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Sr. Release Manager to manage releases for multiple environments and applications within an Experience Transformation Program - 1024

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Jan 30, 2023
Job End Date: Jul 31, 2024
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 126743
Location: Ottawa, Toronto
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Our valued client is currently seeking a Sr. Release Manager to manage releases for multiple environments and applications within an Experience Transformation Program.

18-month contract in Ottawa or Toronto (2-3 days/week onsite). 

Job Description:
The Release Manager will be responsible for the release management lifecycle (development, test and into production environments), including scheduling, coordinating and the management of releases for multiple environments and applications within an Experience Transformation Program.

Responsibilities:
  • Planning release windows and the overall release lifecycle across portfolios
  • Understanding business strategy, IT priorities and project functionality to recommend appropriate project release bundling, timing and schedule
  • Delivery Operating Model (iDOM) requirements 
  • Manage and coordinate non-production environment usage in support of release cycles 
  • Analyzes environment and data requirements to ensure all required infrastructure can be made available within required timelines
  • Proactively plans and manages disparate technology team releases; resolves release / environment and data conflicts through reprioritization 
  • Participates and/or leads release readiness reviews, business Go/No-Go reviews, CAB meetings 
  • Lead and co-ordinate Go-Live activities such as building and the execution of implementation plans and checklists 
  • Maintains a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists 

Must-Have Skills:
  • 7+ years of experience in IT delivery with a focus in Release Management
  • Experience in an Agile Environment

Nice to Have Skills:
  • Experience in large scale IT projects including cross-functional components from software to middleware and infrastructure
  • Understanding of code development constructs such as automated build, code merging and branching strategies, automated testing and reporting and process flow control
  • Certifications: ITIL foundations, PMP (or equivalent)