Release Manager
£500 per day

Release Manager - Working from home, daily rate, umbrella only.

Ref: 608| Posted: 13th Jan 2022

Durham Professional Services is delighted to be recruiting for an experienced Release Manager for a 12-month contract. This role can be done remotely and is umbrella only.

This role will report to Senior Delivery Director of the Programme and will interact with respective Project Managers, Solution Architects and Technical Leads, and will mainly involve:

  • Plan release windows and the overall release lifecycle.
  • Managing risks that may affect release scope.
  • Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements.
  • Measure and monitor progress.
  • Ensure releases are delivered within quality and well within the process and scope.
  • Managing the whole environment estate for the programme.

Summary of the role and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the definition and co-ordination of all technical releases into all environments within the scope of the DT programme.
  • Responsible for maintaining each DT environment to an agreed standard including regular software and third-party product upgrades to support development, testing and production releases;
  • Ensuring that appropriate data is available for both developers and testers within each environment and that the associated movement of data complies with the Supplier’s data governance processes and procedures e.g. obfuscation of live data;
  • Designing the release and environment strategy for the DT programme including the interaction between legacy and new software, products and services.
  • Ensuring the Customer’s Service Introduction team sign-off the release and environment strategy for the DT programme. Documenting the future release and environment strategy for business as usual (BAU) operations, including gaining agreement on the handover to service.
  • Responsible for defining the support model for each new product or service the DT programme delivers into a BAU service.

Essential Skills:

  • Experience as a Release Manager for a transformation project with Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations, Dynamics 365 CE and Azure resources
  • Experience as a Release Manager for a transformation project
  • Ability to handle software infrastructure management & configuration management
  • An expert understanding of software development lifecycle
  • Structured thinking
  • Experience in coordinating cross-functional work teams up to task completion
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills


We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships."