Release Train Engineer

Atlanta, GA 30342

Posted: 03/25/2020 Employment Type: Direct Hire Category: Release Manager Job Number: 54062

Job Description


The Release Train Engineer (RTE) is a servant-leader and coach for an Agile Release Train.
The Release Train Engineer has four key responsibilities:
  1. Coach the ART and people interacting with the ART to higher performance
  2. Facilitate Release processes, execution, and flow
  3. Escalate and remove impediments and roadblocks
  4. Help drive continuous improvement
  5. Help assure value delivery

 

Responsibilities:
  • Manage and optimize the flow of value through the ART using various tools, such as the Program Kanbans and other information radiators
  • Establish and communicate the annual calendars for Iterations and Program Increments (PIs)
  • Facilitate PI Planning readiness by fostering the preparation of Vision and Backlogs, and through Pre- and Post-PI Planning meetings
  • Facilitate the PI planning event, System Demos, ART Synch, and other ART-level ceremonies
  • Summarize Team PI Objectives into Program PI Objectives and publish them for visibility and transparency
  • Assist tracking the execution of features and capabilities
  • Facilitate periodic synchronization meetings, including the ART sync at the Program Level
  • Assist with economic decision-making by facilitating Epic and feature and estimation by teams
  • Coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets
  • Help manage risks and dependencies
  • Escalate and track impediments
  • Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks
  • Encourage collaboration between teams and System and Solution Architects/Engineering
  • Work with Product Management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment
  • Improve the flow of value through value streams using the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps
  • Help drive the Lean User Experience (UX) innovation cycle
  • Report status to Lean Portfolio Team (LPT) and support related activities
  • Understand and operate within Lean Budgets
  • Drive relentless improvement via Inspect and Adapt workshops; assess the agility level of the ART and help them improve


Requirements:
  • Strong facilitation, communication (written and spoken), and negotiation skills
  • Excellent listener and mentor with outstanding interpersonal conflict-resolutions skills, and the ability to work in collaborative environments
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail and lean thinking
  • Articulate, persuasive, and comfortable interacting with all levels of the organization
  • Solid background utilizing an Agile framework (e.g. Scrum, Extreme Programming, Kanban, SAFe) in software development, such as 2+ years as an Agile practitioner, or 2+ years as a scrum master, or 3+ years as a program manager
  • Experience with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Experience with processes and tools supporting Agile methodologies
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Business, Computer Science, or related field or equivalent combination of industry-related professional experience and education

Preferred
  • Experience in stakeholder relationship and team building
  • Expertise in Scrum including the values and principles, and how they are applied in large, enterprise environments
  • Familiarity with modern software engineering techniques such as Continuous integration, build, deliver, test-driven development and other automated acceptance testing techniques
  • Experience working with co-located and offshore teams
  • One or more Agile certification such as Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP), Certified or Professional Scrum Trainer (CST, PST), Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), Associate or Professional Certified Coach (ACC, PCC), or SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)
  • Ability to understand technical issues
  • Familiarity with secure coding best practices and “ OWASP Top 10” vulnerabilities.
  • Desire to contribute to a security-minded organization with focuses on “ Security by Design” and “ Privacy by Design”.
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