Release Manager job vacancy in Olympus Corporation of the Americas (Center Valley, PA 18034)

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Company name : Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Location : Center Valley, PA 18034
Position : Release Manager

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Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

The Release Manager is responsible for planning, tracking and overseeing software releases within Olympus IT. The Release Manager collaborates within the Release Management team to create and maintain the overall IT release roadmap. The Release Manager supports specific platforms, programs and projects as required, managing the release pipeline across development, testing and production environments. The role is responsible for the successful delivery of technical releases within the organization, managing and coordinating the IT project deployment and transition into business-as-usual.

“The job is conducted in line with our Core Values which are: agility, empathy, long-term view, unity and integrity. Olympus is an equal opportunities employer championing a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion embedded throughout the organization and workforce”

Job Duties

Project Management

Deliver an agreed technology release on time and within budget.

Scheduling, planning, and managing end-to-end software’s deployment and delivery process

Drive value-based outcomes through the full project lifecycle from initial analysis to post-deployment.

Own (create and maintain) the project plan of key activities, outputs, and dependencies necessary for the assigned release.

Project Governance and Communications

Mitigate risks, assumptions, issues, and dependencies, escalating where required.

Effectively manage relationships with delivery teams, including 3rd parties where required.

Manage expectations of sponsors and other stakeholders through timely, well-structured communications on progress and project health.

Drive robust project governance, taking into consideration delivery, architecture, and change management.

Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews.

Continually work towards making improvements in the release process.

Lead and co-ordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists.

Participate in Change Approval Board meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks.


Define and manage the program / project resources needed for the assigned release.

Understand and mitigate the concerns of program / project members by reallocating team members, adjusting goals, and assigning additional team members to a project where applicable.

Other responsibilities / duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


Bachelor’s degree or higher in IT, Computer Science or Business Management (or equivalent and related experience preferred).

Project Management qualifications desirable e.g., PMP/ Prince II certifications or equivalent.

Minimum 3-5 years of working experience as a Release Manager or similar in the IT sector.


Proven track record of successfully delivering end-to-end large complex scaled IT solutions/ projects or system implementations projects.

Solid technical background, with understanding or hands-on experience in software and system development.

Experience of negotiation and working with release, project and process management.

Experience in stakeholder management.

Experience working with Microsoft Office suite (Project, Word, Excel).

Good planning and organization skills.

Demonstrable problem solving skills.

Demonstrable organizational skills.

We realize work isn’t just a job to you. It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

Olympus requires all new hires to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on or before their first day of work. Individuals who have been offered employment who have a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to request and be granted a reasonable accommodation prior to their first day of work.

Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.

Olympus Corporation of the Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, is headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs more than 5,500 employees throughout locations in North and South America. For more information, visit
Olympus…True to You. True to Society. True to LIFE.

It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Pennsylvania (US-PA) || Center Valley ||

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