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QA & Release Manager

Job Description

EC1 Partners are working closely with a VC-backed Crypto Custodian who are looking for a  Quality Assurance & Release Manager. You will work with a small, but growing team who provide secure custody of crypto assets for institutional investors. Time-to-market and the safe-keeping of client’s digital assets require this important role to have strong co-ordination skills and focus on automation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Develop and implement a Quality Assurance strategy for the firm, including the adoption of principles and practice
Own the release management lifecycle for the platform, including scheduling and coordinating releases across in-house and vendor applications and service providers
Work with internal teams (Commercial, Legal, Operations, Product and Engineering), partners and client to align, plan and roll-out change smoothly and efficiently into production
Ensure all projects incorporate a suitable level of quality assurance
Manage risks and resolve challenges that impact release scope, quality, and schedules – proactively engage stakeholders in release-readiness reviews
Mitigate operational risk by planning, preparing, and rehearsing the rollout of application releases, while managing the readiness of partners and clients
Continuously improve the QA & release management process
Coach, teach, mentor, support and inspire the team in all things Quality

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

University degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
You will have considerable experience working in technology management roles, including:
Hands-on experience in Quality Assurance / Release Management roles within an agile product development environment
Excellent understanding of project management practices and software development lifecycle
Effective leadership, communication, stakeholder and change management skills, able to articulate trade-offs to all stakeholders
Modern software delivery techniques to ensure quality (Agile delivery, DevOps practices, automation, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery).
Experience of working within a regulated, financial services domain is desirable
Strong functional understanding of the Digital Asset / Crypto custody space will be an advantage

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