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Release Manager (AWS)

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  • Salary: £400 - £425 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Southend-On-Sea, Essex
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 24/09/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH88829

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Role: Release Manager (AWS)
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Southend
Duration: 3-6 months

  • Forward Plan the release windows and cycles across a portfolio
  • Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality
  • Measure and monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time and within budget, and that they meet or exceed expectations
  • Coordinate release content and effort based on the service request backlog, pending service requests, third party applications, or operating system updates
  • Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA plans, schedule, and scope changes
  • Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations
  • Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews
  • Produce Deployment, Run Books and Implementation Plans
  • Weekly Release Reporting
  • Communicate release details and schedules to the Business as required
  • Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities
  • Work with release engineers to understand impacts of branches and code merges
  • Maintains the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners and vendors.
  • Continually work towards making improvements in the release process
  • Lead and co-ordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists.
  • Develops scripts and automation tools used to build, integrate, and deploy software releases to various platforms
  • Participate in CAB meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks
  • Maintains a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists
  • Researches new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies and analyzes their application to current configuration management needs



Mandatory technical skill:

  • AWS and CI/CD toolsets (terraform, ansible, and Jenkins/JobDSL)
  • Gitlab and common branching strategies.
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
  • General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office expert level
  • Knowledge of Excel, working Knowledge of Access



Mandatory business skills:

  • Previous release and/or project management experience, (Solid understanding of Agile project management principles preferred)
  • Experience in information systems operations environment in systems analysis or development
  • Formal training in project management practices preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills are a must with demonstrable experience influencing senior business and technical leadership

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