APEX FUND SERVICES (BULGARIA) EOOD
IT Release Manager
София
full-time
 Suitable for refugees

IT Release Manager

София full-time  Suitable for refugees

About us

Apex Group Ltd., established in Bermuda in 2003, is a global financial services provider. With 50 offices worldwide and 5,000 employees upon the close of announced acquisitions, Apex delivers an extensive range of services to asset managers, capital markets, private clients and family offices. The Group has continually improved and evolved its capabilities to offer a single-source solution through establishing the broadest range of services in the industry including fund services, digital onboarding and bank accounts, depositary, custody and super ManCo services, business services including HR and Payroll and a pioneering ESG Ratings and Advisory service for private companies.

We look to recruit bright, articulate and numerate employees who are not afraid of a challenge and are prepared to work hard and love what they do.

Every employee plays a part in making Apex who we are today and the more that we grow, the more important that becomes. Whatever your career path or specialism Apex provides a global platform to allow you to thrive.

Responsibilities

The Role:

The Release Manager is responsible for planning and controlling the movement of Releases to test and live environments. The primary objective is to ensure that the integrity of the live environment is protected and that the correct components are released.
You will have demonstrable experience of formal change management utilising ITIL change and release management processes and through using recognised industry standard formal change processes in a large organisation which is heavily reliant on a complex and change sensitive, highly critical Technology Platform.
As IT releases can regularly be planned out of normal hours, the role will require some out of hours coverage to facilitate releases.

Key duties and responsibilities:
• Own and Lead the end to end IT release process in Apex;
• Establish Release Management procedures, processes, metrics, and standards;
• Ensure Release Management processes are developed further, continuously monitored and improved over time to ensure optimal efficiency;
• Liaise with all stakeholders (QA, Development, Operations, Data, Product, and Project Managers) to manage any issues, requests and conflicts;
• Execute, control and manage a schedule of planned releases to pre-production and production environments;
• Work with QA, Development and Operations to ensure that development projects adhere to the release process and change procedure guidelines;
• Forward Plan the release windows and cycles across a portfolio;
• Participate in CAB meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks;
• Maintain documentation related to the process and procedures on build and release, various notification lists and dependencies;
• Support in Quality and audit reviews relating to releases and changes.

Requirements and necessary skills

Experience and skills:

• 3rd Level Degree in IT Discipline or similar;
• 3+ years of previous release and/or project management experience, (Solid understanding of project management principles preferred)
• ITIL Certified v3 with experience in an ITIL environment,
• experience with Change and release management processes,
• experience in outsourced IT preferable, technical background in infrastructure desirable.
• Detail oriented, self-motivated, able to work independently with little or no supervision, and is committed to the highest standards of quality for the entire release process
• Experience with modern tools and methodologies for managing source control, packaging and software release;
• Good presentation skills and Communication skills;
• Good documentation skills.

We offer

What you will get in return:
• A genuinely unique opportunity to be part of an expanding large global business;
• Exposure to all aspects of the business, cross-jurisdiction and to working with senior management directly;
• Work for a fast developing and one of the world leading independent fund administrators;
• Opportunities for professional development;
• Competitive remuneration package including various benefits;
• Positive and hospitable work environment;
• Office location on communicative place at Sofia city center in modern office building.

Additional information:

We are an equal opportunity employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. Any hiring decision are made on the basis of skills, qualifications and experiences.

We measure our success as a business, not only by delivering great products and services and continually increasing our assets under administration and market share, but also by how we positively impact people, society and the planet.
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