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Release Manager

San Jose Metro Area, CA

Posted: 04/10/2019 Job Type: Engineering Job Number: JN -042019-24626
Release Manager
Sunnyvale, CA

Position Description

As a Release Manager, you are a part of the culture and productivity of the team. The ideal candidate will be able to gracefully balance schedule dependencies with engineering sprints while managing a sustainable release process. Coordinating the efforts of a large project team is a big responsibility; the Release Manager needs to be both focused and agile in navigating the complexities of the development cycle.

Responsibilities
  • Work closely with business & engineering teams to create a full release schedules and business goals behind each release.
  • Clearly communicate issues, impact, and possible options as they arise, and develop action plans through partner collaboration.
  • Identify risks in advance and drive the team towards successful resolution before the risks turn into incidents affecting the team or players.
  • Ensure the team is complying with all requirements and deadlines for release.
  • Identify and remove roadblocks that prevent the team from performing to their highest potential.
  • Provide regular status on the state of releases, risks, and mitigation.
  • Track and identify recurring problems and create an action plan to address them
  • Handle multiple incoming escalations appropriately
Skill/Experience/Education
Mandatory
  • 2 or more years experience managing web and mobile client releases.
  • Preferred prior release management experience within a larger organization.
  • Strong cross-team communication skills.
  • You can talk to technical people (e.g. programmers) and non-technical people (e.g. Legal, Privacy, PR and Marketing) alike.
  • When conflicts occur, you bring people together, you listen, you mitigate, and you resolve. Dealing with ambiguity.
  • There is no instruction manual on how to be a great Release Manager.
  • You use your instincts, experiences, and team to identify, assess, and solve problems quickly and frequently.
  • Exceptional project management and organization Skills.
  • You are detailed and organized.
  • You never let anything fall through the cracks.
  • You are clear, concise, and specific. You understand, track, and ensure that release data is 100% accurate.
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