Program Manager - Release Management (COO Office)

3 days ago
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Expires on: Oct 19 2022

Ref. No 00000333


We are looking for a Program Manager to join our Release Management team within the COO Office in IFS R&D.

The main focus of the COO Office is to enable the R&D organization to create, maintain and rollout high-quality world class products in an efficient manner by ensuring planning and execution of our product releases, aligned ways of working across teams, management of strategic programs and projects and communication according to the Rhythm of the Business.  

As part of the Release Management team, you will be responsible for driving delivery, execution, and continuous improvements with the main purpose of enabling the ongoing releases of IFS products with high quality, within scope and on time. You will work with many stakeholders across the R&D organization and will be responsible for effective product communication and reporting, stakeholder management, change management and the facilitation of collaboration amongst teams. 

Sounds interesting? Then join us as our new Program Manager – Release Management! 


To be a successful as Program Manager - Release Management, having a positive attitude and a “can-do” mindset is key. We expect you to “think outside the box” and be a front runner when it comes to challenging status quo in the strive for improvements.

We are looking for you who have a relevant academic degree and a proven track record for working in a cloud first environment, successfully managing large, complex B2B software product releases. You will have experience with software deployment to public cloud, preferably Azure but experience with AWS or GCP is also acceptable.

In addition to the above responsibilities, you must possess a strong technical competence. Your background is in software engineering, software architecture, systems engineering, complex IT project management or similar. You have the ability to understand technical details especially when it comes to cloud deployment and are able to confirm requirements and tasks with key individuals.

Together with program and product managers from across R&D, you can translate details and requirements into agreed plans. At the same time your experience enables you to ask questions like “what if?”, “how do we ensure that?”, “have you considered?” – thus helping to engineer the release together with our infrastructure and customer experience teams.

To be able to handle this role you will have to work effectively in an internationally distributed, multi-cultural team. You are highly self-motivated and proactive, with excellent problem solving and communication skills. You have a strong drive to get yourself and others to achieve tasks and overcome problems. You are able to interact effectively at all levels in the organization.

If you also have experience in how to scale Lean and Agile practices with a DevOps mindset, then you are the perfect match!

Additional Information

Interviews and selections are being made continuously. If you are interested, please apply as soon as possible. 

As a step in our recruitment process, all final candidates will undergo a background check, to get us an understanding of our future employees.  

We respectfully decline all offers of recruitment and/or advertising assistance.  


As Program Manager – Release Management, you will be responsible for the execution of our product releases including:

  • overall program planning and scheduling
  • understanding dependencies, supporting alignment and collaboration between product groups
  • escalation, risk mitigation and issue resolution
  • communication of scope, progress, release state and required actions
  • continuous improvement of release processes

We are looking for people who are confident:

  • making decisions and ensuring execution
  • managing change, both within the process and the project context
  • managing stakeholders; liaising with technical, functional and commercial stakeholders.
Stakeholder Management
Decision Making
Release Management
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