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Release Manager 31238

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7 Jul 2022

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Technology & New Media
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Release Manager 31238

Duration - 6 months

Location - Edinburgh / remote


My high-profile banking client is looking for a Software Release Engineer to join their Protection Lab based in Edinburgh on initial 6-month contract with chance of extensions. As release manager you will be responsible for coordinating and delivering the completion of all readiness activities for the implementation of complex or multi-platform changes (support) into digital and non-digital channels, ensuring that a clear schedule of events is agreed and all governance requirements are met.

A Lab is a co-located team who work together on key projects to deliver value at pace by designing services that people find useful, easy and engaging to use. Typically, a Lab has a strong focus on complex problem solving in an agile environment where engineers are free to experiment and create innovative products which will transform the way our customers engage with us.

Our Protection Lab is focused on improving support to our customers throughout their financial lives, with clear, straightforward customer journeys, helping empower them to make the right decisions on their life Insurance & Critical Illness needs.

So what would you be doing for us?

Design and implement bespoke implementation strategies to support complex/non-standard changes, viewing change from various perspectives - customer, service, performance, operations.

· Lead a team within the digital environment space, work with digital stakeholders on activities and responsible for day to day management of the Route to Live Environments.

· Run and Coordinate the overall calendar approach for Releases, Defect management, Environment Provisioning.

· Handle and coordinate appropriate governance and meetings, working in partnership with all key stakeholders to ensure their expectations are handled and that all aspects of the service are clearly understood.

· Accountable for producing all reports and service metrics and reviewing with client managers.

· Leading new resource requirements and other operational requirements.

· Responsible for co-ordination and management all the relevant test activity as part of the route to live from sandbox to Production.

· Responsible for ensuring any risks are identified and raised and handled in accordance with risk processes and procedures.

· Act an escalation point for any issues and coordinate any supply and demand requirements, feeding into Senior Management as the need arises.

What we need from you:

· Ability to lead and deliver software infrastructure and configurations

· A specialist understanding of software development lifecycle

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills resulting in the ability to build and develop strong working relationships

· Excellent risk and issue management

· Structured thinking

· Experience in coordinating multi-functional work teams up to task completion
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