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Salesforce Release Manager (DevOps) (Part-Time, Job-Share, Full-Time)


Location: Fareham/Swindon with hybrid working


The opportunity: 


The UK DevOps team is part of the UK Operations and IT function which drives technology delivery and change across the UK business.  The DevOps team currently consists of a Mendix Low-code and a Salesforce development and operations capability; a MuleSoft API team and SmartComms digital content team is also being established.  The DevOps team has fully embraced new ways of working including Agile, DevOps practices, API-led development, cloud-first, and CI/CD.  


You will work as part of the DevOps Salesforce team responsible for the operational and small change software development demands of Zurich’s Salesforce platform across the UK business.  You will report to the Salesforce Platform Lead.

Zurich Insurance UK is expanding its DevOps team to meet the increasing demand for digital transformation, API-led application development, Agile delivery, DevOps practices and innovation.  The DevOps team is helping the business transform by improving efficiency and by putting the customer at the heart of everything we do via our digital transformation work.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the DevOps Salesforce team as the Salesforce Release Manager.  You will work in an Agile way alongside the Salesforce Operational Manager, Salesforce Solution Leads, Solution Architect, MuleSoft team, SmartComm team, and the wider Salesforce team to ensure the effective management and operation of the Salesforce estate comprising of five Salesforce Orgs, all while learning and growing your skill set.


If you want to grow, enhance and mature an expanding team to provide operational support to the Zurich Salesforce enterprise platform, to contribute objective insight and technical expertise to the applications, systems and processes that are transforming Zurich through its online digital services, and mature Salesforce DevOps and Agile practices to deliver increasingly business-focused consultation and support, you could be part of an award-winning and rapidly growing DevOps team.


You will be a seasoned Salesforce Professional with experience in people and stakeholder management. You will be responsible for coordinating release timelines and dependencies with the development, testing and deployment teams. Due to the highly regulated industry we have to adhere to ICIF and Blue Book regulatory requirements, you will be responsible for internal process to make sure we adhere to policies given. This role will also require implementing environment strategy, including best practices for maintaining data integrity and security across. Even though the role entitles only one direct report, you will be collaborating with developers, administrators and other managers to evaluate and prioritize the change requests. Communication with the internal stakeholders is key to the team success and great business delivery. As part of the agenda, we want to ensure quality in all we do. Your responsibility will also include delivering robust testing strategy, with the impact on automaton and incorporation within CICD pipeline. 


This opportunity is no ordinary Salesforce Release Manager role – Zurich has positioned Salesforce as a strategic technology with five Salesforce Orgs covering Service Cloud, Sales Cloud, Industries (Vlocity) and Nonprofit, currently embedding Gearset and Bitbucket as part of our CICD pipeline. 


Many of our employees work flexibly in a variety of different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you may need.


What are we looking for?


  • You will have Salesforce certifications ADM201 or Platform App Builder
  • Experience in people management.
  • Experience in managing competing demands, from demanding stakeholders in a frenetic environment.
  • Have Service Cloud, Sales Cloud and/or Vlocity experience.
  • Have 2+ years of DevOps Release management experience, including source code repository (GitHub or Bitbucket) 
  • Have experience of process improvement and optimisations 
  • Great interpersonal skills, and good written and oral communication skills – being able to talk directly to customers to understand change and configuration requirements.
  • Enjoy problem-solving and think logically.
  • Work collaboratively with the stakeholders to turn ambiguity into requirements.
  • Contribute to working in a diverse team with different backgrounds and skills.
  • Take responsibility for a piece of work from start to finish.
  • Enjoy providing a supportive environment to growing people and a team to deliver first-class operational and development support.
  • Strong project management and organisation skills
  • Strong communications abilities


  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator.
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Application Builder.
  • Experience of using JIRA and Confluence 
  • Expert in Gearset understands its ins and outs, champions best practices, remain up to date with new and planned features, and evangelise its utility to the Salesforce team. 


As an inclusive employer, we want to ensure that all candidates feel comfortable and can perform at their best during the interview. You’ll have the opportunity to let us know of any reasonable adjustment or practical support needed when you apply.


Who we are:


At Zurich we aspire to be one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world and the best global insurer. Together we’re creating a brighter future for our customers, our people and our planet.


With over 55,000 employees in more than 170 countries, you’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company who are a long-standing player in the insurance industry.


We’ve made a promise to each other and every employee; to focus on sustainable impact, to care about each other’s wellbeing, to use our diverse expertise to be curious and optimistic and to develop the skills needed for our future.


If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. Be part of something great.



Our Culture:


At Zurich, our sense of community is strong and we’re particularly passionate about diversity and inclusion, which we’ve won numerous awards for. We want our people to bring the whole of themselves to work and ensure everybody is made to feel welcome, regardless of their background, beliefs or culture. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our customers, and so are committed to treating all of our applicants fairly and with respect, irrespective of their actual or assumed background, disability or any other protected characteristic.

We’ve an environment that places a real importance on our people’s wellbeing from a physical, mental, social and financial perspective. We work with our wellbeing partners and industry experts to provide the best advice and access to a wealth of lifestyle support. We’re also committed to continuous improvement, and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities.

We’re passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity. Our charitable arm, Zurich Community Trust, is one of the longest-established corporate trusts in the UK. In that time, we’ve awarded grants and volunteered time to deserving causes in the UK valued at over £90 million.


So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us. #LI-Hybrid


The financials
  • 12% defined non-contributory pension scheme.
  • Annual company bonus.
  • Income Protection.
  • Life cover - four times your salary.
Time away
  • 25 days holiday a year plus bank holidays.
  • You can also request to swap UK bank holidays for days off that have cultural or religious significance to you.
  • The option to buy up to an additional 20 days or sell some of your holiday.
  • Three days paid volunteering.
  • Up to 16 weeks' full pay for maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
Your health is important to us
  • Access to Private medical insurance.
  • Virtual GP appointments.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Free flu jab.
  • Access to a wealth of support from our wellbeing partners.
We're making a difference
  • Creating a brighter, more sustainable future underpins all that we do here in Zurich. We were the first insurer to sign the ‘UN Business Ambition for 1.5˚C’ pledge.
  • Our charitable arm, Zurich Community Trust, has awarded grants and volunteered time to deserving causes in the UK valued at over £90 million.

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