Production Release Manager

Pennymac Plano , TX 75023

Posted 2 months ago


A Release Manager is responsible for the process of managing, planning, scheduling and controlling a software release through different stages and environments; including testing and deploying software releases.

Job Description

  • Assist product management and project teams manage and deploy releases into production

  • Implement and manage release processes for application related updates through development, test, and production environments

  • Focus on coordinating various aspects of production and projects into one integrated solution

  • Interface and communicate with Test Managers, Dev Managers, IT Ops and the PMO

  • Build the IT Release Calendar in working closely with the IT release managers from different portfolios across the Loan Production environment and centralize view of all releases

  • Coordinate release content and effort based on the service request backlog, pending service requests, third party applications

  • Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations and vendors

  • Conduct Release Readiness Reviews, Milestones reviews and business Go/No Go reviews

  • Review deployment plans, rollback plans, resource plans, communication plans

  • Weekly Release reporting

  • Communicate release details and schedules to the business as needed

  • Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities

  • Continually look for making improvements in the release process

  • Participate and coordinate the Go live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists

  • Participate in the CAB meetings to discuss and review release scopes and/or roadblocks as needed

  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned

  • Demonstrate behaviors which are aligned with the organization's desired culture and values

  • Vendor Release Management and negotiations

  • Coordination with Vendor support teams during planning and execution windows

  • Lead multiple teams in collating strategies and plans for releases

Ideal Candidate will have the following:

  • Ability to be on call 24/7

  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changes quickly in a fast paced environment

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast moving environment

  • Must be a team player with strong attention to detail, with the ability to work independently

  • Proven track record at delivering timely and accurate information in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving and mathematical skills, using sound judgment

  • Financial Services and, if possible, mortgage industry experience preferred

  • Strong business acumen and ability to interface with executive management

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Production Release Manager