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VZWJP00061561 Project Manager II

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This position requires the incumbent to own the Release Management lifecycle which includes scheduling, coordinating and the management of releases across the enterprise for multiple applications across various Portfolios.
These releases include content updates, systems updates, Projects and Programs.

Responsible for implementing and managing release processes for the progression of content and code updates in the development, test, and production environments. The Release Manager function works collaboratively with all participants in design, production, operations and software development area and supports developers and testers as they conduct their building and testing. This position also works with IT management to improve the release processes and practices associated with continuously building, deploying, and updating content, software and environments.


This position will require primarily after normal work hour efforts, including nights and weekends.

Primary responsibilities includes:
1. Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations. Manage Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews Produce Deployment and Implementation Plans. Create and distribute weekly release reporting
2. Communicate release details and schedules to the Business as required. Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities. Maintains the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners. Continually work towards making improvements in the release process.
3. Lead and manage Release activities including the execution of the deployment plans and checklists. Participate in requirements gathering meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks. Maintains a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists
4. Researches new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies and analyzes their application to current configuration management needs
5. Coordinate release content and effort based on the service request backlog pending service requests, third party applications, or operating system updates

Requirements:

• 2-6 years of previous release and/or project management experience, (Solid understanding of project management principles preferred)
• 8-10 years of experience in an operations environment in production, systems analysis or development
• Formal training in project management practices preferred
• Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
• Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
• Advanced written and verbal communication skills are a must
• General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office (expert level knowledge of Excel)
• Strong analytical mindset and skills, including the demonstrated ability to work with and manage a team to solve complex problems
• Ability to work independently and prioritize work assignments, based on changing business needs
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

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