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Change and Release Manager - Smart Metering

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH132735
  • Location: England, Hampshire, Basingstoke
  • Sector: SMART Metering, Utilities
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 05/10/2018

Spencer Ogden are seeking an experienced change and release manager for a permanent position based near Basingstoke.

Our client are a major player in smart energy, which is shaping the world in making our energy smarter and more efficient. As a global player, they have worked tirelessly on several key projects to be a market leader in their field.

Due to growth they are seeking the change and release manager to provide a single pint of contact for internal department and external suppliers and be responsible for all change and release functions.

AS the successful candidate you will be responsible for:

  • Single point of contact for Software and Hardware Release and Change Management processes
  • Work as a Subject Matter Expert for Change and Release Management functions
  • Own and govern the Change and Release process by instilling best practice policies and procedures and measuring compliance
  • Proactive anticipation and mitigation of change challenges and risks
  • Coordinate with all necessary parties to perform Change building, testing and implementation, in accordance with schedules
  • Review all implemented Changes to ensure that they have met their objectives. Refer back any that have been backed out or have failed
  • Publish testing and deployment plans, conduct release plan reviews where necessary and participate in release control gates
  • Manage supplier change control process, changes notified by suppliers are identified, reviewed, risk assessed and form part of our internal change control process.
  • Produce regular and accurate management reports on KPIs and SLAs impacting Change and Release management function


Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 year's experience in release and change management or a similar role.
  • Experience in a software release and change management role highly desirable
  • Knowledge of ITIL Framework and possible certified in ITIL foundation
  • Must have worked in a direct customer facing role, mastering the art of negotiating time-lines, project managing release schedules and enhancing customer experience.
  • Project management experience desirable.
  • Experience of Software Agile Project Management desirable.
  • Experience of Software Version Control desirable and Release Letter Content mandatory
  • Experience of Tool Chains supporting Agile development (JIRA, Version Control, Automated Regression Systems) desirable
  • PRINCE2 certified an asset

In return you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits

For more information about this role please contact our London office