Full Time Job

Release Manager


London, United Kingdom 07-28-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
The delivery of our apps to the market is a very high priority area of focus in the Network Streaming Digital area and has the biggest impact for the brands and their consumers (end to end). Within the very large scope of Release Management are the Entertainment SVOD group, the Entertainment AVOD group and the Kids AVOD group in addition to the core Platform. All teams work to provide our users with the best experience. The person in this role also provides program-level release and platform management support across multiple Agile technology teams in collaboration with the brands, ad sales, brand and corporate research, business development, content distribution, data strategy, and security.

The Release Manager is responsible for working with Product Management, Engineering, and Technical leadership to facilitate the execution and adoption of services, solutions and products across the enterprise.

The ideal candidate drive activities within the program, leading to predictable, quality delivery of value. In addition, the Release Manager must be able to facilitate meetings and specific ceremonies, when applicable.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Identify and handle risks and impediments that affect Release scope, schedule, and quality
• Collaborate with other Program Managers, Scrum Managers, and Product Managers to coordinate initiatives across multiple technology teams, to ensure delivery to consumer
• Act as liaison for the Release Train and process to other programs and management
• Assist in fine-tuning process for cross-team communication, coordination of integration between systems, and related governance
• Facilitate program-level ceremonies, processes, and overall execution of value delivery
• Facilitate the production of high-level documentation around existing operational processes and proposed workflows within net new systems or optimized existing systems
• Frequently get along with a diverse group of Project Managers, Tech Leads, and Product Owners
• Experience producing advanced reports in Jira, Confluence, Excel and other reporting tools
• Ability to build and deliver executive-level summary reports and presentations

Additional Release Manager Duties and Responsibilities:
• Facilitate efforts in larger and more critical/complex programs and operational activities that involve integrating the work of multiple large teams
• Independently lead activities and resolve conflict within associated teams with minimal influence from management, work effectively with all levels of management and employees
• Efficiently sift through ''noise'' and facilitate discussions and team activities with a laser focus towards results
• Scan external environment for standard processes and collaborate with team(s) to implement where applicable
• Leverage advanced project management skills to identify process gaps and introduce innovative approaches that increase predictability and quality
• Strong understanding of associated domain (related technologies, processes, etc.)
• Contribute to defining the goals for the MTS Platform and Program Management departments

Basic Qualifications:
• 3+ years of experience in program/project management in a well-established, high-performing software development environment
• Strong knowledge of Agile frameworks and software engineering practices, as well as traditional project management approaches
• Ability to understand technologies applicable to assigned product or service area and facilitate resolution of technical needs as they arise
• Comfortable and experienced in participating in vetting business and technical to improve the existing release process
• Superb written and verbal communications, presentation skills, and meeting facilitation skills

Additional Qualifications:
• Certified Scrum Master certification, along with a SAFe Agile understanding
• Experience working in a media technology environment
• Experience working with teams that handle complex code integration among many teams
• Digital and linear media technologies including: video delivery, ad delivery, user authentication, content management systems, mobile applications, web sites, and how they integrate with existing technologies
• Experience working with software developers, technical and business management, department heads, product management, QA engineers, and other technology professionals
• Experience producing advanced reports in Excel and other reporting tools


Bachelor's degree or equivalent, preferred.

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

If you have any difficulties in applying or require access needs arising from a mobility or any other impairment please let us know by emailing uk.recruitment@vimn.com or calling 0207 555 1234. We can then ensure your experience and visit is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d82bz9-3-229-124-74-42 in your application.

Company Profile

ViacomCBS delivers premium content to audiences across traditional and emerging platforms worldwide. Through television, streaming and digital content, studio production, publishing, live events, merchandise and more, we connect with billions of people.