miltonkeynes

Release Manager

Product development
Permanent

Objectives: Coordinating internal software development teams and liaising with client release management teams to plan, manage and deliver quarterly software releases across multiple implementations for a global client.

Description of the role

  • Working in a release management capacity to coordinate and schedule releases for a team of software developers, business analysts and software testers, to enhance an existing software product.
  • Liaising with client release management teams to scope and schedule software change
  • A proven track record of scheduling and controlling quality of software change to live applications
  • Building good working relationships with customers.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Release Management: experienced in creating and monitoring release schedules, resource allocation, budgets, project costs and quality of deliverables.
  • Client Management: maintaining the relationship with the client, ensuring that project activities occur, change management, risk & issue management, dispute resolution and status reporting.
  • Writing & management of test plans
  • Business Knowledge of the finance industry and White Clarke products.
  • Facilitating and managing client workshops.
  • Reviewing functional requirement specifications.

Requirements of the role

  • Proven ability to manage a software development team
  • Experience of and involvement in the software development lifecycle/system implementation
  • Experience in software requirements elicitation for financial software.
  • Automotive finance experience is desirable.
Person specification:
  • Proven analytical capabilities
  • Ability to take ownership and be responsible for actions
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal)
  • Attention to detail, with ability to produce clear, concise documentation
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative
  • Professional image
  • Well-developed time management skills, with ability to work to tight deadlines, whilst multi-tasking
  • Ability to be flexible with respect to working hours, according to operational requirements.

Benefits

  • Employee Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Long-term Disability (LTD) insurance
  • Extended Health Benefit for Employees and Dependents
  • Dental Benefits for Employees and Dependents
  • Health Care Spending Account (Single and Family option)
  • Group Retirement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Corporate gym membership fee options
  • Additional holiday entitlement increases with length of service
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Professional Association subscriptions fee assistance
  • Social Committee – events throughout the year
  • Support with professional training and development