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Environment & Release Manager

Job Reference: JSENVREL

Salary: £60k - 70k per year + flexible benefits package

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration: Permanent

Job Start Date:

Vacancy Posted: 30-10-2017

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: England, Greater London, London

Environment & Release Manager

In their pursuit to become an Agile first organisation, our client who are a leading retailer are looking for an experienced Environment & Release Manager who can assist in ensuring delivery teams have a clear path to live. You will have responsibility for all non-production environments which covers multiple platforms and systems . You will be liaising with both technical and non-technical members of the team, making sure that they have access to the right software and are able to ensure succesful delivery.

You will be required to manage your own environment strategy and plan sufficiently in order to meet the demands of the projects. Along with this, making sure that there is an efficient use of the environments is essential. Constant assesment of the reuse or decommissioning of environments is vital.

Role Responsibilities:

* Contribute to and deliver on the non-production environments improvement strategy ensuring we evolve towards having dynamic, self-service environments that support the fast pace of delivery and innovation
* Own the environments configuration strategy and it’s data
* Ensure monitoring of environments is conducted
* Ensure correct patching is applied to the environments
* Engage and support project delivery teams
* Document environments and underlying components to appropriate standards including integration points
* Maintain, refresh and recycle environments, including access control and deployment of software builds for testing (bespoke software and 3rd party software)
* Support continuous improvement initiatives (keep abreast of industry trends, implement best practice, evaluate new tools and techniques, automate processes, and upgrade underlying technologies)

Skills required:

* Experience in managing a suite of environments across multiple platforms
* Experience of managing multiple vendors so that the timely provision of environments is assured
* Experience of environment management and associated tools, methodologies and approaches
* Experience of IT architecture and infrastructure
* A strong understanding of all stages of a project lifecycle and the demands that those have on the provision of environments.
* Ability to produce Environment strategy and environment plans
* Ability to validate the plans provided by Technical teams to ensure they are right for the delivery and maintenance of environments
* Ability to diagnose environmental issues and identify the right team and actions for resolution
* Excellent communication skills
* Deep understand of waterfall and agile delivery methodologies
* Strong time and plan management skills
* Ability to chair meetings involving multiple organisations and countries
* Experience of dealing with onsite and offshore teams
* Experience of Cloud and on premise environments

Benefits include:

* Flexible benefits package of just under £5,000
* Pension scheme
* Dental plan
* Season ticket travel loan
* 25 days holiday rising up to 30 with service
* Staff discount

Environment & Release Manager

Due to the volume of applications received for positions it will not be possible to respond to all applications and only applicants who are considered suitable for interview will be contacted.

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