Release Manager

Release Manager

My client is going through a period of growth and is looking for an experienced Release Manager to join their team in one of the largest names in the entertainment industry. The Release manager will be primarily responsible for managing all aspects of the end to end release process. They will be responsible for the planning, design, build, configuration and testing of all software and hardware to create the release package for the delivery of, or changes to, the designated service.

Job Description

Release Manager (Ideally with a Scrum Master Background)
Permanent
Berkshire
£60,000 + Annual Bonus

My client is going through a period of growth and is looking for an experienced Release Manager to join their team in one of the largest names in the entertainment industry. The Release Manager will be primarily responsible for managing all aspects of the end to end release process. They will be responsible for the planning, design, build, configuration and testing of all software and hardware to create the release package for the delivery of, or changes to, the designated service. They will have to communicate with Test Managers, Dev Managers, IT Ops and the Project management Office on a daily basis.

The Release Manager should have experience with the following responsibilities:
" Manage all aspects of the end to end release process
" Update service knowledge management system
" Ensures coordination of build and test environments teams and release teams
" Ensures teams follow the organisation's established policies and procedures
" Provides management reports on release progress and calendar for the project timeline.
" Service release and deployment policy and planning
" Deals with release package design, build and configuration
" Deals with release package acceptance including business sign off
" Deals with service rollout planning including method of deployment
" Deals with release package testing to predefined acceptance criteria
" Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA plans, schedule, and scope changes
" Deals with communication, preparation and training
" Audits hardware and software before and after the implementation of release package changes
" Installs new or upgraded hardware
" Deals with storage and traceability/audibility of controlled software in both centralised and distributed systems
" Deals with release, distribution and the installation of packaged software
" Establishes the final release configuration (e.g. knowledge, information, hardware, software and infrastructure)
" Builds the final release delivery
" Tests the final delivery prior to independent testing
" Establishes and reports outstanding known errors and workarounds
" Provides input to the final implementation sign off process

Knowledge/ Qualifications
" Bachelor's degree/ Masters in Computer Science or related field
" 2-5 Years+ of previous release and/or project management experience
" Formal training in project management practices preferred
" Advanced knowledge of software development life-cycle
" Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
" Strong Testing & Coding background
" Experience with Microsoft Azure & Agile Development
" General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office expert level knowledge of Excel, working Knowledge of Access
" Demonstrable experience of establishing full change and release processes and management across a large and complex IT enterprise in both waterfall and DevOps release environments underpinned by automation.
" Experience of Agile, Kanban or Scrum working practices

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