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Release Train Engineer (Closed)

SkillStorm is seeking a Release Train Engineer for our client in Charlotte, NC. Candidates must be able to work on SkillStorm's W2; not a C2C position. EOE, including disability/vets.

Job Description:

  • This role is responsible for optimizing the flow of epics/features and the value delivered by a smaller Agile Release Train (ART), and is focused on serving the needs of the train to drive performance and growth. Key responsibilities include coordinating and facilitating the ART ceremonies, managing dependencies across teams in the ART, and providing visibility into the health of epic/feature delivery and the overall program increment. This role ensures impediments to epic/feature delivery are resolved quickly and protects the teams from outside disruptions to delivery. They manage financials for the ART and assist with resource planning. In addition, they promote and coach the Agile mindset and principles, empowering individual teams to become self-managing and fulfill their cross-functional potential.

Responsibilities:

  • Guide and coach the teams on the Agile Release Train on Scrum practices, and develop their understanding of Agile principles.
  • Help define norms/agreements for the ART and enforce the agreements.
  • Coordinate and facilitate ART ceremonies (for example, Backlog Refinement, Program Increment (PI) Planning, ART Sync or PO Sync, Scrum of Scrums), System Demos, and Retrospective.
  • In collaboration with the Product Manager, ensure the program has a healthy product/program backlog.
  • Facilitate dependency management/risk management/impediment removal for the ART. ? Promote/facilitate communication and collaboration within the ART to support value delivery and PI commitment
  • Responsible for providing status updates and reporting pertaining to ART plans/delivery/timelines/impediments to stakeholders and leadership.
  • Ensure Enterprise Change Management and other policy requirements for technology solutions are met for the epics/features delivered by the ART.
  • Measure ART delivery, maturity, and performance and review the metrics with the ART to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Capture data to help determine/track product funding and resource acquisition needs.
  • Mentor more junior Scrum Masters

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years as a Release Train Engineer
  • Deep understanding of Lean Portfolio Management process and roles
  • Demonstrate deep understanding of Jira
  • Experience in defining norms/agreements for the Solution Train and enforces the agreements.
  • Proven experience coordinating and facilitating Solution Train ceremonies –e.g. Backlog Refinement, Pre-PI Planning, Post-PI Planning, Solution Train Sync, Architect Sync, Solution Demo, and Retrospective.
  • Proven ability to Promotes/facilitates communication and collaboration within the Solution Train to support value delivery and PI commitments.
  • Experience Measuring Solution Train delivery, maturity, and performance and reviews the metrics with the Solution Train to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Has provided guidance about how to create and manage an intake process, healthy backlog, and how to facilitate valuable Agile ceremonies within established guardrails.
  • Experience with teams to optimize implementation of Enterprise Agile standards and practices, and coaches team members through change.
  • Desired Skills
  • Past experience to identify and resolve organizational impediments that impact team maturity and performance.
  • Facilitates discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution across teams, stakeholders, and executives; including external teams, business partners, and other Agile Release Trains/programs.
  • Influences and guides business and technology leaders on changes that enable Agility.
  • Facilitates significant improvements to the operating model and the end-to-end delivery process.
  • Establishes/leads Agile Communities of Practice and provides guidance in on-going activities

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