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Release Manager

Release Manager 

Our client is embarking on a journey to transform and modernise their IT Services and ways of working through close collaboration and partnerships. They are achieving this by passionately embracing new technology and empowering multi-disciplined teams to deliver ambitious strategic objectives through creativity, innovation and forward thinking. 

As a charity they are focused on doing the right thing for their clients, colleagues and society as a whole, whilst maintaining a commercial drive to deliver on their commitments. They embrace the opportunities and risks of championing new exciting technologies by having the courage to fail, ensuring they learn quickly and positively from their mistakes. 

Their passionate, driven and committed IT teams are all co-located in the centre of Leeds, ensuring an open, honest and supportive atmosphere through face to face interaction. They are keen to invest in the continuous development of their IT professionals as well as ensuring a true work-life balance can be achieved by all, through flexibility, in their fun and sociable environment. 

Position: Release Manager 
Location: Leeds city centre 
Job Type: Full Time, 3-year Fixed Term Contract 
Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm 
Salary: circa £38,000 depending on experience 
Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement with the opportunity to buy and sell annual leave, childcare vouchers, season ticket loans, cycle to work, annual discretionary bonus, assisted study, contributory group personal pension plan, health cash plan and above all they’re a great place to work, come see for yourself. 

Closing Date: 18th October 2017 

About the role: 

The Release Manager will have an amazing opportunity to really consolidate our release management experience and use it to work alongside a strong team. 

Responsibilities: 

- Ensuring all managed releases are properly planned, communicated, and fully resourced 
- Ensure minimal adverse impacts in the live environment 
- Formulate and own the communications for all managed release related activity 
- Document detailed live deployment plans, including full communication, verification, and back-out planning 
- Arrange practice release activity where appropriate 
- identify release conflicts, dependencies, or risk that could affect the overall project and change pipeline 
- Work with IT and Operational management to agree a release schedule which is understood and ensures a smooth delivery of change 
- Ensure a consistent understanding of release management activities and to ensure they retain the required profile within the lifecycle of the project 
- Working with the team to develop and define the automated CI / CD release processes 

About you: 

- ITIL accreditation to at least Foundation level 
- Exposure to formal Project Management toolsets 
- Good general knowledge of IT infrastructure gained in a Windows based server environment 
- Excellent planning and communication skills 
- Experience of stakeholder management up to exec level 
- Experience of working in a financially regulated industry automated deployments desirable 

You may have experience of the following: Release Manager, IT Manager, Change Management, Change Manager, Infrastructure Engineer, Systems Engineer, Project Manager, Project Management, IT Project Management, Technical Project Manager, Release Management, ITIL, etc. 

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.

  • Salary:
    Circa £38,000 depending on experience
  • Location:
    Leeds, Yorkshire
  • Job Type:
    Full Time Temporary/Contract/Project
  • Job Category:
    IT/Software Development