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Release Management Senior Advisor

Location: Norfolk, NE
JobFamily: Information Technology
Req #: PS64760
Date Posted: May 9, 2022

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SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time


Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.  

This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health care companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.  

Release Management Senior Advisor

The  Release Management Senior Advisor is responsible for applying release, implementation and change management methodologies/procedures to ensure the goals and objections of each release are adequately staffed for successful implementation and accepted on time through following established release planning processes. Works with IT and Business management to ensure a release schedule is defined and communicated to meet business/Enterprise needs including dependent systems.

Primary duties in addition to release management team member responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Leads the release management team and all planning meetings for multiples platforms and project releases.
  • Establishes policies, procedures and best practices governing troubleshooting efforts; leads, approves and communicates backout strategies to IT and business leadership; and directs and coordinates the activities of Enterprise releases.
  • Management duties may include leading/mentoring and training release management staff; working with the team to deliver services that efficiently and effectively.
  • Provides guidance to the maintenance release team and support staff and reviews release and project deliverable schedule, milestones, and required tasks and makes changes and additions as required for Enterprise level programs.
  • May provide strategic planning analysis concerning staffing needs on a short, medium and long term basis, based on large scale program releases which include maintenance releases and special dedicated project releases.
  • Conduit for channeling strategic analysis and insight to and from release management team's planning and methodology at local, regional, national and enterprise level.
  • Management duties may include leading/mentoring and training release management staff.



  • Requires a minimum of 7 years Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and/or experience in managing multiple releases in a time sensitive environment. BA/BS in a related field of study and a minimum of 5 years project management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of project management methodologies, strongly preferred.
  • Experience in testing, SDLC, operations within IT and business strongly preferred.

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Anthem. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide - and Anthem approves - a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Anthem is able to reasonably accommodate. Anthem will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, is ranked as one of the 2020 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a 2020 America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at Anthem is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact [email protected] for assistance.

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