Technical Project Manager / Release Manager

Technical Project Manager / Release Manager required by Whitehall Resources on an initial 3 months contract based in Essex.

Task Description
– 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 application releases are delivered on time and within budget, and that they meet/exceed expectations
– 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
– Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews and Business Go/No-Go reviews
– Produce Deployment, Run Books and Implementation Plans
– Weekly Release Reporting
– Communicate release details and schedules to the Business as required
– Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities
– Work with release engineers to understand impacts of branches and code merges
– Maintains the release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners and vendors.
– Continually work towards making improvements in the release process
– Lead and co-ordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists.
– Develops scripts and automation tools used to build, integrate, and deploy software releases to various platforms
– Participate in CAB meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks
– Maintains a release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists
– Researches new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies and analyses their application to current configuration management needs

Mandatory technical skill:
– AWS and CI/CD toolsets (terraform, ansible, and Jenkins/JobDSL)
– Gitlab and common branching strategies
– Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
– General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office
– Expert level knowledge of Excel
– Working knowledge of Access

Mandatory business skills:
– Previous release and/or project management experience, (Solid understanding of Agile project management principles preferred)
– Experience in information systems operations environment in systems analysis or development
– Formal training in project management practices preferred
– 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 with
demonstrable experience influencing senior business and technical leadership


All of our opportunities require that applicants are eligible to work in the specified country/location, unless otherwise stated in the job description.