Release Manager

Covent Garden
05 Oct 2016
02 Nov 2016
Contract Type
The Role We’re looking for an experienced Release Manager to work alongside an existing Release Manager within the Software Delivery Team and work with development teams in an Agile environment ensuring that software releases are supported through the complete development cycle. This will involve liaising with product owners, development mangers, operators and regulators to set release expectations, coordinating environment availability for release testing, release risk management and scheduling. Key Attributes Good understanding of the software development life-cycle. Passionate about release management and the benefits to the business. Excellent organisation, communication (both verbal and written) and strong interpersonal skills. Proactive. Identifies problems in processes and seeks continuous improvement. Ability to multi-task and prioritise. Can keep calm in stressful situations. Responsibilities Drive the release process and continue to implement improvements. Managing the release process from testing through to completion ensuring risks, impacts and dependencies are well understood. Working with various areas of the business to coordinate product deliverables that must come together to work as an integrated release package. Liaising with operators and regulators to ensure relevant approvals are in place. Running CAB meetings and release checkpoints. Provides reports and analysis on releases. Performing root cause analysis on any releases that caused production problems. Assisting with the Incident Management process and seeks to reduce the number of incidents as a result of releases. Liaises with our ATFs (Accredited Testing Facility) to ensure releases are tested and any ATF requirements are fulfilled. Manages the changes and stability of the Pre-Production environments including scheduling load testing. Working alongside our Development teams to progress our Continuous Delivery roadmap. A strong candidate will have the freedom to focus the role on the overlap between the needs of the development teams, and the candidate’s strengths & interests. Staying on top of emerging processes & practices relating to Release, Incident and Problem Management. Experience • Minimum of 4 years of Release Management experience • Knowledge of project management tools and processes • Excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills • Experience of working in an Agile environment • Desirable: o Jira experience o Deployments o ITIL experience o Mobile device software release o Gaming industry About Us We are on a mission to become the world’s most entertaining online gaming company. It all started with Jackpotjoy but along the way we have grown into the award-winning team of designers, developers and operators behind some of the leading gaming sites and apps including Virgin Games and Caesar’s Casino. But, we haven’t stopped there we’re also behind Bingo Lane, Jackpotjoy Slots and other great free-to-play games. Born in 2001 with just a handful of developers, we are now over 900 employees strong across 7 group offices worldwide with our headquarters in Central London. Over 24 million players enjoy our 258 games, generating on average 6,028 chat messages every 15 minutes Whether it be through the awards we've won for innovation in Bingo and Slots, our commitment to using cutting edge technology, or simply our passion to innovate, thrill, and surprise, Gamesys constantly pushes the boundaries to be the best in class. Our culture is visible everywhere. Visit our reception - you’ll find sweets and a giant monkey, in the design team a giant red lamp and the latest quad core mac pros; the breakout areas a Gamesys pool table and fridges full of beer, wine and soft drinks. In the meeting rooms you might find grass instead of carpet, in the summer you’ll meet all our families together for a celebration and in the winter you can find Mexican wrestlers or circus acts roaming around. Weekly social and sports events give you the opportunity to stretch both your mind and body, whether it be getting involved in a meetup or brownbag session, playing in the poker tournament or joining one of the many sports teams. But our culture is not just in what you can see it's in everything we do, we're hard workers and we get stuck in. We have fun, making fun and our vision is to invent, play and discover together, to craft experiences that thrill our players and rock the world. This job was originally posted as