Release and Deployment Specialist - Homebased

To £50k - IT Management
Ref: 608 Date Posted: Friday 12 Mar 2021
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Suitable for: Release and Deployment Specialist, Release Manager or Deployment Lead with software release experience. 

Location: Homebased

Salary: to £50k                

Our client is seeking a permanent Release and Deployment Specialist or Release Manager as part of a growing Population Health Analytics Team. They have an increasing customer base, using multiple complex products creating a need for this new and exciting opportunity within the team. The focus of this post is to be responsible for the deployment of the Population Health Analytics software to both internal and customer environments.

Our team are highly experienced and passionate about health and care; using technology to help improve the health and care of the nation. This role provides the successful candidate the chance to contribute to Population Health Analytics programmes throughout the country.


As Release and Deployment Specialist / Release Manager, you will have experience with:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of source control standards (GIT, DevOps)
  • Working in a professional development environment using Agile methodology
  • Working with various stakeholders to prioritise work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage, influence, negotiate and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders at all levels in the business
  • Must be a self-starter, highly proactive and assertive in a demanding and dynamic environment
  • Ability to create and improve upon detailed and complex processes.
  • Excellent documentation and written communications skills


  • Knowledge of or work experience with health or social care data
  • Practical experience of using Microsoft Azure portal
  • Experience of using Microsoft SQL stack (Azure SQL preferred)
  • Experience of performing database upgrades using Publish scripts / DACPAC or DevOps deployment pipelines
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure tools including:
  • Power Apps
  • Resource management templates
  • PowerShell
  • Automation accounts
  • Experience working with an advanced Business Intelligence product
  • Experience with Power BI
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in related subject (desirable)

The Role:

As Release and Deployment SpecialistSpecialist / Release Manager will be responsible for the deployment of the Population Health Analytics software to both internal and customer environments.  This will include administration and documentation associated with release of the software, performing customer installs and upgrades and responsibility for maintaining releases in source control, following Agile release processes

  • Management of source control
  • Cutting software releases according to Agile process
  • Managing releases and upgrade process via Jira
  • Scheduling and performing internal and customer installs and upgrades of core software
  • Deploy and maintain supporting Customer software (Web application, Power BI Gateway, 3rd party application embedded functionality)
  • Deploy Power BI reports, and reporting solutions (Premium and Embedded)
  • Maintaining and expanding Auto-Deployment using DevOps deployment pipelines
  • Initiating improvements in deployment process
  • Producing and maintaining thorough documentation

Full Job description available

To apply:  Please follow the online application process and upload your CV in word format

Please note: You must be eligible to work in the UK for your application to be considered (sorry, our client is unable to offer sponsorship).  Due to large numbers of applications, unfortunately we cannot provide detailed feedback to everyone, however, if you wish to find out how your application is progressing please call or e-mail the office and someone will help you / get back to you

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