17 days old

Release Manager/Senior Release Manager, IT Deployment

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 34364 

Intro

Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

Why you'll love this job
  • ​This job is a member of the Information Technology Team within the Information Technology Division.
  • ​Responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating activities for releasing multiple projects into production utilizing Agile/Scrum and DEVOPS methodologies. The release manager will be setting the overall standard for release management and governance for the team. As such, you need to be able to communicate with management, application teams, and technical operations teams to create an environment where teams understand the shared vision for releases and have clearly defined instructions and expectations outlined.
What you'll do
  • Develops and maintains the SCEPTRE release processes and templates, including incorporation of lessons learned from previous releases
  • Oversees the end-to-end management of a release process (project identification, tracking, testing status, and release readiness)
  • Manages risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule, and quality
  • Measures and monitors progress to ensure application releases complete on time, with no unexpected impact to the business and that they meet or exceed expectations
  • Keeps up to date on overall activities of the team, identifying problem areas and taking corrective actions
  • Informs senior management of exposure to release risk and effectively mitigate it
  • Establishes and documents annual release schedule and incorporates freezes and other factors into the schedule
  • Collaborates effectively and consistently with leadership, key stakeholders, cross functional teams, and core team to enlist project support and facilitate completion of work
  • Conducts Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews
  • Leads and coordinates Go-Live activities including the RFC creation, execution of the implementation plans, and checklists
All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training
  • 3 years of progressive broad-based information systems and business experience
  • 3 years of experience managing and delivering mission-critical, high-availability large and small IT development projects using structured project management and system development methodologies
  • 3 years of release management experience including development and successful execution of software implementation plans in a large scale IT environment

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • 3+ years of experience in Agile methods and mindset as an approach to software development
  • 5+ years of progressive broad-based information systems and business experience
  • 5+ years of experience managing and delivering mission-critical, high-availability large and small IT development projects using structured project management and system development methodologies, such as Agile/Scrum
  • 5+ years of release management experience including development and successful execution of software implementation plans in a large scale IT environment. 
  • Airline Industry experience

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified ScrumMaster or PMP (Project Management Professional) is a plus
  • ITIL v3 certification
  • Demonstrated experience with ITL release management processes
  • Knowledge of SCEPTRE
  • Experience leading, coaching, and mentoring teams while leveraging Agile methodologies, with strong focus on continuous improvement and developing self-organizing teams
  • Proficiency in Rally, Planview, VersionOne, or similar Agile life cycle management tools
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project, Excel, and Word
  • Excellent leadership skills, team-focused with high energy and a positive attitude
  • Strong analytical, estimating, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to think strategically and develop tactical methods to achieve objectives and goals
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with team members, customers, and external groups, as well as working in a collaborative environment with geographically dispersed resources
  • Broad experience in a variety of computing platforms, such as mainframe, client/server, web, cloud, and social media
What you'll get

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer: 

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more. 
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more
Feel Free to be yourself at American

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.

Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 34364 

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Posted: 2019-11-20 Expires: 2019-12-20

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