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Release and Implementation Manager


Posted on Sep 21, 2022 by Venesky-Brown

Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£580 - £580 Daily
Venesky-Brown's client, a public sector organisation in Edinburgh/Glasgow, is currently looking to recruit a Release and Implementation Manager for an initial 6 month contract - with the potential to extend - on a rate of up to £580/day (inside of IR35). Due to the current circumstances this role will be a hybrid of working at home and the office.

  • Manage the release life cycle and planning across the different technical platforms
  • Manage relationships and coordinate releases between different delivery teams
  • Develop and communicate key release plans, commitments and changes to these plans ie release/code freeze/feature freeze and code merge plans and activities
  • Run relevant cross work stream stakeholder sessions to ensure joint planning and delivery alignment
  • Measure and monitor progress of release plans, develop appropriate reporting and escalation processes at both technical and business ie ensuring technical work streams are aligned
  • Operational Readiness: Work alongside the Release Management Group (RMG) to ensure all release artefacts are in place - ie business checkout/Resolver group are run outside of RMG
  • Work alongside the business to define the day-of-launch approach and deliver the implementation into the business on go-live
  • Work with the test team to ensure release scheduling is planned and coordinated across all areas - including environments development and configuration throughout the development life cycle.
  • Design and deliver the release continuous improvement roadmap to optimise code development and testing ie more frequent releases, small and often, risk/reward based approach
  • Co-ordination of multiple supplier release to develop a Change Release Note to identify and align all components of that release across multiple platforms
  • Control and manage these release scopes through development and implementation of a common framework and process.
  • Management of what releases will be deployed through the development life cycle into the appropriate environments
  • Coordination and alignment of the environments to support the development, testing and deployment process
  • Environment management - Assurance that the Environments are in place when and where required through coordination with technology area
  • Act as a conduit between testing and technology to ensure both parties are fully aligned and processes are in place to ensure deployment, testing and remediation takes place effectively across all platforms.
  • Develop and support the approach to handover between the programme and live services
  • Develop and support the approach to the management of live services prior to full business handover

Essential Skills:
  • Experienced delivery and release manager
  • Day to day experience of operating in a release management role in complex environments
  • Ability to think strategically to develop longer term improvements across the programme
  • Constantly driving for improvements to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Technical and business knowledge and experience
  • Experience of taking deployments from development to implementation
  • Confidence to present information in a clear and concise way in order to gain stakeholder buy in at both junior and senior levels

If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please get in touch.

Reference: 1736339294

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