ViacomCBS Release Project Manager, Web in Burbank, California
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Interactive
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB LOCATION: Burbank, CA
CBS Interactive, a division of ViacomCBS, is the world’s largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top 10 Internet company. CBS Interactive’s brands span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.
Properties include the websites, apps and streaming services of the CBS Television Network such as the CBS All Access subscription service, CBS News Digital platforms including the 24/7 digital news network CBSN, and CBS Sports Digital brands including the 24-hour streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ, as well as digital-first properties in key content verticals, including CNET, ZDNet, TVGuide.com, GameSpot, Last.fm, Metacritic and Chowhound.
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CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the premier online content network for information and entertainment. With more than 250 million people visiting its properties each month, it is a top 10 Web property globally and a top 5 Web property in the U.S. in terms of unique video viewers. Brands you will work on include CBS.com and CBS All Access, which includes HD movies, CBS shows, classic TV episodes, and original programming.
We are looking for a release project manager with both release/deployment and project management sensibilities, for CBS Interactive’s software development teams. The ideal candidate is an expert at managing our active release schedule across all our OTT and Mobile platforms, who can not only lend a technical hand at deployments, but is a strong communicator and ‘wrangler’, scheduling and communicating upcoming releases across multiple projects. The release manager will work daily alongside multiple stakeholders to tame the release schedules into a predictable release train while communicating with partners across Product, Engineering, Customer Support and Marketing.
Your Day To Day:
Own the release management lifecycle which includes scheduling, coordinating, and managing releases across Web and Smart TV/OTT platforms
Work with project management, product owners and tech leads to align release dates across multiple projects based on an agile Sprint & Ship methodology
Spearhead a strong release strategy while managing multiple Release Trains
Keep a Weekly Release Calendar of implementation phases / events
Own the Release Process Strategy, evangelize any and all best practices specific to release management, coordinating documenting and rolling out new release and delivery processes
Manage the release path for each Platform release across multiple teams
Own Go No/Go Checkpoints leading up to releases
Manage pull requests to ensure they point to the right branches and code merges / testing is completed in a timely manner
Track releases in Jira and Jira Portfolio, managing fix versions and other documentation
Assure that releases / deployments run smoothly and are are verified on production after deploys
Additional other duties and responsibilities, as assigned
Project manage any release process improvements to support release agility including: CI/CD / microservices roadmap, automation testing roadmap and any future release frameworks
Support quarterly planning efforts by coordinating multiple release trains across team-of-teams
Act as an agile thought-leader, constantly improving how we deliver, championing a positive culture, fostering frequent agile release frameworks
What you bring to the team:
You have -
Vast Agile Software Development Life Cycle experience
Previous experience as a ScrumMaster
Proficiency in Jira, Confluence, Google Suite and Slack
Technical problem solving and root cause analysis skills
Ability to coordinate matrix teams across engineering and QA to effectively execute releases across multiple products/platforms
Able to travel, one day per month, between San Francisco and Los Angeles offices
A proactive, efficient, and resourceful communicator with the ability to thrive in a creative and deadline-driven environment
You might also have -
Agile ScrumMaster certification and/or SAFe Agilist certification
Understanding of Engineering platforms and tools
Release management experience across Mobile Applications and OTT platforms to customers
Experience in Agile SAFe, as a Release Train Engineer (RTE)
Knowledge release management on Kubernetes or Docker-based platforms, CI/CD workflows using Git and Jenkins, admin user on Jira
Experience with Content Management Systems, Subscription or Membership sites, Publishing Systems, Digital Media sites development, video
Knowledge of advertising concepts (traditional and/or online)
Knowledge of responsive design experience on Mobile, Desktop and Large TV screens
Basic proficiency with standard development software
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