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Release Manager

Date: 09-Nov-2022

Location: Oxford/ Hybrid, GB

Company: Nominet

We’re Nominet – a world-leading domain name registry. For over 25 years, we’ve been operating at the heart of internet infrastructure. While we're best known for running .UK domains, we also help protect public services from cyber threat.

Our aim is to create a world which is more connected, inclusive and secure. We know that technology has the power to transform lives by creating opportunities and providing support where it’s needed most.

As a public benefit company, our work funds the ability to make a positive impact on society. We’ve donated millions to projects that use technology to improve peoples’ lives and have committed to delivering £60m worth of support over the next three years.

We understand the impact the Internet has on the environment and are committed to helping the UK reach Net Zero by 2050. We’re already a Carbon Neutral company through offsetting our emissions and will continue to work on reducing our footprint.


About the role  


You will own the release management lifecycle within the Internet Engineering and Operations department. You will manage and coordinate all software and infrastructure releases, liaising with key stakeholders throughout the delivery lifecycle of development, testing and deployment periods. 


You will be responsible for the release management process in a software development environment and are passionate about wanting to work at the heart of the UK's critical internet infrastructure.  


The essential bits  


It’s essential that you have experience managing releases in a software development environment with an in-depth understanding of software development lifecycles and release processes  - including sprints and Agile.  Experience of writing clean and accurate documentation and have experience generating reports and tracking issues within JIRA or other tools.  Experience of working to ISO2000 standards would be beneficial as you will represent release management during ISO 20000 certification audits.  


You know how to review technical changes and infrastructure configurations within the Code Review process.  


About you and your experience 


The Release Manager role encompasses a wide range of skills and requires a good level of interaction across several cross-functional areas and at all levels of the project from junior members to executive leadership. Release Management is at the heart of our Delivery Model and is responsible for ensuring the smooth delivery of release scoping , though development, testing environment builds and into Production. 


You will be working closely with Software Developers, Testers, DevOps engineers, Infrastructure Engineers and Project Managers across multiple teams  to ensure the release of quality products to our customers in a timely manner engaging with engineering teams as required to mitigate risk and keep the release schedule green. You will also coordinate with key stakeholders to ensure a smooth and effective launch.  


This is an opportunity to be in a role in which will substantially improve the effectiveness of our release management strategy, processes and tooling 


What’s in it for you  


The Nominet way of working empowers our people to flex between home and the office. We operate on a Hybrid basis. This empowers everyone to take ownership day to day, balancing the needs of our people and business. You will be required to come into the Oxford office for key activities to ensure we have a collaborative and connected working environment.  


Pension match to 7%, performance related bonus scheme, private medical insurance, 30 days annual leave, reward portal, support to buy tech equipment tax free, holiday buy scheme, discounted shopping, on-site gym and shower facilities, Medi-cash (claiming cash back on things like optical, dental, inoculations and prescriptions), Employee Assistance Program, Dental Insurance, Health Assessments, Cycle2Work scheme, free- on site car parking, broad range of tools and resources to support your personal and professional development, Nominet Give Hub. We also have an active Social Committee.  




Data protection

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Equal opportunities

Cybersecurity is a community effort. That’s why we’re committed to building an inclusive, diverse community that celebrates and welcomes everyone – unless they’re a cybercriminal, of course.

We’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and we’d encourage you to join us whatever your background.

We consider everyone equally: your race, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, marital status, nationality, or any other protected characteristic won’t affect your application.

We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.

Security checks

All roles working for Nominet will be subject to a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check. Some roles due to the nature of their work, will require additional security clearance.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with us.

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