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Release Analyst Senior

Hybrid | Eagan, Minnesota
Job ID: R0004361 Career Area: Information Technology Date Posted: 01/23/2024
About Blue Cross

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is one of the most recognized and trusted health care brands in the world with 2.5 million members. We’re committed to reinventing health care to improve health for our members and the community. We hope you'll join us.

How is this Role Important to Our Work:

The Release Analyst Sr will be responsible for managing the process of planning, scheduling, and coordinating a software build, infrastructure outage or upgrade through different stages and environments; including testing and deploying software releases. The role will also encompass product management functions, requiring the individual to understand customer needs and business goals, and to work with cross-functional teams to manage product releases.

A Day in the Life:

Release Management:

  • Manage risks and resolve issues that affect release scope, schedule, and quality.

  • Coordinate release content and effort based on the service request backlog, pending service requests, third-party applications, or operating system updates.

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

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

  • Ensure that the release deliverables are complete, accurate, and compliant with the requirements and specifications.

  • Identify and implement best practices and tools for release management and automation.

Product Management:

  • Understand customer needs and gather product requirements.

  • Develop new product features and enhancements in collaboration with cross-functional teams.

  • Define and analyze metrics to guide product development.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure a smooth product rollout that meets customer needs.

Nice to Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree

Required Skills & Experiences:

  • 5+ years of related professional experience. All relevant experience including work, education, transferable skills, and military experience will be considered.

  • Proven experience in release and project management.

  • Experience in managing products in alignment with customer needs and company goals.

  • Strong knowledge of software development life cycle (SDLC) and agile methodologies.

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion.

  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills.

  • The role may require occasional evening and weekend work.

Make A Difference

Blue Cross is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Reasonable Accommodation for Job Seekers with a Disability: If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to

All roles require a high school diploma (or equivalency) and legal authorization to work in the U.S.

Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Minnesota and Blue Plus® are nonprofit independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
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