Release Analyst

SSP Worldwide
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Release Analyst
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Salary: Dependent on Experience + Extensive Benefits Package

SSP is a global provider of technology systems and solutions across the entire insurance industry. We provide core technology solutions, distribution and trading capability, advanced analytics and solution delivery.

Our team is growing, so we are on the lookout for a talented Release Analyst to join our Customer Support Services Team, based at our Halifax office.

The purpose of the Release Analyst will be –

Within a structured environment the Release Specialist is responsible for designing, building, testing, distributing an assigned release (including execution of back-out procedures if available and needed), across any application within the estate of SSP’s Managed Service.

We’d like to meet a Release Analyst with experience in the following -

- Proven track record of Release Analysis/Management in an IT service environment.
- In depth knowledge and experience of applying ITIL v3 principles and standards.
- Advanced knowledge of the software development lifecycle.
- Demonstrated ability to co-ordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion.
- Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills.
- Works collaboratively to achieve project goals.
- Good written and verbal communication skills.

What’s in it for you?

- A unique working environment where you’ll be surrounded by passionate experts from a variety of backgrounds and industries, all with the one strong, clear vision – to be the leading provider of insurance technology software.
- Generous salary and matching pension scheme.
- A clear, personal learning and development plan.
- Generous holiday allowance, free parking and subsidised gym memberships.
- Life insurance, cycle to work scheme and a large range of employee discounts and benefits.

The Release Analyst responsibilities include -

- Working alongside technical SMEs, creation of Implementation Plans.
- Working alongside Test Manager, creation of Test Plans required to validate releases.
- Creation of the Release Package.
- Provides regular updates to Change and Release Manager on progress of Releases.
- Updates the Release schedule in respect of individual releases.
- Play an active part in Release Readiness reviews, Milestone reviews and Business Go/No-Go reviews, providing the current status of all elements of the Release.
- Highlight any risks and issues, along with mitigation steps, associated with the Release to the Change and Release Manager.
- Work with the Change & Release Manager to understand the impact of individual releases across the SSP estate.
- In the event of both unsuccessful releases, and those that are successful with issues, play an active role in the post-implementation reviews, providing input into root cause of the issues encountered.
- Continual Service Improvement in the Release Management Process.
- Participate in CAB meetings to discuss release scope, risks, mitigating activities and any blockers.
- Maintains a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists.

A career with us:

SSP believes the most valuable asset for any business is the people it employs. It is crucial therefore to employ and invest in the best.

We have a strong, clear vision – to be the leading provider of insurance technology software – and our values describe what makes SSP unique, and capture the SSP spirit that runs through everything we do.

The Release Analyst plays a crucial role in delivering our vision and values through you, your team and the business.

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Additional Keywords: Release Analyst, IT Release Analyst, Release Manager, IT Release Manager, Technical Release Manager, IT Implementation Analyst, Technical Implementation Analyst, IT.
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