Program Release Manager

Job Title: Program Release Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Melbourne C B D
Salary: $ Hourly Neg.
Start Date: 2019-09-17
Reference: JO-1909-534173
Contact Name: Kylie McManus
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 17, 2019 17:19

Job Description

Our client is mid-way through a large business and technology transformation. This is a nationally run Scaled Agile (SAFe) program. We are seeking a talented Release Manager with major, national technology transformation experience (preference for legacy mainframe migration to SAP). You will be responsible for program-level coordination of technical deployments and synchronized release planning for multiple release trains across a major component of the payments transformation. 

You'll be:
  • Setting up the Release Management Strategy for a major component of this multi-tranche program (Entitlements Calculation Engine).
  • Develop a Release Plan for multiple Agile Increments
  • Develop frameworks for Service Management, Change and Configuration Management
  • Oversee releases into production, including go/no go decision, back-our planning, parallel running, dress rehearsals and final releases  
  • Manage and track service management requests
  • Proactively manage and mitigate risks for Release and impacted Change Increments 
  • Lead Release Planning Reviews (Planning Increment Reviews) 

Key Criteria:
  • Proven Experience as Release Manager in a major federal government or complex nationally distributed corporate (10+ years experience)
  • Experience setting up Release Strategy and Plans for multiple Agile Increments (SAFe)
  • Experience working with multiple nationally distributed Agile squads and with vendor/system integrator teams
  • Migration from legacy mainframe programs HIGHLY regarded
  • Australian Citizenship - mandatory
  • Ability to lead a small team or to influence outcomes and achieve results through cross-functional resources in different teams not under your direct control
Are you looking for a long term contract within a large, complex program? 12 months up-front with 2+ year extension options. 

Willingness to travel interstate and ability to secure baseline security clearance is required. 

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