Release Analyst / Release Manager - Software

Location London
Discipline: Management
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits: + Generous Benefits
Contact name: James Shenton

Contact email:
Job ref: BH-153-1
Published: 16 days ago
Startdate: 2022-06-16 00:00:00
Release Analyst with a proven background in software centric release management for the delivery / coordination and change approval of software releases cycles in both Agile and waterfall environments is required by world leading Lloyds of London insurance broker to be responsible for release management / across their software products and estate (Outsystems, Azure DevOps, Git) which will involve working across both internal and external software teams as well as QA and IT environments / Infrastructure teams.
This is a new role so we are looking for a Release Engineer / Release Manager who can help to build  / improve the Release Processes and DevOps tooling & knowledge Azure DevOps Git

The Release Analyst / Release Manager role will offer hybrid working and require being in their City of London office two days per week.

As a Release Analyst / Release Manager - software you will have skills in the majority of
  • Sound experience in a Release Analyst or Release Manager role for the software release with a mix of Agile / Waterfall experience
  • Experience of managing software releases involving both internal and 3rd party development teams to plan and manage regular release cycles (a mixture of agile scrum and waterfall
  • Deep knowledge and significant experience in professional software engineering experience and best practices for the full software development life cycle, including source control management, build processes, testing, and environment management
  • Experience of tools such as Azure DevOps, Git, Puppet, BuildMaster, Visual Studio, etc.
  • Strong client/vendor/stakeholder management and influencing skills, with ability to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Strong planning skills, with experience in producing and delivering quality plans and reporting.
  • An Understanding of DevOps from both a tooling and principles perspective, so you understand DevOps
  • Experience of managing and publish release roadmaps - working closely with cross functional technical teams onshore and offshore.
  • Sound experience in effective configuration, release and environment management.
  • Experience in software release management for internal and external clients.
  • Understanding of CI/CD pipelines
  • Understand key DevOps metrics such as DORA
As a Release Analyst / Release Manager - software key aspects of the role would include
  • Co-ordination of software change over the entire application estate (predominately Microsoft / .NET)
  • Interface with software suppliers (internal and external) to plan and manage regular release cycles (a mixture of agile scrum and waterfall)
  • Configure releases, bring teams (development, QA and DevOps) and products together as per the release plan
  • Manage risks for release scope
  • Interface with QA and UAT teams for planned quality checks
  • Manage / execute release deployment including hot fixes
  • Publish release schedules: measure, monitor and report
  • Interface with Infrastructure and Environment teams as needed
  • Play a key role in validating, quality assuring and approving change through the change process
This is an outstanding chance to flex your skills, and help to develop the companies release management processes, and will be challenging as the company is undertaking a major digital transformation.

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