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IT Release Manager

  • Job reference: 48252
  • Location: City of London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Infrastructure & Cloud Services
  • Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits

Location: London

Salary: Up to £80,000 plus benefits.

You will own the route from development to live - defining, designing, building and operating a hands-on function to manage a single pipeline process all application teams will follow and validate their releases through.

This is a 'hands-on' governance role that must be run from within the development community rather than from the side lines.

Your role will include;

  • Work with stakeholders to define, design and deliver a single process to manage all release, test and deployment activities
  • Design a Test strategy that enables effective delivery across a variety of application types, both in-house developed and vendor provided
  • Design and implement the overall IT Release strategy
  • Define the standards that Environment providers will meet and be measured by
  • Maintain an Environment plan that maintains an up-to-date configuration and facilitates deployments across multiple workstreams
  • Chair the Release Assurance Board, defining what to focus on and to produce an accurate Deployment schedule
  • Apply supportive and corrective actions where teams do not meet performance KPI's
  • Validation of releases to ensure success in line with Business and IT goals
  • Brief Support Teams and Service Owners on new Services
  • Identify and implement Continuous Improvement Plans
  • Own and lead the transition planning and support strategy, framework and process
  • Plan and design tests that validate services have been built against design specification

Skills, Knowledge & Experience Required

  • ITIL Certification within Release Control & Validation or Service Transition
  • Proven portfolio in software houses or retailers delivering applications using modern Release and Testing practices
  • Ability to influence stakeholders
  • Adoptive of a collaborative approach
  • Understanding of coding and development practices and operational environments
  • In-depth process design skills
  • Experience of IT Project Management and knowledge of IT Development & Configuration lifecycles

This role is based in London and comes with a salary up to £80,000 + benefits.

For a confidential discussion - apply now.

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