Job: Software Application Analyst

Job Title: Software Application Analyst
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Glasgow
Salary: £200 - £250 per day
Start Date: ASAP
REF: Nicola Graham
Job Published: about 15 hours ago

Job Description

I’m currently recruiting for a Software Application Release Analyst for the SLC (Student Loans Company), this role is on the CL1 framework and has a lot number of LOT1JP00025799.

The max rate is £250 on a 6 month initial contract, the role is INSIDE IR35.

The successful candidate must also hold current Security Clearance.

Have you been called about this role?

If not can you send over your recent CV you could send over if interested ASAP?

Knowledge and Experience Required...
  • ITIL qualified
  • Working knowledge of the following;
    • Linux skills & Scripting
    • Version controls such as PVCS, SVN, GIT
    • Continuous Integration tools such as Jenkins, Go CD
    • Key database technologies such as Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB
    • Virtualisation technologies such as VMware, OpenStack
    • Software configuration management knowledge and experience
    • Knowledge of multiple deployment and testing methodologies
    • Excellent understanding of systems development lifecycle
    • Ability to work in shared hybrid release environments; internal and vendor development
    • Extensive experience with creating and reviewing release plans, implementation and back out plans
    • Knowledge and experience of following change management processes
    • Good attention to detail, tracking and reporting skills
    • Good communication skills (will represent the team at, and chair, meetings)
    • Ability to work under pressure
Key responsibilities:
  • Facilitate across different business areas to coordinate software change, configuration and release functions
  • Coordinate releases to ensure that the integrity of the live environment is protected and that the correct components are released.
  • Monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the Release management process across the organisation, and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Ensuring that all IT teams follow the release management process for all releases and escalates any repeated non-conformity.
  • Maintain quality checks on releases and record those that directly or indirectly cause support Incidents.
  • Manage the delivery of releases through the full lifecycle to ensure that there are no clashes with resource, environment availability or with other releases by managing the Forward Release Schedule & ensuring its availability to relevant stakeholders
  • Coordinate the build and test environments and release teams to ensure all aspects integrate, when necessary
  • Develop and sustain strong working relationships both internally and externally to ensure timely delivery of key projects
  • Manage the overall production of reports and statistics for Release Management to ensure all stakeholders are kept properly informed
  • Influence and contribute to the continual evaluation, development and improvement of the release process so as to support and meet user requirements