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Oracle Principal Program Manager – Release Management in Louisville, Colorado

Manage the development and implementation process of a specific company product.

Manage the development and implementation process of a specific company product involving departmental or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of new or existing products. Plan and direct schedules and monitor budget/spending. Monitor the project from initiation through delivery. Organize the interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget constraints. Assign and monitor work of systems analysis and program staff, providing technical support and direction.

Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in area of specialization. Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. Seven years of project management, product design or related experience preferred.

This is a remote/office based position which may be performed anywhere in the United States except for within the state of Colorado.

Oracle is an Affirmative Action-Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veterans status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Oracle believes in empowering people to do more, through world class capabilities in analytics. We are the Services Excellence team within Oracle Analytics, responsible for innovating, building and sustaining the service management technologies and capabilities that support our products.

Our vision is to enable our products to be world class services through the principles of customer focus, scalability, availability, reliability and security. We invest in the development of process and technology to optimize our services.

We are seeking an experienced Release Manager with program management capabilities that has a proven track record in excellence and can partner effectively to drive impact. The responsibility includes understanding product and release requirements and transforming them into executable release plans. You will drive core release management responsibilities and will manage the end-to-end delivery of Analytics’ products. You will work with internal/external partner teams to align Oracle Analytics’ priorities, identify and manage risks, define and implement release plans, and successfully deliver a quality product to production. It is the expectation that the RM is self-reliant and will take initiative in ensuring the success of each product release. The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, cross-organizational and project management skills and thrive in a highly innovative, fast paced, evolving and ambiguous environment.

Responsibilities

  • Drive core release management responsibilities for multiple products and/or projects

  • Gather requirements and define proper solutions (process tech) with the mindset of extensibility and scalability

  • Work with senior leadership of Development and Product Management in defining release plans, and taking ownership of successful execution of the approved release plan

  • Identify and manage risks that may impact release plans and facilitate risk resolution

  • Establish key metrics to measure and monitor progress of releases and ensure delivery of quality products

  • Manage expectations, alignment and communications with cross-functional teams and stakeholders through cadenced reports, statuses, reviews etc

  • Collaborate and maintain good working relationships with other release and program managers, compliance offices, and cross-functional teams

  • Coordinate release handoff and production roll out with Sustaining Engineering and DevOps teams

  • Support the Director of Release Management in creating, improving, maintaining, and implementing release processes, in many cases using data driven analytics to substantiate decisions

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of software Release and/or Program Management experience with demonstrated success in software.

  • 3-5 years of experience in workflow management and process optimization.

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Education in technical area preferred or equivalent work experience

  • Knowledge/background in software industry products/services/applications required with in-depth knowledge of Oracle’s products/services/applications preferred

  • Self-starter with proven ability to learn quickly and work independently while dealing with ambiguous situations, with a strong positive attitude

  • Demonstrated effective leadership and strong cross-group collaboration in solving complex problems

  • Ability to anticipate and analyze risks and develop mitigation plans

  • Detail-oriented, organized, critical thinker

  • Understanding of the principles and frameworks of successful project management

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) with proven experience in communicating with executive leadership

Job: *Product Development

Organization: *Oracle

Title: Principal Program Manager – Release Management

Location: United States

Requisition ID: 210005LC

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