Release Manager

Job type:
initial 6 months
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
flag_no United Kingdom

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Release Manager

Duration: Initial 6 months

Location: Hemel Hempstead

Security Clearance: The successful candidate must be willing to undergo a SC security clearance process.

EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY: Sopra Steria Recruitment Ltd (a Sopra Steria company) provides recruitment and resourcing solutions to Sopra Steria, a leading European IT service provider.

Sopra Steria requires 3 Release Managers for initial 6 month contracts, based out of our offices in Hemel Hempstead. Sopra Steria is currently doing a large scale desktop and infrastructure upgrade for one of our public sector Clients and requires the Release Manages to join the project.

The Release Managers will be working on a large programme of work helping to co-ordinate the go live of a number of projects.

The Release Managers will be responsible for:

  • Ensure timely delivery of release tasks allocated to the role
  • Managing the release components after go live
  • Ensuring ITIL/Release Management best practice is followed
  • Manage direct reports, project& development teams/third party suppliers
  • Control of release quality and testing

Release Manager Essential Skills:

  • Experience in a Release Management post and management of large-scale Release within an IT environment
  • Thorough understanding of the technologies & tools involved in the build, test and release process plus some experience [or at least exposure] in Service Management aspects of deploying new solutions into live service
  • Must have a proven track record in Release Management across a programme and demonstrate an ability to problem solve and offer alternate solution approaches
  • Ability to mentor and develop staff in ITIL release disciplines
  • Central or local government experience would be an advantage
  • Experience of IT support, development and delivery in an ITIL environment

The successful candidate must be willing to undergo a SC security clearance process.