Release Manager - Remote AZ
Awarded a Healthiest Employer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona aims to fulfill its mission to inspire health and make it easy. BCBSAZ offers a variety of health insurance products and services to meet the diverse needs of individuals, families, and small and large businesses as well as providing information and tools to help individuals make better health decisions.
This remote work opportunity requires residency, and work to be performed, within the State of Arizona
The Release Manager is a critical role that owns the Release Management lifecycle. This includes procedures, process improvements, scheduling, coordinating, and the management of releases across the enterprise for multiple applications across various portfolios. The Release Manager Job function works collaboratively with all participants in software development projects and is supportive of developers and testers as they set up their build dev/test environments. This position also works with IT management to improve the software engineering processes and practices associated with continuously building, deploying, and updating software and environments.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule, and quality
Develop scripts and automation tools used to build, integrate, and deploy software releases to various platforms
Participate in CAB meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks
Administrates Azure DevOps tool and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists
Facilitate a bi-weekly production release call, coordinate development team implementations, and deploy Azure DevOps releases into production.
Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams
Participate in continuous improvement activity
Participate in corporate quality programs
Requires on call rotation and evening shifts
The position requires a full-time work schedule. Full-time is defined as working at least 40 hours per week, plus any additional hours as requested or as needed to meet business requirements.
Perform all other duties as assigned
Work with developers to resolve build/deployment errors and application troubleshooting
Knowledgeable in IIS and server application configuration
Continually identifies and implements efficiencies and process improvements in the release process
Participate or lead small to medium scoped projects
Stay current on new developments in technology-related industries
Ensure the organization leverages internal tools and applications effectively
Research, analyze, track, and resolve moderately complex production problems
Create moderately complex ad-hoc reports for internal usage and external usage
Research new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies and analyzes their application to current configuration management needs
Coordinates and leads medium to large projects across multiple teams
Coordinates and leads day to day activities for all Release Managers on the team.
Required Job Skills
Understanding of IT-specific project practices including SDLC and/or AGILE
Advanced interpersonal, written, oral communication skills, and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts.
Experience in developing and deploying project best practices, policies, procedures, and processes.
Demonstrated vision in problem solving to support independent and effective decisions
Change Management process and policies
Required Professional Competencies
Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
Advanced process-oriented and analytical skills
Ability to prioritize tasks and work with multiple priorities, sometimes under limited time constraints.
Perseverance in the face of resistance or setbacks
Effective interpersonal skills and ability to maintain positive working relationship with others
Facilitate and resolve customer requests and inquiries for all levels of management within the Corporation.
Foster synergy with a diverse team in an ever changing environment.
Required Leadership Experience and Competencies
Preferred Job Skills
Knowledge of HIPAA regulations
Prior QA experience
Understanding of how managed projects align with strategic vision
Preferred Professional Competencies
Ability to adapt to shifting priorities, demands, and tight timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
Demonstrated vision in problem solving
Ability to manage a solution and just not a checklist
Advanced systems research and analysis expertise
Impeccable project management skills
Solid technical ability and problem-solving skills
knowledge of internal departments and operations
Ability to provide mentoring and peer review to junior team members
Ability to build lesson plans and deliver lessons to junior team members
Preferred Leadership Experience and Competencies
BCBSAZ does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected group.
Thank you for your interest in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. For more information on our company, see azblue.com. If interested in this position, please apply.
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: R3575