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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.

Candidate will be responsible for managing, on behalf of marketing/business, monthly, quarterly, and out of cycle website releases for client. Oversee tasks associated in the planning, coordination, execution, testing and cutover of all release activities. 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.

* Report on the progress and issues of ongoing release activities.

* 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.

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

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

* 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

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