Kforce Digital Engineering Release Manager in Beaverton, Oregon

Kforce has a client in search of a Digital Engineering Release Manager in Beaverton, Oregon (OR).Summary:As a Company Digital Engineering Release Manager, you will be an integral part of the team that enables the Company Digital organization to bring its world-class products and applications to market. We are focused on delivering the technology and processes that support our Company-branded sites and stores. We strive to deliver locally relevant solutions for our consumers and enable retail, commerce, and brand experiences at this company.Responsibilities:

  • Operating the Release Management processes for the Direct to Consumer (DTC) organization; Schedule, coordinate, and manage releases for multiple applications and on disparate platforms; The releases can be inclusive of application updates, operating system patches, security improvements, hardware upgrades, etc.; Anything that changes within a system is part of a release

  • Work with multiple cross functional teams to support and enhance our platforms; Work and communicate effectively at multiple levels within the organization - from brainstorming with individual contributors to discussing strategy and release content with senior leaders; The expectation is that you will be able to provide and exemplify exceptional leadership

  • Drive to a global release cadence that defines the cycles, structures, and required oversight

  • Manage intake, prioritization, release timing, demand and capacity

  • Manage releases to QA environments

  • Partner with the business and IT stakeholders to drive release scheduling decisions

  • Ensure that all upstream changes are visible to and approved as required

  • Provide visibility of scheduled releases to stakeholders

  • Work with vendors and partner systems to ensure our processes are aligned

  • Manage go/no-go and rollback decision meetings with release stakeholders

  • Bachelor's degree in Technology, Business, Engineering, or a related field; 2 additional years of professional experience in lieu of a degree

  • 5 years of professional experience with at least 3 years in release management, business process improvement, or project management

  • Comprehensive understanding of release management processes; understanding of environment management

  • Experience delivering application and infrastructure projects, programs, or releases into complex production environments

  • Proven track record of implementing process change focused on alignment of business and technology; in particular, working with Engineering, QA and IT Technical Operations

  • Experience with SDLCs, including Iterative, waterfall, and Agile

  • Must be able to operate in a transforming, fast-paced, complex, high visibility Retail environment with multiple competing priorities

  • Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication of complex topics to a diverse audience such as management, technical peers, and business stakeholders

  • Strong skills in building positive customer relationships

  • Strong commitment to customer service and teamwork

  • Demonstrated ability to build and lead teams in a collaborative environment

  • Ability to collaborate across teams with differing priorities and objectives to bring consensus

  • Demonstrated ability to influence and drive to results

  • Ability to think strategically while still being detail-oriented

  • A high level of professionalism and confidentiality

Other desirable qualifications:

  • Retail experience

  • Experience in global or multi-branded environments

  • ITIL and IT Service Management

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours