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Release Manager

  • Salary: £500 - £530 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: West London, London
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 14/11/2017
  • Job reference: J377262A

Role: Release Manager
Location: Osterley
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 3-6 months

Background:


Sky is a valued part of everyday life in over 10 million homes. We entertain, excite and inspire our customers with a great choice of high-quality content. We strive to be the best for our customers and our people, and to make a positive contribution to life in the UK and Ireland. We're always looking for ways to improve. That spirit has made us what we are today, and it will drive us to become what we want to be tomorrow.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the Release Process and Plans:
    • Working with the Scrum & external teams to identify all development & test tasks required to support the release
    • Identifying and tracking all dependencies for a release
    • Identifying, mitigating and communicating all risks/issues
    • Manage all release defects
    • Communicate regular updates to line management and key stakeholders on progress.
  • Perform software configuration management activities.
  • Help establish best practices for automated build, CI and deployment
  • Create & improve Release processes and documentation.
  • Composition of Business Release Notes and check the integrity of the Deployment guides.
  • Improving the Release Process and Code Branching strategy to help with releases and hotfixes.
  • Provide support for production deployments and troubleshooting issues.
  • Report effectively on the progress, and escalate any issues in a considered and timely manner

Requirements/ Skills

  • Excellent people skills - can work with a diverse range of personalities
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Exceptional planning skills - being able to plan for multiple releases
  • Proven track record of process improvement and governance
  • Experience managing Senior Stakeholder relations, expectations and issues
    Brings energy and passion to the role
    Advanced skills in MS Office suite
  • More than 5 years of experience in Release Management.
  • At least 3-4 years of experience as a release / configuration / build engineer. Proven track record of successful test and release management
  • Development Background.
  • Degree in Computer Science
  • Understanding of project life cycle and Agile methodologies
  • Confident in chairing and participating in meetings
  • Proficient in using Jira and Source code management tools..

Behaviours sought

  • A track record of getting the job done.
  • An enthusiasm and aptitude for learning new skills and practices.
  • Takes pride and ownership in their work.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Proven history in working well with creative teams and can guide a team to produce a pixel perfect result.

Beneficial Experience:

We want Sky to be a great place to work. Somewhere people can reach their potential, fostering a culture of opportunity that motivates people to aim high and giving them all the support and tools they need to succeed.

Sky delivers some of the most diverse content and services on the planet, and we value the same diversity within our business. We provide a culture of entrepreneurialism and opportunity for one and all.

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