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Release Manager

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Job Req: 2532
Company Entity: Anthology
Community: Technology
Location: United States
Date Posted: Mar 22, 2023

Job Description

Release Manager

Remote – US



The Opportunity:

Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. Our mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals. 



We believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices but who we are as a company.



For more information about Anthology and our career opportunities, please visit



The Release Manager is responsible for overall coordination across many critical Cloud Operations business functions including Release Management and Deployment Scheduling.  The ideal candidate will possess strong problem solving and time management skills as well as excellent communication skills for internal and external C-level communications. A thorough understanding of SaaS software delivery and SCRUM development methodologies is preferred.



Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating releases in advance of GA across customer and product base
  • Aligning release activities and deliverables to drive rapid deployments with high quality
  • Creating an environment whereby the teams are informed and in agreement on delivery goals, complex dependencies, and exception processes
  • In partnership with multiple leaders, tracking and communicating to stakeholders information such as release calendar, risks and risk mitigation strategies, impediments, and status
  • Assisting the team in establishing a consistent and predictable release cadence
  • Identifying and facilitating the removal of team impediments and escalating as appropriate
  • In coordination with Managers, facilitating cross-organization coordination and collaboration to solve needs for complex testing, validation, and deployments
  • Tracking and reporting on release deployment success and opportunities  
  • Maintaining release program documentation and training materials
  • Driving consistency and maturity of the release program across product teams
  • Logging enhancement requests and coordinating across teams to ensure items are prioritized and delivered quickly



The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or a combination of relevant education and experience
  • At least 3-5 years of experience managing technical teams
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Suite of products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, and SharePoint
  • An understanding of work management tools like Azure DevOps (ADO) and ServiceNow
  • Excellent public speaking, presentation, and business writing skills
  • Influential leader with the ability to lead high-profile cross-organizational initiatives with limited authority
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed for calls with global workforce and customer base



Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Experience with reporting tools like PowerBI, Azure DevOps and ServiceNow



This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.   


Anthology is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.

This position is not available for candidates residing in California.


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