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Release Manager (Retail/POS/payments/PCI)

Job Title: Release Manager (Retail/POS/payments/PCI)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Uxbridge, Middlesex
Salary: Daily Rate
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 3 month rolling
REF: FJS/LS/Release_1515061657
Contact Name: Leanne Summers
Contact Email:
Job Published: 12 months ago

Job Description

Release Manager (Retail/POS/payments/PCI) - Contract - Uxbridge.

A Global IT Services Company is currently searching for a Release Manager (Retail/POS/payments/PCI) for a 3 month rolling contract in Uxbridge. The role will involve working for a large retail customer.

The successful candidate will join a team of 5 who manage releases for the customer on their POS, Payments and PCI systems.

Candidates must be able to manage releases from end to end, from writing a detailed deployment plan, representing it at the customer CAB and managing the (sometimes overnight) deployment, which could have a number of different onshore and offshore resources to coordinate.


  • 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 releases are delivered on time
  • Coordinate release content and effort based on the service request backlog, pending service requests, third party applications, or operating system updates
  • 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 including both on and offshore as well as 3rd parties
  • Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews
  • Produce Deployment and Implementation Plans
  • Communicate release details and schedules to the Business as required
  • Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities
  • Lead and co-ordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists
  • Continually work towards making improvements.

Skills Required:

  • Experience of scripting in WINTEL environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office expert level knowledge of Excel, working user knowledge of Access

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