Technical Release Delivery Manager

Hinton Spencer
18 May 2017
17 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My client, one of the most reputable firms in Financial Services, are looking for an experienced Technical Release Delivery Manager to join their London office. The Technical Release Delivery Manager role sits in the Technology Operations Department and is responsible for the quality of Release activities and deliverables for both new and existing services. The role will also oversee code and build management activities, throughout the service lifecycle, for new or changed services.

Responsibilities will include:

- Provide strategic and tactical direction on release and software configuration management processes throughout the service lifecycle, ensuring alignment to the overall 'Run' strategies.
- Manage a rolling portfolio of technical functional system releases, providing guidance on the prioritisation of release candidates through the established policy whilst engaging key stakeholders from the Business
- Identify release readiness activities, creating detailed implementation plans, managing deployment rehearsals and ensure live implementations are controlled and managed appropriately to agree governance controls i.e. attending the Release Control Board.
- Own the code and build management tooling including Subversion and Git on Teamforge platform, ACBD (Automated Code build and Deployment) infrastructure containing Jenkins, ANT, Maven and Nexus Repository Manager.

Essential requirements:

- Experience of Multi-supplier service delivery operating models, IT infrastructure release management in a multi-sourced IT supply chain model.
- Experience of Project planning, resource forecasting, financial management, incident resolution.
- Experience of implementing large IT functional and technical projects into a live environment via a defined release management process.
- Practical knowledge of configuration and code management in-line with industry best practice approaches.
- Excellent negotiation and influencing skills required.
- Confident decision maker who understands the tactical perspective.
- Gravitas and credibility across the functions they are responsible for.
- Excellent stakeholder and relationship management skills.