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Release Process Lead/Release Manager (Strategy)

Job Title: Release Process Lead/Release Manager (Strategy)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 08/06/2021
REF: FJS-C-Release_AD_1613413833
Contact Name: Alice Davis
Contact Email:
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

Release Process Lead/Release Manager (Strategy) is urgently required by our Global IT Services Client, for an initial contract until 8th June 2021 (Home Working). To be successful you must have strong experience in migrations from legacy applications to Cloud (AWS).

Our client and their customer are undertaking a large scale migration from Data Centre to the AWS Cloud. The migration consists of the move of around 50 aged applications following a re-host, re-platform or re-factor approach in a phased manner. The main database is being moved from Oracle to PostgreSQL resulting in the weighting of application work being towards the re-platform or refactor. You will need demonstrable experience and a proven track record in a similar environment to make an immediate impact. Experience in agile, waterfall and hybrid methodologies will be an advantage.

Key Aspects and Skills

    • A recognised expert in Release Management process and tooling
    • Demonstrable experience
    • Dedicated Datacentre to Cloud move
    • Large Legacy Application set
    • Banking or Retail experience
    • Understand, challenge and work with Constraints
    • Balance speed and risk, control and flexibility
    • Understand the application and environment and technical constraints and limitations
    • Review the processes at a detailed level
    • Review the tooling used and available
    • Recommend specific changes in process and or tooling that will work in the context
    • Articulate and influence direction both to management and to teams
    • Build relationships with current release team and customer
    • Build requirements for future release approach
    • Challenge existing methods practices and constraints with solid experience but with sensitivity and reasoned arguments

This is an urgent role; please apply as soon as possible if you would like to be considered.

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