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Senior Release Train Engineer (RTE)

San Diego, California, United States
October 17, 2018


Title : Senior Release Train Engineer (RTE)

Duration : 6+ Months

Location : San Diego, CA

Must Have:

• Assertive: Must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls.

• Attitude of empowerment: Must be able to lead a release train and multiple teams to self-organization

• Attitude of transparency: Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to both business and IT and grow to grow trust amongst partners

• Collaborative: Ability to partner with others to achieve goals at various levels throughout the organization and lead others to do so by example

• Communicative and social: Must be able to communicate well with all levels of the organization from Scrum team members to executives

• Conflict resolution: Must be able to facilitate discussion at the release train level and facilitate alternatives or different approaches

• Continual improvement: Must continually be growing one’s craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team

• Enthusiastic: Must be impassioned and high-energy

• Facilitative: Must be able to lead by example and demonstrate value-add principles to agile release trains

• Flexible: Ability to shift to the role or tasks needed for each situational transformation. Ability to “get the job done” regardless of role definition.

• Quick learner: Must be able to quickly gain a high-level understanding of the technical and business domains of the scrum teams

• Servant Leader: Must be able to garner respect from team and stakeholders and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done

• Situational Awareness: Must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management

• System Thinker: Must be able to analyze the entire software development environment

Nice to Have:

• Previous experience with Agile/SCRUM and/or Scaled Agile Framework

• Agile Certification (CSM, Scaled Agilist, PMI-ACP)

• Previous Experience in a Program or Project Manager role

• Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely.

• Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple priorities.

• Experience with Planview or similar portfolio management/demand planning tool is a plus

• Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint.


• Act as a Execution lead closely partnering with the Product Manager & IT Delivery Owner to guide one agile release train

• Establish program level cadence and drive program level ceremonies (e.g. PI Planning, Product Management Council, Scrum of Scrums, release train retrospectives, HIP Sprint)

• Work with other program leaders to drive the definition and refinement of the program backlog

• Ensure cross-value stream coordination and collaboration

• Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on program-level plans, progress and quality

• Facilitate alignment dependencies between the program team and third parties, release managers, or between the team and other Scrum Teams

• Work cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution

• Coordinate delivery

• Actively manages the program scope, budget, risks, issues, deliverables, and schedule of individual program tasks, as well as timely reporting of program status

• Participates in or leads the program steering committee reviews and gate approvals

What software tools/skills are needed to perform these daily responsibilities?

• Microsoft Office, Planview, CA Agile Central / Rally, SharePoint, Confluence