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POST DATE 8/25/2016
END DATE 10/13/2016

Express Scripts Saint Louis, MO

Company
Express Scripts
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
REQ20003990
AJE Ref #
575975986
Location
Saint Louis, MO
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Schedule: Full-time

Job ID: REQ20003990

POSITION
SUMMARY

The
Sr. IT Release Management Lead is responsible for the relationship between
Application Release Management and an IT Center of Excellence, enabling the
delivery of successful and reliable application releases. This person
will need to leverage strong communication skills to direct application release
managers while also engaging in successful collaboration with the Center of
Excellence and other IT services.

ESSENTIAL
FUNCTIONS

* Directs
work and priority for the release managers supporting application releases
for the associated Center of Excellence.
* Manages
escalations of release issues and exceptions, resolving when appropriate
and further engaging/communicating with leadership as necessary.
* Works
within the Application Release Management team and through collaboration
with other IT groups to further optimize process and better service
customer requests as software lifecycle changes and automation are
introduced.
* Analyzes
opportunities to improve application reliability, provide recommendations
for possible solutions, work with IT and Business partners to implement
solutions that enhance application and infrastructure reliability
* Presents
metrics and analysis to peer groups and staff meetings as necessary.
* Performs
analysis of release dependencies and complexities to ensure risks are
known and discussed prior to release deployments.
* Communicates
release status and follows up on release issues to prevent future
occurrences.

QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelor s
degree or equivalent work experience
* 8-12
years of relevant work experience
* Proven
organizational skills with the ability to develop a detailed work plan to
ensure project success
* Demonstrated
problem solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other
departments to resolve issues
* Proven
ability to identify strategies and tactics for ongoing internal process
improvements
* Excellent
presentation, written and communication skills
* Ability
to work in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple priorities
* Competent
with Microsoft application software (Word, Excel, Visio, SharePoint,
PowerPoint)

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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

This expansive group is accountable for planning,
building and driving core technology solutions and services across virtually
every aspect of the business, including Infrastructure, Engineering,
Operations, Architecture, Pharmacy Technology, Home Delivery, Specialty and IT
Service Management. The following teams help comprise this ever-important
group:

* IT Architecture &
Innovation defines and drives the company s
architecture strategy.
* IT ENGINEERING manages all engineering
activities associated with the company s architecture and attendant technology.
* IT OPERATIONS manages all the technology that supports the company s
operational functions.

ABOUT EXPRESS SCRIPTS

Advance your career with the company that makes it easier for people to choose better health.
Express Scripts is a leading healthcare company serving tens of millions of consumers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate, creative and committed to creating systems and service solutions that promote better health outcomes.
Join the company that Fortune magazine ranked as one of the 'Most Admired Companies' in the pharmacy category. Then, use your intelligence, creativity, integrity and hard work to help us enhance our products and services.
We offer a highly competitive base salary and a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, life insurance, paid time off, tuition assistance and an employee stock purchase plan.
Express Scripts is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Applicants must be able to pass a drug test and background investigation.
Express Scripts is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Express Scripts is an EOE
Express Scripts is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, disability or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, citizenship or membership in any other legally protected class. None of the questions in this application are intended to elicit information regarding any protected characteristics, nor imply any limitation, illegal preferences or discrimination based upon non-job-related information or protected characteristics.Applicants must be able to pass a drug test and background investigation and, depending on position requirements, a Department of Defense background investigation. AA/EOE.