Position: Release Train Engineer Location: Canton, MA Job Type: Direct Hire
As a Release Train Engineer (RTE) II, you will lead a highly collaborative, cross-functional Agile Release Train (ART). This particular release train is one of medium to high complexity within the Operations and IT systems implementation. You will advise and lead the ART teams on Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) values, principles and Framework to ensure that the ART is fully functional, productive, and focused on the delivery of the Planning Increment Objectives. The RTE II, you work with the ART Product Manager and Architect to lead the ART in directing the ART teams in delivery of PI Objectives and ART feature sets. You will lead ART ceremonies and events, such as the ART Scrum of Scrums, PI Planning, Inspect and Adapt workshop, and manage ART risks, dependencies and impediments that are identified and raised by members of the ART. This requires a high level of executive presence and presentation skills to effectively manage a room with over 50 participants. The ability to influence and negotiate without authority is critical for this role. Working in an environment of ambiguity and change is exciting for this individual.
Manage and optimize flow of medium to large complex solution through ART and Solution Train
Collaborate effectively with Product Manager, System Architect, and lead system team to support the ART in delivering on the PI Objectives
Facilitate Planning Increment events, such as Scrum of Scrums, PI Planning event, and Inspect & Adapt workshop, some of which could have anywhere from 10 to 100 participants
Track and Publish PI Objectives/Team progress for visibility and transparency to stakeholders and business partners.
Effective presentation and communication skills required for publishing this information
Assist with economic decision-making by facilitating feature and capability estimation by teams and the roll-up to Epics, where necessary
Coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets
Drive relentless improvement via Inspect and Adapt workshops; assess the agility level of the ART and Solution Train and help them improve
Negotiation and Collaborative skills are critical to this role
Leads the Scrum of Scrums ceremonies to communicate and mitigate risk, escalate blockers, and drive progress on cross-team dependencies
Influencing skills and executive presence drive these communication channels
Driving a collaborative and supportive team culture through team building and engagement practices, identifying needs for the teams continued development and ability to team together.
Monitor project/team performance through quantitative and qualitative measures of value, outcome, velocity, morale, and satisfaction
EDUCATION: (Minimum education required)
Bachelor’ s degree required
EXPERIENCE: (Years of experience)
8+ years IT program management experience in software development using Agile methodologies
3+ years as Scrum Master in Agile environment
2+ years SAFe experience preferred
Experience with Kanban/Process Efficiency required
Experience driving/leading scaled Agile transformation efforts a plus
Experience with Agile ALM tools like JIRA, Rally, etc.