EPMO Release Manager

Program Management Seattle, Washington


EPMO Release Manager

Lighthouse is looking for a Release Manager to join the team.  This position reports under the Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) and will own the Release Management lifecycle, which includes scheduling, coordinating and the managing of product releases across various portfolios.  Where necessary, you will provide tools and services to help product management and project teams manage and deploy releases into production.  The successful candidate has fantastic communication and leadership skills, is highly collaborative team player, and has strong practical experience in release, program and project management, gained through managing large and complex initiatives. 

What You Will Do:

  • Forward plan the release windows and cycles across a portfolio
  • Manage risks and resolve issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality
  • Measure and monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time and within budget, and that they meet or exceed expectations
  • Coordinate release content and effort based on the service request backlog, pending service requests, third party applications, or operating system updates
  • 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
  • Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews
  • Product Deployment and Implementation Plans
  • Weekly Release Reporting
  • Communicate release details and schedules to the Business as required
  • Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities
  • Maintain the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners and vendors
  • Continually work towards making improvements in the release process
  • Lead and co-ordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists
  • Develops scripts and automation tools used to build, integrate, and deploy software releases to various platforms
  • Participate in change meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks
What You Will Need:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 2 - 6 years of previous release and/or project management experience - solid understanding of project management principles preferred
  • 8 - 10 years of experience in information systems operations environment in systems analysis or development 
  • Formal training in project management practices preferred
  • Advanced knowledge or software development lifecycle
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • Results oriented with focus on achieving overall business objectives
  • Proven ability to successfully manage projects with tight time, cost and quality targets
  • Effective in influencing and leading without direct line management authority 
  • Ability to see the "big picture" and be proactive
  • Interest in helping to build teams and sharing knowledge and skills with co-workers
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