Release Management Coordinator

Halifax, NS
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About WCB Nova Scotia

On behalf of WCB Nova Scotia, Venor is recruiting a Release Management Coordinator to join their team and to support their Projects and Change Management Group.

It’s an exciting time to work for the WCB – they have undergone a significant business transformation to better meet the needs of those they serve. They don’t just provide workplace injury insurance to approximately 19,500 employers and 335,000 workers across the province but also work with employers to help prevent injuries. In addition, they keep Nova Scotians safe, healthy, and on the job, supporting them when their lives are impacted by a workplace injury. WCB Nova Scotia is consistently recognized as a Top Employer in Atlantic Canada and in Nova Scotia and has also been recognized nationally as a Top 100 Employer and as one of the Most Admired Corporate Cultures. WCB Nova Scotia champions safety and promotes a diverse and respectful workplace.

About The Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager, Projects, and Change Management, the Release Management Coordinator drives the alignment of release planning/management activities for all non-emergency IT service delivery, as well as any emergent and/or high-priority Hotfix releases. Release Management encompasses the planning of hardware and software releases to create a defined set of release components. The Release Management Coordinator is responsible for working with the PMO, IT, internal stakeholders, and various external stakeholders e.g. hosting providers, third-party vendors and other partners to coordinate, plan and manage the release calendar across multiple in-flight projects, enhancements, and upgrades. They drive the continuous improvement of release planning/management goals across the Enterprise with the ultimate goal to optimize the value of IT delivery against business goals.

The Release Management Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the enterprise release plan, as well as managing alignment with the strategy by communicating the release management provisions to all stakeholders. You will be working to schedule and coordinate releases by analyzing and understanding interdependencies and integration points, and planning, scheduling, and controlling the build including testing and deploying releases in order to deliver new functionality required by the business while protecting the integrity of existing services. The Release Management Coordinator analyzes and identifies integration points and dependencies between work streams within a release, working with the PMO to monitor, track and escalate issues and risks as required. The Release Management Coordinator engages with projects in early phases to ensure alignment with the overall release calendar and corresponding freeze periods. The Release Management Coordinator owns the release calendar, produces detailed release plans, controls release scope, and drives releases to align with external dates. They outline releases in terms of scope, effort, resource requirements, and risks, and coordinate all cross-release aspects through to release delivery. They manage the deployment of releases and patches to the production environment and oversee the delivery of individual releases.

About You

As the ideal candidate, you will have 3-5 years of experience in various stages of the system development lifecycle, one of which includes direct experience in planning, scheduling, and coordinating multiple projects and/or releases. ITIL Foundations Certification is considered an asset.


  • A university degree in business or computer science


  • A university degree plus completion of a 1-year certificate program in business or computer science from a recognized technical school


  • Graduation from a community college or technical school two or three-year program in business computing

The Offer

WCB Nova Scotia offers a comprehensive overall compensation package including a salary range of $72,845-$90,997. An offer of employment is conditional upon obtaining a satisfactory security (criminal record) check.

Venor and WCB are equal-opportunity employers committed to supporting and developing employees. Interested candidates can send their resumes in confidence to Steph MacIntosh via steph@venor.ca.

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