Software Release Manager
BlueCat Networks
Toronto, ON
8d ago


Here’s what you need to know about our Product team : The BlueCat Product team prides ourselves on our diversity and innovation at our core.

Delivery of a quality and cutting edge product is our priority. Most importantly, we always have fun while doing it. We run an Agile shop across all three of our products and rely on product demos and daily standups to keep each other in the loop on all of the amazing things that are happening at BlueCat while keeping each other transparent and challenged.

Description :

BlueCat seeks a Software Release Project Manager to be responsible for planning, managing and governing deliverables from the Product Team.

We are looking for someone who thrives in a fast paced and dynamic work environment who has the personality to rally support from all our different internal stakeholders.

The Release Manager will coordinate and facilitate the activities necessary to prepare internal and external stakeholders to receive Product Team outputs, assuring that all criteria for releases have been met.

The Release Manager will also be responsible for minimizing risks of the release and contributing to the definition of the criteria for release.

Therefore we need someone intuitive who can ask the right questions to make sure things get done.

Responsibilities :

  • Ensure that the Product Team release governance is understood and followed throughout the development cycle
  • Consolidate engineering approaches and elaboration outputs to manage release inception and refine launch scheduling
  • Communicate release status to primary stakeholders, including risk management and impact assessment of changes to scope or effort
  • Ensure deployment / distribution plans are followed
  • Coordinate with Product Management on internal and external communication
  • Validate that the product meets release criteria
  • Lead release retrospectives to improve the release process, program productivity and product quality
  • Provide final sign off that the release has met all criteria
  • Cross-team coordination and management of activities is a key aspect of the role, where Product Management, Build Engineering, Quality, Development, Care and Sales Operations, are all key stakeholders
  • Active involvement in coordinating and ensuring assignment and ownership of critical product elements such as internationalization, internal training, and quality / compliance standard assessments
  • Skills and Experiences Required :

  • 3+ years’ experience managing projects; ideally software releases
  • PMP Certification is an asset but not required
  • University Degree in Computer Science or Engineering or a background in development
  • Strong knowledge of Jira, Visio and PowerPoint
  • Core Values and Overall Characteristics Sought in All BlueCat Employees :

    Curiosity is fundamental to discovery.

    Clarity is essential in effective communication.

    Collaboration is optimal only with challenge and belief.

    Transparency is critical to effective decision making.

    Ownership ensures priorities are addressed.

    BlueCat's Brand Attributes :

    Courage is required to make our voice heard

    Differentiation will build our brand

    Discovery turns experiences into knowledge

    Working at BlueCat allows you to challenge yourself every day. Our culture advocates innovation, continuous learning and work / life balance.

    Feed your passion, be bold, get inspired and grow with us!

    What you’ll get from us :

    Fast growth for BlueCat means fast growth for you! With the world’s biggest and hottest logos as our clients, we are a well-

    established business that still operates with the fun culture of a start-up. We get to work hard and still have all the fun without all of the risk! Experienced leaders make sure we keep going to the moon and beyond.

    While we’re growing together, we’ll have your back with solid compensation / bonuses, education budgets, record breaking sales quarters, and a company culture that values curiosity, clarity, collaboration, transparency and ownership.

    If you’re as excited about the future of our company as we are, we would love to hear from you!

    Accommodations will be provided throughout the recruitment, hiring and employment process in accordance with the AODA and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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