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Release Manager

Job ID 75738 Date 05/11/2017 Scarborough, Canada
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Overview of the role

As a Technical Release Manager, you will be the bridge between our release management team and all the external and internal project & support teams, responsible for delivering exciting projects in the Digital Banking Engineering Organization. We are investing heavily in order to become the leader in the digital banking space, and we are launching multiple initiatives to do so. You will have a unique chance to help one of the fastest-growing business units become a leader. You will help scale, enable, and drive development excellence as our team continues to deliver innovative solutions to Scotia customers. 

What you’ll do

Lead technical release planning sessions that involve multiple project teams delivering changes to multiple digital platforms (5+) that have interdependencies
Define and design the overall release management and environment allocation strategy
Owns the release management, works closely with other engineering departments on production releases and facilitates resolution on impacts on various projects/enhancements 
Lead and ensure that project teams meet various technical quality gates in our entire delivery pipeline
Independently investigate ad-hoc issues, propose different options, and drive issue resolution
Effectively communicate release status and appropriately escalate impediments/risks
Coordinate and run planned and unplanned production implementation
Facilitate problem-solving discussions and general communications between the release management team and other teams such as business, infrastructure, support, and development
Help improve and drive our release practices by providing valuable inputs and suggestions as to what works well and what can be done better
Contribute to a collaborative team environment by information sharing and team cooperation
Demonstrate strong personal values and a commitment to our mission and customers
Are you the right person for this role?

Experienced. You have 8+ years of experience involving in technical project management in an IT organization. You are familiar with traditional waterfall and agile SDLC involving Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.
Engineer. Ideally, you have an Engineering or Computer Science degree, and pride yourself on analysis, logical thinking and problem solving skills.
Observant. You anticipate potential problems in all aspects and will proactively create mitigation plans based on day to day communication & observations.
Self - Motivated. You do good work, and lots of it …the drive to deliver quality work is just a part of you. You are also able to simplify complex situations and navigate ambiguity.
Communicator/Negotiator. You are great at making sure everyone's speaking the same language and are on the same page, and sometimes that involves some give and take. 
Multi-tasker. You are able to multi-task and work on multiple initiatives at the same time.
Learning is breathing. You stay current on the tools and approaches that work best. And you are excited about working on new release because every release is a new learning opportunity!
Team Player. You enjoy collaborating with, learning from, and teaching others so we all become better.

Work Environment

Business Casual Attire
Flexible Working Hours
Work as part of a team which encourages both individual and collaborative innovations
Shuttle service to other Scotia offices and local malls (Scarborough locations only)
Close to GO bus, subway RT and major highways
Please note that this role requires over time work 


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