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Release Manager

BAE Systems UK

Location: Lancashire

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Release Manager

Location: Preston/Farnborough, we offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: Circa £40k pending experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Maintaining the ‘release schedule’ within our ITSM toolset (ServiceNow) raising appropriate records for ‘Releases, Release Phases, Tasks and defects
  • Working with Project Managers ensuring appropriate deployment and regression plans are documented, tested, and signed off for each release phase
  • Providing a link into the Operational Change Process, ensuring appropriate change records are raised and approved for each release phase
  • Coordinating testing with suppliers and communication with business administrators and end users as we manage the end of life of obsolete products

Your skills and experiences:

  • Knowledge of Release management and IT Service Management
  • ITIL qualifications desirable, training and sponsorships provided for strong candidates without
  • Working knowledge of “Service now” including use of reports and dashboards, training available
  • Appreciation of Operational change and transition management
  • Ability to produce documents using Microsoft Office and specifically reports using MS Excel
  • Good organisation and communication skills


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual leave incentive.

The Service Operations Team:

You will be joining a professional and dynamic team, which is going through a period of sustained growth with an Enterprise international agenda. There is an opportunity to shape our Release Management function as part of a growth strategy. Autonomy is provided and flexibility is encouraged to foster creativity and innovation.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.