Senior Release Manager Job

Date: Jan 26, 2018

Location: Prague, CZ

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Requisition ID: SER001322

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

MSD’s Information Technology division partners with colleagues across the business to help serve our patients and customers around the world. Ours is a high-energy team of dynamic, innovative individuals dedicated to advancing MSD’s contribution to global medical innovation by leveraging information and technology to efficiently advance the business by driving revenue and productivity.

The Senior Release Manager
How do you release new applications, makes updates and add changes to a health care leader's IT environment without users noticing a glitch in services? In MSD our Release Management Office tackles this very challenge. As a member of the team, you work with Software Engineers to ensure our products seamlessly move from development through roll out and into production. You are excited by complex systems and the challenges that come from working with large computing systems. From changing the look of an application to back end changes, we are constantly pushing updates and iterating on all of our products.

Using your technical expertise, you co-ordinate the release management activities in a project and lead complex application releases for production and develop major improvement to tools and processes.
We are looking for passionate and experienced professionals with application operations background willing to work in an agile way to deliver value to the business in the fastest way possible and bring new ideas.

  • Partner with IT project teams to develop and provide release management services. 
  • Develop release plans, define and construct IT environments, establish structured source code management practice, plan and execute releases and more.
  • Work in a global team's set of services through the Prague office to support IT activities in the region and across the company’s global footprint.
  • Coach and mentor all levels of the organization to adopt methodologies and tools to improve the release management services.
  • Learn business processes related to systems and functional work area being supported.
  • Ensure releases are deployed successfully and transitioned to an operational status.
  • Participation in our service evolution through development and adoption.

  • BSc degree or equivalent with relevant experience in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.
  • 6 to many years of experience in software engineering, release engineering and/or configuration management.
  • Familiarity with software configuration management systems and/or source code version control systems.
  • Experience with operations support for applications in a business environment.
  • Experience with IT Service Management and/or Operational Support.
  • ITIL process knowledge.
As a PLUS you
  • have experience with application life cycle.
  • have curiosity, communication, enthusiasm.
  • have product/service thinking.
Besides a great atmosphere and flexible working environment, we also offer:
  • Competitive remuneration.
  • Position in a world leading global company.
  • Challenging career.
  • Professional growth based on performance.
  • Innovative working environment.
  • Wide range of benefits.
Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

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Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
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