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For our client we are currently looking for a

Release Manager (m/f/d) - Remote

General information

15.10.2021 / asap
1 year (= 31.12.2022) + extension
English, German favorable

Your Tasks

  • The project establishes new standards for identity and access management in the global client's organization. The IAM Technical Workstream is a key element of the project. They implement the standards in the client’s IAM platform (One Identity Manager) and will create automated interfaces to a larger number of applications. The IAM platform is already in use for the core IAM processes, every change need to take performance and stability as well as the impact on users and the operations team into account. The Release Readiness Manager will be the link between the IAM Technical Workstream and the run organization making sure a smooth transition of the features into production use.
  • Acting as a QA gate keeper while taking on responsibility for build in production readiness starting from technical controls defined in the feature design stage, test strategy and stakeholder involvement and hyper-care support.
  • Bring in operational perspective in the feature design e.g. in adding technical controls
  • Assess test coverage and test cases being updated to cover new / changed functionality
  • Work with the Product Owner team to define appropriate stakeholder involvement during test stages
  • Work with the communications workstream to make all affected parties are informed
  • Evaluate operational readiness with the IAM operations team, verify documentation and hand-overs
  • Asses and define the deployment strategy with the Technical Workstream to mitigate deployment risk (completeness of artifacts, deployment process and post-deployment validation)
  • Monitor incidents / issues during the hyper-care phase after deployment and prioritize with Product Owner and IAM Technical Workstream lead

Your Skills

  • 5+ years of experience as a project manager / release readiness manager in complex environments
  • Sound experience in preparing and assessing production readiness
  • Deep understanding of the full software delivery life cycles including the DevOps approach
  • Experience of agile at scale and hybrid projects
  • Experience of rolling out projects that have international stakeholders at all levels
  • Clear and concise communication
  • Experience with IAM projects (highly preferable)
  • Experience with One Identity Manager (nice to have)
  • Experience in the financial industry and the implementation of regulatory requirements (BaFin) (nice to have)


We look forward to receiving your application documents in electronic form.

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