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Job Description

Release Train Engineer - SAFE Agile

Location: Lansing, MI
Experience: 5+ years
Track: Consulting
Practice: Digital & Agile

About Us:
Job Description:
  • Establishes the release schedule and maintain alignment across with Product Management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders
  • Facilitates the creation of the product and release backlogs by overseeing requirements analysis and ensuring each user story in the backlog is well written, sufficiently granular, and buildable
  • Leads and facilitates Program Increment (PI) planning events
  • Assists with program execution and Product feature completion tracking
  • Facilitates Scrum of Scrums
  • Escalates and drives impediment resolution at the Program level
  • Encourages team collaboration
  • Works with Portfolio and Product Management, Product Owners and stakeholders to help assure strategy and execution alignment
  • Helps manage risk and dependencies
  • Develops Release metrics and reports status to Management
  • Provides input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks
  • Encourages team and program level Quality Practices and Communities of Practice around SAFe, Scrum, and Agile program management
  • Participates in enterprise program management improvement and standardization activities
  • Assists execution and completion tracking via quantifiable metrics
  • Produce deployment plans and create release reports in JIRA
  • Coordinate and lead the Go-Live activities 
  • Measure and monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered as expected
  • Work with dev ops engineers and or development to understand impacts of branches and code toggling
  • Coordinate release notes and validate release build and toggles

Required Skills:

  • Experience in Agile and Scrum working with multiple Agile Teams
  • Experience incorporating Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery practices in Agile Teams
  • At least two years of experience gathering and validating user stories
  • Good understanding of modern software development tools and techniques
  • Experience using Agile Tools such as JIRA, Rally, or VersionOne
  • Knowledge of continuous integration, build, and build verification tools and methodologies
  • Experience leading in an agile environment
  • Demonstrated leadership in process improvement and innovation
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
  • Knowledge of automated release management principles and toolsets
  • Ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize work assignments, based on changing business needs

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in SAFe and running SAFe PI planning sessions
  • Scrum Master certification
  • SAFe practitioner (SA) certification
  • Experience with Jenkins, Git, and Confluence toolsets

Qualifications:

  • Required Education: Bachelors Required, preferred BS in Computer Science or related field
  • Years of Experience: At least 5 years of experience as Project Manager and/or Scrum Master in software development
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