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Sr. Project Manager (Release Management)

St. Louis, MO 63105

Posted: 03/01/2019 Employment Type: Direct Placement Job Category: Project Management/Business Analysis Job Number: 12212 Pay Rate: 120,000

Adaptive Solutions Group is a premier provider of information technology personnel. We provide a variety of technical professionals available for contract, contract to hire, or direct placement positions to companies in and around the Kansas City, St. Louis, Denver, and Dallas Areas.


We are currently looking for a Senior Project Manager to join our team.


Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Schedule and lead the orchestration planning of complex release deployment and maintenance activities.
  • Provide timely and accurate communication including status updates, system availability, and completion notifications.
  • Lead cooperative efforts among product team members; gaining consensus and cooperation from multiple areas/departments and business partners.
  • Collaborate with interdependent IT product teams to manage schedules and work requests surrounding build deployments and environments.
  • Provide escalation assistance and resolution by providing deep analysis of variable factors and proactive risk management; recommend potential solutions to issues; follow established escalation procedures.
  • Create formal networks with key decision makers and serving as an external representative for the organization.
  • Track the key milestones of release and maintenance schedules through the development and deployment lifecycle; monitoring and reporting on status, health, risks.
  • Lead Production release and infrastructure maintenance execution after hours.
  • Collaborate with senior management in the development of release technology strategies, methodologies, and tools to support the strategies of the IT organization.
  • Ensure compliance to and defines release standards and processes for the department.
  • Evaluate with IT teams the quality of a release and its processes.
  • Identify, recommend, and implement continuous improvements and task automation that result in increased quality, efficiencies, and overall value to the IT organization.
  • Establish release KPIs for the department; monitor to ensure compliance to established customer service level agreements and quality standards; negotiates and develops new service level agreements in response to changing needs.
  • Define and create reports for IT and business management that include release accomplishments, issues, and trends.
  • Informally and formally coach and mentor less senior team members individually or as a group.


Required Qualifications
  • 8+ years of related experience
  • 5+ years of IT project and/or release management experience in a large-scale IT environment
  • Must have experience with Agile development lifecycle, practices, and corresponding tooling
  • Must have intimate knowledge of SDLC (software development lifecycle) phases
  • Must have strong, proven relationship management skills to establish and maintain solid relationships with peers, senior management, and other departments within IT
  • Must have a professional attitude, collaborative and influential style, a strong sense of ownership, and have a willingness to expend extra effort when necessary or required
  • Must be self-aware and seek out, accept, and act upon feedback
  • Must exceed our expectations in attention to detail and efficiency
  • Must have proven experience in problem solving, sound decision making, change management, and process development
  • Must have displayed leadership and team centric skills, strong solution orientation, and communication
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
  • Must be committed to incorporating security into all decisions and daily job responsibilities
  • Must be presently authorized to work in the U.S. without a requirement for work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future


Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor' s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or related field
  • Good knowledge of resource management and tracking
  • Good knowledge of quality metrics and tracking
  • Experience with Cloud computing concepts and technologies
  • Understand different build and deployment technologies used in CI / CD practices
  • Experience in leading process improvements including implementing efficiencies such as deployment automation
  • Experience in Microsoft Project, Excel, Visio, Atlassian JIRA and Confluence, ServiceNow


Adaptive Solutions Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental, STD/LTD, life insurance coverage, 401k, paid vacation and holidays.

Adaptive Solutions Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.
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