Plusnet is a Yorkshire based ISP with a unique brand identity. It’s a fast paced environment yet our offices have a distinctly friendly and informal feel to them - we know that you can do great business without the suits. We believe in making a difference, team work and putting the customer first in everything that we do. It’s an approach that’s allowed us to keep delivering award winning products and services for nearly 20 years!
Whatever your career ambitions, Plusnet is committed to giving you the skills and support that you need in order to achieve your goals; whether it’s training and development or just a breather over a game of table tennis or pool!
Of course there’s lots of other reasons to work at Plusnet; we’ll support you through a wide range of “Plusnetter” perks including free staff broadband & phone packages, pension, bonus & shares scheme and numerous discounts on items such as cinema tickets, mobile tariffs, city parking, gym memberships and much more!
So, if you’re looking to think creatively, challenge yourself and make the decisions that matter - we’d love to hear from you!
About the job
The purpose of this role is firstly to ensure the successful release of software into production and secondly to develop a strategy for improvements to the continuous delivery process including the adoption of best practice processes and tools. Reporting into the Head of Software Engineering the role holder is an important part of the leadership team of the Engineering department.
Plusnet has been making steady progress in maturing its approach to system release management but recognises a significant opportunity to make this process more effective, efficient and to reduce the number of defects that impact the performance and availability of Plusnet’s systems.
This role has operational accountability for organising, directing and managing activities for System Releases and for their promotion to the production environment. Ensuring the optimal approach for delivering maximum business value, across multiple projects in any given release and ensuring that releases are delivered into production without defects.
The Strategic Release Manager will line manage a small number of planning and technical resource tasked with creating and communicating system releases and building out the strategic platform.
In order to apply you must have the following skills, experience and outlook…
- Excellent stakeholder management skills
- Line management experience
- Experience with the software release process
- Experience with JIRA or similar
- Working knowledge of Jenkins or similar
- Comfortable with Version Control Systems
- Experience with the LAMP stack and/or Java
- Knowledge of GIT, Maven, Gradle, Grunt, Nexus
- Agile development processes
- Object oriented design and development
- Relational database concepts
- Test Automation using Selenium or similar
- Hands on experience with continuous integration tools
- Experience of multi-tiered, multi-instance, transactional system architectures