Release manager

Masovia, Poland, Warsaw
02 Apr 2021
09 Apr 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

AstraZeneca is currently looking for a Release Manager to join our R&D IT Solution Delivery Team to support our Analytics & Reporting platform, that is GxP compliant, part of Clinical Development Platforms and supporting mission critical function of running clinical trials run both internally and across external partners. It is broadly classified into SAS Grid and EntimICE software suite that comprises of various technologies. You will be a part of our core platform team which is migrating towards a BizDevOps operating model therefore will be responsible to work cross functionally with other team members such as Platform Lead, Product Analyst, Business Analysts, DevOps Engineers and key stakeholders such as BRM, Product Owners and Quality Managers

Key responsibilities:
  • Release Scheduling across Scrum Teams and Platform Modules
  • Providing Release Notes to the appropriate stakeholders
  • Configuration Management across environments
  • Release Capacity management and forecasting with the delivery team, based on a consolidated backlog
  • Participation in SAFe ceremonies such as PI Planning and Sprint Retrospectives
  • Own and continuously improve the Release Process
  • Manage deployment planning, implementation and optimize JIRA workflows
  • Identify and Implement opportunities for automation uplift, including embedding CI/CD tooling and practices
  • Leadership and Coordination of Delivery and Business Teams in order to complete the Sprint goals
  • Partnering with the Business to understand their expectations, and coordinate Business Change activity
  • Application of Capability best-practice stemming from the Central Release Team
  • Management of risks and issues that affect agreed release scope, schedule, and quality
  • Release dependency management between upstream and downstream systems
  • Run the weekly Change Control Board to ensure the establish release and configuration management process is followed to prioritize Change requests, Defects, BAU break-fix changes etc. as part of ongoing release or the Product backlog
  • Help influence the decision making among Product Owners and Platform Lead/DevOps Leads to prioritize change requests during planning and/or execution
  • Ensuring the wider teams are aligning with the Release Management processes and aware of any future improvements/enhancements
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of Release Management practices and principles
  • Proficiency in planning, change management and problem solving and able to resolve issues of a highly complex and strategic nature
  • Experience in agile delivery of business applications to a globally distributed user base.
  • Experience in managing and delivering business change through IT projects
  • Ability to interpret and communicate technical information into business language.
  • Ability to manage negotiations, expectations and solutions across complex groups
  • Experience in managing and sustaining diverse stakeholder relationships.
Preferred skills:
  • Experience in and knowledge of bio-pharma industry
  • Working knowledge of SAFe Lean Agile
  • Able to process and analyze information
  • Implementation or running of CI/CD pipelines and processes
  • Proven ability to operate across multiple domains and geographies
Educational requirements:

Bachelor's degree in business information systems preferred but not required. .

Overall years of experience:

5 years of relevant IT experience