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Release Manager

Posted on Jun 8, 2022 by Elwood Technologies

London, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Release Manager

About Elwood

At the cutting edge of financial technology, Elwood is spearheading the convergence of traditional finance and digital assets. Through our single integrated platform, we make crypto accessible to institutions and other investment professionals, with seamless market access to the world's leading crypto trading and liquidity venues.

We believe it's time for digital assets to take their rightful place in the world of professional investment. If you like the sound of driving change, making a meaningful impact, and having an unprecedented opportunity to shape the future of finance, we want to hear from you.

Job Description

Excellence is a mindset. Elwood employees strive to be the best version of themselves and expect the same from others. If you're passionate about performance, thrive off of collaborating with a talented team, and have the tenacity to succeed, Elwood could be the place for you. As a part of Elwood's continuous growth, we are looking for a London-based Release Manager to focus on the fine details of assembling different interrelated components and streamline the release management process. Highly detail and results-oriented, you will aim to satisfy a complex or solution-based release.

You will coordinate with different stakeholders for requirements, testing, and release calendar of necessary components to ensure a synchronous running of day-to-day processes. You will plan with several software development teams and govern and manage schedules to satisfy interdependencies. Your primary aim is to enable continuous delivery of a solution in the hands of the customers as soon as possible and ensure quality benchmarks are met.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing risks and resolving challenges that impact release scope, quality, and schedules
  • Planning release windows and cycles across portfolios, components
  • Managing relationships working on interrelated processes
  • Communicating crucial release plans and changes
  • Measuring and monitoring progress to achieve a timely software release within defined budgetary limits and defined quality standards
  • Coordinating processes between different teams (possibly in various locations)
  • Communicating necessary release details to business teams
  • Managing, planning, and negotiating release activities
  • Initiating and overseeing progressive release processes
  • Coordinating enterprise release content and efforts based on OS updates and third-party apps
  • Producing deployment, implementation, and run books plans
  • Conducting release readiness and milestone reviews
  • Maintaining release schedules for every core service and ensuring it aligns with major vendors and other stakeholders
  • Working with release engineers to comprehend code merges and branch ramifications
  • Leading and coordinating checklist and deployment plan execution
  • Developing automation and release management tools along with scripts necessary for the construction, continuous integration, and deployment of software release
  • Researching new software development and the best methods and techniques for managing configurations regarding a business's existing needs
  • Ensuring that releases operate as per expectations
  • Ensuring that requirements are clear across dependent project streams with an effective release
  • Initiating and overseeing the development of technical guides and training for external functionality
  • Managing the development of deliverables into production environments
  • Validating release notes
  • Deployment management of deliverables to the test environment particularly guaranteeing that the external dependent items are available during the test runtime

Qualifications / Knowledge

  • Strong commitment to succeed, superior communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Strong Git skills (experience with Github is a plus)
  • Experience in planning and leading the implementation of Technology Solutions
  • You've learned from mistakes, managed risks and resolved issues that could have affected release scope, schedule, or quality
  • Coordinated dependent teams/colleagues to achieve overall release success
  • Produced implementation plans and checklists
  • Communicated release details/release schedule
  • Championed release measuring, monitoring, reporting, and improvements
  • Facilitated CAB meetings
  • Managed a release repository of key information
  • Facilitated post-release reviews
  • Excellent programming skills and experience with a desire for constant self-improvement
  • Ability to handle software infrastructure management and configuration management
  • A computer science degree or similar discipline
  • 2-6 years of experience using project or release management tools at a large multinational
  • An expert understanding of software development lifecycle
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Structured thinking
  • Experience in coordinating cross-functional work teams up to task completion


  • Passion - As our Release Manager, you are passionate about performance and strive for perfection through meticulously coordinated releases that align with all stakeholders.
  • Respect - As part of a diverse team, you have deep cultural empathy and respect for fellow workers, clients, partners, and Elwood's regulatory obligations.
  • Teamwork & Communication - You value cross-team collaboration, effective communication, and efficient processes that deliver best results.
  • Tenacity - You know that coordinating a successful release takes hard work and persistence and you bring both these qualities to table every day.
  • Trust & Transparency - You are willing to share your knowledge with the rest of the team and encourage transparency and the free flow of ideas in the workplace.
  • Excellence - Excellence is a mindset and you strive to be the best version of yourself and expect the same from others.

Why Elwood?

  • Join one of the fastest-growing FinTech companies and help shape the future of finance
  • An exciting "startup" vibe with deep financial backing and a strong market presence
  • Work with a modern technology stack and help solve high-impact problems
  • Collaborate with a strong client-focused team from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • A global company with offices in New York, Singapore, London, and Geneva
  • Competitive compensation package
  • A hybrid model of working in the office and working from home
  • The chance to produce the most important work of your career

Reference: 1623189563

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