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Release Management Consultant

Job Summary

Salary:Circa £47,000 basic + circa 10% bonus + pension 

Location:Wythall (South Birmingham) 

Working pattern:Permanent 

Closing date:25 January 2018 at midnight 


The role: 

We are the UK’s largest Closed Life and Pension Fund Consolidator and one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2017’. Making the move to Phoenix offers you the exciting prospect of working on major finance systems software releases within a cloud based environment. We are looking for a Release Management Consultant to join our successful Finance & Actuarial Systems (FAS) team, who are guardians of our systems estate. The FAS team are responsible for the design, build, test and implementation of changes to these systems. They ensure the changes made are robust and well controlled, operating a structured Stage Gate process with supporting Governance.

As the Release Management Consultant you will support in bringing control and ensuring there is a structural approach to configuration management and change. This role operates in a mixed working environment with internal software development as well as multiple external software suppliers. We believe this is an interesting and challenging role for the right person who enjoys the blend of technical expertise and business facing responsibilities. You will play a key part in the driving effectiveness by ensuring our Finance Systems are governed by the Release & Configuration Management policy.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Source code management software, using tools such as Subversion.
  • Controlling what developers use on software release, builds and deployments.
  • Managing defects and working with internal stakeholders such as actuaries, business change initiators and internal and external development teams.

What we’re looking for:

  • Demonstrable experience of managing and releasing complex changes. Within a Financial Services environment would be desirable but not essential.
  • Strong understanding of release management and ITIL processes for Change & Release Management.
  • Experience of source code management and configuration. Knowledge of Subversion would be desirable
  • A confident communicator that is delivery focused and able to communicate clearly with both technical and non-technical colleagues.
  • Stakeholder management to both the business (non-technical) and development teams (technical). Proven track record in delivering releases and maintaining calendars, managing risks and dependencies.

We value our employees highly and have been Britain's Top Employer for the last 6 consecutive years and are a member of the FTSE 250 index. We put people first in everything we do and are always looking for new professionals to join our talented team. Our funds are closed, enabling us to focus on areas that other businesses can't. This means that, among the many benefits of working at Phoenix (such as free lunches at our onsite restaurant, nature trail walk, putting green, free car parking, subsidised onsite sport facilities including gym, football & cricket pitches, tennis courts, excellent rewards schemes….we could go on!), our staff can enjoy exposure to a diverse workload not found elsewhere. We're proud of what we do, and we've recently gained recognition for our distinctive business model. We offer excellent training opportunities, career development and company culture.

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Flexible working at Phoenix is: "A lifestyle that fuses your personal and professional life."

Phoenix believes in a culture of flexibility, depending on the role we may be able to offer working arrangements that suit your needs. In today's world of work / life challenges we recognise getting this right is important to our employees and the success of our business.

Examples of this may include but are not exclusive to the following:

Part Time: You would work less than full-time hours for the business, perhaps by working fewer days or hours per week.
Flexible hours: Still working your contracted hours, you would have flexibility to start and finish within agreed core working times.
Job Share: Where the role allows you would voluntarily share the duties of one full-time position with another colleague, splitting the hours on a pro-rata basis.
Home working: You would undertake some, or all, of your working duties from home or anywhere else other than the standard allocated place of work (including other Phoenix locations).

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