Release Manager

Cancer Research UK
London, UK
18 May 2019
24 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Contract: Permanent

Closing date: Ongoing till role is filled

Interviews: Immediate

Salary range: £42,000 -£50,000

Here at Cancer Research UK, our Engineering team is expanding. A new role has been created for a Release Manager to join the team on a permanent basis and help beat cancer sooner.

Our key ambition is to drive our extraordinary tech stack even further and continue winning exclusive awards. You'll work with a variety of teams across CRUK on a wide range of initiatives, from the CRUK website through to grant management systems and new fundraising platforms.

We have fantastic technology professionals across all our tech teams, who are not only fantastic at what they do, but are also passionate about our main aim of beating cancer sooner. Are you ready to join us?

Who are we?

CRUK has an ambitious approach to Engineering. Our in-house software solutions include a custom-built Content Management platform, Event and Activity Management web applications, Online Fundraising platform, Ecommerce, mobile apps and of course numerous websites. These are business critical systems under continual agile development, operating at scale for millions of users.

What will I be doing?

The Release Manager is key in managing the quality and co-ordination of the releases for both the customer and Technology teams.

The Release Manager, will be responsible for...
  • Continually make improvements in the release process facilitating more frequent, small batch, low risk releases, working towards the goal of continuous delivery
  • Negotiation, planning and management all release activities
  • Maintaining the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners and vendors

What are we looking for?

The Release Manager will drive the modernisation of the release process to meet the Technology team's motivation of moving to a DevOps culture and process. Responsible for implementing strategic change in release processes, making S.M.A.R.T. decisions which balance risk v agility v pace, deriving new and optimised processes.

To join us in this role, we're looking for the following experience: (please take a look at the candidate packs for more information):
  • Significant experience of previous release and/or project management experience (Solid understanding of project management principles preferred)
  • Experience of information systems operations environment in systems analysis or development

What's in it for me?

We want to continue to build a culture of support, creativity and learning within the dev team. Iteration and flexibility are key, and you'll have all the autonomy you need to do your best work. Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, every hour and every person, and we need incredible technology professionals to find new and exciting ways of supporting our supporters on their journey to help us raise money. We have a solid history within our tech teams of encouraging movement across the charity to help you grow, both personally and professionally.

In addition, you'll get:
  • 25 days annual leave a year plus public holidays
  • An incredible strong tech stack
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • A brilliant learning and development environment
  • A range of generous rewards and benefits via our Rewards platform
  • Open to flexible working arrangements

If this describes you, you can enjoy a phenomenal career with us as, together, we bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

For more detailed information, please see the candidate packs click the following link:

At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner.

Please note, from October 2019, our head office will be relocating from Islington to a new office space in Stratford, close to the Olympic Park.

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