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Release Manager

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: 87



Position Summary

Responsible for planning, scheduling, and managing software releases for technology project initiatives. Partner with multiple technology teams to ensure controlled release of software project releases. Manage the best practice release management standards & processes within the technology environment. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Collaborate with Product Managers, Program/Project Managers, & technical leads to define & maintain the overall software or infrastructure release calendar and milestone schedule with respect to project schedules & budget
  • Manage the product backlog and/or remediation plans by working with Project Manager, Product Managers & technical leads to prioritize & scope items for release
  • Act as central point of communication for release activities including release meetings, documentation (release notes, known issues, etc.), release readiness, and go/no-go discussions
  • Coordinate with Project Manager Technical/ QA Leads & Product Managers to develop & facilitate the build, test, & deployment plan for all releases
  • Coordinate with technology teams for release deployment to production & pre-production environments
  • Facilitate and adhere to the change management process
  • Provide weekly status on the team's progress to key business stakeholders
  • Coach and mentor team members to align their efforts & maximize throughput based on Agile/Lean values, principles, & practices
  • Ensure that environmental configurations are in place to satisfy needs of infrastructure & software development & support teams
  • Work with other technology pillars as necessary to overcome impediments to the team's progress ensuring high degrees of team productivity
  • Contribute to team standards & governance processes
  • Ensure adherence to Kroger's standard development and delivery best practices & processes & drive the team toward continuous improvement goals
  • Facilitate project estimation process
  • Contribute to industry best practice community collaboration events
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2+ years of experience working on complex projects with high performing cross-functional teams
  • 2+ years of experience working as Release Coordinator or Project Manager
  • Any experience in system, design or programming & the associated development methodologies
  • Any proven experience coordinating with resources from all areas of technology to complete a set of tasks or implementation of technical change
  • Any experience managing releases within guidelines of Project Lifecycle (PLC)
  • Demonstrated leadership capability & ability to influence others without formal authority
  • Familiar understanding of Agile/SCRUM development methodology
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills to effectively communicate information to all levels of the organization
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Scrum Master
  • 1 year of experience with process engineering or continuous process improvement
  • Any experience transitioning project teams to an Agile Development Methodology
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Agile or Scrum Development methodologies
  • Bachelor's Degree in an IT related field

    Education Level: None
    Required Travel: Up to 25%
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time

    Regions: General Office- Cincinnati

    Jobs at Foods Co.:  At Foods Co, our people make us who we are. They are more than just our associates, they’re part of the communities we serve. We offer a variety of exciting opportunities in every area of our operation. Whether you want to create a fast, fun and friendly shopping experience for customers in our stores or you want to be part of our innovative corporate team at our headquarters in Los Angeles, Foods Co is always looking for outstanding associates. Our associates enjoy competitive pay and excellent benefits, along with a positive work environment built on mutual respect and professionalism. If you are interested in building and advancing your career with Foods Co, we invite you to complete an online application today.


    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.


     Posting Notes:  OH || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Kroger Technology/Digital || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

    Job Segment: Engineer, Developer, Manager, QA, Quality Assurance, Engineering, Technology, Management, Quality

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