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Domain Manager: Strategic Release

Company: Plusnet    Location: Sheffield
About Plusnet

Plusnet is a Yorkshire based ISP with a unique brand identity. Its 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. Its an approach thats 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 its training and development or just a breather over a game of table tennis or pool!

Of course theres lots of other reasons to work at Plusnet; well 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 youre looking to think creatively, challenge yourself and make the decisions that matter - wed 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 Plusnets 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

Essential

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

Desirable

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