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Release Manager

Job Introduction


The Handelsbanken PLC IT department is responsible for the delivery, support and maintenance of Handelsbanken PLC’s Core Banking systems encompassing Platforming, Risk, Payments, Lending and Customer Data. The IBIS system is the current primary core banking system with over 2,700 users. It’s run on an IBMi platform and development is done in RPG and SQL. The LIBI Programme delivers a new lending administration system for Corporate and individual lending products within IBIS.
The IT department is currently requiring an Environment and Release Engineer for the LIBI Programme.

Main Responsibilities 

  • Forward planning based on the future requirements for test environments for development and test
  • Provision of LIBI test environments for SIT, UAT and Pre-production in a timely manner
  • Definition and management of the change control process for test environments
  • Configuration management of test environments in terms of code releases and maintenance of configuration records
  • Maintenance of an outage log to enable tracking, assessment of project impact, identification of route cause and hence, lessons learned to facilitate continuous improvement
  • Provides a structured approach for deployment of system changes to test and Production, which reduces quality-related risk 
  • Responsible to make sure that changes to software are bundled together in releases which occur on a limited basis, minimizing the impact of changes to the users and the likelihood of introducing defects to Production.
  • Responsible for code stream management

Ideal Candidate

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  • Experienced with Agile project delivery techniques
  • Experienced with Jira and Confluence
  • IBM iSeries technical experience
  • Full understanding of SDLC in an Agile environment
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Communication and attention to detail 

Company Information

Handelsbanken is a relationship bank with a decentralised way of working, a strong local presence thanks to a nationwide network of branches, and a long-term approach to customer relations. Each Handelsbanken branch operates as a local business enabling it to make decisions at a local level and provide a bespoke service. The focus is always on the need of the individual customer and not on the sale of specific products. 

We are embarking on an exciting Business Transformation journey. This transformation will significantly enhance our technology system systems, processes and services, bringing evolution to our ways of working. Join us in this transformative journey, where your dedication, adaptability and commitment will play a crucial role in shaping the future of banking for our valued customers.

The Bank is deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities. This is so that we are an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work that encourages everyone to apply, regardless of socio-economic background, age, disability, pregnancy and/or parental status, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), veteran status, marital and civil partnership status, religion or belief, sex, gender reassignment or sexual orientation. 


Check our Handelsbanken website for further information



At Handelsbanken, we deeply value our unique culture and values including trust in and respect for each individual. We take pride in nurturing a work environment where people flourish, and where they are empowered to take decisions in their areas of expertise. We take a long term perspective in everything we do and want each employee who joins us to build a long terms successful career with the Bank.  


What is in it for you?

  • We have a wide range of learning and development available, empowering and enabling our colleagues to take ownership of their own development. 
  • Competitive Salary and an extensive range of benefits is provided, including private medical insurance, income protection and life assurance
  • A market-leading pension contribution of 15% paid by the bank, which can be invested in a wide range of funds (including ESG and Shariah funds)

Application next steps

Your journey with us begins once you have submitted your application. One of our Handelsbanken recruiters will be reviewing your details and will later organise a phone conversation if you match the role requirements. If there is a mutual fit, we will extend an invitation for you to participate in an interview.  

There will be a 2 stage interview process with a mix of virtual and face-to-face interviews.  

How can we support you to be your best self? Our Talent Acquisition team will be happy to provide support e.g. if you need additional time to prepare for an interview or you have any requirements for any part of the interview/hiring process – just let us know by email


This advert will be live for a minimum of two weeks. However, please note that after the two weeks, the closing date could change at any time depending on the number of responses received.


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