Release Manager

Job Type:
IT & Technical, Product
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Job Ref:

Betting Jobs are working closely with an established sportsbook platform provider who are based in London. They are looking for a Release Manager to join their team in the UK.

About the role:

You will own the Release Management lifecycle which includes scheduling, coordinating and the management of releases across the business. The releases can be inclusive of platform updates, application updates, Projects and Programs. Where necessary you will provide tools and services to help product management and project teams manage and deploy releases into production. You will be responsible for implementing and managing release processes for the progression of code in the development, test, and production environments. The Release Manager Job function works collaboratively with all participants in software development projects and is supportive of developers and testers as they set up their build dev/test environments. A key relationship will be with IT management to:

• Improve the software engineering processes and practices associated with continuously building, deploying, and updating software and environments
• Coordinate a Release Calendar
• Help refining release management tools The Release Manager will assist in managing projects and interdependencies to ensure milestone adherence to ensure the integrity of the release can be measured.


• Forward Plan the release windows and cycles across a portfolio
• Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality
• Measure and monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time and within budget, and that they meet or exceed expectations
• Coordinate release content and effort based on the service request backlog
• Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA plans, schedule, and scope changes Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations with the redaction of release notes
• Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews
• Produce Deployment, Run Books and Implementation Plans
• Weekly Release Reporting
• Communicate release details and schedules to the Business as required
• Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities
• Work with engineers to understand impacts of branches and code merges
• Maintain the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners and vendors.
• Continually work towards making improvements in the release process
• Lead and co-ordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists.
• Develop scripts and automation tools used to build, integrate, and deploy software releases to various platforms
• Maintain a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists
• Researches new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies and analyzes their application to current configuration management needs

Essential Requirements (must have):

Experience & Skills
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
• 2-6 years of previous release and/or project management experience
• 8-10 years of experience in information systems operations environment in systems analysis or development
• Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
• Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
• Advanced written and verbal communication skills

Desirable Requirements (nice to have):

• Formal training in project management practices preferred
• Solid understanding of project management principles preferred
• Experience with DevOps tools like Chef, Puppet or Ansible
• Experience with CI / CD platforms like Jenkins

Contact Details:
Tel: +44 (0) 1355 588 988
Contact: BettingJobs

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