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IT Release Management Consultant

Information Technology
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The IT Release Management Consultant role is accountable for managing the end-to-end release process to promote the highest level of quality in a technology implementation/release. This role is responsible for coordination of overall release effort which includes managing all cross-functional team dependencies and accounting for business priorities to define, construct, certify and schedule an application/change release into the production environment. This role validates release schedules and approves emergency releases.


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage all cross-functional team dependencies and consider business priorities when scoping, planning and certifying an application/change release into the production environment.

  • Analyze and communicate likely impacts of the new release to technology and business areas.

  • Work with production application managers/delivery team leads to ensure scheduled changes take place with little or no impact to the business (and when applicable with proper notification to the business).

  • Ensure that policy, regulatory and control requirements are satisfied though execution of standard transition checklists and procedures.

  • Ensure all application documentation is properly updated and signoff has been received at each phase of the cycle.

  • Adhere to configuration management standards and methodologies when overseeing the software

  • development cycle through test environments and production implementation.

  • Manage all aspects of the end to end build and release process.

  • Plan and manage changes and other deployment activities following change management, configuration management, project management and ITIL processes as per customer policies and procedures.

  • Produce and manage a forward looking timeline for release windows and cycles across a portfolio of applications.

  • Conduct Release readiness, milestone, and business go/no-go reviews.





  • Required: Bachelor degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience. Preferred: Master degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

  • Required: Minimum of 8 years of combined experience in Information Technology.

  • Required: Knowledge of Pharmaceutical industry.

  • Required: Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion.

  • Required: Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills.

  • Required: Ability to prioritize and multi-task.

  • Preferred: Advanced knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies.

  • Preferred: ITIL Foundation Certification. Preferred: ITIL Intermediate Certification in Release, Control and Validation.

  • Preferred: Advanced written and verbal communication skills.

  • Preferred: Strong problem resolution skills.



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