Release Manager (Scrum Master)

Chicago, IL 60606

Posted: 03/11/2019 Category: Project Manager Job Number: 11523

Release Manager / Scrum Master

 

Description

The Release Manager is responsible for supporting the release cycle for a suite of applications by planning out scope of production releases, managing the deployment schedule and overseeing progress towards planned release dates.  This role is also highly engaged in the SDLC process and supports the implementation of strategic technology initiatives for several applications.

 

Principle Accountabilities:

 
  • Lead the implementation and execution of SDLC processes and best practices in an Agile environment
  • Conduct retrospectives and champion continuous improvement
  • Engage with Project Managers to capture application level milestones and report on status for those milestones
  • Maintain deployment schedule and coordinate production releases
  • Managing staff forecasts and resource planning
  • Work closely with other release managers to coordinate dependencies across applications
  • Work with IT Compliance team to ensure applications remain compliant

 

Qualifications:

 
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in IT with 3 years in an IT project management related role
  • Experience working with Agile methodologies
  • Strong knowledge of IT business processes and practices
  • Excellent oral, written and collaborative communication skills
  • Prior experience in software development a plus
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence a plus

Kelly Hallgren

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