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Senior Release Analyst

Date: 07-Jul-2019

Location: Edinburgh, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Founded as a Friendly Society in a London coffee shop in 1861, Royal London started out with the aim to help people avoid the stigma of a pauper’s grave. Since then we have been helping people help themselves and are committed to delivering the best value for customers and putting members first.

We are now the largest mutual life, pensions and Investment Company in the UK, with Group funds under management of £118.9 billion and latest ProfitShare pay out to members of £142 million.  Group businesses provide around 9.0 million policies and employ 3,976 people (figures as of 05 Feb 2019).   

We have an exciting Permanent opportunity for a Senior Release Analyst to join the Group Technology and Change Team based in Edinburgh.

The main purpose of the role is to contribute to the end to end release activities needed to support RLG software development lifecycles. They will work with development teams to satisfy the release framework and best practice to ensure all application change is prepared and delivered in a controlled and efficient manner into production.

This role will offer the opportunity to join a newly formed team and to develop within Royal London Group.

 Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to all aspects of the end to end release process.
  • Support release planning activity at portfolio level including scope, method and timing of releases.
  • Escalate identified Risk Events and contribute to their investigation in line with RLG policy.
  • Work with relevant Change Boards to ensure all production shipments are agreed and document in line with RLG policy.
  • Ensure ITIL Release and Configuration Management principles and processes are followed to ensure that service levels, targets, productivity and quality measures are achieved.
  • Form strong working relationships with internal customers and stakeholders
  • Collaborate closely with other members of the release team.
  • Contribute to the Release Analyst practice and the Application Services family by sharing ideas and experience.

Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Practical understanding of full software development lifecycle.
  • Awareness of different delivery methodologies and their impact on release.
  • Practical experience managing software releases into multiple environments.
  • Sound understanding of source code management and configuration tools.
  • Awareness of ITIL Service Delivery best practice.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.

In line with our ethos, we believe that by looking after our people, and enabling them to balance their work and home lives, we create an inclusive environment which enables our people to contribute to the best of their abilities, whatever their own circumstances.

Royal London is an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

We will consider flexible working arrangements for all our roles. We also welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break.

Royal London is an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

We will consider flexible working arrangements for all our roles. We also welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break.

Requisition ID: 80

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