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Lead Program Manager, Platform Releases

Requisition Id:  306126
Business Unit:  Brokerage
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60601

 

Solutions driven success.

 

XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation services, with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets. At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. If you’re looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO. 

 

As the Lead Program Manager, Platform Releases, you’ll be responsible for driving and coordinating enterprise IT releases for internal business application capabilities. You will work closely with development teams, operations teams and program managers to deliver high-quality application releases. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. If you’re looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO.

 

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, milestones and change control process for releases
  • Assemble and lead multiple cross-functional teams to support IT application releases of varying size, complexity and duration
  • Continuously improve release and develops processes
  • Collaborate and manage release processes cross-functionally with business stakeholders
  • Implement best practices consistent with an agile development methodology
  • Define and manage release readiness and success criteria based on business requirement
  • Proactively identify and mitigate risks and remove obstacles to release
  • Guide the completion of root cause analysis to ensure issues do not reoccur
  • 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 updates 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
  • 4 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 enterprise IT Windows application platforms

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Technology or related field
  • Experience in an enterprise IT application development environment (or equivalent software release management, IT program/project management, or IT delivery lead roles)

Be part of something big.

 

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.

 

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 not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties and skills for this job classification.  
 

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