Environments Manager - Transformation , Test and AWS

Recruiter
Emponics
Location
Northampton
Salary
£excellent + car + 15% bonus
Posted
14 Oct 2016
Closes
19 Oct 2016
Sector
IT
Contract Type
Permanent
Environments Manager . Our client , based in Northampton but commutable from Bedford , Milton Keynes and Coventry are looking for an Environments Manager . They are a rapidly growing Multi Channel FTSE100 group with a diverse market proposition and customer base. Salary is very competitive plus bonus plus car or car allowance 4500. The role exists within the lifespan of the programme ( 3 to 5 years ) on a Fixed Term Contract - there is the possibility of this being permanent but cannot be guaranteed at this stage. They are in the early stages of starting one of its largest transformation programmes which will replace the core software systems in a number of the businesses and will be deployed in a staged basis. The Environments Manager role is to ensure that all environments required for the core systems programme are all in place (vendor, on premise & 3rd party management) and set up to the specifications that are set out within Group IT department. The role holder must closely collaborate with the Test & Configuration Manager and the IT Integrations team to ensure that all the required Environments are set up (including the data) in readiness for the test effort to be effective. The role will then actively manage/co-ordinate the use of the environments to support the programme. The role exists within the lifespan of the programme ( 3 to 5 years ) on a Fixed Term Contract - there is the possibility of this being permanent but cannot be guaranteed at this stage. Principal Accountabilities. The role holder will be responsible for defining and maintaining the Environment Strategy that will be required for the programme. This should be completed in collaboration with the IT QA team and the programme Test & Configuration Manager. The role holder must also define a plan for the environments area. The role holder should oversee the the design and build of any environments that are implemented during the programme and ensure they comply with the standards set out by Travis Perkins IT. The role holder will need to oversee the management of multiple environments (Prod, pre prod, Dev, Performance, UAT, SIT, Unit) across a wide range of technologies and infrastructure. The role holder would ideally be experienced in AWS and have knowledge of Continuous Integration, Automation, Ansible, Jenkins etc. The Role holder will be responsible for environment scheduling, troubleshooting and maintenance. Support the Test & Configuration Manager and their Test Analysts, in working with the solution Vendor and the wider IT team to support the defining the test strategy ensuring development of the test plans for the tasks, dependencies and participants required to mitigate the risks to system quality. The role holder will be responsible for the management of 3rd parties to support the testing effort and maintenance of environments. The role holder must define and provide adequate project and programme reporting on Environments, covering progress and and planned activity. Person Specification AWS and hosted environments experience Hands on technical experience across multiple integrated technologies Stakeholder management Excellent communication and planning skills Good understanding of project and programme governance Transformation programme This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66902113

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