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Release Train Engineer (Program Manager) in Austin, TX at Volt

Date Posted: 3/13/2019

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    Austin, TX
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Job Description

DIRECT HIRE - Release Train Engineer

North Austin, TX

The Release Train Engineer’s (RTE) primary purpose is to support Agile Release Trains (ART) by steering them to success and navigating the complexity of delivering software consistently in large environments.  The RTE’s focus is to deliver value by managing program level processes, execution, and continuous improvement.

Release Train Feature Roadmap and Planning

  • Facilitates the coordinated preparation of release planning for the release train.  This includes:
    • Working with the Product Architect and Product UX Architect to assist the Product Manager who prioritizes the features to be considered in the next quarterly planning cycle. 
    • Assisting the Product Architect, Product UX Architect, and Product Manager in the refining of features to be considered in the next quarterly planning cycle to meet the Feature Definition of Ready.
    • Assists the ART (Agile Release Train) in communication and coordination with stakeholders and customers during feature definition and delivery.
    • Ensures effective communication and coordination for and during quarterly planning
    • Manages change to the ART’s quarterly plan and the impacts of those changes
  • Release Train Transparency
    • Assists the ART to remain transparent to itself, the teams on the train, and to the organization through:
      • Backlog Management and ALM tool data integrity for accurate reporting.  May include the collection of metrics, KPIs, investment mix reporting, and other reporting as needed by the release train or organization.
      • Facilitation and continuous improvement of periodic ART Reviews with organizational leaders and stakeholders to provide clarity on the expected value delivery and to gain stakeholder feedback on changes to direction the release train may need to take.
      • May include participation in and assisting in the improvement of the System Demo

What are we looking for?

  • 3-5 years’ experience as Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Agile Project/Program Manager
  • Servant leader and strong communicator with strong interpersonal skills who can:
    • Listen and support teams in problem-identification and decision making
    • Encourage an environment that values mutual respect, openness, and courage
    • Persuade by influence rather than authority
    • Understand and empathize with others
    • Think beyond day-to-day activities
    • Support teams’ commitments, personal development, and continuous growth
    • Open and appreciates openness in others
    • Empower teams to be owners of their products and processes
  • Strong technical aptitude and experience leading teams in delivering quality software
  • Experience applying Lean Thinking and Systems Thinking in large organizations
  • Experience with Lean Portfolio Management facilitation for program, portfolio, or executive-level
  • Experience working in an Agile organization using Scrum, XP, Kanban, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), or other scaling model is preferred

If you are interested, please apply now!

Volt in an Equal Opportunity Employer