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CGI offers more than a job. We offer limitless opportunities to make a difference for the clients and communities we serve. Come join committed, skilled and passionate people just like you! Come be part of our top global utility practice, serving 250+ utility providers in electric, water, and natural gas, including 8 of the top 10 in both Europe and North America. Our team of 6,500+ utility experts has significant expertise in providing the right approach to transforming electric utilities to a smarter, decarbonized grid. Our culture is collaborative and casual and we are looking for additional electric utility SMEs to join.
CGI is seeking an Software Application Release Lead (Utilities-Electric) who will be responsible for release planning, change control, and coordination with affected groups. Release planning is complicated because of managing a Production instance while also managing three overlapping waves of delivery. The Grid Visibility & Control program is deploying an Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) in multiple client regions. A single version of the software will be instantiated in each region with region-specific databases. Each region will deploy in a separate, over-lapping wave with region-specific test cycles. Will require 25-50% travel (between Denver, CO and Minneapolis, MN).
The position can be located in Denver, CO or Minneapolis, MN!
Your future duties and responsibilities
• Leads planning sessions. Develops release strategy. Develops and publishes roadmaps for code releases.
• Manages delivery and implementation of software including ADMS software patches and releases, integration releases, 3rd party software releases.
• Coordinates with Testing for release planning, code delivery, environment planning.
• Coordinates with Application Production Support (Service Delivery for release planning, code delivery, environment planning.
• Collaborates with technical resources to accomplish hardware installation, environment setup, production certification, software deployment, integration development, testing, deployment, data management, and vendor technical activities.
• Facilitates communications across teams / SMEs
• Performs issue identification and resolution
• Point of contact with leadership to represent technical status, issues /options for resolution, and risks/mitigations
• Ensures adherence to software lifecycle management processes for technical processes and artifacts.
Required qualifications to be successful in this role
• Demonstrated experience managing software releases in a complex environment. Proven ability to document release plans and communicate in a meaningful way across large, complex, matrixed organizations.
• Minimum three years of technical project management experience, with documented experience managing a custom software development project with a $5M project budget or greater.
• Proven experience with the custom software development life-cycle including managing non-functional requirements specification, design activities, prototype development, testing, and final deployment.
• Proven vendor management experience including aggressively driving vendor to meet date and budget commitments.
• Proven experience on a project with a large number of impacted users, (i.e., at least 200 users) and managing the associated change management.
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