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Staff Release Manager

Illumina, Inc.
San Diego, CA 92101
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What if the work you did every day could impact the lives of people you know? Or all of humanity?

At Illumina, we are expanding access to genomic technology to realize health equity for billions of people around the world. Our efforts enable life-changing discoveries that are transforming human health through the early detection and diagnosis of diseases and new treatment options for patients.

Working at Illumina means being part of something bigger than yourself. Every person, in every role, has the opportunity to make a difference. Surrounded by extraordinary people, inspiring leaders, and world-changing projects, you will do more and become more than you ever thought possible.


Illumina is seeking a highly motivated Release Manager who will work with onshore and offshore engineers to schedule, plan, control software development and delivery. You'll also work with our development and operations teams to ensure successful scheduling of agile releases. Partner closely with a variety of development teams from the beginning of a project or capability maturity work and sees it through release. Continuously engages with stakeholders to improve planning, testing, tracking, releasing, deploying, communicating and managing risks associated with quarterly releases. Responsible for ensuring releases follow a repeatable, scalable process to ensure timely execution activities.


  • Lead a cross-functional Core Team in successfully delivering project and program contract commitments
  • Lead the development of real time dashboards with data visualizations supporting business intelligence and executive decision making
  • Organize software development activities involving Agile/Scrum methodologies at the team level and a phase-gate lifecycle approach at the enterprise level
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to create and execute software project plans (scope, schedule, staffing plans, quality, risk management, budget, and procurement) and revise them appropriately to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Work effectively with stakeholders to ensure alignment with business objectives, correct prioritization, and successful project delivery
  • Track project progress to plan (including release burndown) and make corrections and/or reset expectations as needed
  • Lead sprint reviews, program checkpoints, and other senior management reviews
  • Identify, resolve and/or escalate issues as appropriate. Facilitate tradeoff decisions and removes obstacles
  • Continuously analyze and manage program risks to enable successful project completion
  • Define and optimize project management and overall software development processes, methodologies, and tools to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness


  • Strong Project Management team leadership experience, including 8 or more years leading multiple complex software application projects
  • Demonstrated skills in Business Intelligence, development of program/product dashboards, and data visualizations (ideally in Tableau)
  • Demonstrated business judgement navigating complex program challenges to deliver enterprise-scale software successfully according to contract
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a matrix environment, and ability to influence at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong partnerships across organizations in delivering the best outcome of complex programs
  • Outstanding communication skills appropriate for executive-level audiences visually communicating goals of program, relationship to business goals, and other relevant success criteria
  • Extensive experience in same
  • Demonstrated success championing and delivering improvements to the software development and program management processes of a growing organization

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Business training such as an MBA degree, business certificate, or equivalent
  • Software development/programming experience
  • Experience working in a regulated environment and familiar with Design Controls for the development of medical devices such as 21CFR820, ISO 13485, and ISO 14971
  • Prior experience managing software in FDA regulated environments
  • Experience integrating deliverables spanning host software, web/cloud, embedded software, and hardware deliveries
  • Certifications: PMI PMP, Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner


Concerns regarding COVID-19 continue as positive cases are experienced in the communities in which we operate. Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, Illumina may require proof of COVID vaccination in accordance with local statutory requirements (subject to limited exceptions) beginning November 1, 2021.

At Illumina, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by cultivating an environment in which everyone contributes to our mission. Built on a strong foundation, Illumina has always been rooted in openness, collaboration, and seeking alternative views and perspectives to propel innovation in genomics. We are proud to confirm a zero-net gap in pay, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race. We also have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that deliver career development experiences, increase cultural awareness, and demonstrate our collective commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities we live and work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you require accommodation to complete the application or interview process, please contact accommodations@illumina.com. To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

Posted: 2022-08-02 Expires: 2022-08-31
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