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ViacomCBS Release Project Manager, Web in San Francisco, California

REF#: 37366


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: San Francisco, 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,, GameSpot,, Metacritic and Chowhound.

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Brand Overview:

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 and CBS All Access, which includes HD movies, CBS shows, classic TV episodes, and original programming.

Role Details:

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

Key Projects:

  • 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

FUNCTION: Project Management

EEO Statement:

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status

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