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Senior Project Manager, IT Projects
Waltham, MA

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Job Description

About us

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

Release Planner is accountable for developing the detail plans, schedules and artifacts to support a multi-release program structure

Key Accountabilities

* Develop the approach to have a multi - release strategy to support major, minor and enhancements for product management.
* Develop the tactical procedures, schedules and plans for major or minor release.
* Monitor and control the detail dress rehearsal (s), cutover and post go live schedule, environment controls, business & IT readiness, Go / No Go Live support, cutover and post go live support
* Develop the associated standard documents, entry and exit criteria for product readiness for cutover processes
* Formulate the service transition requirements, deliverables, for GBE and impacted legacy application, middleware or other for production releases.
* Assist in the transition of the GBE products to IT, SI or other with formal oversight and implementation of procedures.
* Collaborate with the primary SI to formulate a multi -release program (Test to post go live support)
* Develop the environments capacity requirements to support Dress Rehearsal (s), cutover, hot fix, and minor releases with the DevOps team.
* Maintain an interdependency release road map for all minor and major releases
* Work with the ARTs and Enabling Teams (Data Management, and Change Management), Global Solution Development and other product teams and delivery centers.
* Work with DevOps and Architecture to publish standard code migration procedures to support multi-release alignment and controls
* Build and sustain high performing matrixed release cutover leads and team.
* Manage technical issues, risks and priorities. Perform risk assessment an implement risk mitigation plans.


* BS in computer science or, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
* 5-10 years experience in managing multi release product deployments and or releases in the SaFE model.
* Experience conducting and leading team meetings to manage the schedule, identify risks and review project deliverables. Comfortable with frequent changes or unpredictability.
* Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
* Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to manage complex and varied interpersonal relationships to successfully complete projects.
* Experience in using the Agile methodology, and use of tools - JIRA, Confluence, Agile Craft. Project online, other.
* Excellent ability to organize time and information to successfully complete projects. Ability to lead and model behaviours for other team members.

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

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