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Productions Services Lead
Ref No.: 18-07974
Location: Plano, Texas
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date / End Date: 10/09/2018 to 04/09/2019

Genesis10 is currently seeking a Productions Services Lead with our client in the financial industry in their Plano, TX location. This is a 6 month + contract to hire position.

Description:
Seeking a Productions Services Lead


Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for defining the technical release, planning, coordinating, managing, communicating and delivery of application releases
  • Responsible for aligning Business requests, Enterprise technical direction, and priorities to define application releases that meet organizational goals
  • The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience managing software releases and experience as an agile scrum master, product owner, or portfolio manager.
  • Owner of all end-to-end activities and artifacts in the SDLC and the key communicator between all members of the team (Business Process Owners, Business Annalists, Quality Assurance Teams, Project Management Office, Infrastructure Platform Services, Production Support teams, and others)
  • This person will lead the successful delivery of releases from the planning phase all the way to Production implementation and monitoring
  • In addition, this individual will apply proven communication and problem-solving skills to monitor release status, identify and remediate issues, validate completion of all release activity, and escalate risks and issues as required
  • Manage release definition and scope negotiation
  • Actively work with Business representatives and Technical teams to review priorities and perform capacity sizing to scope releases
  • Build out project milestones, evaluate dependencies, and schedule work to meet the release Go Live date
  • Facilitate meetings with Business Leads, PMs, & IT leads, to track release status
  • Coordinate code readiness and promotion through environments. Work with Code Promotion Team, Application Leads, and Infrastructure teams to verify release packages, code merges, code staging, code quality, and environment readiness throughout the complete life cycle of the release
  • Coordinate non-production environment data refreshes and software builds/deployments
  • Work closely with the BA and Architectural Teams to ensure requirements and design is completed and meets business needs
  • Work closely with Development and QA Teams to oversee the completion of code reviews, unit testing, release test plan, test scripts, automation, performance
  • Work closely with Business Leads and PMO to oversee User acceptance testing and sign off
  • Manage the change control process. Perform risk and impact analysis of changes and consult all related teams. Communicate risks, mitigation plans, and action plans
  • Prepare and manage all release deployment artifacts for the successful implementation of the release in Production. Includes implementation plans, schedules, communications, conference calls, etc
  • Manage post productions issues to closure and perform appropriate hand offs
  • Conduct lessons learned, and produce scorecards on release activity
  • Ensure that policy, regulatory and control requirements are met though execution of standard transition checklists and procedures
  • Ensure all applications documentation is managed, ensuring that signoff is received at each phase of the test cycle

Requirements:

  • Agile Scrum knowledge/certification
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Information Systems, or related field with 10+ years of experience related to the duties and responsibilities specified above
  • 5+ years in a similar role, e.g. release manager, program manager, Portfolio manager
  • Proven success and accountability in leading and managing large scale application delivery
  • Strong ability to establish effective working relationships and contribute in a team environment
  • Confirmed experience and business acumen to partner and collaborate with business stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with implementation and management of metrics to measure and improve the quality of the releases
  • Strong Leadership Skills to drive teams towards successful delivery of release plans and that motivates team to achieve and maintain quality in a creative and effective manner
  • The ability to develop relationships with vendors and users
  • Has a passion for achieving excellence in process and product quality and reliability
  • Be extremely detail-oriented with respect to documentation and communication
  • The ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of users and subject matter experts within all levels of the company
  • Must continually seek opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work as a W2 employee of Genesis10 (no Corp-to-Corp)

If you have the described qualifications and are interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply!

About Genesis10:

Genesis10 is a leading U.S. business and technology consulting firm with hundreds of clients needing proven talent and solutions to power their strategic initiatives. If you are a high performing business or IT professional with solid, referenced experience, we want to meet you. Genesis10 recruiters and delivery professionals are highly accomplished career advocates, who get to know you beyond your resume to position you with the opportunities that fit your skills, experience and aspirations. We have benefit options to fit your needs and a support staff that works with you from placement throughout your engagement – project after project. To learn more about Genesis10 and to view all our available career opportunities, please visit us at www.genesis10.com. "Genesis10 is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V”