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GDS Africa Recruitment 2021 August 2021 - Jobvacan

GDS Africa Recruitment 2021


Job Description

Job Title: Analyst, IT Release Management 

Mission/ Core purpose of the Job:

Support the line manager to confirm service readiness and to ensure new or changed services satisfy all readiness criteria and ready for live deployment. Responsible for the Release Management lifecycle that involves the stages such as scheduling the release, coordinating between teams, and deployment of release as per the schedule and within budget. Ability to define the strategic usage of release management tools to manage the impact of releases. Overall, concern with planning, testing, tracking, release, deployment, communication, and risk management.

Key Tasks:

Spend most of your time planning, testing, tracking, release, deployment, communication, and risk management. Below are some details:

  • Plan the release of project deliverables and release life cycle.
  • Communicate the project-related tasks such as plans, timelines, requirements, etc. between different teams.
  • Coordinate the release schedule and resources required depending upon the third-party applications, defect backlogs, planned releases, and infrastructure updates.
  • Identify the risks that can delay the release and manage them, such that the scope scheduled, and quality of the release is not affected.
  • Track the progress and find issues, if any. Always work to improve the process of release.
  • Make sure that the release is planned, according to the requirements and budget.
  • Schedule the release readiness reviews before deployment and milestone reviews after each release.
  • Create plans for the implementation and deployment as per the release schedule.
  • Plan and give weekly updates on the release activities
  • Communicate with stakeholders from different IT departments.
  • Lead the Go-Live activities to deploy the software successfully
  • Attend CAB meetings to discuss the release schedules with the team and find roadblocks, if any.

Maintain documentation related to procedures on build and release, various notifications lists, and dependencies.

Responsibility towards 

Line Manager – Snr. Specialist, IT Quality Assurance & Release Management

  • Direct Reports – N/A
  • Matrix Reports – None
  • Key Customers – SM, IT Quality Assurance, Performance & Partner Management, Consumer Units, IT Division,
  • Key Supplier – PSCOM, IS MANCOM, CEX Steerco, MSO, Third-Party

Relations etc. – Third-Party, Consultants, Customers, Vendors and Suppliers

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer/Electronic Engineering, or a relevant Engineering or Technical qualification

Project management experience

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Knowledge of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CD/CI) pipelines

Experience in working with DevOps and Agile methodologies

Working knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle

Knowledge of traditional agile methodologies, including Scrum, Waterfall, or Kanban

Good understanding of application infrastructure, system architecture, and operating system

Must be willing to obtain certification if not already certified

Experience:

At least 3 years work experience covering similar functions in multinational telecommunication or other similar organizations, 2 years of which must have been in GSM telecommunication.

Competencies

Knowledge:

  • Project Management
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CD/CI) pipelines
  • Working with DevOps and Agile methodologies
  • Software Development Lifecycle
  • Knowledge of the telecommunications industry
  • Applications, Infrastructure, Systems Architecture

Skills / physical competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Project management skills with knowledge of presentation
  • Problem-solving and analytics skills
  • Team and time management skills

Behavioural qualities:

  • Team Player
  • Decisive
  • Confident
  • Independent
  • Self-motivated

This position is for a 6-month contract to be extended based on performance.

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