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Nike Lead Release Manager in Beaverton, Oregon

WHAT YOU BRING TO NIKE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Business, Engineering, or a related field or combination of relevant education, experience, and training

  • A deep understanding and practical application of standard release process(s), agile methodologies, and technical capabilities (including agile - lean, continuous delivery, SAFE, ITIL!)

  • Experience working with teams who use development and deployment automation tools.

  • Strong relationship-building skills and experience working closely with leaders and multi-functional partners to deliver key pivotal initiatives.

  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others, negotiate during situational differences, and establish the best forward path in the face of challenging points of view.

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and work in a dynamic, results-oriented matrixed environment

  • Experience with tools such as JIRA, Confluence, ServiceNow.

WHAT WILL YOU WORK ON?

THEY KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF A LEAD RELEASE MANAGER ARE:

  • Build effective release framework and governance with a continuous delivery approach across multiple teams and geographies

  • Lead capability leader partnerships ensuring accurate utilization of Release and Change Services

  • Act as a squad leader to assist with planning, intake, and orchestration of work

  • Assist leadership with release and change support strategy decisions

  • Define global release cadences that provides the cycles, structures, and required oversight to deliver products and experiences to production

  • Define and publish metrics that demonstrate the efficiency of releases as well as areas of improvement for the Delivery framework

  • Partner with the business and IT team members to drive release scheduling decisions

  • Participate in Capability Stand Ups and PI Planning sessions to resolve and plan for upcoming release scope.

  • Identify and drive retrospective items to completion.

WHO WILL YOU WORK WITH?

You will partner with Global Technology teams to cultivate collaboration, strategic alignment and integrated planning and execution across all functions. You will have close partnership with the Portfolio, Product, Technology and Strategy functions. You will work closely to coordinate with other Technology teams on dependencies for multi-functional deployments.

CRITICAL SKILLS

Functional expertise in leading change and delivering high quality results. Demonstrable experience operating in a complex, federated global organization with a geographically dispersed team. Expertise in developing risk management and prioritization for production changes. Shown successful track record of applying operational readiness techniques to complex feature implementations. Demonstrable record of partnership across organizations to build trust and achieve shared goals. Good communications and presentation skills. Able to communicate sophisticated and technical issues effectively and concisely to leadership. High professional standards and expectations for self and others. Professional stature and gravitas to collaborate with and influence team members with credibility and confidence!

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, or disability. NIKE is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call +1 503-671-4156 and let us know the nature of your request, your location and your contact information.

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