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DATE ADDED: Sat 06/07/2019

Release Manager

Milton Keynes, UK
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JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £50000 - £60000/annum

Release Manager
Milton Keynes
Permanent, full-time
BPS World are currently recruiting for a Release Manager to join our key partner within the education sector based in Milton Keynes. We are looking for a Release Manager with a good understanding of ITIL Release Management Methodology and experience of scheduling, co-ordinating and managing releases across a portfolio of IT assets. These releases may include application updates, platform upgrades and security improvements.
You will be responsible creating the Release Management framework and implementing and managing release processes through development, test, and production environments. If you possess a demonstrable background within a similar role then please get in touch.
Responsibilities as the Release Manager:
* Create a Release Management framework from scratch with associated governance (CAB, Continuous Improvement, etc)
* Working collaboratively with product owners, managers, developers and testers along with external business and IT stakeholders to ensure releases are delivered on schedule and within budget with minimal disruption to services.
* Forecasting demand on release resources for future projects, ensuring the teams and the business are prepared
* Work with Product Owners and Managers to forward plan release windows and cycles across a portfolio of IT assets
* Coordinate release content and effort based on the product backlog, third party dependencies, or other technical factors
* Produce Implementation Plans and work with deployment teams to ensure deployment readiness
You will ideally you will possess the following:
* Demonstrable expertise of previous release and/or project management experience, (Solid understanding of project management principles preferred)
* Previous team management experience of Release Management resources but also Application Support Analysts/SysAdmins
* Understands ITIL Release Management methodology and has constructed/created/implemented Release Management strategies into complex environments
* Previous experience of release management in cloud environments
* Demonstrable stakeholder management skills including examples of negotiation
* System operations knowledge, including ITIL and management of infrastructure change
* Proven technical ability combined with strong business acumen
* Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to convey technically complex information clearly and concisely
* An understanding of integration and testing activities is an advantage
If you feel you possess the skills and experience mentioned above and are keen to explore this opportunity further please click "Apply Now" and one of our team will be in touch.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity and/or criminal/police or equivalent background checks for all other countries inhabited (irrespective of whether you worked in those countries)
Role: Release Manager
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire,

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