Release Manager at MS Amlin, Remote, 6 Months, £Day Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Remote
  • Nov 25, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Release Manager

6 months day rate


We are seeking an experienced Release Manager who will report directly to IT Environment Manager (team lead). Sitting in Environment management team, you will be responsible for the management of software releases through various test environment, SIT,UAT,PRE-PROD etc. to production for our critical programme IEP. This role is critical for the programme and at the same time challenging.


You will have a strong and successful background in managing a number of enterprise application environments software releases in a complex hybrid cloud/on premise IT architecture. You'll ensure that all application environments of the programme are at right software level as per the testing requirement, and release scope.


About The Job


What you’ll spend your time doing:
Here’s a snapshot of some of the key parts of the job:


  • Collaborate with Project teams and Development teams within IEP programme, to document & formulate(where require) release scope, and plan release of project deliverables
  • Document & Track software components of release as per the scope and ensure all environments (route to LIVE) are aligned to it
  • Create and maintain deployment plans, run-books, technical release note across covering software components across multiple delivery teams as per the release schedule
  • Schedule release readiness reviews before deployment and milestone reviews after each release
  • Overall co-ordination and management of all releases and including environment activities
  • Measure and supervise deployment progress to ensure Releases are delivered on time
  • Ensure environment are fit to use from software perspective as per the release for all phases of testing- SIT,UAT, NFT/OAT, PreProd and PROD
  • Setup relevant process required for proper governance of software code releases
  • Support environment build and delivery from release perspective


You’re going to enjoy this job if you also…


  • The programme is very challenging, so if you enjoy challenges with delivery focus this role is for you
  • Enjoy technical delivery of all aspects of application environment from release perspective  
  • Have an eye for detail of software level for environments
  • Are a strong problem solver and knows how to get work done in complex environment
  • Can communicate technical requirements to technical teams



What you’ll need:

For this particular role there are some important qualifications and experience we need you to have. These include:


  • Strong experience of technical release management covering release co-ordination, planning and delivery in a complex environment
  • Financial Services experience required
  • Experience in building plans that involve multiple virtual teams
  • Understanding of infrastructure and Azure environment (preferably)
  • Should have technical management understanding of Windows 2008/2012/2019, Active Directory, Team Foundation Server (TFS), IIS, Databases (MS SQL) etc.
  • Exposure to automated deployment and configuration tools. Knowledge of continuous integration and continuous deployment concepts
  • Experience of working within a pressured and Agile environment Practical experience of multiple delivery tools: MS Project, Jira, Confluence and how to best to apply them



What you can expect from us:

A competitive salary and benefits package is a given, but you can also expect:


  • A great team and supportive colleagues
  • An open mind (especially to new ideas and ways of doing things)
  • A strong focus on diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities
  • A programme of wellbeing and mental health support
  • Flexible working
  • Continuous learning


About Ms Amlin


MS Amlin is part of a global top-10 insurance group, MS&AD. We’re made up of four distinct businesses covering global reinsurance, Lloyds franchise, local specialty insurer, and business services.



This role sits within our Global Reinsurance business (MS AGG) which specialises in mortgage, credit, political risk and cyber.


This role sits within our Reinsurance Franchise at Lloyd’s (MS AUL) which specialises in Mergers & Acquisitions and Property & Casualty across London, the Middle East, the Far East and continental Europe.


This role sits within our Local Specialty Insurer business (MS AISE) which provides services to commercial and SME clients across the globe.


This role sits within our Business Services division (MS ABS) which supports our entire organisation through legal, HR, facilities management, marketing, IT, risk management, compliance and finance.