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Project Manager (Release Management)

  • Location:
    Woodland Hills, California
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  • Category:
    IT Management
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A Project Manager (Release Management) position is available at Woodland Hills for a giant insurance company. This is a contract position and the candidate needs to have experience managing high budget projects.The releases they are working on has about a $7 million budget. Waterfall Methodology experience along with extensive project planning experience are required. Need to have experience managing Waterfall in Agile environment. The pay rate for this position is $60/hour.

Project Manager Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for managing application development releases that can approach 30,000 hours per release not counting projects that are implemented in the same release cycle. The technology is diverse and spans distributed, mobile and mainframe applications. The candidate will also be a key contributor to overall process and tooling necessary to manage releases, as well as improvements to the release management process.

• Manages risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality
• Measures and monitors progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time and within budget, and that they meet or exceed expectations
• Coordinates release content and effort based on the service request backlog, pending service requests, third party applications.
• Communicates effectively on all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA plans, schedule, and scope changes
• Plans release windows, cycles and release calendars across a portfolio
• Manages relationships and coordinates work between different teams at same or different locations. Manage all key stakeholders expectations.
• Conducts Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews
• Proficient in Agile (Scrum/sAFe), Waterfall, Iterative methodologies and tools like Serena Business Manager (SBM), GITHUB, CA RALLY, SharePoint, MS Office etc
• Produces, as appropriate, Deployment Plans & Implementation Plans and should be able to work on multiple concurrent releases.
• Communicates release details and schedules to the Business as required
• Act as release engineer to understand impacts of branches and code merges
• Maintains the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners and vendors.
• Continually work towards making improvements in the release process
• Leads and co-ordinates the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists.
• Maintains a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists
• Researches new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies and analyzes their application to current configuration management needs


Bachelor's Degree
At least 5 years’ experience in delivering Business or Technology systems and Complex System Integration Solutions within large scale organizations.
At least 5 years’ experience in the following: release management project techniques, enterprise architecture, application life cycle, AGILE, ALM tools, software selection, and IT project management
At least 5 years’ experience in leading engagements that deliver complex IT releases with tangible results, working across organizational boundaries, and interfacing with IT and business leaders.
At least 5 years’ experience in understanding current technology trends and their impact on release management
At least 3 years’ experience in developing team relationships.
At least 3 years’ experience delivering within a release management environment
Ability to interface with diverse team including a heavy outsourced contingent
Go-getter, can do attitude and persistency
Sees process as a means to end, not an end/destination
Comfortable in a fast-moving, high change frequency

If you are interested in this Project Manager job in Woodland Hills, CA then please click APPLY NOW. For other opportunities available at Modis, go to If you have questions about the position please contact Sunetra Sen at or at 949-864-2363.

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