Senior Release Manager

Senior Release Manager
Ireland or Spain 2 Negotiable Ref:

Job Description

My Dublin based client is recruiting for a Senior Release Manager to join the team on a permanent basis. The client will look at candidates living in Ireland ( Remote / Hybrid) or Spain ( Fully remote

My Dublin based client is recruiting for a Senior Release Manager to join the team on a permanent basis. The client will look at candidates living in Ireland ( Remote / Hybrid) or Spain ( Fully remote).

Job Responsibilities

  • As the Release Manager, you will own the Release Management lifecycle, which includes scheduling, coordinating, & managing releases across multiple applications across various portfolios.
  • You’ll drive & maintain the scheduling, planning, & controlling of the software deployment process
  • You’ll provide tools & processes to help product management & development teams manage & deploy releases into production
  • You’ll lead the effort of defining the strategic direction for release management tools to ensure the process requirements of release management are built-in
  • You’ll coordinate release content & effort based on the service request backlog, pending service requests, third party applications, or operating system updates
  • You’ll manage relationships & coordinate work between different teams at different locations
  • You’ll ensure the availability & the optimised performance level of build environments for all teams
  • Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, & Business Go/No-Go reviews
  • Produce Deployment, Run Books & Implementation Plans
  • Experience in automating deployments in on-prem/cloud environments using Bitbucket, Jenkins, Azure, GitHub
  • You’ll responsible for ensuring the DevSecOps team deliver services on-time & manage both IT operations & developers.
  • You’ll ensure that the Release Management lifecycle involves the stages such as scheduling the release, coordinating between teams, & deployment of release as per the schedule & within budget.
  • You’ll define the strategic usage of release management tools to manage releases.
  • Be hands-on, automate various day-to-day administration tasks by developing Bash and Python Scripts
  • You’ll lead improvements to the software engineering processes & practices associated with continuously building, deploying, & updating software & environments
  • You’ll maintain a release repository & manage key information such as build & release procedures, dependencies, & notification lists
  • You’ll research new software development & configuration management methodologies & technologies & analyses their application to current configuration management needs

Experience Required

  • A min of 5 years’ experience as an innovative technical delivery lead, Python API Developer, & Production Support Engineer with significant experience in developing & supporting enterprise applications
  • A min of 5 years of previous release and/or project management experience (Solid understanding of project management principles preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage software releases end-to-end, from the planning through deployment to production in collaboration with Business, PMO, Development, Testing, Infrastructure Teams
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate with cross-functional work teams & multi-vendor teams towards successful releases
  • Strong skills in guiding the team for release issues and recommending solution strategies with excellent conflict management and prioritisation skills
  • Strong team management skills to lead and grow a DevSecOps team
  • Excellent communication skills, including presentations and negotiations to the senior management team
  • Be a subject matter expert in Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CD/CI) pipelines
  • Experience in working with DevSecOps & SAFe Agile methodologies
  • Identify release gating defects in collaboration with the development team, product owner & QA team
  • Work with the DevOps engineer to understand the impacts of branches & code merges
  • Have ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously & under pressure
  • Experience in the use of Application Release Automation tools such as Bitbucket, Jenkins, GitHub, Jira, Confluence and Swagger
  • Experience in scripting/Markup Languages: Perl, Python, Shell (Bash), PowerShell Scripting and UNIX
  • Good understanding of application infrastructure, system architecture, and operating system
  • Other Languages: Perl, C++, C, Visual Basic, Unix, PHP, SQL

Essential and Desirable Skills

  • A min of 5 years’ experience as an innovative technical delivery lead, Python API Developer, & Production Support Engineer with significant experience in developing & supporting enterprise applications
  • A min of 5 years of previous release and/or project management experience (Solid understanding of project management principles preferred)

Educational Requirements

Computer Degree / Relevant Degree

Working Hours & Benefits

  • Remote or Hybrid Working
  • Healthcare
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension
  • Tax Saver Ticket Scheme
  • Bike to Work Scheme

 

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