Program Release Manager

By December 19, 2018

Adaptive Solutions Group is a premier provider of information technology personnel. We provide a variety of technical professionals available for contract, contract to hire, or direct placement positions to companies in and around the St. Louis, Kansas City, Dallas and Denver Area.

 

We are currently looking for a Program Release Manager to join our team.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manages large and/or complex releases through the project lifecycle, including developing plans, schedules, and budgets; driving requirements, allocating resources; monitoring performance against schedule, budget, and quality targets; managing changes, issues and risks; and providing regular communication to leadership and other areas within the organization.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communication with the product teams, other project managers, cross-functional project teams, and internal/ external customers in order to identify key plan tasks and due dates.
  • Establishes and maintains best practices and consistent project management policies and guidelines in line with AURA project management methodologies.
  • Manage and facilitate multiple Product releases including management of release documentation, scheduling of the product releases across environments, Client communications regarding release management, execution of the release events, facilitate retrospective procedures to continuously improve these processes.
  • Supports senior leadership with prioritization of programs within the overall delivery portfolio.
  • Leads collaborative, cross-functional, process and delivery improvement initiatives aligned with company and departmental objectives.
  • Mentors project managers and is an agent of positive change and thought leader to drive continuous improvement of the project delivery process.
  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance.

 

Requirements:

  • Highly advanced project and program management skills.
  • Advanced influence, mediation & conflict management skills.
  • Highly advanced oral and written communication skills, demonstrating the ability to convey business terminology that is meaningful, well received, and drives action.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new methods, work under tight deadlines and stressful conditions.
  • Highly advanced level of investigative, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Expert ability to balance detail with departmental goals/objectives.
  • Advanced skills in customer relationship management and change management.
  • Highly advanced ability to translate business needs and problems into viable/accepted solutions.
  • Highly advanced ability to manage multiple projects and/or teams simultaneously.
  • Highly advanced ability to liaise with individuals across a wide variety of operational, functional, and technical disciplines.
  • Highly advanced persuasion and negotiation skills when working with internal/external customers.
  • Advanced knowledge of broad business and finance related knowledge.
  • Advanced influence, mediation & conflict management skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related work experience.
  • 8+ years IT project delivery experience.
  • PMO / Portfolio Management experience.
  • Intermediate knowledge of software development lifecycle methodologies.
  • 1+ year release management experience.
  • MS Project or equivalent project management tools.
  • Time/effort tracking and financial reporting tools.
  • Sharepoint
  • MS Office

 

Preferred:     

  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle methodologies. 
  • Insurance or reinsurance industry knowledge.
  • Proficient in application development process/methodologies and possess the ability to disseminate them to a team.
  • Master’s degree
  • PMP, PgMP, FLMI, ACS, or AIAA
  • Insurance or reinsurance industry knowledge.
  • 12+ years IT project delivery experience.
  • Advanced knowledge and implementation of software development lifecycle methodology changes.

 

Adaptive Solutions Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

 

Adaptive Solutions Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental, STD/LTD, life insurance coverage, 401k, paid vacation and holidays.

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