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Director, Release Management, Automotive Technology & Engineering

Sirius XM

Sirius XM

Atlanta, GA, USA · Atlanta, GA, USA · Georgia, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Who We Are

SiriusXM and its brands (Pandora, SiriusXM Media, AdsWizz, Simplecast, and SiriusXM Connect) are leading a new era of audio entertainment and services by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio entertainment experience for listeners -- in the car, at home, and anywhere on the go with connected devices. Our vision is to shape the future of audio, where everyone can be effortlessly connected to the voices, stories and music they love wherever they are.

This is the place where a diverse group of emerging talent and legends alike come to share authentic and purposeful songs, stories, sounds and insights through some of the best programming and technology in the world. Our critically-acclaimed, industry-leading audio entertainment encompasses music, sports, comedy, news, talk, live events, and podcasting. No matter their individual role, each of our employees plays a vital part in bringing SiriusXM’s vision to life every day.

SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment company in North America, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. SiriusXM’s platforms collectively reach approximately 150 million listeners, the largest digital audio audience across paid and free tiers in North America, and deliver music, sports, talk, news, comedy, entertainment and podcasts. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM's subsidiaries Simplecast and AdsWizz make it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. The Company’s advertising sales organization, which operates as SiriusXM Media, leverages its scale, cross-platform sales organization and ad tech capabilities to deliver results for audio creators and advertisers. SiriusXM, through SiriusXM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers.

How You’ll Make An Impact

The Director Release Management, Automotive Technology & Engineering will be responsible to drive cloud and microservice qualification and release for the SiriusXM Automotive organization. You will collaborate closely with the backend infrastructure management teams as well as client engineering teams to understand the priority and requirements for your assigned features. In your role, you will work with both internal and external teams to ensure the functionality developed meets the product and technical requirements. The Director Release Management, Automotive Technology & Engineering will also lead features through the development lifecycle from planning and release and post-production, including with multi-department teams to ensure successful on-time launch.

What You’ll Do

  • Direct, guide and motivate others towards successful launch of assigned projects
  • Ensure team members are aware of integrated project timelines and provide timely updates that may have cross-functional impact
  • Hands-on management of features throughout their lifecycle, from planning to release, including coordination with multi-department teams, and post-launch production incidents
  • Serve as supervisor for team of engineers dedicated to performing technical coordination and execution tasks required for the Automotive Agile Release Train
  • Collaborate closely with solution architect counterparts on implementation design and documentation
  • Support backwards and cross-compatibility with various backend stacks
  • Responsible for operating Agile Release Train for Automotive Services Platform Releases to OEM market
  • Set and manage Release Scope for all planned releases and drive team to achieve target scope
  • Set the Automotive Release Calendar, flexibly adjusting for business and market needs while maintaining quality for our customers
  • Serve as primary decision-making interface with PSO Team and other related Production teams
  • Provide production issue leadership and support as requested by PSO Team, including providing Hot Fix direction as needed
  • Lead Deployment Management of services to all prod and non-prod environments, working with DevOps and related disciplines
  • Establish testing requirements with SI QE teams for all releases, deployments, and hot fixes
  • Ensure quality of releases by verifying all validation activities have been completed satisfactorily
  • Actively manage and prioritize defect management and resolution related to release train
  • Actively coordinate component availability from various teams and ensure proper integration activities to feed release train
  • Prioritize component team backlogs as necessary to ensure Automotive Team needs are met
  • Personally oversee major release events (DNS Swaps, major hot fixes, etc.) and associated go/nogo events
  • Head up process transformations for release train to use latest and best techniques available and ensure team is properly trained to apply such techniques.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in systems engineering, software architecture, backend development, or equivalent
  • 2+ years People Management experience
  • 5 years of experience working on software projects
  • 3 years of Automotive Experience, and experience with Embedded Products a major plus
  • 1-2 years of experience working in a SAFe/Agile environment and demonstrable familiarity with Lean Engineering.
  • Experience in a supervisory role in an area of technical work product and delivery required.
  • General knowledge of CICD practices
  • Must thrive in a fast-paced and innovative environment where flexibility, resourcefulness, resiliency, and communication skills are key
  • Previous experience driving development of software projects
  • Experience working with Agile development teams
  • Ability to drive technical requirement definition and solution design sessions, working closely with partners across the entire organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects
  • Time management skills is a must, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Strong blend of project management and technical aptitude; PMP or similar certification a plus
  • Broad-based understanding of the automotive industry, new technologies, and industry trends
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience using JIRA
  • Knowledge of AWS Architecture and component principles
  • Experience in DevOps and/or working with DevOps organizations
  • Experience using Visio and Lucidchart
  • Must have legal right to work in U.S.

At SiriusXM, we carefully consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, including your background and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary. We expect the base salary for this position to be in the range of $153,000 to $268,000 and will depend on your skills, qualifications, and experience. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary short-term and long-term incentives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.