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Technical Release Manager

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  08-Mar-2023
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Location: Newbury HQ (RG14 2FN) & Blended Home working
Salary:  £Competitive
Hours:  37.5 hrs (Mon – Fri)


Safety Notice: To ensure candidate and employee safety, we are continuing with our virtual hiring and onboarding processes until further notice.

Vodafone UK IT is the intelligence, the platforms and tools that enable our products and services. Be part of the team that develops and runs our digital IT platforms, driving innovation in how we deliver to our customers and the rest of the business. 


What will you be doing? 


As IT Release Train Engineer you primary responsibility will be to govern the release process for an Agile Release Train,  working with diverse teams who drive our delivery success. You need to have experience managing outsourced partners both onshore and offshore and enjoy that diverse challenge, additionally you need to have experience managing Scrum teams in a distributed working model.

Release Management is central to the way we deliver IT and is one of the most exciting transformations at Vodafone today. This role enables you to deliver huge benefits to the world's leading mobile communications company, whilst enabling large scale Agile Transformation.

You'll think "big picture" and continue to transform Release Management into something that will be a best in class framework of delivery for our products and services. You'll use your experience gained in a large commercial organisation to inspire, influence, get people on board and lead change especially with our senior management and executive community.

You will facilitate the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Agile Release Train (ART) processes and program execution, escalate impediments, manage risk, and help drive program-level continuous improvement

Who are we looking for ?


  • You will have a strong commercial experience working in a Scaled Agile or SCRUM environment as RTE or Release Manager with a minimum of 5 teams. 
  • You will have experience with launching Value Streams.
  • You will have expertise in project and programme management.
  • You will have expertise in dependency and risk management.
  • You will have exposure to industry leading technologies - COTS products, Java/J2EE based solutions, Web Services, Web APIs, and microservices, SQL and NoSQL based solutions, Cloud deployments, containers, and continuous integration, SOAP and RESTful services. 
  • You will have exposure to DevOps concepts
  • Experience of working on Jira & Azure Devops Tool

What’s in it for you?


An excellent remuneration and bonus package with 28 days holiday entitlement, in addition to bank holidays and paid leave for charity projects. We offer an extensive and flexible benefits package that can be tailored to suit you and your family. We’re proud to provide a Reconnect programme with flexibility for individuals returning to work after a career break. From our market-leading parental leave policies through to employee discounts, retail vouchers, pension plan and share schemes we are committed to supporting you throughout your career with Vodafone.


Vodafone UK’s blended working approach means you’ll come to your contracted hub location office as and when needed to get things done for your role and for tasks that require it, otherwise you will be able to work from home. Our ‘Office in a Box’ home-working kit will be available for all who need it during your onboarding journey.


Together we can

Vodafone UK are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and all offers of employment for this role are subject to background checks, including criminal (DBS) and financial checks to meet the regulators standards.

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.