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Date: Aug 12, 2017

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-10772
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


Job Summary:

You will own the Release Management lifecycle which includes scheduling, coordinating and the management of releases across the enterprise for multiple applications and projects across various portfolios. Where necessary you'll provides tools and services to help product management and project teams manage and deploy releases into production.

The Release Management responsibilities also include building the IT Release Calendar in working closely with the IT managers from different portfolios across IT and centralizing view of all releases. Leads the effort of defining the IT strategic direction for release management tools for IT to ensure the process requirements of release management are built in. The Release Manager will assist in managing projects and interdependencies to ensure milestone adherence to ensure the integrity of the release.


* Plan in advance the release windows and cycles across a portfolio
* Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality
* Measure and monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time and that they meet or exceed expectations
* Communicate release details and schedules to the Business and stakeholders
* Minimize surprises through advanced communications and strong partnership with project and development team.
* Ensure and facilitate crisp communication and resolution exercising sound judgment of when to escalate.
* Proactively identify, elevate and collaborate with teams to mitigate pockets of risk with release deliverables
* Lead release milestone Go / No Go readiness reviews with the product delivery teams and key stakeholders
* Lead and coordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists
* Produce Deployment, Run Books and Implementation Plans and weekly release reporting
* Continually work towards making improvements in the release process
* Participate in Change Management meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks
* Maintain a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists
* Research new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies and analyzes their application to current configuration management needs


Required Skills:

* Experienced in large scale enterprise release with multiples cross functional integrated application
* Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
* Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
* Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
* Advanced written and verbal communication skills
* General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office and MS project; expert level knowledge of Excel

Preferred Skills:

* Formal training in project management practices
* Experience with JIRA and Agile methodologies in a SaaS environment


Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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