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Engineering Program Management, Release Manager


Lowell - Massachusetts - USA



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The Engineering Program Manager - release manager is responsible for driving the program execution of Software Development Programs from product definition through successful release and final deployment. The role will both actively manage global programs as well as direct and mentor other project/program managers and scrum masters working in New Product Development Engineering. Works closely with Senior Engineering Leadership including Engineering Directors, Product Line Director, Architects and others to develop and drive releases and engineering initiatives supporting new product development.

• Be a leader
• Proactively develop and communicate the Forward Schedule for releases
• Lead a large cross functional Engineering team through release qualification and delivery cycles
• Develop and track release plans for new product development
• Ensure continuous security compliance for the production solution
• Partner with Global PMO and delivery teams to actively maintaining SOC2 compliance for each release
• Partner closely with counterparts in Cloud Operations, Development, QA, Product management, and Architecture and to ensure the success of their products
• Collaborate with cross functional teams to develop and communicate release strategy, plans, issues and risks effectively throughout the organization
• Communicate and plan change management activities involving scope, schedule, etc
• Serve as a single point of Engineering escalation for Release Management concerns
• Creates and delivers presentations, develops communications and communicates to cross-functional audiences both internally and externally
• Ability to influence across functional boundaries and across multiple organizational levels to drive results
• Make strategic and tactical recommendations to Senior Engineering Leadership to ensure successful delivery of solutions
• Drive Release Management and Global PMO practices and improvements
• Understand and drive agile/scrum best practices into the organization
• Identifies, develops, and implements tools and metrics to drive release management success
• Drives on-going retrospection to foster continuous improvement


• BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business or related discipline or equivalent experience. PMP, PgMP, or PMI certification a plus
• Experience with implementation of Cloud Infrastructure projects or projects completed in cloud platforms like AWS, Google or Azure
• A minimum of 5 years of program and/or release management experience in Cloud Infrastructure and software development
• Knowledge of engineering SOC2 auditing for a service organization
• Familiarity with Security compliance requirements for a Cloud based solution
• Exposure to programming and ability to understand basic software architecture concepts
• Prior experience working with geographically distributed teams and off-shoring partners

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