Job Description : About the company
About the company
Micro Focus is one of the world’s largest enterprise software providers. We deliver mission-critical technology and supporting services that help thousands of customers worldwide manage core IT elements of their business so they can run and transform at the same time.
About the role
Micro Focus is looking for an IT Release Manager who can come in and make the job their own. We are currently rapidly expanding our teams and looking for an individual to join the team and be part of shaping the maturity journey we are on as an CIO function.
The candidate should have experience on IT Release Management, which will need to include project management disciplines, for complex application landscape including enterprise applications and SaaS products like SalesForce, Workday and NetSuite experience is a plus.
Role would be part of IT Release function responsible to plan, schedule, govern and control the movement of both BAU fixes and new projects to controlled test environments and ultimately to production.
Micro Focus is an international company with offices and employees in many locations around the world. As such, there is a significant amount of work across time zones and differing cultures.
The ability to work on distributed teams with customers from all regions of the world is essential.
Scheduling, managing and coordinating releases across multiple applications within various portfolios across different teams and projects.
Ensure that all teams follow the process and governance defined, and perform quality checks on releases
Ensure appropriate checkpoints are met and coordinate release sign-off
Monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the release processes, and make improvement as required
Complete post implementation reviews for planned changes, categorized as minor and major releases
Working with impacted stakeholders to derive relevant approvals and time frames for code migration into production
Continuously monitor projects and provide reports about their progress.
Manage and mitigate risks and resolve issues regarding release quality and schedule.
Flexibility to train / adapt to ad hoc and emerging requirements for MF IT Build & Deliver function
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering or any similar discipline, or more than 8 years of experience
Knowledge and Skills
Advanced English Level
Advanced knowledge of software development life-cycle and different delivery models such as waterfall, agile, etc
Advanced knowledge including Microsoft Office expert level knowledge of Excel, Project, Power Point
Knowledge of SaaS products such as Netsuite, Workday, Salesforce preferred
Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
Influencing skills and ability to work effectively in a geographically dispersed team
Effective communicator who can work seamlessly with technical and non-technical resources
A Team Player with strong team ethos and a CAN-DO attitude
Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced and continually evolving environment
Ability to build professional relationship with colleagues
Self-driven and proactive attitude to identify risks / issues and to mitigate / solve them
Flexibility to accommodate out of hours / weekend work to accommodate Release windows, releases, quarter end and year end activities etc
Take proactive ownership of assigned work packages