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At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we’re looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We’re digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we’re looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.
We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.
What you can expect from us: We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best
How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.
To be aligned with Customer Technology to shape and manage the pipeline of technology changes, i.e. releases, within that portfolio
Help manage and guide the transition of the Release Process from manual Run Books to JIRA Releases.
To engage proactively with portfolios from a release management perspective at all stages of their lifecycle
To organise and co-ordinate the implementation of releases including overseeing a virtual team across multiple departments
To drive continuous improvement to increase efficiency and effectiveness of release delivery as M&G grows
To be fully engaged with the portfolio leads, product owners, project managers, development teams and business and their representatives in order to encourage earlier and continuous release planning
Where necessary perform detailed implementation planning taking into account: risks; internal and external dependencies; resources; adherence to controls
Be available to work out of office hours as required in implementation plans and for BAU
Administration / Development of the logistic suite based on the Atlassian toolset (Jira, Confluence, Stash, etc.)
Be an Agile practitioner and adopt the role of Scrum master for development teams, virtually managing their requirements and dealing with impediments.
Deliver regular, high quality releases into Production following the Agile development process, ensuring releases comply with Group IS policies and best practices
Skills & Experience
5+ years of proven Release, Development or Technical Project Management experience