Release Manager 

LOCATION: Avon / Ohio (US-OH), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 5541 | JOB GRADE: 16  



Want to help shape tomorrow?  At Bendix we’ve been doing it for 90 years…setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety.  We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today!




Release Manager


Position Summary: 

At Bendix, our employees collaborate globally to design and commercialize advanced commercial vehicles safety systems. 


As a System Release Manager, this individual is responsible for creating and maintaining alignment of Product Owner, technical managers, Quality managers, Functional Safety managers, and other leaders to ensure timely and complete system releases.   


Essential Functions: 

  • Responsible for the Release Management lifecycle that involves the stages such as plan the release of project deliverables, scheduling the release, coordinating between teams, and deployment of releases per overall program schedule. 
  • Collaborate with multi-discipline technical development team to develop, document, and communicate project release plans during backlog refinement and release planning events. 
  • Measure and monitor progress to ensure releases are delivered on time and that they meet defined expectations resulting in release signoff. 
  • Manage the detailed content of each release. Ensure key stakeholders are made aware of any deviations and restrictions associated with each release. 
  • Maintain a release log with key information such as software build and release details, hardware pedigrees, system dependencies, defect item resolution, and user restrictions. 
  • Provide relevant coaching, training, and support to champion Release management culture. 
  • Travel up to 10% per year to customer sites to support in-person project status reviews and some international travel to Europe and Mexico for team development. 



  • Knowledge of Scrum and Agile
  • Understanding of major functional and cross-functional business processes and related metrics. (Engineering, Operations, Financial, Marketing, and Sales)
  • Understanding and utilization of business, management and people processes needed for overall success.
  • Market and product trends in the industry
  • Methods to validate assumptions via experimentation



  • Experience as a Release Manager or Project Manager from project initiation to final system release of a complex system or product.
  • 3-5 years of working experience in automotive, aerospace, rail, or similar industry providing releasing hardware and software-based control systems.
  • Expertise in requirements management tools such as Integrity PTC, DOORS, or similar.
  • Experience using Jira or similar task management system with status reporting design a plus.
  • Agile Scrum development environment experience is a plus



  • Ability to listen to, understand, articulate, and anticipate project team needs 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with across the organization including all functions, operations, and leadership.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; capable of formal and informal discussions and advocating for a decision that moves the organization forward; has professional presence.
  • Ability to inspire and build teams of teams and partners around a vision. 
  • Ability to clearly visualize the future of a complex product in terms of releases of visible customer value.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or relevant technical fields required.
  • Agile training and certification desired



Position Requirements: 


The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What does Bendix have to offer you? 
- Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off 
- 401k Plan with Company matching 
- Retirement Savings Plan
- Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
- Wellness Program and incentives
- Hybrid Work policy
- On-Site Fitness Center
- On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options
- Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:

Company-Paid Benefits:
- Basic Life Insurance
- Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Business Travel Accident Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
- Medical and Prescription insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
- Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
- Long Term Disability
- Accident Plan
- Critical Illness Plan
- Hospital Indemnity Plan
- Legal
- Identity Theft and Fraud Protection 

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.





Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron