Release Manager

Job type:
on-site
Start:
12-02-2011
Duration:
6 months
From:
Experis: Formerly COMSYS
Place:
Washington
Date:
12/16/2011
Country:
flag_no USA

Project description:
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Release Manager
Start ASAP
6 month contract+
Bellevue, WA

Role:
We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to assist in driving the release process for a new team within the our client's division.
This candidate will be asked to partner with the program managers to facilitate a project management process to fit their needs, and oversee and execute on that process/plan.
They will also create, maintain and control the project schedule and dashboard, facilitate meetings, and proactively identify risks to the project.
Shepherd the Project Team through the Release process, being mindful of all requirements.
Facilitate program communications, identify and implement continuous improvement practices, and provide regular status reports as required. The candidate may also be asked to take on small projects based on needs within the group.

Group Culture:
Recently created business unit and team operating on a tight timeline to deliver a v1 product in the next calendar year. Team is a new organization that runs like a start up. Ship date is 2/12. Very exciting project and group to be on that is on the cutting edge of technology. I expect this role will be a 40hr/week assignment. need some flexibility in hours since a portion of the dev team is in India and part of the role may be interacting with that team. This will be a 6 month assignment.
We are building v1 consumer experiences for slate and mobile devices. The group has a startup feel and scrappy culture.

Required Skills:
Sharepoint- running team site and building dashboards
TFS or Product Studio experience required
Excel and reporting
Previous experience with a version 1 product is preferred
Checkpoint Express (CpX) experience is a plus
Communication skills
Attention to detail
Flexibility and adaptability we are moving quickly and have a very start-up like environment, I cant hire someone too rigid.
4-8 years of Release project management experience is required.
Knowledge/background in software industry products/services/applications, with in-depth knowledge of our client's products/services/applications preferred.
Must possess strong cross team/group/org collaboration skills; ability to foresee and analyze project risks, develop risk management plan and mitigate subsequent issues.
The ideal candidate will have high-powered analytical skills and the ability to understand concepts and situations that pass by many others.
Must have excellent communication skills, experience working with external vendors, strong project management skills, and demonstrated success in adult learning and training principles/skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.

Previous Microsoft, Amazon, or Google experience is required

About our client:
The Software Giant, headquartered in Redmond, Washington is looking for top talent local to the Puget Sound area! If you are interested in being part of the latest and greatest in technology and being part of cutting edge solutions, this is the place for you!

If you have previous experience working for the Eastsides largest software company in the past, we want to talk with you! Please email your Resume referencing the appropriate Job ID J-

Referrals are welcome!