Release Manager, Release Management, Global, Java, JEE, Mavin, Oracle, Linux, Azure, Application Release Management
Release Manager, Openshift, Microservices, Java


Sandton, Johannesburg

R100 000 p/m + Incentives + Bonuses

A top opportunity for a Release Manager to own, optimise and standarise the Release Management function of a Global Business.  This is a Divisional Head role and the manager will be responsible for the Release Management function for multiple clients in the US, UK and Asia. The Release Manager needs to have a mix of strong technology, process, change and control expertise. The latest OpenSource cutting edge technology platforms are used to deliver a seamless solution/product, able to service an international market.

Job description – The Release Manager will be responsible for -

  • Establishing, managing and improving the release process for the international markets systems
  • Defining policies and managing the governance functions
  • Ensuring a release function compliant with best practices and industry standards
  • Establishing and continuously defining deployment standards
  • Managing assembly and deployment pipeline
  • Integrating release processes with client platforms
  • Reporting on all planned and completed releases
  • Making recommendations to improve processes
  • Managing team

Required experience and tech knowledge -

  • Matric, BSc Computer Science or Engineering degrees
  • Application development: Java with Maven (strong understanding of architecture)
  • Microservices  (SOA)
  • Unit testing and code-coverage tools (JUnit, Sonar)
  • Build automation tools – Jenkin, CFEngine
  • Functional test automation techniques and tools (e.g. Kubernetes)
  • OpenShift container application platform
  • Continuous delivery environment (design, integration, deployment and testing)
  • Multi-instance product releases experience (beneficial)
  • Git and Bitbucket Cloud
  • Cloud hosted applications, primarily in AWS and Azure
  • SQL and other relational databases such as Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, EnterpriseDB
  • Linux



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