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Colorado Springs Utilities IT Release Manager in Colorado Springs, Colorado

IT Release Manager

Job Type: Information Technology

Pay Range $85,571 to $106,953

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 10/29/19

IT Release Manager

Colorado Springs Utilities Information Technology department is hiring a Release Manager who will be responsible for planning and coordinating the movement of releases for systems through development, test, QA to production environments. In this job, you will be instrumental in ensuring that the integrity of the production environment is protected and that the correct components are released on schedule.

At Colorado Springs Utilities we offer a culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy. Our employees know they make a difference every day by providing critical services to the public while living and working in a city consistently rated as one of the best in the United States.

In this vitally challenging role, you will have the opportunity to apply your Release Management expertise in planning and managing work to safeguard the integrity of the releases with a focus on understanding and meeting business needs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate release content and effort based on the service request backlog, pending service requests, third party applications, or operating system updates

  • Manage risk and resolve issues related to the release quality, scope or schedule

  • Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews

  • Negotiate, Plan, Measure, and monitor progress, to include test runs, to ensure application releases are delivered on time and within budget, and that they meet or exceed expectations

  • Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations

  • Maintains the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners and vendors

  • Develops scripts and automation tools used to build, integrate, and deploy software releases to various platforms

  • Maintains a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists

  • Researches new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies and analyzes their application to current configuration management needs

  • Define and coordinate IT Quarterly Maintenance Window (QMW) plans and communications

  • Embrace change management and lead process improvement efforts to support our new service model

  • Planning and Documenting of future maintenance schedules

  • Work within the ITIL framework to ensure standards and procedures are being adhered to throughout the entire change process

  • Consistent planning and status meetings and communicating with stakeholders and liaise with Change Management

What will it take to be successful as a Release Manager? Highly qualified candidates will bring a minimum of six years IT experience, providing expertise in release coordination and release management, including hands-on experience successfully managing projects (solid understanding of project management principles and aptitude with project management tools preferred). Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field is preferred.

Additional skills we seek:

  • Advanced knowledge and best practices of ITIL software development lifecycle

  • Proven ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion and set deadlines

  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills are a must

  • Experience in information systems operations environment in systems analysis or development

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you...

As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity to our community.

We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

Colorado Springs Utilities cultivates a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy. Our employees know they make a difference every day by providing critical services to the public while living and working in a city consistently rated as one of the best in the United States. We utilize today’s talent to build a better tomorrow. Be part of history by creating energy solutions for a cleaner, greener tomorrow.

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled . Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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E-Verify and Right to Work Notice . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Colorado Springs Utilities participates in E-Verify. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an applicant, please visit: . If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace. You should know that no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin. Unless mandated by law or government contract, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident or refuse any legally acceptable documents. If any of these things have happened to you, you may have a valid charge of discrimination that can be filed with the OSC. Contact the OSC for assistance in your own language. Call 1-800-255-7688. TDD for the hearing impaired is 1-800-237-2515. In the Washington, D.C., area, please call 202-616-5594, TDD 202-616-5525 Or write to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel NYA 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530.

Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas. All eligible applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Type: Information Technology