Software Release Lead

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    Brentwood, Essex

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    Abigail Scott

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Software Release Lead


6 Months

Client Overview

The client is a large entertainment organisation; they excite and inspire customers with leading innovations and technologies in the entertainment industry. They strive to be the best for customers and the people working for them. They are 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

Planning & Reporting:

  • Generate, Own & Maintain Top Level Plans for Software Releases that scope incremental functional content against targets prioritised and agreed with stakeholders dependent Teams.
  • Create and maintain release schedule based on estimate input from Development and Test/CI Teams based on Effort, Resource, Timescale & Cost.
  • Generate high visibility of above plans & schedules.
  • Provide weekly status report to Software Engineering Manager.
  • Compile and present status Reports to product owners, Project Managers and Senior Management as Required.

Budget & Resource Management:

  • Generate & Maintain a Budget/Cost Management system to track Estimates, Allocations and actual spend for owned Software Releases.
  • Process administrative tasks in support of the Team to include Supplier Contracts & Statements of Work.


  • Be the first and central point of contact for all aspects of Release Planning and Delivery responding to Changes or Issues in a timely fashion working with Stakeholders & Technical Teams to resolve.
  • Lead and provide direction to all involved teams to ensure that Release Development and Testing activities are Coordinated effectively.
  • Facilitate and Lead Meetings to expedite Release Scoping & Planning, Development & Test Oversight, Issue Management, Field Trials and Final Deployment.
  • Track and Escalate (as necessary) any and all issues impacting ability to deliver software releases to plan.
  • Identify, Arbitrate and Mitigate Operational Conflicts or any other Risks to Release Delivery.
  • Work closely with product owner and Team to Ensure that Release Requirements are captured, understood and communicated.
  • Ensure that all Deliverables and Acceptance Criteria are defined and that all parties with a functional role in the delivery process are Informed,

Process Leadership:

  • Provide contributing input into process and other initiatives to streamline and optimise the operational aspects of Software Delivery.
  • Devise metrics and reporting mechanisms to identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

Key Skills Required

  • Academic or Vocational Qualification in Project Management or Applicable Engineering Discipline
  • Strong Software Project Management Skills with Cost and Timescale Estimation, Planning and Execution
  • Understanding of Agile Software Development Methodologies
  • Understanding of Continuous Integration and Time-Boxed , Test Driven Development
  • environment delivering software fit for high profile consumer products.
  • Proven experience in overseeing the implementation of embedded software releases into a production environment
  • Solid understanding of the Lifecycle of embedded Software Development
  • Proficient in the use of defect tracking process and systems
  • Ability to compose and deliver engaging reports pitched appropriately to different audiences from technical through to management