Devops Lifecycle Manager

Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Devops Lifecycle Manager


£41,025 to £43,821

Sopra Steria Recruitment are seeking an experienced Devops Lifecycle Manager to join a major client in Leeds. The role is to effectively implement and own the end-to-end Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) process. This will include build and release management lifecycle, scheduling, coordination and management of releases across a varied enterprise. You will work closely alongside the in-house development teams to instil good practice and ensure projects are delivered in line with ALM. You will be accountable for using TFS to maintain multiple development environments in support of the Leeds ALM process. The in house development/test teams use TFS to manage all aspects of the lifecycle process including requirements/progress tracking (LEAN, KANBAN etc.), build and deployment automation (Microsoft’s Release Manager) and test plans (working with the Test Manager).

The key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Ensuring all aspects of the ALM process are adopted, maintained and documented.
  • Ensuring required information can be extracted from TFS and presented appropriately to key stakeholders.
  • Owning the TFS build and release process, including the system administration of accounts, licensing, housekeeping, etc.
  • Maintaining key business stakeholder engagement to ensure accurate identification of requirements and alignment to these within TFS.
  • Applying changes and customisations to TFS to support the ALM process when required.
  • Ensuring the TFS infrastructure is updated in line with latest releases and associated services and conforms to the ALM.
  • Actively share knowledge with colleagues and participate in cross-team knowledge transfer.


  • Use of a source control solutions (TFS VC, Git)
  • Extensive use of all aspects of a software release management tool or tools
  • Reviewing and validating technical design specifications
  • Maintaining and enforcing ALM processes
  • .NET development
  • Extensive experience of systems analysis/ development
  • Implementing Automated Build and Release

Technologies Required

  • Microsoft TFS
  • Practical working knowledge of at least one modern 3G language
  • Practical working knowledge of programming concepts
  • Unit Testing Frameworks (MSTest, NUnit or similar)

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