Release Manager, £45K, Tunbridge Wells

Exposed Solutions
Tunbridge Wells
£40000 - £45000 per annum
28 Sep 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Summary: The Release Manager function works collaboratively with all participants in software development projects and also with IT operations management to improve the software engineering processes and practices associated with continuously building, deploying, and updating software and environments. You will own the Release Management lifecycle which includes verifying, scheduling, coordinating the management of releases for client-facing applications, from the monthly packaging & internal release cycle to customer-specific deployment projects. Primary responsibilities will include: Plan, Prepare & Execute Software Releases • Own and communicate the forward planning of internal and external releases across all teams • Co-ordinate and schedule releases across all development, IT and business teams, ensuring they are aligned and on time • Write and edit Release Notes for each monthly release of the product suite • Produce Deployment Plans, Run Books and Implementation Plans • Update our Knowledge Base with user documentation as required and liaise with technical training resources to communicate changes • Lead and co-ordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the Deployment Plans and checklists. • Assist in design and delivery of tools and services to help product management and project teams manage and deploy releases into production. • Eventually, become SME for Customer Releases, engaging with project managers to ensure specific customer deliverables are met, and owning the end-to-end upgrade lifecycle for client deployments Experience & Tools: • Formal training in project management practices preferred • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle • 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 • General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office expert level knowledge of Excel, working Knowledge of Access ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE FREE TO WORK IN THE UK FREE FROM THE RESTRICTIONS OF VISA`S AND WORK PERMITS. Exposed Solutions is acting as an employment agency to this client. Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, and we confirm that we will gladly accept applications from persons of any age for this role. This job was originally posted as