Release & Deployment Manager at Randstad Global IT services

Release & Deployment Manager at Randstad Global IT services


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Release & Deployment Manager at Randstad Global IT services
Diemen, hybrid, fulltime

people at the heart of everything we do

Working at Randstad is unlike working at any organization. Because at Randstad we put people at the heart of everything we do. This goes for our clients, our talent, our employees and society. We combine our passion for people with the power of today’s technologies. This helps us support people and organizations in realizing their true potential. 

Learn more about our mission, history and values on our website:

how you will contribute

As Release and Deployment Manager you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth and efficient release of software and technology solutions into production environments. You will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the release and deployment process, including planning, scheduling, tracking, and communication. In this role you are part of the Global IT Services team, service integration and management.

Your prime focus will be on orchestration and coordination releases and deployments for all ‘One’ programs executed within Randstad Global IT driving the modernisation of our application landscape. You play a pivotal role in ensuring code promotion towards running production environments is carried out in an efficient and quality manner without major business disruptions.

what you will be doing

  • Release Planning: Collaborate with stakeholders to define release scope, objectives, and timelines. Develop comprehensive release plans and schedules that align with business objectives and project milestones.

  • Deployment Management: Coordinate the deployment of software and technology solutions into production environments, ensuring minimal disruption to operations. Manage deployment activities, including risk assessment, change management, and post-deployment validation.

  • Release Coordination: Serve as the central point of contact for all release-related activities. Coordinate with development, QA, operations, and other teams to ensure smooth and efficient release execution. Communicate release status, issues, and risks to stakeholders in a timely manner.

  • Quality Assurance: Implement and maintain rigorous quality assurance processes to ensure the integrity and reliability of released software. Conduct thorough testing and validation of release candidates to identify and address any defects or issues prior to deployment.

  • Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities to streamline and optimize the release and deployment process. Implement best practices, tools, and automation to improve efficiency, consistency, and scalability.

  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate documentation of release plans, deployment procedures, and related processes. Generate regular reports on release status, performance metrics, and key insights for stakeholders and leadership.

  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks and dependencies associated with release activities. Develop mitigation strategies and contingency plans to minimize the impact of risks on release timelines and deliverables.

  • Way of working: Foster a culture of accountability and responsibility for the release and deployment process in the end-to-end deployment chain.

who will you work with

The Release & Deployment Manager is deeply involved in collaboration with a diverse range of stakeholders. This includes engaging with key figures such as the leads of various global programs, the head of enterprise architecture, and stakeholders within GIS such as the Head of Business Applications and the Service Transition Manager. He/ she also interacts closely with local stakeholders across different markets as well as with many suppliers (from different consulting partners to many software suppliers). You will work within the Service Management & Integration team of Global IT Services and report to the head of this team.

what you will bring

You possess numerous skills and qualifications to successfully fulfill activities related to release and deployment activities, driving the orchestration of activities, bringing flexibility for programs to roll out new functionalities and new Markets while having stability in our ru production environments. 

your skills

  • Release Management: ability to plan, schedule, and coordinate software releases. Experience in managing release cycles, including release planning, deployment scheduling, and rollback strategies. Understanding of release documentation and compliance requirements.

  • Deployment Management: proficiency in deploying software applications across various environments (development, testing, production). Experience with deployment automation tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc.Knowledge of containerization technologies like Docker and container orchestration tools like Kubernetes.

  • Technical Skills: Understanding of software development lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies such as Agile, Waterfall, etc. Familiarity with version control systems (e.g., Git, SVN) and configuration management tools. Knowledge of continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines and tools like Jenkins, Travis CI, etc. Understanding of software testing principles and tools. Proficiency in scripting and automation languages like Shell, Python, etc. Knowledge of IT infrastructure, including servers, networks, and cloud services.

  • Problem-solving Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and resolve issues during the release and deployment process. Ability to troubleshoot technical issues quickly and efficiently.

  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills to effectively liaise between technical teams, stakeholders, and management. Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and understandable manner. Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders.

  • Project Management: Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, manage timelines, and allocate resources effectively. Experience with project management methodologies like Agile, Scrum, Kanban, etc. Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams, including developers, QA engineers, system administrators, etc.

  • Attention to detail: Meticulous attention to detail to ensure accuracy and consistency in release and deployment processes. Ability to identify potential risks and proactively address them.

your qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.

  • Proven experience in IT release and deployment management, preferably in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong understanding of software development lifecycle (SDLC), release management best practices, and ITIL principles.

  • Proficiency in release management tools and technologies, such as version control systems, continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines, and release automation platforms.

  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to plan, organize, and prioritize tasks effectively.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

  • Detail-oriented with a focus on quality and continuous improvement.

  • Relevant certifications (e.g., ITIL Foundation, Certified ScrumMaster) are a plus.

your competencies

Within Randstad we defined the following Human Forward Leadership competencies:

  • delighting people: connect people (client, talent, employee, society), building strong client relationships and delivering client-centric solutions.

  • performing today: resourcefulness securing and developing resources effectively and efficiently.

  • leading change: manages ambiguity operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.

  • securing the future: drives vision and purpose painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others into action.

  • strategic mindset: seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies

  • creating clarity - showing line of sight: making sense of complex, high quantity and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems and provides direction, is delegating and removing obstacles to get work done

  • courage to challenge: shows courage and confidence to speak up skilfully, challenging others even when they are confronted with resistance or unfamiliar circumstances

what’s in it for you

We put people at the heart of everything we do. Our employment conditions reflect this; 

  • competitive salary 

  • an additional flexible benefit budget 

  • attractive bonus scheme

  • option to take part in Randstad's success through our employee Share Purchase Plan

  • option to go on a sabbatical leave or buy extra holidays

  • flexible working hours in the office or hybrid

  • attractive mobility arrangements

  • opportunity to give back to local communities through paid volunteering leave

  • a generous budget to set up your home office space and a net internet allowance

  • growth and development opportunities in a fast changing global environment 

  • working with great people and being part of a network where everyone wants you to succeed

  • an environment where differences are understood, valued and celebrated

We want our teams and talent to reflect the rich diversity of the societies we serve. We thrive for an environment of belonging, safety and confidence. So everyone can bring their whole selves to work and flourish. Learn more about equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging at randstad here.

If you recognize yourself in the profile above, we invite you to apply for this role. For more information you can reach out to our recruitment business partner: Rachael Harrison.

The recruitment procedure consists of a screening and at least two interviews. Later in the process, an (online) assessment and a job offer conversation take place.

Lees volledige vacature

Bij Randstad geloven we dat iedereen een uniek talent meebrengt. Randstad wil dé werkgever worden waar iedereen wil werken, ongeacht waar je vandaan komt, van wie je houdt, hoe oud je bent of waar je in gelooft. We willen samen groeien naar een meer diverse organisatie. En dat begint natuurlijk bij de werving van onze nieuwe collega’s. We zijn er nog niet, maar we zijn wel een lerende organisatie met een open en mensgerichte cultuur. Wij bieden werkperspectief voor iedereen! Kom jij bij ons team om het verschil te maken?

Wat gaat er gebeuren?

Succesvolle sollicitatie

Fijn, de eerste stap is gezet! Je hebt je sollicitatie afgerond en deze is bij ons binnen gekomen. Binnen 2 werkdagen nemen wij contact met jou op per mail of telefoon. Als wij voldoende aansluiting zien met jouw profiel, willen we je uiteraard beter leren kennen tijdens een korte telefonische kennismaking. 

Op gesprek

De talent acquisition specialist gaat verder met jou in gesprek over de functie, het team en ons bedrijf. Daarnaast zijn wij benieuwd naar wie jij bent en naar wat jouw talenten zijn. Dit gesprek kan zowel op kantoor als online plaatsvinden.  

Op tweede gesprek

Het tweede gesprek is in ieder geval met jouw toekomstige manager. Zo krijg je nog meer beeld en gevoel bij jouw werkplek. Vaak zit hier nog een tweede persoon bij en die persoon is afhankelijk van de vacature en afdeling. Soms is dit met een andere manager, een collega uit het team of een andere talent acquisition specialist. We zijn al overtuigd van jouw talenten, maar we willen samen echt kijken welke plek het beste bij jou past!

Welkom in het team

Yes, je bent aangenomen! Wij zorgen voor een passend aanbod, jij hoeft alleen maar digitaal te tekenen. Welkom in het team en bij Randstad ;-). Met een mooi onboardingsprogramma voel jij je direct thuis bij ons bedrijf en helpen wij je verder in de start van je baan. 

Heb je vragen?

Get in touch with:

Rachael Harrison

Rachael Harrison
talent acquisition specialist

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