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Lumen Test Release Manager - Work From Home - Lumen MTS in Des Moines, Iowa

About Lumen

Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Learn more about Lumen’s network, edge cloud, security and communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at news.lumen.com, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

The Role

The Test Release Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the customer's implementation to meet scope, timing, and budget expectations and overall project outcomes associated with all Data, Analytics & Network Automation project testing that affect release scope, schedule, and quality. This role participates in and leads the completion of complex solutions to meet customer needs including but not limited to all test and release requirements, QA plans, schedule, and scope changes.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Understand the testing effort by analyzing the requirements of the project.

  • Estimate and obtain management support for the time, resources, and budget required to perform the testing.

  • Organize the testing kick-off meeting

  • Define the Strategy

  • Build a testing team of professionals with appropriate skills, attitudes, and motivation.

  • Identify Training requirements and forward them to the Project Manager (Technical and Soft skills).

  • Develop the test plan for the tasks, dependencies, and participants required to mitigate the risks to system quality and obtain stakeholder support for this plan.

  • Forward Plan the release windows and cycles across a portfolio

  • Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule, and quality

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

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

  • Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA plans, schedule, and scope changes

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

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

  • Produce Deployment, Run Books, and Implementation Plans

  • Weekly Release Reporting

  • Communicate release details and schedules to the Business as required

  • Negotiate, plan, and manage all release activities

  • Work with release engineers to understand impacts of branches and code merges

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

  • Continually work towards making improvements in the release process

  • Lead and co-ordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists.

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

  • Participate in CAB meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks

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

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

What We Look For in a Candidate

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field

  • 2-6 years of previous release and/or project management experience, (Solid understanding of project management principles preferred)

  • 8-10 years of experience in information systems operations environment in systems analysis or development

  • Formal training in project management practices preferred

  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle

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

  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills are a must

  • General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office expert level knowledge of Excel, working Knowledge of Access

What to Expect Next

Requisition #: 252931

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.

Disclaimer

The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

Salary Range

Salary Min :

85230

Salary Max :

189360

This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Individual pay is based on skills, experience and other relevant factors.

This position is eligible for either short-term incentives or sales compensation. Director and VP positions also are eligible for long-term incentive. To learn more about our bonus structure, you can view additional information here. (https://jobs.lumen.com/global/en/compensation-information) We're able to answer any additional questions you may have as you move through the selection process.

As part of our comprehensive benefits package, Lumen offers a broad range of Health, Life, Voluntary Lifestyle and other benefits and perks that enhance your physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing. You can learn more by clicking here. (https://centurylinkbenefits.com)

Note: For union-represented postings, wage rates and ranges are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreement provisions.

Salary Range

Salary Min :

85230

Salary Max :

189360

This information reflects the base salary pay range for this job based on current national market data. Ranges may vary based on the job's location. We offer competitive pay that varies based on individual experience, qualifications and other relevant factors. We encourage you to apply to positions that you are interested in and for which you believe you are qualified. To learn more, you are welcome to discuss with us as you move through the selection process.

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