Thrivent Financial
Thrivent Financial is a financial services organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously.
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Why Thrivent?

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If you’re not familiar with Thrivent, let’s change that. We offer a broad array of products and services, including life insurance, annuities and mutual funds, plus tailored guidance from financial representatives nationwide. But that’s only part of our story.

Thrivent is also a not-for-profit membership organization of Christians. We help our nearly 2.4 million member-owners reach their financial goals so they can feel more confident about what the future has in store for them – and for their families. Plus, we support programs that improve lives close to home and around the world.

When you join our team, you’ll put your talents to work in amazing ways. You won’t just build your career; you’ll be part of a movement that’s focused on growing, innovating and serving.

Why I'm a Thrivent Financial Rep

Thrivent Culture

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A lot of companies talk about their culture, values or guiding principles when describing their work environment. We do, too – and we call it The Thrivent Way. It’s a sense of community that’s so strong, it feels almost like family when you walk in the door – in a good way!

Thrivent is a membership organization of Christians driven to do what’s right for those we serve, while also being a great place to work. Our environment promotes qualities you’d expect from a major employer – teamwork, collaboration, respect and openness. But we take it a step further.

Chapels in our corporate offices offer employees a quiet place to reflect and seek comfort. We also offer worship services during Advent and Lent for people of faith to take part in. Should a coworker suffer misfortune or if a local charity needs a helping hand, employees pull together to raise funds or collect needed supplies.

At Thrivent, gestures of generosity are common-place, not an aberration. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Thrivent Financial Opportunities

Benefits Analyst
SummaryFully qualified analyst who supports benefits processes, programs and systems, and acts as a liaison between the Benefits Team and the HR Operations/Workday team. Prepares and files compliance reporting including discrimination testing, CMS reporting, 5500s, etc. and coordinates required benefits communication and legal notices. Maintains a strong understanding of health & welfare and retirement plans (401k and pension), acting as a resource for benefits questions and a subject matter expert for benefits related projects.Job DescriptionAssists with department initiatives and the analysis/implementation of any new benefit plans, programs, or vendorsBenefits team owner for the annual benefit plan audit, which includes understanding required data, requesting through various resources, and submitting to external auditorsLiaison with HR Operations/Workday on data requests and reoccurring work, which includes understanding the data requirements, analyzing results, and bringing work to completionAnalysis of historical costs for benefit design and budget purposesParticipates in benefits surveys and analyzes results related to Benefits strategy and initiativesCreates and maintains department SOPsIdentifies opportunities for continuous improvementRequired Job QualificationsBachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or equivalent experience preferredMinimum of three years of experience administering and analyzing health & welfare and retirement benefit plans preferredExperience with benefits compliance and testing requiredSolid experience utilizing HR Information Systems required, Workday experience preferredHigh-level of analytical skill to interpret and analyze benefits data requiredAbility to communicate complex matters in a way that non-technical participants, vendors, and/or Senior Management can understandOther Critical FactorsMust be able to effectively communicate and build relationships with HR team, vendors and participants in the plansMust be able to maintain confidentiality of compensation information","value":"SummaryFully qualified analyst who supports benefits processes, programs and systems, and acts as a liaison between the Benefits Team and the HR Operations/Workday team. Prepares and files compliance reporting including discrimination testing, CMS reporting, 5500s, etc. and coordinates required benefits communication and legal notices. Maintains a strong understanding of health & welfare and retirement plans (401k and pension), acting as a resource for benefits questions and a subject matter expert for benefits related projects.Job DescriptionAssists with department initiatives and the analysis/implementation of any new benefit plans, programs, or vendorsBenefits team owner for the annual benefit plan audit, which includes understanding required data, requesting through various resources, and submitting to external auditorsLiaison with HR Operations/Workday on data requests and reoccurring work, which includes understanding the data requirements, analyzing results, and bringing work to completionAnalysis of historical costs for benefit design and budget purposesParticipates in benefits surveys and analyzes results related to Benefits strategy and initiativesCreates and maintains department SOPsIdentifies opportunities for continuous improvementRequired Job QualificationsBachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or equivalent experience preferredMinimum of three years of experience administering and analyzing health & welfare and retirement benefit plans preferredExperience with benefits compliance and testing requiredSolid experience utilizing HR Information Systems required, Workday experience preferredHigh-level of analytical skill to interpret and analyze benefits data requiredAbility to communicate complex matters in a way that non-technical participants, vendors, and/or Senior Management can understandOther Critical FactorsMust be able to effectively communicate and build relationships with HR team, vendors and participants in the plansMust be able to maintain confidentiality of compensation information
Benefits Analyst
SummaryFully qualified analyst who supports benefits processes, programs and systems, and acts as a liaison between the Benefits Team and the HR Operations/Workday team. Prepares and files compliance reporting including discrimination testing, CMS reporting, 5500s, etc. and coordinates required benefits communication and legal notices. Maintains a strong understanding of health & welfare and retirement plans (401k and pension), acting as a resource for benefits questions and a subject matter expert for benefits related projects.Job DescriptionAssists with department initiatives and the analysis/implementation of any new benefit plans, programs, or vendorsBenefits team owner for the annual benefit plan audit, which includes understanding required data, requesting through various resources, and submitting to external auditorsLiaison with HR Operations/Workday on data requests and reoccurring work, which includes understanding the data requirements, analyzing results, and bringing work to completionAnalysis of historical costs for benefit design and budget purposesParticipates in benefits surveys and analyzes results related to Benefits strategy and initiativesCreates and maintains department SOPsIdentifies opportunities for continuous improvementRequired Job QualificationsBachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or equivalent experience preferredMinimum of three years of experience administering and analyzing health & welfare and retirement benefit plans preferredExperience with benefits compliance and testing requiredSolid experience utilizing HR Information Systems required, Workday experience preferredHigh-level of analytical skill to interpret and analyze benefits data requiredAbility to communicate complex matters in a way that non-technical participants, vendors, and/or Senior Management can understandOther Critical FactorsMust be able to effectively communicate and build relationships with HR team, vendors and participants in the plansMust be able to maintain confidentiality of compensation information","value":"SummaryFully qualified analyst who supports benefits processes, programs and systems, and acts as a liaison between the Benefits Team and the HR Operations/Workday team. Prepares and files compliance reporting including discrimination testing, CMS reporting, 5500s, etc. and coordinates required benefits communication and legal notices. Maintains a strong understanding of health & welfare and retirement plans (401k and pension), acting as a resource for benefits questions and a subject matter expert for benefits related projects.Job DescriptionAssists with department initiatives and the analysis/implementation of any new benefit plans, programs, or vendorsBenefits team owner for the annual benefit plan audit, which includes understanding required data, requesting through various resources, and submitting to external auditorsLiaison with HR Operations/Workday on data requests and reoccurring work, which includes understanding the data requirements, analyzing results, and bringing work to completionAnalysis of historical costs for benefit design and budget purposesParticipates in benefits surveys and analyzes results related to Benefits strategy and initiativesCreates and maintains department SOPsIdentifies opportunities for continuous improvementRequired Job QualificationsBachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or equivalent experience preferredMinimum of three years of experience administering and analyzing health & welfare and retirement benefit plans preferredExperience with benefits compliance and testing requiredSolid experience utilizing HR Information Systems required, Workday experience preferredHigh-level of analytical skill to interpret and analyze benefits data requiredAbility to communicate complex matters in a way that non-technical participants, vendors, and/or Senior Management can understandOther Critical FactorsMust be able to effectively communicate and build relationships with HR team, vendors and participants in the plansMust be able to maintain confidentiality of compensation information
Reg Office Asst
SummaryOffice Location: Milwaukee (Glendale), WI * Are you a resourceful self- starter?* Do you love being part of a collaborative team?* Are you a highly organized administrative ace?* Would you like to work in an organization that aligns with your values?We are adding a Regional Office Assistant in our Milwaukee, WI, location. This full-time position (40- hours per week) will provide administrative and recruiting support to Matt Walker, Sales Leader (Partner) for Thrivent Financial. This position is essential to building and maintaining relationships with existing and potential candidates and requires a strong commitment to great customer service.Job DescriptionWhat you get to do:Administrative Support: (50%)Work with a positive, top performing Sales Leader (Partner) in a role that goes beyond traditional support and allows you to grow professionallyProvide day-to-day administrative support, including proficiency with technology, running of sales reports, and the ability to handle a wide variety of tasksSocial Media - you will be experienced in creating profiles and updates in LinkedIn, Facebook and TwitterManage and maintain the Sales Leader's (Partner) client service modelCoordinate and plan zone meetings and eventsRecruiting Support (50%)Post jobs on external job boards and coordinate career marketing effortsSource and screen resumes/profiles to develop qualified candidate pool (i.e. Internet recruiting)Screen candidates via phone interviews to determine qualifications and schedule meetings for leadership team Administer screening assessments, employment background checks and schedule interviewsMaintain contact with candidates in the selection process to keep them engaged and on taskManage scheduling and calendars for meetings between candidates and leadership team membersMaintains recruiting database, stat tracking and recruiting materialsPerforms other related recruiting activities as assigned or requiredWe value:Professional Composure: maintains professional composure under pressureEnthusiasm: glad to help others and excited to be part of a teamInnovation: welcome new challenges and look for creative ways to problem solveCustomer Service Excellence: people focused and customer centeredDrive for excellence: fulfills responsibilities with the highest level of professionalismResourcefulness your "can do" attitude helps you find answers and create solutionsWhat we want from you:2+ years of successful administrative/coordinating experience, helpfulTop-notch organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload Demonstration of ability to successfully multi-taskTechnology proficiency with current Windows based programs (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)Salesforce experience helpful but not requiredGreat interpersonal communications, collaboration and relationship building skillsExcellent written and oral communication skills","value":"SummaryOffice Location: Milwaukee (Glendale), WI * Are you a resourceful self- starter?* Do you love being part of a collaborative team?* Are you a highly organized administrative ace?* Would you like to work in an organization that aligns with your values?We are adding a Regional Office Assistant in our Milwaukee, WI, location. This full-time position (40- hours per week) will provide administrative and recruiting support to Matt Walker, Sales Leader (Partner) for Thrivent Financial. This position is essential to building and maintaining relationships with existing and potential candidates and requires a strong commitment to great customer service.Job DescriptionWhat you get to do:Administrative Support: (50%)Work with a positive, top performing Sales Leader (Partner) in a role that goes beyond traditional support and allows you to grow professionallyProvide day-to-day administrative support, including proficiency with technology, running of sales reports, and the ability to handle a wide variety of tasksSocial Media - you will be experienced in creating profiles and updates in LinkedIn, Facebook and TwitterManage and maintain the Sales Leader's (Partner) client service modelCoordinate and plan zone meetings and eventsRecruiting Support (50%)Post jobs on external job boards and coordinate career marketing effortsSource and screen resumes/profiles to develop qualified candidate pool (i.e. Internet recruiting)Screen candidates via phone interviews to determine qualifications and schedule meetings for leadership team Administer screening assessments, employment background checks and schedule interviewsMaintain contact with candidates in the selection process to keep them engaged and on taskManage scheduling and calendars for meetings between candidates and leadership team membersMaintains recruiting database, stat tracking and recruiting materialsPerforms other related recruiting activities as assigned or requiredWe value:Professional Composure: maintains professional composure under pressureEnthusiasm: glad to help others and excited to be part of a teamInnovation: welcome new challenges and look for creative ways to problem solveCustomer Service Excellence: people focused and customer centeredDrive for excellence: fulfills responsibilities with the highest level of professionalismResourcefulness your "can do" attitude helps you find answers and create solutionsWhat we want from you:2+ years of successful administrative/coordinating experience, helpfulTop-notch organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload Demonstration of ability to successfully multi-taskTechnology proficiency with current Windows based programs (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)Salesforce experience helpful but not requiredGreat interpersonal communications, collaboration and relationship building skillsExcellent written and oral communication skills
Reg Office Asst
SummaryOffice Location: Milwaukee (Glendale), WI * Are you a resourceful self- starter?* Do you love being part of a collaborative team?* Are you a highly organized administrative ace?* Would you like to work in an organization that aligns with your values?We are adding a Regional Office Assistant in our Milwaukee, WI, location. This full-time position (40- hours per week) will provide administrative and recruiting support to Matt Walker, Sales Leader (Partner) for Thrivent Financial. This position is essential to building and maintaining relationships with existing and potential candidates and requires a strong commitment to great customer service.Job DescriptionWhat you get to do:Administrative Support: (50%)Work with a positive, top performing Sales Leader (Partner) in a role that goes beyond traditional support and allows you to grow professionallyProvide day-to-day administrative support, including proficiency with technology, running of sales reports, and the ability to handle a wide variety of tasksSocial Media - you will be experienced in creating profiles and updates in LinkedIn, Facebook and TwitterManage and maintain the Sales Leader's (Partner) client service modelCoordinate and plan zone meetings and eventsRecruiting Support (50%)Post jobs on external job boards and coordinate career marketing effortsSource and screen resumes/profiles to develop qualified candidate pool (i.e. Internet recruiting)Screen candidates via phone interviews to determine qualifications and schedule meetings for leadership team Administer screening assessments, employment background checks and schedule interviewsMaintain contact with candidates in the selection process to keep them engaged and on taskManage scheduling and calendars for meetings between candidates and leadership team membersMaintains recruiting database, stat tracking and recruiting materialsPerforms other related recruiting activities as assigned or requiredWe value:Professional Composure: maintains professional composure under pressureEnthusiasm: glad to help others and excited to be part of a teamInnovation: welcome new challenges and look for creative ways to problem solveCustomer Service Excellence: people focused and customer centeredDrive for excellence: fulfills responsibilities with the highest level of professionalismResourcefulness your "can do" attitude helps you find answers and create solutionsWhat we want from you:2+ years of successful administrative/coordinating experience, helpfulTop-notch organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload Demonstration of ability to successfully multi-taskTechnology proficiency with current Windows based programs (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)Salesforce experience helpful but not requiredGreat interpersonal communications, collaboration and relationship building skillsExcellent written and oral communication skills","value":"SummaryOffice Location: Milwaukee (Glendale), WI * Are you a resourceful self- starter?* Do you love being part of a collaborative team?* Are you a highly organized administrative ace?* Would you like to work in an organization that aligns with your values?We are adding a Regional Office Assistant in our Milwaukee, WI, location. This full-time position (40- hours per week) will provide administrative and recruiting support to Matt Walker, Sales Leader (Partner) for Thrivent Financial. This position is essential to building and maintaining relationships with existing and potential candidates and requires a strong commitment to great customer service.Job DescriptionWhat you get to do:Administrative Support: (50%)Work with a positive, top performing Sales Leader (Partner) in a role that goes beyond traditional support and allows you to grow professionallyProvide day-to-day administrative support, including proficiency with technology, running of sales reports, and the ability to handle a wide variety of tasksSocial Media - you will be experienced in creating profiles and updates in LinkedIn, Facebook and TwitterManage and maintain the Sales Leader's (Partner) client service modelCoordinate and plan zone meetings and eventsRecruiting Support (50%)Post jobs on external job boards and coordinate career marketing effortsSource and screen resumes/profiles to develop qualified candidate pool (i.e. Internet recruiting)Screen candidates via phone interviews to determine qualifications and schedule meetings for leadership team Administer screening assessments, employment background checks and schedule interviewsMaintain contact with candidates in the selection process to keep them engaged and on taskManage scheduling and calendars for meetings between candidates and leadership team membersMaintains recruiting database, stat tracking and recruiting materialsPerforms other related recruiting activities as assigned or requiredWe value:Professional Composure: maintains professional composure under pressureEnthusiasm: glad to help others and excited to be part of a teamInnovation: welcome new challenges and look for creative ways to problem solveCustomer Service Excellence: people focused and customer centeredDrive for excellence: fulfills responsibilities with the highest level of professionalismResourcefulness your "can do" attitude helps you find answers and create solutionsWhat we want from you:2+ years of successful administrative/coordinating experience, helpfulTop-notch organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload Demonstration of ability to successfully multi-taskTechnology proficiency with current Windows based programs (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)Salesforce experience helpful but not requiredGreat interpersonal communications, collaboration and relationship building skillsExcellent written and oral communication skills
Manager, Enterprise Release Management
SummaryThe Manager, Enterprise Release Management reports to the Director, Enterprise Release Management. Works as a peer and partner to the Enterprise Strategic Services and IT team managers and leads for quality deliverables. Responsible for overall leadership of the planning, analyzing, and coordinating of production readiness for enterprise application & infrastructure releases for multiple domain areas. Also, responsible for identifying and managing risks, making sound judgments about quality and influencing the desired alignment with key partners on key stage gates Go/No-Go decisions for enterprise production releases.Job DescriptionJob Responsibilities and DutiesBuild and maintain a high-performing team; select, develop, coach, reward and recognize team members. Initiates courageous conversations regarding performance and follows through on career development planning for direct reports.Plans, drives and delivers the releases per enterprise release schedule. Negotiates, plans, and manages all release activities to include release readiness reviews for milestones and release go/no go reviews. This includes resolving issues that affect release scope, schedule, and quality.Accountable for creation and delivery of the release implementation plan (communication, training, etc.). Communicates release status/schedule to all impacted groups at all levels.Accountable for quality, development and timely execution of the installation, Validation and back-out plans.Accountable for tracking release level financials.Develops vision and aggressively pursue release pipeline (builds and deployments) automation.Provides domain level point of leadership, escalation, decision making, mitigation of risks & issues pertaining to release scope, schedule and overall quality.Develops and maintains strong relationships with internal teams across the organization. Collaborates with technical teams to guarantee all release environments are ready and consistent.Accountable to drive future automation and necessary tools for release management to increase the speed to delivery. Review and provide guidance for Test Plans, Test Summary and Technical Release Plans.Demonstrate ability to understand business objectives and create or recommend release solutions to achieve results aligned to objectivesDemonstrate proficiency of issue identification, mitigation and/or resolution and proactive communications.Responsible for release retrospectives.Job QualificationsBachelor's degree required; Master's degree, PM or other technical certificates a plus.10+ Years of IT experience with 4+ years of direct management experience preferred.Any former Release Management experience is ideal.Champion on leveraging IT Service Management/software configuration best practices (ITIL, CMMI, etc.)Strong problem-solving, analytical and communication skills are required. Proven ability to communicate with all levels of the technical and management teams.Proven ability to build and manage relationships effectively in a matrixed environment.Strong organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects with competing demands for resources.Understanding of environment management and data management.Strong communication skills - highly developed verbal/written communication, excellent presentation skills and negotiation experience.Results oriented - able to prioritize, keeping self and others focused with a sense of urgency, purpose and dedication to delivery of commitments.","value":"SummaryThe Manager, Enterprise Release Management reports to the Director, Enterprise Release Management. Works as a peer and partner to the Enterprise Strategic Services and IT team managers and leads for quality deliverables. Responsible for overall leadership of the planning, analyzing, and coordinating of production readiness for enterprise application & infrastructure releases for multiple domain areas. Also, responsible for identifying and managing risks, making sound judgments about quality and influencing the desired alignment with key partners on key stage gates Go/No-Go decisions for enterprise production releases.Job DescriptionJob Responsibilities and DutiesBuild and maintain a high-performing team; select, develop, coach, reward and recognize team members. Initiates courageous conversations regarding performance and follows through on career development planning for direct reports.Plans, drives and delivers the releases per enterprise release schedule.Negotiates, plans, and manages all release activities to include release readiness reviews for milestones and release go/no go reviews. This includes resolving issues that affect release scope, schedule, and quality.Accountable for creation and delivery of the release implementation plan (communication, training, etc.). Communicates release status/schedule to all impacted groups at all levels.Accountable for quality, development and timely execution of the installation, Validation and back-out plans.Accountable for tracking release level financials.Develops vision and aggressively pursue release pipeline (builds and deployments) automation.Provides domain level point of leadership, escalation, decision making, mitigation of risks & issues pertaining to release scope, schedule and overall quality.Develops and maintains strong relationships with internal teams across the organization. Collaborates with technical teams to guarantee all release environments are ready and consistent.Accountable to drive future automation and necessary tools for release management to increase the speed to delivery.Review and provide guidance for Test Plans, Test Summary and Technical Release Plans.Demonstrate ability to understand business objectives and create or recommend release solutions to achieve results aligned to objectivesDemonstrate proficiency of issue identification, mitigation and/or resolution and proactive communications.Responsible for release retrospectives.Job QualificationsBachelor's degree required; Master's degree, PM or other technical certificates a plus.10+ Years of IT experience with 4+ years of direct management experience preferred.Any former Release Management experience is ideal.Champion on leveraging IT Service Management/software configuration best practices (ITIL, CMMI, etc.)Strong problem-solving, analytical and communication skills are required. Proven ability to communicate with all levels of the technical and management teams.Proven ability to build and manage relationships effectively in a matrixed environment.Strong organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects with competing demands for resources.Understanding of environment management and data management.Strong communication skills - highly developed verbal/written communication, excellent presentation skills and negotiation experience.Results oriented - able to prioritize, keeping self and others focused with a sense of urgency, purpose and dedication to delivery of commitments.
Manager, Enterprise Release Management
SummaryThe Manager, Enterprise Release Management reports to the Director, Enterprise Release Management. Works as a peer and partner to the Enterprise Strategic Services and IT team managers and leads for quality deliverables. Responsible for overall leadership of the planning, analyzing, and coordinating of production readiness for enterprise application & infrastructure releases for multiple domain areas. Also, responsible for identifying and managing risks, making sound judgments about quality and influencing the desired alignment with key partners on key stage gates Go/No-Go decisions for enterprise production releases.Job DescriptionJob Responsibilities and DutiesBuild and maintain a high-performing team; select, develop, coach, reward and recognize team members. Initiates courageous conversations regarding performance and follows through on career development planning for direct reports.Plans, drives and delivers the releases per enterprise release schedule. Negotiates, plans, and manages all release activities to include release readiness reviews for milestones and release go/no go reviews. This includes resolving issues that affect release scope, schedule, and quality.Accountable for creation and delivery of the release implementation plan (communication, training, etc.). Communicates release status/schedule to all impacted groups at all levels.Accountable for quality, development and timely execution of the installation, Validation and back-out plans.Accountable for tracking release level financials.Develops vision and aggressively pursue release pipeline (builds and deployments) automation.Provides domain level point of leadership, escalation, decision making, mitigation of risks & issues pertaining to release scope, schedule and overall quality.Develops and maintains strong relationships with internal teams across the organization. Collaborates with technical teams to guarantee all release environments are ready and consistent.Accountable to drive future automation and necessary tools for release management to increase the speed to delivery. Review and provide guidance for Test Plans, Test Summary and Technical Release Plans.Demonstrate ability to understand business objectives and create or recommend release solutions to achieve results aligned to objectivesDemonstrate proficiency of issue identification, mitigation and/or resolution and proactive communications.Responsible for release retrospectives.Job QualificationsBachelor's degree required; Master's degree, PM or other technical certificates a plus.10+ Years of IT experience with 4+ years of direct management experience preferred.Any former Release Management experience is ideal.Champion on leveraging IT Service Management/software configuration best practices (ITIL, CMMI, etc.)Strong problem-solving, analytical and communication skills are required. Proven ability to communicate with all levels of the technical and management teams.Proven ability to build and manage relationships effectively in a matrixed environment.Strong organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects with competing demands for resources.Understanding of environment management and data management.Strong communication skills - highly developed verbal/written communication, excellent presentation skills and negotiation experience.Results oriented - able to prioritize, keeping self and others focused with a sense of urgency, purpose and dedication to delivery of commitments.","value":"SummaryThe Manager, Enterprise Release Management reports to the Director, Enterprise Release Management. Works as a peer and partner to the Enterprise Strategic Services and IT team managers and leads for quality deliverables. Responsible for overall leadership of the planning, analyzing, and coordinating of production readiness for enterprise application & infrastructure releases for multiple domain areas. Also, responsible for identifying and managing risks, making sound judgments about quality and influencing the desired alignment with key partners on key stage gates Go/No-Go decisions for enterprise production releases.Job DescriptionJob Responsibilities and DutiesBuild and maintain a high-performing team; select, develop, coach, reward and recognize team members. Initiates courageous conversations regarding performance and follows through on career development planning for direct reports.Plans, drives and delivers the releases per enterprise release schedule.Negotiates, plans, and manages all release activities to include release readiness reviews for milestones and release go/no go reviews. This includes resolving issues that affect release scope, schedule, and quality.Accountable for creation and delivery of the release implementation plan (communication, training, etc.). Communicates release status/schedule to all impacted groups at all levels.Accountable for quality, development and timely execution of the installation, Validation and back-out plans.Accountable for tracking release level financials.Develops vision and aggressively pursue release pipeline (builds and deployments) automation.Provides domain level point of leadership, escalation, decision making, mitigation of risks & issues pertaining to release scope, schedule and overall quality.Develops and maintains strong relationships with internal teams across the organization. Collaborates with technical teams to guarantee all release environments are ready and consistent.Accountable to drive future automation and necessary tools for release management to increase the speed to delivery.Review and provide guidance for Test Plans, Test Summary and Technical Release Plans.Demonstrate ability to understand business objectives and create or recommend release solutions to achieve results aligned to objectivesDemonstrate proficiency of issue identification, mitigation and/or resolution and proactive communications.Responsible for release retrospectives.Job QualificationsBachelor's degree required; Master's degree, PM or other technical certificates a plus.10+ Years of IT experience with 4+ years of direct management experience preferred.Any former Release Management experience is ideal.Champion on leveraging IT Service Management/software configuration best practices (ITIL, CMMI, etc.)Strong problem-solving, analytical and communication skills are required. Proven ability to communicate with all levels of the technical and management teams.Proven ability to build and manage relationships effectively in a matrixed environment.Strong organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects with competing demands for resources.Understanding of environment management and data management.Strong communication skills - highly developed verbal/written communication, excellent presentation skills and negotiation experience.Results oriented - able to prioritize, keeping self and others focused with a sense of urgency, purpose and dedication to delivery of commitments.
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