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41606 - Int. Release Lead to provide support to event management for a major banking client

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Aug 22, 2022
Job End Date: Aug 21, 2023
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 122154
Location: Toronto
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Our major banking client is hiring for an Int. Release Lead to provide support to event management.

Position: 41606 - Int. Release Lead to provide support to event management for a major banking client
Location: Remote (Toronto)
Duration: 12 months with possible extension

Job Description:
The Release Lead position is a function under Event Management Team. The Release Lead must effectively coordinate day-to-day activities within a given scheduled release/event, and team up with several team members within a work stream (i.e., project team members which includes senior leaders, project managers, release leads, test managers, and third-party vendors). The Release Lead must also have good analytical skills to evaluate software development, environment, and testing processes; and to identify potential challenges throughout the production deployments, mock cycles & conversion activities. The Release Lead must be able to work weekend hours, including 1st, 2nd &/or 3Rd shifts during Dress Rehearsals, Conversions and Production Release Deployments.

ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Provide support to Event Management Lead, & Support Leads from the different workstreams.
• Ability to effectively coordinate Command Center resources and provides direction to team members
• Represent T&O in company calls reporting up issue/tracking status
• Serves as a primary point of contact for executives, Workstream project managers and business leads, and technology partners
• Oversees resolution of Critical and High priority issues in conjunction with Senior Technical Officers (STO) and Command Center Issue Manager
• Facilitates Command Center Check Point calls

-SCHEDULE MANAGEMENT
• Manages milestones of the overall playbook, timely updates, expected vs. actuals, dependencies, etc.
• Reaches out to Workstream PM on delayed tasks
• Works with Issue Manager to determine issue impacts on timelines
• Tracks Workstream playbook status posted on SharePoint

-ISSUE MANAGEMENT
• Reports issues information into the Command Center Lead
• Updates, maintains, and provides reporting on issues
• Coordinates communication between Work Packages when issues are reported

-COMMUNICATION / REPORTING MANAGEMENT
• Updates, maintains, and provides reporting on issues
• Coordinates communication between work packages when for status updates
• Works with the Schedule Manager and Issue Manager to develop the metrics
• Develops the Status Report and reviews with the Command Center Lead and Program Leadership (business & technology)
• Distributes to end-users and other groups
• Conducts lessons learned sessions after the completion of a release implementation
• Arranges follow-up discussions from release meetings, lessons learned & strategy sessions

Must Haves:
  • 5+ yrs Project Coordination/Project Management experience
  • 5+ yrs Release management exp
  • Banking/Fi exp
Nice to Haves:
  • Testing exp
  • SDLC
  • ITIL