IT Release and Environments Manager, Financial Services

Milton Keynes
08 Dec 2018
13 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Refresh your career. Revolutionise Retail Financial Services. We're going digital in a big way and giving our customers more of what they want, when they want it. It's nothing less than a retail revolution - and we need all kinds of talent to lead it.

Financial Services is at the heart of this transformation with around 2 million customers and growing. You would be joining the Technology team at a crucial time in our journey. So whether you want to develop your career in IT Service, IT Architecture, IT Development, Risk, Security, or the PMO, there has never been a more exciting time to join us.

As the Release and Environments Manager, you will be responsible for owning and managing the environment estates ensuring all test systems are supported and available for AFS.

What you'll be doing

Working with the projects within AFS to agree environment requirements (Demand Planning)
Managing the delivery of testing service along with Testing manager in support of the AFS strategy agenda.
Ensuring the quality of testing, resources, plans and methodologies are in place to support successful and timely implementation of systems projects
Managing any third-party contracts to the required service level and ensuring continuous improvements in efficiencies

Ensuring environments and test data are fit for purpose and meet project requirements
Planning, managing and controlling the environments project schedule
Compilation of project plans and coordination of sanity testing and the subsequent acceptance of the environment to the project.
Monitoring and reporting of build progress
Owning and managing end to end environment build and test data issues and conflicts
Recommending opportunities for the improvement of current and/or planned projects to add to the value of the business via internal teams and 3rd party suppliers
Ensuring SIT, Integration and load performance capabilities are in place for project where required


Ideally hold a technical Degree
Experience of the retail technical environment
Experience managing third parties and cross functional teams
Strong planning and influential skills
Ability to make decisions quickly


Bonus - 10%
Holidays - 22 with the option to buy up to 5 days per year
Company pension
Discount at Argos, Sainsbury's and Habitat
Sharesave scheme - Risk-free way to buy shares at a discounted rate
Share Purchase Plan
Childcare vouchers
Cycle to work scheme
Season Ticket Loan
2 days paid leave to volunteer to an organisation close to your heart
One professional subscription per year