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Ricoh Americas Corp.

Senior Release Manager

Ricoh Americas Corp. - Malvern, PA

Senior Release Manager

Ricoh Americas Corporation



Job #672824019


This position will own the Release Management lifecycle which includes scheduling, coordinating and the management of releases across the enterprise for multiple applications across various portfolios. The releases can be inclusive of application updates, operating system patches, security improvements, hardware upgrades, Projects and Programs. Where necessary the role will provide tools and services to help product management and project teams manage and deploy releases into production.


Responsible for implementing and managing release processes for code through development, test, and production environments.

Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities. Works collaboratively with all participants in software development projects and is supportive of developers and testers as they set up their build dev/test environments

Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA plans, schedule, and scope changes. Manage up and provide reporting as well as project updates to the Senior IT Management like the CIO and CTO as well as business management.

Building the IT Release Calendar in working closely with the IT release managers from different portfolios across IT and centralizing view of all releases.

Leads the effort of defining the IT strategic direction for release management tools for IT to ensure the process requirements of release management are build in.

Assist in managing projects and interdependencies to ensure milestone adherence to ensure the integrity of the release can be measured.

Forward Plan the release windows and cycles across a portfolio. Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality

Manage and mentor team members, conduct periodic reviews, identify areas of development, opportunities for their growth, Assist them with delivery/tools needed to perform their job.

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

Produce Deployment, Run Books and Implementation Plans

Publishes weekly release reports. Maintains the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners and vendors

Continually work towards making improvements in the release process.

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

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Certifications)

Typically Required:

Bachelors or Masters Degree in Information technology or related field

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

Min of 2-6 years of previous release and/or project management experience for a large company, Solid understanding of project management principles is a must

Requires min 3 years of senior or middle management experience

Formal training in project management practices preferred. Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle is a must

Must have experience with Oracle EBS

Ricoh is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer -- Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Updated 05/29/2018

19 days 14 hours ago

Ricoh Americas Corp.


Senior Release Manager Ricoh Americas Corp. - Malvern, PA, United States


Location: Malvern, PA

Company Profile:
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group, operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2011, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,942 billion yen (approx. 23 billion USD).