Contract D365 Environment & Release Manager in United Kingdom - Catch Resource Management
Job Ref: J18571 - JC

D365 Environment & Release Manager

  • United Kingdom
  • GBP500-GBP550 Per Day + Outside IR35
  • Contract
  • Dynamics 365

D365 Environment & Release Manager – Release Manager, Environments Manager, Environment Manager, D365 F&O, D365, D365 CE, Dynamics AX, Release Management, Agile, Waterfall, Azure, DevOps, SAAS, PAAS, Integration Testing, ITIL, PMP, Prince 2 – Contract – Remote – UK – £550 per day outside IR35

The Release & Environments Manager owns the cross-technology domain release management process, and is responsible for process design, optimisation and policy. Under the governance of change management, release management oversees the overall process by which the production environment is updated, upgraded and maintained. This includes all types of change across facilities, infrastructure, applications and operations.

The Release & Environments Manager, works closely with the Product, Project, Architecture teams and Governance Manager and will own the provision and access of the environments as well as ensuring the environment standards are maintained and met throughout projects & BAU.

They will create environment roadmaps based on multiple project requirements, set environment guidelines, along with the provision and management of environments (release, refreshes) through the application lifecycle through to release while coordinating Database and environment refreshes (including obfuscation where required) for testing and operational use.

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Change and Release Management experiences for both Agile and Waterfall project releases.
  • Solid MS Dynamics 365, MS Azure knowledge and DevOps Experience
  • Agile Release Management, Agile delivery Experience
  • A strong and confident communicator, able to manage internal and external stakeholders effectively.
  • Project management – creation and maintenance of plans, risks, issues etc.
  • Experience with application and SaaS development release processes.
  • Experience creating detailed production implementation plans and performing mock dress rehearsals in a production release environment is desired.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develops, monitors and enforces release management processes and policies.
  • Provides support to the domain teams as well as to service providers, vendors and customers, by coordinating and providing release management consultation in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Functions as a subject matter expert in release and environment management.
  • Coordinates release program activities (for example, cross-domain release integration testing and assessment of release production worthiness) designed to provide key stakeholders with pertinent information, such as summary data, key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics.
  • Acts as the gatekeeper to the production environment, ensuring conformance to policies (e.g. Change Management) and operational processes/procedures, release integration testing and production validation.
  • Define and agree a release management strategy with third parties and relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain the forward plan the release schedules and cycles across the organisation.
  • The management, coordination and acceptance of all releases, including release into production.
  • Ensure environments are maintained, clean, and remain well managed
  • Ensuring adequate checks are in place and completed ahead of any release (production) – including managing any risks that affect the release scope.
  • Ensure consistency between environments is maintained.

Location:  Remote UK

Candidates must be eligible to work in this country.

Catch Resource Management is a leading provider of Dynamics 365, JD Edwards, NetSuite and other ERP resources to both end users and to product suppliers/authors.

Our consultants deliver a completely professional resourcing service, always backed up by our team of ERP specialists who are all experienced in full project life cycle implementation and support, thus ensuring that we fully understand our clients’ requirements and our candidates’ skills.

If you have the relevant skills and experience for this position we would welcome your application, however please note that we receive high levels of responses to our advertisements so can only immediately respond to those that are a close match. However, if you are interested in hearing about similar positions then please register on our website: www.catchgroup.com.