Environment & Release Manager

Recruiter
Cititec Associates Limited
Location
Bristol (City Centre)
Posted
10 Mar 2018
Closes
26 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

HANDS-ON ENVIRONMENT & RELEASE MANAGER

BRISTOL

PERM

75K

!URGENT ROLE!

We are looking for the profile of a Manager level resource who will be starting off as a release and environment manager. You are expected to provide technical analysis and associated solutions for all infrastructure related requirements and issues. You should have at least 10 years of experience with strong Technical background and preferably experience on Off-host Environment development, data masking, DevOps & Cloud Capabilities.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate between Project and Infrastructure teams, understanding infrastructure design and making sure environments are delivered on time
  • Collate Environment/Infrastructure requirements working with technical and testing teams
  • Accountability for co-ordinating environment connectivity tasks working with infrastructure, application and testing teams.
  • Owning environment issues and engaging with external/internal teams to resolve them. Expected to liaise with the various infrastructure teams across the organisations to resolve any potential blockers
  • Accountable for environment health checks and ensuring continuous application and infrastructure level availability. Perform proactive checks on components and informing the team/ customer proactively about the issues
  • Weekly reporting into senior management on the overall environment usage across different projects/programmes and across various test phases resolving contentions in environment usage
  • Manage the day to day operations of the environment while supporting testing phases (integration testing, E2E, NFT, OAT and Industry testing) with status update to stakeholders on progress
  • Accountable for Environment Readiness milestones
  • Define and execute, Environment Strategy to support Test Strategy
  • Manage environment contention, risk and issues across testing phases, and work with stakeholders for resolution
  • Facilitate engagement between Platforms, Infrastructure and Testing teams for Environment Readiness
  • Track milestones with Platforms & Service Providers for Environment Requirements, validation and shakedown
  • Track milestones with Infrastructure for Requirements deployment, BUILD drops
  • Environment Provisioning and Oversight on Release Management for readiness
  • Environment Daily Health checks and Communication to support execution
  • Align to organization's strategy to implement CI/CD using DevOps tools

Essential

  • Working knowledge of various best practices in Software Development Methodologies and ability to apply them to specific projects. Should have strong experience in Waterfall, Agile, Scrum, test driven development, CI/CD, Devops and Cloud
  • Version Control Tools: SVN, ClearCase, CVS or GIT
  • Continuous Integration Tools Team City, Jenkins, CruiseControl, Ansible
  • Good knowledge of GIT, JIRA, Wiki (preferably Confluence) and Excel / Advance Excel
  • You will be required to do a First level analysis of the issue and reach out to the teams for resolution
  • Java knowledge is a must. Look at logs and analyse where is the fault is and logs are generated by Java based micro services
  • Experience in Release function, ideally with knowledge of change Management tools viz Service Now, BRPM, used for managing incidents, task requests and code/data deployments.
  • Knowledge of infrastructure components and networking
  • Strong personal ownership and commitment to quality. Willing to contribute and speak up with a view or opinion, and add value by questioning and probing where necessary to ensure a thorough and robust solution at each stage in the project lifecycle
  • Recognises system deficiencies and implements effective solutions and suggests areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
  • Ability to co-ordinate environment connectivity tasks working with infrastructure, application and testing teams
  • Able to understand the project solution design in both host and off host infrastructures environments
  • Flexible and proactive/self-motivated working style with strong personal ownership of problem resolution
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Strong problem solving skills - ability to quickly analyse problems, understand and act
  • Scripting Technologies Python, Batch Scripting and Shell Scripting
  • Database engineering (SYBASE ASE, MSSQL) & Big Data
  • Strong UNIX skills (shell/Perl scripts and command line utilities)
  • Configuration management tools, for example, Ansible, and Puppet

If you have the relevant skill set, please email your updated CV or call me directly on 0207 6085822.

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