Program Manager will own the Release Management lifecycle of Nutanix product lines, which includes scheduling, coordinating, and the management of releases for multiple products across the organization. The releases include major feature additions, maintenance packs, and both bug fix and security patches.  Products include both hardware and software.  Where necessary the Release Manager will provide tools and services to Product Management, Support, and Operations teams, as well as all Engineering development and QA/Tools teams to deploy new releases into production.

 

Program Manager will be responsible for implementing and managing release processes from concept, through requirements, development, test, and into final production environments.  Also, will collaborate with all participants involved with development projects and is supportive of developers and testers as they setup their build dev/test environments.

  

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Forward plan the release windows and cycles for all products
  • Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule, and quality
  • Measure and monitor progress to ensure releases are delivered on time and meet or exceed expectations
  • Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA plans, schedule and scope changes
  • Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations worldwide
  • Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews
  • Weekly Release Reporting
  • Communicate release details and schedules to the organization as required
  • Work with Release Engineering to understand impacts of branches and code merges
  • Maintain the release schedule for Major/Minor/Maintenance releases and ensure alignment among all teams in the company
  • Continually work towards making improvements in the release process
  • Lead and co-ordinate the NPI activities related to all releases including the execution of deployment plans and checklists
  • Maintain a release repository and manage key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists
  • Research new software development and configuration methodologies and technologies and analyzes their application to current configuration management needs

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelors/Masters in Computer Science or related field
  • 8-10 years previous release and/or project management experience
  • 5 years of experience at Enterprise equipment or services company in a systems analysis or development position
  • Solid understanding of release and project management principles
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
  • Experience with bug tracking and management system (JIRA, Bugzilla, …)
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward completion
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills a must
  • General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office and expert knowledge of Excel

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