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IT Change & Release Manager –set-up ENVIROMENT from scratch for INVESTMENT PLATFORM RELEASE. JHB, R750K(NEG)

Job Title: IT Change & Release Manager –set-up ENVIROMENT from scratch for INVESTMENT PLATFORM RELEASE. JHB, R750K(NEG)
Location: Johannesburg
Salary: R750K P/Annum (NEG)
Contact Name: Cara Schickerling
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Job Published: May 07, 2018 14:05

Job Description

Excellent opportunity for an IT CHANGE & RELEASE MANAGER to have the chance to design, set-up and manage the ENTIRE ENVIROMENT that this highly complex INVESTMENT PLATFORM operates in,   to ensure efficient & continuous software deployment whilst managing the CHANGE and ensuring the ENVIRONMENT’S availability and integrity.
The current environment is highly ambiguous & you will need to develop these process from the ground up, putting together the CONFIGURATIONS and determining the WORKFLOW , creating a highly controlled & governed (ITIL) environment. 
Based in Johannesburg,  this IT Change & Release Manager role is paying R750K P/A(Neg)
The Position:
Work with external vendor on the how to build & manage the platforms configurations and workflow – as well as creating new workflow as and when required
Design & Implement all Release Management process – taking complete ownership of this.
Ensure that code and config change is managed through test and production environments
Define appropriate processes, controls and assurance.
Operating across Africa, this established Asset Management Firm is in the process of opening up a BRAND NEW INVESTMENT PLATFORM Business that will eventually MERGE with their current LISP Business. Driven by customer centricity , digital enablement as well as INTERNATIONAL Technology vendors – they are set to provide their clients with pioneering & profitable Investment Solutions. 
It is an absolute rarity in the job market to be part of a business es development, having the opportunity to create something from scratch whilst being employed by an award winning Asset Manager & being supported by the LARGEST FINANCIAL SERVICES Group in Africa.
Experience & Skills required:
N.Diploma/B.Tech/B.Com/B.Sc  qualification 
ITIL/COBIT  certified  is going to be preferred.
Release, Configuration & Change Management experience in an outsourced IT Model.
Excellent Change & Release Management experience 
2+ years Configuration Management Experience  - solid understanding of configuration & deployment tools.
Solid knowledge of the SDLC
Experience of managing concurrent delivery of change to multiple environments.
Financial services experience would be preferred.
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