Livestock Information • United Kingdom

Service Release Manager

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £50,000 – £60,000 per annum


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Job Description

At Livestock Information Ltd, our mission is to be an outstanding service provider of livestock data, empowering government, industry, and farmers to effectively manage disease and infection control, whilst enhancing productivity and innovation in agriculture. To achieve this, we need great people, who share in our values. 

As the Service Release Manager at Livestock Information Ltd., your focus will be to herd the planning, coordination, and execution of releases across the diverse pastures of our Azure-based terrain! 

We're on the lookout for someone with hands-on experience tending to releases in an ISO 20000 certified environment. You will be a champion for releases that are well tested, secure, scalable and reliable, ensuring minimal disruption for end users, and you’ll also supporting with production environment monitoring. 

Get ready for a day where you're not just overseeing releases; you're driving a route for smooth transitions, ensuring our livestock tech is always on the right track! 

The interview process for this role will involve an initial phone interview with our Talent Team, followed by first stage and final stage interviews. All interviews will be conducted fully remotely.


  • Release Planning and Coordination - collaborate with cross-functional teams to plan and schedule releases in accordance with project timelines.  
  • Develop release plans, including timelines, resources, and dependencies.  
  • Azure Platform knowledge: manage releases within the Azure cloud environment, utilizing platform-specific tools and services.  
  • Ensure the compatibility and optimization of applications within the Azure ecosystem.  
  • ISO 20000 Compliance: apply ISO 20000 principles to release management processes, ensuring alignment with IT service management standards.  
  • Implement and maintain release management documentation in compliance with ISO 20000 requirements.  
  • Environment Management: oversee multiple environments, including development, testing, staging, and production. Implement strategies to minimize environmental discrepancies and streamline deployment processes.  
  • Risk Management: identify potential risks associated with releases and implement mitigation strategies. Work closely with stakeholders to communicate and manage expectations related to release timelines and potential impacts.  
  • Continuous Improvement: evaluate and enhance release management processes to optimize efficiency and effectiveness.  
  • Implement automation and DevOps practices to improve release cycles. 


  • Proven experience as a Release Manager in an Azure environment.  
  • Hands-on experience with ISO 20000 standards and IT service management.  
  • Strong understanding of Azure platform services and tools.  
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.  
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.  
  • Azure certifications (e.g., Azure Administrator, Azure DevOps Engineer) are a plus.  
  • ISO 20000 certifications are highly desirable. 


As an LI employee, you will be entitled to our company benefits which include: 

  • Remote-first working set up 
  • 33 days annual leave, inclusive of Bank Holidays 
  • 4 x annual salary Life Assurance 
  • Market leading pension through Legal & General 
  • Enhanced Parental leave  
  • Excellent learning, training and, career development opportunities and funding 
  • 24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Programme 
  • An inclusive culture where everyone is respected and valued 

Interview Process

To apply for this role you will need to submit a CV and answer some pre-screening questions.

The interview and assessment process for this role will involve a telephone interview with our Talent Team, followed by a first stage and a final stage interview. All interviews will be conducted fully remotely via MS Teams.

If we need to make a reasonable adjustment so that you can complete your application, please contact us as soon as possible by emailing [email] before the closing date to discuss your needs.

Diversity statement 

At Livestock Information, we value diversity and believe that every individual brings different strengths. We understand that not everyone may possess every single skill outlined in this job description, but if you believe you have a solid skill set that enables you to excel in this position then we really encourage you to apply. 


Livestock Information Ltd. cannot sponsor work visas at this time. 

Livestock Information Ltd. Does not discriminate based on race, sex, colour, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits. 

Livestock Information Ltd. Does not accept unsolicited CVs from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited CV’s not originating directly from a candidate and sent to Livestock Information Ltd or any Livestock Information Ltd employees, including unsolicited CVs sent to a Livestock Information Ltd mailing address or email address, are rejected. Livestock Information Ltd will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited CV. Livestock Information Ltd considers any candidate for whom the recruiter has submitted an unsolicited CV referred by the company free of any fees. 

Company benefits

Flexible working week
L&D budget
Open to part-time employees
Open to part time work for some roles
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Accrued annual leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Carer’s leave
Matched pension contribution
Life assurance
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
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Employees feel that the diversity, and the efforts to improve and maintain it, are great
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees are very happy with their salaries and feel that it is well above the market average

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