Release & Quality Manager, Central Belt Scotland, Hybrid working


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Release and Quality Manager

Excellent package on offer, hybrid working, Central Belt Glasgow


This growing well established business is fast becoming recognised as a leading business and a developer of cutting-edge technology for a dynamic global market.

They are enhancing their application development and integration teams that design, implement some of the worlds best most advanced equipment and products.

Working as part of a highly capable team that are scaling up their product focused devliver to exciting global channel partners.  Their technology buzzwords for you are; AI, Machine Learning, IoT, Edge Computing, Cloud, a true full stack from OS at the edge to AWS cloud.


Exciting opportunity for a Release & Quality Manager to join our expanding, ambitious team of talented people. The ideal candidate will have a broad range of technical skills, a positive attitude and good interpersonal skills. This role will also be responsible for leading, inspiring and supporting our QA team. This is a full-time position that will report into the Head of Engineering, based in Glasgow.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for and have ownership of the release of our software in a consistent and efficient manner. This involves coordinating with the scrum teams to develop and deliver the many product releases. The candidate will be motivated and have a passion for improving our deployment mechanisms and process.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with Engineering, Dev Ops, Test and Product Management to create and maintain an efficient and effective release process
  • Co-ordinate with the relevant agile scrum teams to ensure a smooth transition of releases from Feature environment, to QA, to Pre-Prod to Production
  • Work closely with Product Owners to make the release process as efficient and effective as possible
  • Publish a calendar of when customers are getting releases on a regular cadence
  • Ensure we have a full audit history of previous releases and the details of what was contained in each one
  • Contribute to an automation initiative to automate as much as possible within the release process
  • Work with other Tech Leads to improve release quality
  • Manage risk associated with delivery of software increments in an agile way in relation to quality and testing effort, including identification of target performance metrics


Essential Requirements

  • Experience working in a deployment role within a software company
  • Experienced in software engineering practices (automatic releases, code tagging, etc)
  • Good knowledge of DevOps tools and processes
  • Experience in cross platform builds (Linux, Windows, Arm, Android, iOS)
  • Experience managing a small team
  • Strong understanding of cyber security and risk
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Ability to manage remote teams to support quality assurance testing


Additional Requirements

  • Familiarity with agile software development methodologies and tools such as Jira and Confluence
  • Aware of Cloud based deployments i.e. AWS
  • Familiarity with version control systems such as Git
  • Knowledge of continuous integration system such as Jenkins and SonarQube
  • Exposure to hardware and low level software development and testing