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Manager, Platform Releases

Date: Jun 3, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 6061

Company: XPO Logistics

Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, we’re constantly looking for ways to improve, enhance and adapt in an ever-changing marketplace. As the Manager, Platform Releases, you will be responsible for driving and coordinating enterprise IT releases for internal XPO Last Mile business application capabilities and work closely with development and operations teams and program managers to deliver high-quality application releases. We’ll give you the support you need to excel at work, and the resources to build a career that will exceed your expectations.

 

Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.

 

What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Manage release schedules and milestones
  • Assemble and lead multiple cross-functional teams to support IT application releases of varying size, complexity and duration
  • Collaborate and manage release processes across all functions within IT and with business stakeholders
  • Manage change control processes for the releases
  • Continuously improve release and develops processes
  • Implement best practices consistent with an agile development methodology
  • Define and manage release readiness and success criteria based on business requirements.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate risks and remove obstacles to release
  • Guide the completion of root cause analysis to ensure issues do not recur.
  • Provide oversight for deployment of releases into various environments through ensuring release readiness and adequate deployment run list handoffs
  • Perform environment planning, provisioning, and management required to support the releases
  • Communicate plans and status, and escalate issues as required

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 5 years of IT Release Management experience in an enterprise IT application development environment (or equivalent software release management, IT program/project management, or IT delivery lead roles)
  • Experience working with technology and implementations for one or more of an enterprise IT Windows application platform

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Technology or related field
  • 5+ years of IT Release Management experience in an enterprise IT application development environment (or equivalent software release management, IT program/project management, or IT delivery lead roles)
  • Experience working with technology and implementations for two or more of an enterprise IT Windows application platform

Be part of something big.

 

 

XPO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team – energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work.

 

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.

 

XPO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with XPO policies which are in place to safeguard our employees and customers.

 

All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


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