IT Release Manager

Ignite Digital
Swindon, UK
03 Sep 2019
09 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
IT Release Manager
Swindon £55k

Would you like to own the full release management lifecycle for a Sunday Times 'Top 100 Employers to Work For' 2019 Financial Services solutions provider? We're looking for a skilled Release Manager, ideally with experience in the financial services sector, who is looking for their next challenge.

Day to day you'll be scheduling, coordinating, and managing the releases across the company for multiple applications in their portfolio. We're looking for someone who can manage risks and resolve issues and can manage relationships across different teams and locations to ensure that the release schedule is executed as smoothly as possible. You'll be leading go-live activities and develop scripts and automation tools to build, integrate, and deploy software releases and environments to various platforms. This will also involve being responsible for all communication and coordinating changes by SaaS and PaaS providers and vendors and updating and maintaining the configuration management repository for releases and environments.

Essential Skills:
  • Extensive experience in release or project management with significant experience in an information systems operations environment
  • Experience dealing with multiple projects and cross-functional teams in an Agile environment
  • Advanced knowledge of the software development lifecycle
  • Familiarity with Release and DevOps tools such as Azure DevOps (VSTS) and Jira
  • Excellent general technical and PC knowledge, including Microsoft Office, Excel, Acces, and SharePoint
  • SaaS and PaaS
  • Effective leadership and communication skills with the ability to manage relationships and engage stakeholders across all levels of the organisation
  • Advanced analytical skills with the ability to produce engaging and accessible reports

Desirable Skills:
  • Formal training in project management methodologies such as Agile or Waterfall
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365

Benefits include a 35h work week, up to 10% employer pension contribution, 25 days holiday (with the option to buy 5 more with flex), Long Term Incentive Plan, 10 days training per year (5 classroom based, 5 self-study), free parking onsite, and more!

Ignite Digital Talent are committed to equal opportunities, and welcome job applications from all who are qualified and eligible to work in the UK, regardless of colour, ethnic or national origin, race, gender, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, marital status or family circumstances.

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