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Release Manager

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Come and work for one of the top humanitarian organizations in the world! Immediate need for a Release Manager to work on-site in their Washington, DC office. This is a contract to hire opportunity.

Responsible for managing, on behalf of marketing/business, monthly, quarterly, and out of cycle website releases for Oversee tasks associated in the planning, coordination, execution, testing and cutover of all release activities. Independently coordinates all ongoing release tactical level activities, identifies and drives process improvements for reduction in time to market delivery. Builds strong working relationships with key stakeholders in driving the delivery of Web release strategies and improvements. Communicate the status of the release at all stages and mitigate schedule risks.


* Engage and align with web team resources in driving the release strategy, processes and roadmap and ensuring business needs and priorities are achieved.

* Act as liaison between the Web and IT team to ensure all scheduled and emergency changes take place with little or no impact.

* Report on the progress and issues of ongoing release activities to all impacted stakeholders.

* Build and create system to maintain release level documentation in a well organized / easy to access set of procedures and technologies.

* Ensure that scheduled changes are implemented only after proper testing by the Web Testing team.

* Coordinate all release / configuration / change management-related tasks for the turnover preparation, planning and implementation of software builds into preproduction and production environment.

* Proactively identify potential bugs and work with relevant parties to resolve them, or escalate them to the project / application team.

* Lead all working sessions for the development, review and approval of all production turnover preparation, planning and implementation.

* Support cross organization work level assignments and process improvement initiatives with key business operation teams

* Establish release level quality metrics for the ongoing measurement and improvements of release processes.

* Lead continuous improvement by leveraging quality improvement methodologies

* Research, share / leverage successful products, processes and best practices

* Run bi-weekly stakeholder meetings.
* Attend and present at monthly CMO meetings.


* College degree, specialized training, or equivalent work experience in E-Commerce Project Management

* 5-7 years experience with concurrent website release methods / tools

* Strong project management and team management skills e.g. planning, budgetary control, people management etc

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