EL1 - Release Manager - Scheme Platforms Environment & Release

Location: Canberra
Job Type: Contract
Posted: about 1 month ago
Contact: Archna Singh
Reference: 261151

Job Title: EL1 - Release Manager - Scheme Platforms Environment & Release
Location: Canberra/ Open for hybrid work
Duration: 12 months with possible extension

The Release Manager - Scheme Platforms Environment & Release, reporting to Director of Scheme
Platforms Environment & Release, is responsible for the establishment and execution of Release
Management processes to support the client Business System (PACE) release schedule.


  • Establish and maintain the Release Management processes in consultation with relevant OCIO and Business stakeholders including third party suppliers.
  • Execute the Release Management processes inclusive of scheduling, coordinating and the management of releases across the OCIO for multiple applications across various portfolios, i.e. Salesforce, Mule Soft, EDW, SAP, APIC, Environments, and Data. Releases may be inclusive of Projects and Programs, application changes, operating system patches, security improvements, and hardware upgrades.
  • Coordinate recurring review and refinement of release content based on the prioritised business and non-functional backlogs, service requests, third party applications, or operating system/environment updates.
  • Develop and maintain the Release schedule, balancing technical dependencies and business requirements, compliance and other priorities.
  • Drive regular OCIO release management forums using OCIO's work management tool set as the
    Primary point of reference.
  • Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews.
  • Co-ordinate the production of Release, Deployment, Run Books and Implementation Plans.
  • Liaise with delivery partner(s) for system implementation - this will include NDIA teams, Services
    Australia teams and commercial vendor teams.
  • Work with release engineers to understand impacts of branches and code merges.
  • Produce regular Release Reporting and represent the Release program and status in OCIO ICT Change Management activities and release planning.
  • Ensure all OCIO ICT Change Processes are followed including Cyber assessments, Penetration testing, Go/No-Go gates.
  • Actively manage delivery of the NDIA Business System Release schedule using OCIO's standard
  • Project Management tool, including management of plans, risks, issues, and key decisions.
  • Co-ordinate the production of weekly OCIO Release Status Reports and review with the Director,
    Integration Systems Delivery and other relevant functions.
  • Maintain a positive collaborative team environment including business and delivery partner(s).
  • Provide ICT delivery leadership to the team, including on conformance to Release and Change process, delivery methods and Project Management tool usage.
  • Be a champion for continuous improvement, leveraging deep experience in ICT Release Management.

    Essential Criteria
  • Proven experience of at least 3-5 years in establishing and managing Release Management processes in an enterprise business system context.
  • Enterprise-level experience in managing Releases and delivering systems based on contemporary platforms and architectures (e.g. Mule Soft and Salesforce) including high level of integration to internal and external systems.
  • Proven experience in, and strong knowledge of, contemporary project management, software development/configuration, testing, system delivery, governance frameworks and methodologies.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications; and an industry recognised qualification in project management, such as Diploma of Project Management; or Safe Agile.

    Due to security clearance requirements for this role, candidates must be Australian citizens and ability to obtain Security clearance.

    If this role aligns with your skills and aspirations, apply now for immediate consideration. Contact Archna Singh at 02 6245 1708, quoting Job Reference: # 261151

    The application deadline for this position is on 20th March 2024.

    Please note that only candidates meeting the specified criteria will be contacted. Your interest in the position is greatly appreciated.

Diversity and inclusion are strongly supported at Peoplebank. People of all nationalities, gender identities, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, are encouraged to apply.