Release Train Engineer (RTE)

Release Train Engineer (RTE)

02 Nov 2022
Georgia, Atlanta, 30303 Atlanta USA

Release Train Engineer (RTE)

Release Train Engineer (RTE)

Our client is seeking a

Release Train Engineer (RTE) whose primary purpose is to lead Agile Release Trains to success by navigating the complexity of delivering software solutions consistently across large and distinct environments.

Here's what you'll be doing:

  • Overseeing large release train(s) (grouping of agile teams) that are of strategic importance to our business, and that have complex scope and inter-dependencies

  • Facilitating the coordinated preparation of planning for the release train, including communication and coordination with stakeholders and customers during feature definition and delivery

  • Facilitating breakdown of work into epics and features across the ART working with Product, Architecture, Engineering, and UX

  • Actively managing the backlog and facilitates continuous planning across the ART and delivery teams to ensure execution against the ART's roadmap

  • Managing cross team dependencies

  • Actively managing the Agile Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool ensuring data integrity for accurate reporting (this includes the collection of metrics and KPI's)

  • Coordinating major feature releases and ongoing delivery of value to customers where multiple teams, release trains, or solution groups are involved in development

  • Raising risks / issues and removing blockers from delivery teams

  • Leveraging agile delivery metrics and regular agile ceremonies to identify and drive continuous improvement, in order to maximize organizational performance and execution against the backlog

  • Regularly participating in the RTE Community of Practice helping the organization to maintain alignment, learn new techniques, and improve technical and quality practices and working with RTE community to determine ways to help ARTs across the company improve cross train and solution group coordination and collaboration

  • Applying agile principles and methodology solutions with a pragmatic, stakeholder management approach

  • Coaching team on agile and lean practices

Here's our ideal candidate has:

  • 5+ years' experience as RTE, Scrum Master, Product Owner, or other Agile-focused role

  • Understanding of the difference between "being Agile" and "doing Agile"

  • Understanding of Lean thinking and implementation

  • Experience leveraging and interpreting agile metrics

  • Understanding of Agile at scale philosophies & methodologies

  • Experience with Organizational Change Management practices is preferred

  • SAFe certification(s) is a plus

  • Experience using Rally is a plus

  • Strong technical aptitude and experience leading teams in delivering quality software

  • Effective communication skills along with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence peers and stakeholders

Keywords: RTE, Release Train Engineer, SAFe, Agile, ALM, ART, Agilist, Rally, Scrum, Kanban, Software

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