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Agile Release Manager
Minnetonka, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on August 16, 2022
Job Id #58042 Posted August 1, 2022


  • The Agile Release Manager will provide execution leadership throughout the lifecycle of Information Technologies projects supporting IT Integration into for Business Partners.
  • Key aspects of managing the implementation execution are troubleshooting, collaboration, issue resolution and proactive communication updates.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with EEPS Integration Delivery staff – from technical to executive level – to execute deployment timelines supporting implementation lifecycle across global teams
  • Provide execution leadership tied to infrastructure for internal systems and delivering solutions to customers
  • Plan and partner with Integration Lead (IL) on project deployment timelines and working closely with global project teams
  • Provide concise written communication of deployment status and issues, with regular updates to resolution for visibility and transparency
  • Establish and maintain strong relationship with internal & external customers and 3rd party vendors across global teams
  • Understand project value and impact, aligning to the program and project goals
  • Drive best-practices and documentation in support of repeatable processes
  • Engage with Integration Leads to allow independent support of US-evening cutover/implementation work, such as but not limited to:
  • Untrusted and Trusted data center cutovers
  • Trusted user site cutovers
  • Voice migrations
  • Possible cutovers for FW work or other internal projects
  • Guest Access cutovers
  • B2B tunnel migrations
  • Regional Hub Migrations
  • During non-implementation time, focus on items such as, but not limited to:
  • Build a Communications Repository
  • To be leveraged for status updates and issue resolution
  • Build a Key Contacts Repository
  • For global teams and Business Partner-specific integrations
  • Implementation Plan Revisions
  • Update cutsheets or implementation plans based on real-time experiences
  • Reviewing Rally Kanban Boards
  • Resource for understanding where work is actively updated for global project teams
  • Documentation Updates
  • Support global project team with any administrative updates on current progress (IRAADs Project Plans, Rally Cards, as applicable)
  • Overall Initiative
  • Suggest ideas and ways to offload the work being done by the US-based Integration Leads

General Responsibilities of Integration Leads, with awareness and understanding by Agile Release Manager

  • Finalize detailed integration scope for each workstream
  • Schedule kick-off meetings for Workstreams
  • Oversee day to day work streams - ensure all workstreams are progressing to stay on track
  • Conduit to other non-EEPS teams such as Real Estate, EIS-Security, Enterprise Integration
  • Create and Manage project repository and access
  • Remove impediments
  • Escalate blockers
  • Provide weekly status updates to IL/EM
  • Run the Project/Oversee task execution
  • Request project resources
  • Initiate requests to required teams
  • Resolve/escalate issues
  • Communicating with the designated project team - in Tech IT and business partner IT
  • Manage date expectations


  • 2 years or more Project coordination (IT a plus!)
  • Strong process and organizational skills
  • Jump in several weeks before System and Network integrations occur
  • Coordinator between tech and care locations data centers and sites/clinics
  • Create Cutover sheet step by step instructions guide
  • Must juggle 3-4 projects at a time
  • Microsoft Office Excel, Word, SharePoint, MS Teams, Smartsheet
  • Run MS Teams calls between groups
  • Excellent verbal and email communication skills
  • Attend and guide meetings during each step/phase of cutover

Ideal Background:

  • Release Management/Project Coordinator/manager


  • Information Technology background

Top Requirements:

  • i. 2 years or more Project coordination (IT a plus!)
  • ii. Strong process and organizational skills
  • iii. Microsoft Office Excel, Word, SharePoint, MS Teams, SmartsheeT

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

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