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MuleSoft Release & Deployment / Operations Manager

  • Job reference: JO0000075470
  • Type: Permanent or Contract
  • Remuneration: £65,000 per year plus benefits or £500 per day
  • Location: Cambridgeshire
  • Sector: Digital Delivery
  • Start date: 01/07/2020
  • Application deadline: 01/07/2020
  • Security Clearance: None / BPSS

Overview

MuleSoft Release & Deployment / Operations Manager required for a contract or perm position in Cambridge, with a maximum day rate of £500 Outside IR35 or £65k pa.


Job Description

The Release & Deployment Manager (RDM) is a new role that is primarily focused on the Mulesoft (Mule 4) cloud based integration platform. The intention is that the RDM will be responsible for defining and implementing best practice principles and process in the release and deployment domain; liaising with affected delivery teams; defining ways of working; identifying and recommending appropriate tooling; identifying areas for future improvement; upskilling the in-house RD resources through the production and provision of appropriate training materials and one-to-one and group mentoring sessions.

The client has the ultimate aim of producing a streamlined, automated and audited change management and deployment process. The RDM role will be key in helping define the roadmap for achieving this.

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Define release and deployment processes suitable to fit within the wider existing client application and platform management services
  • Identify and manage future changes to within the bounds of the client’s wider continuous improvement programme
  • Establish standards and scripts for automated build processes
  • Implement and maintain branching models to support a parallel development environment
  • Manage merge processes and coordinate with developers when conflicts occur
  • Manage source control repositories
  • Troubleshoot build, deployment, configuration, and code issues through every step in the software development lifecycle
  • Maintain and administer continuous integration pre-production environments for the development and testing of software releases where environments consist of complex multi-tiered enterprise systems
  • Collaborate with project teams to ensure projects are developed to standards and release schedules are met
  • Oversee deployments, coordinate with business and technical teams and manages communication with internal stakeholders related to deployment activities
  • Maintain vendor relationships
  • Administer tools in support of site monitoring, performance and optimization
  • Analyse on-call incidents, perform impact analysis and coordinate with business and development teams to ensure incidents are resolved and/or transitioned to defects for resolution
  • Manage relationships with change management, incident management and help desk teams
  • Supports disaster recovery efforts by maintaining DR documentation and participating in DR tests

Qualifications

Key Skills:

  • Software engineering background and at least 5+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Experience with best-of-breed build and release management tools (preference for Atlassian tool suite – Jira, Bamboo, Crucible, Fisheye)
  • Experience of similar roles in cloud hosted platforms
  • Expert knowledge of build, release, and configuration management processes, including branch-based development and patch-oriented workflows
  • Passionate about staying current on trends and best practices in software engineering and release management
  • Outstanding ability to provide guidance, mentoring and day-to-day support to developers
  • Experience managing vendor and internal relationships
  • Team player, strong commitment to customer service, tenacious problem solver
  • Strong communication skills
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