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Release Manager - Essex

Competitive daily rate
Ref: 829 Date Posted: Friday 12 Oct 2018
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Release Manager


3-month contract (with a view to extension)

Competitive daily rate

** Due to the nature of this projects, candidates must ideally hold a current SC Clearance or as a minimum, be eligible **

SceneOne’s client, leaders in supporting Oracle, Microsoft and AWS technologies, are seeking a talented individual for a Release Manager position in Exeter, working as part of a team for a high profile public sector project.

Role responsibilities of the Release Manager:

  • Forward Plan the release windows and cycles across a portfolio 
  • Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality 
  • Measure and monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time and within budget, and that they meet or exceed expectations 
  • Coordinate release content and effort  
  • Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA plans, schedule, and scope changes 
  • Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams  
  • Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews 
  • Produce Deployment, Run Books and Implementation Plans 
  • Weekly Release Reporting 
  • Communicate release details and schedules to the Business as required 
  • Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities 
  • Work with release engineers to understand impacts of branches and code merges 
  • Maintains the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners and vendors. 
  • Continually work towards making improvements in the release process 
  • Lead and co-ordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists. 
  • Develops scripts and automation tools used to build, integrate, and deploy software releases to various platforms 
  • Participate in CAB meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks 
  • Maintains a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists 
  • Researches new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies and analyses their application to current configuration management need

Key skills & experience required for the Release Manager:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field 
  • Experience in release and/or project management experience with a solid understanding of project management principles
  • Management experience of information systems operations environment in systems analysis or development 
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle 
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion 
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills 
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • Exposure to working on large Cloud Migration Projects 
  • Formal training in project management practices preferred 

To apply, please send your up-to-date CV following the Apply now