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Release Train Engineer

Charlotte, North Carolina;

Job Description:

Job Description

Position Summary

The Release Train Engineer’s (RTE) primary purpose is to support Agile Release Trains (ART) by steering them to success and navigating the complexity of delivering software consistently in large environments. The RTE’s focus is to deliver value by managing program level processes, execution, and continuous improvement, as well as Release Train Feature Roadmaps and planning.

Responsible for optimizing the flow of epics/features and the value delivered by an Agile Release Train (ART). Coordinates and facilitates the ART ceremonies, manages dependencies across teams in the ART, and provides visibility into the health of epic/feature delivery and the overall program increment. Ensures impediments to epic/feature delivery are resolved quickly and protects the teams from outside disruptions to delivery. Assist with resource planning. Helps define norms/agreements for the ART and enforces the agreements. Coordinates and facilitates ART ceremonies - e.g. Backlog Refinement, Program Increment (PI) Planning, ART Sync (or PO Sync, Scrum of Scrums), System Demos, Inspect and Adapt. In collaboration with the PM, ensures the program has a healthy product/program backlog. Facilitates dependency management/risk management/impediment removal for the ART. Promotes/facilitates communication and collaboration within the ART to support value delivery and PI commitments. Responsible for providing status updates and reporting pertaining to ART plans/delivery/timelines/impediments to stakeholders and leadership. Ensures Enterprise Change Management and other policy requirements for technology solutions are met for the epics/features delivered by the ART. Measures ART delivery, maturity, and performance and reviews the metrics with the ART to identify improvement opportunities. Work with Agile coach and Agile champion to improve agile maturity.


Responsibilities

  • Facilitates Rolling Wave and Pre- and Post- PI Planning
  • Facilitates PI planning events
  • Facilitates PI planning readiness, Vision, backlogs, and facilities
  • Facilitates PO Sync and Scrum of Scrums (or ART Sync)
  • Helps manage risk, dependencies and escalates impediments
  • Maintains proper communication with all the technical and non-technical teams involved
  • Participates in enterprise program management improvement and standardization activities
  • Provides input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks
  • Reports status and recommendations to Release Management
  • Responsible for program planning, demo, inspection and adaption, synchronization, release planning and improvement planning
  • Work with execution team and tracking team to record risks, reports, and metrics
  • Skilled using JIRA, Confluence, and other supporting tools.
  • Aggregates team objectives into Program PI Objectives, creates and publishes roadmap for visibility and transparency
  • Assists with program execution and PI feature completion tracking
  • Constantly inspects the SAFe process, discover, and address the major concerns
  • Drives program-level continuous improvement via Retrospectives, Inspect and Adapt workshops
  • Encourages team and program level Quality Practices and Communities of Practice around SAFe, Scrum, and Agile program management
  • Establishes the annual calendars for Sprints, Program Increments, and all other Agile and SAFe artifacts
  • Exemplifies Servant Leadership by example and coaches’ others in achieving it

Required Skills

  • 3-4 Years in SAFe Agile environment with minimum 2 years as SM and 1 year as a RTE
  • Minimum 1 SAFe certification (SA, SPC, RTE, SM)
  • Experience with both Scrum and Kanban teams
  • Experience with offshore, onshore, mixed teams

Desired Skills

  • 2 years as an RTE
  • 4-5 Years in SAFe Agile environment
  • SAFe RTE certification
  • Bank / Financial industry experience preferred

Job Band:

H5

Shift: 

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week:

40

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

Job Description

Position Summary

The Release Train Engineer’s (RTE) primary purpose is to support Agile Release Trains (ART) by steering them to success and navigating the complexity of delivering software consistently in large environments. The RTE’s focus is to deliver value by managing program level processes, execution, and continuous improvement, as well as Release Train Feature Roadmaps and planning.

Responsible for optimizing the flow of epics/features and the value delivered by an Agile Release Train (ART). Coordinates and facilitates the ART ceremonies, manages dependencies across teams in the ART, and provides visibility into the health of epic/feature delivery and the overall program increment. Ensures impediments to epic/feature delivery are resolved quickly and protects the teams from outside disruptions to delivery. Assist with resource planning. Helps define norms/agreements for the ART and enforces the agreements. Coordinates and facilitates ART ceremonies - e.g. Backlog Refinement, Program Increment (PI) Planning, ART Sync (or PO Sync, Scrum of Scrums), System Demos, Inspect and Adapt. In collaboration with the PM, ensures the program has a healthy product/program backlog. Facilitates dependency management/risk management/impediment removal for the ART. Promotes/facilitates communication and collaboration within the ART to support value delivery and PI commitments. Responsible for providing status updates and reporting pertaining to ART plans/delivery/timelines/impediments to stakeholders and leadership. Ensures Enterprise Change Management and other policy requirements for technology solutions are met for the epics/features delivered by the ART. Measures ART delivery, maturity, and performance and reviews the metrics with the ART to identify improvement opportunities. Work with Agile coach and Agile champion to improve agile maturity.


Responsibilities

  • Facilitates Rolling Wave and Pre- and Post- PI Planning
  • Facilitates PI planning events
  • Facilitates PI planning readiness, Vision, backlogs, and facilities
  • Facilitates PO Sync and Scrum of Scrums (or ART Sync)
  • Helps manage risk, dependencies and escalates impediments
  • Maintains proper communication with all the technical and non-technical teams involved
  • Participates in enterprise program management improvement and standardization activities
  • Provides input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks
  • Reports status and recommendations to Release Management
  • Responsible for program planning, demo, inspection and adaption, synchronization, release planning and improvement planning
  • Work with execution team and tracking team to record risks, reports, and metrics
  • Skilled using JIRA, Confluence, and other supporting tools.
  • Aggregates team objectives into Program PI Objectives, creates and publishes roadmap for visibility and transparency
  • Assists with program execution and PI feature completion tracking
  • Constantly inspects the SAFe process, discover, and address the major concerns
  • Drives program-level continuous improvement via Retrospectives, Inspect and Adapt workshops
  • Encourages team and program level Quality Practices and Communities of Practice around SAFe, Scrum, and Agile program management
  • Establishes the annual calendars for Sprints, Program Increments, and all other Agile and SAFe artifacts
  • Exemplifies Servant Leadership by example and coaches’ others in achieving it

Required Skills

  • 3-4 Years in SAFe Agile environment with minimum 2 years as SM and 1 year as a RTE
  • Minimum 1 SAFe certification (SA, SPC, RTE, SM)
  • Experience with both Scrum and Kanban teams
  • Experience with offshore, onshore, mixed teams

Desired Skills

  • 2 years as an RTE
  • 4-5 Years in SAFe Agile environment
  • SAFe RTE certification
  • Bank / Financial industry experience preferred

Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 

40

Learn more about this role

Full time

JR-21039958

Band: H5

Manages People: No

Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Cicely Washington

Referral Bonus:

0