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Change & Environments Manager

Posted: 23 Feb 2021 Closes: 23 Apr 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time itv/2100012Y

 

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Change and Environment Manager

Technology

Permanent

London

Closing date: Tuesday the 9th of March

 

Why you should join us…

 

We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can't get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in… and we do all this through the power of creativity.

 

We will be a digitally led entertainment and media company that creates and brings brilliant content to audiences, wherever, whenever and however they choose.

 

We are looking for a Release and Environment Manager  to join our Core Ad Tech Team.

Responsible for developing and maintaining products to support the selling and transmitting adverts on ITV’s broadcast channels.

 

This role entails…

The  focus is on driving business transformation and enabling innovation and business agility for the future of advertising at ITV.  

The Core Ad Tech platform consists of a number of applications which support ITV’s 1.5bn+ linear advertising business.  The team consists of a number of in-house agile based development teams plus a key 3rd party system called Landmark.  You will be responsible for working with the teams and suppliers to manage the  non production environments across the platform, as well as  managing releases and changes.

There are particular responsibilities for the Landmark II application.  You will be working closely with the application supplier and will be responsible for managing the configuration of ITV’s Landmark II and associated environments, so that business data and test data is setup to support integration and testing.

You will own the Release Management lifecycle which includes scheduling, coordinating and the management of releases across the platform  for multiple applications across various portfolios. The releases can be inclusive of application updates, operating system patches, security improvements and  hardware upgrades.

 

Some Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Maintaining a comprehensive and up to date repository of the previous, currently deployed and planned future sets of environment variables against each Landmark II environment instance.

  • Acting as point of contact for the  ITV Core Ad Tech development teams , Third Party Suppliers and users for planning and implementing deployments/releases for Core Ad Tech Platforms 

  • Apply a structured methodology and lead release management activities.

  • Communicating the current and planned future configurations/environment variables on the Core Ad Tech platform  as required and including gathering requirements for each deployment cycle for Landmark and ensuring the Third Party Supplier  enact them when required.

  • Working with Third Party Supplier DBAs to manage and implement a strategy and policy for storage management and retention, including the management of DB checkpoints, DB unloads and backups to SAN and tape storage.

  • Reviewing and approving Implementation Plans and Change Requests.

  • Ensure deployment and release artefacts are in place in line with industry best practice. E.g release process model, run book etc

  • Ensure incidents and lessons learned are acted upon and status provided to ITV

  • Managing Landmark II release implementation, communications, documentation etc.

  • Ensuring the management of the server resources complies with the agreed strategy and policy.

  • Providing visibility into the DB server storage utilisation at agreed intervals.

  • Managing the delivery of deployments and upgrades.

  • Raising Change Requests and scheduling implementations.  

  • Integrate Change Management activities into a project plan

  • Manage the portfolio  and change load   with Core Ad Tech

  • Plan and give weekly updates on the release activities

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


 

To be considered for this opportunity you will need to demonstrate the following skills:

 

  • Desirable Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.

  • Required experience in release and/or project management experience

  • A solid understanding of technology change and the change process  and of project management principles preferred, experience in information systems operations environment in systems analysis or development.

  • Track record of managerial experience working in complex technology platforms and experience of managing risk

  • Change management certification desired eg CCMP,  CM

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, able to  clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences

  • Has the ability to establish and maintain strong relationships and the ability to to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal.

  • Ability to work in a team environment with internal and external vendor resources

  • Proactive and able to work independently.

  • Ability to provide detailed information and also summarize to a management level and able to influence at all levels of the organization

  • Tenacity  to work through problems and reach a solution 

  • Organized with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics

 

Closing Date: Tuesday the 9th of March

 

Find out more about our benefits http://www.itvjobs.com/why-join-us/benefits/

 

We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working - whatever your preference, we will support you to ensure we provide you the right environment/  work/ life balance

 

We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do.  Find out more here 

 

Candidates who declared a disability and meet the minimum criteria will be invited to an interview - find out more here. We're happy to discuss any additional support you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require additional support... our email is talkingcareers@itv.com
 

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