Release Coordinator
Aurora Cannabis
Edmonton, AB
Aurora Cannabis Inc. is a world-renowned integrated cannabis company with an industry-leading reputation for continuously elevating and setting the global cannabis industry standard.

Through our wholly owned subsidiaries, strategic investments, and global partnerships, Aurora provides a wide range of premium quality cannabis and hemp products and services, develops innovative technologies, promotes cannabis consumer health and wellness, and delivers an exceptional customer experience across all its brands.

Aurora’s operations span multiple continents and focuses on both the medical and recreational cannabis production and sales, patient education and clinic counselling services, home hydroponic cultivation, extraction technologies and delivery systems, and hemp-based food health products.

We operate around the globe pursuing new and emerging cannabis markets where possible through our owned network of import, export and wholesale distributors, our e-commerce and mobile applications, brick and mortar retail stores, as well as grocery store retailers, and pharmacies.

Release Coordinator

Reporting to the Manager of IS Applications, the Release Coordinator role is a critical position supporting key stakeholders in coordinating activity in our various application environments as well as planning, scheduling and coordinating software releases.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:
Forward plan the release windows and cycles across a portfolio of applications and environments including ERP, CRM and HRMS related systems.
Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and interdependency between systems.
Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities and application environment activities
Coordinate release content and ensure the required technical Change Management plans are in place for all elements included within a release
Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations
Conduct Release Readiness reviews
Communicate release details and schedules to the Business, Project Teams and other stakeholders as required
Periodic Environment and Release Reporting
Maintains the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners and vendors.
Continually work towards making improvements in the release management process
Develops environment and release management procedures, checklists and scripts
Participate in Change Advisory Board (CAB) meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks
Maintains a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists
Researches new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies and analyzes their application to current configuration management needs

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Computer Science or related field
2-6 years of previous release and/or project management experience, (Solid understanding of project management principles preferred)
Formal training in project management practices preferred
Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
Advanced written and verbal communication skills are a must
Effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast pace, high-pressure environment.
Strong analytical, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Experience with ITIL or similar frameworks including Change Management, Release Management, Configuration Management and Software Development Lifecycle
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Team-oriented, ability to build relationships effectively
Attention to detail and accuracy
Must be a self-starter and able to work independently

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Aurora Cannabis Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.