Director Tech Project Management / Release Manager

At adidas, we believe that "Through Sport, we have the power to change lives”.

To change lives, we have to create direct relationships with consumers, and the best way to accelerate this process is through Digital.



Do you want to make an impact in the way adidas is creating its renowned products?

We are inventing and building the Product Creation platform at the core of adidas. We have the tremendous responsibility of creating the new, building premium experiences for our users. Our IT teams are continuously looking for creativity, perfection, and also satisfaction.

Become a crucial part of an Agile Product Engineering team, by jumping in, and working together to create the future developing game-changing software owning the Release Management lifecycle.

Are you ready to live adidas experience?


Key Responsibilities:

  • Join an international team of talented and passionate Product Team contributing to the construction a cloud native platform.
  • Own the Release Management lifecycle which includes scheduling, coordinating and the management of releases and activities needed.
  • Building the IT Release Calendar in working closely with the Product Owners / Tech Leads and IT release managers / Products responsible from different connected systems across the adidas IT landscape. The role will own a centralizing view of all Project / Program releases.
  • Engage with relevant stakeholders: Business teams, external vendors, QA Engineers, Solution Architects, Site Reliability Engineers, Product Owners, etc.


What we are looking for:

  1. College or university degree with focus on IT or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Min. 10 years of IT experience (7 years in relevant area including Project Management)
  3. At least 3 years of experience in Release Management
  4. Strong knowledge of software development methodologies, tools and processes:
    • Experience in highly complex technical environments with a heterogeneous application landscape.
    • Experience with continuous integration (CI/CD toolset).
    • Experience with cloud platforms (preferred AWS) and container orchestrators (Kubernetes)
  5. Experience working/collaborating with Product Teams ( PO, Engineering teams, …), Platform Enablement Teams and DevOps / SRE teams
  6. Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams
  7. Experienced Agile practitioner
  8. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Proficiency English skills (verbal and written).
  9. Growth mindset, continuous learning, always growing and improving.
  10. Passion for latest technology and consumer value delivery.


What we offer:

  • You will join a multicultural team of talented, engaged and passionate engineers, with a lot of career opportunities to grow and reach your expectations.
  • Individual development, training and a tech community
  • Sport friendly environment
  • Competitive salary, benefits discount on adidas & Reebok products
  • Hybrid Work Setup: enjoy the advantages of a flexible remote work environment up to 60% monthly (within Spain) combined with the amazing onsite facilities and culture




It’s ok if some of the technology or terminology mentioned here are new for you. We’ll happily teach you.
At adidas, we’re keen to increase our team’s diversity of backgrounds and skills, and we’re more interested in the work you will produce than that work you’ve already produced in the past. If you’d love to work with us, then we’d love to hear from you.


To be the best sports company in the world, you need the best talents within your teams.
If you are looking for growing professionally within adidas, we are happy to receive your application.


Check out the adidas developer portal to see our latest projects, platforms and tech stacks: https://adidas.github.io

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Director Tech Project Management / Release Manager

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Zaragoza
TEAM:  Information Technology
State:  Z
Country/Region:  ES
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  372430
Date:  Oct 8, 2021