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Configuration and Release Manager
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Recruiter: Canterbury Christ Church University
Listed on: 30th May
Location: Canterbury
Salary/Rate: £30395 - £32236
Salary Notes: with a potential market supplement based on skills and experience.
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: REQ00484
Contact Name: Canterbury Christ Church University

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Canterbury Christ Church University is launching an ambitious three-year programme to deliver a new student record system, transform its business processes and ways of working, with the aim of significantly improving the experiences students and staff have. The programme will also help to make the University's services more efficient and will make a positive difference to day-to-day working life for University staff by freeing up more time to focus on value-adding activity. 
We are looking for an enthusiastic Systems Developer, to join a dynamic team delivering one of the most challenging projects facing the University to date.  The Student Record system is at the heart of the University systems and as such, its replacement will bring with it many exciting challenges. 
The Role
Your role will be integral to the success of the programme. You will be responsible for managing and developing configuration and release of the new Student Records System Tribal SITS.  Using the SITS toolkit and Microsoft DevOps you will deploy configuration and release in line with following pre-defined strategies, which you will be responsible for updating to accommodate future changes;
*   Configuration and Release Management Strategy
*   Environment Strategy
*   Testing Strategy
You will be a highly experienced flexible person and will work closely with the SITS build team, as such, you will also be skilled up to provide support on the build during busy periods.  This will give you sought after skills in SRS projects in the HE Sector.
 The Person
You will have degree or equivalent experience in relevant discipline and proven experience of working within a similar Release & Configuration Management position and hold excellent knowledge of Release & Configuration strategy and concepts. You will hold excellent knowledge of development methodologies and ALM, environmental support, problem solving and root cause analysis. You will have experience with a release management toolkit and source control repositories such as Github or Subversion. You will hold an indepth understanding of the software development lifecycle and delivering IT projects, as well as unit and system test construction. You will be able to apply this through the development of technical documentation, i.e. instance specifications, designs and test scripts. 
You will have strong analytical, design and problem-solving skills, with a strong commitment to learning and applying new techniques, technologies and practices. You will be able to effectively self-manage and be motivated and resourceful in applying this problem-solving attitude with a careful attention to detail. You will have a demonstrable ability to communicate clearly and persuasively in both written and verbal form, explaining technical matters clearly to non-technical people. Working collaboratively and collegially with colleagues and stakeholders on mutual challenges, you will have demonstrable skill in building effective working relationships and be comfortable confidently liaising with senior leaders including in formal settings.
How to apply
Start date for applications:      23 May 2019
Closing date for applications: 20 June 2019
Interviews are to be held:       To Be Confirmed
Please note, Canterbury Christ Church University reserve the right to bring the closing date of this position forward where a high volume of applications are received
Additional Information
Canterbury Christ Church University is located in the world famous Cathedral city amongst stunning history and heritage. Canterbury is a thriving international destination, with many students and staff choosing to study and work here, making this historic, cosmopolitan city vibrant and culturally diverse.
Our staff enjoy competitive salaries and a great working environment with a number of benefits ranging from the occupational pension scheme to use of the University's facilities including the library and fitness centre. We are strongly committed to equality and recognise the value of a diverse workforce. 
We offer generous holiday entitlements plus eight bank and public holidays, as well as discretionary days over the Christmas period.
This post is fixed term until December 2020.  A secondment opportunity maybe considered.