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Release Train Manager

Company: Ascent Services Group
Location: Louisville
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Req #: 635442
Job Description: Manager of Release Train Engineers
Location: Remote
Job Type: Contract-to-hire or Direct Hire
Compensation: $65-75 hourly W2
Key Responsibilities:
The Manager / Release Train Engineer (RTE) has primary purpose of supporting and coaching other RTE's while also performing an Agile Release Train (ART) role. The ART Role includes driving agile release efforts to success and navigating the complexity of delivering software in large, cross-functional environments and the traditional duties of an RTE. The RTE helps resolve and escalate impediments, manages risk, helps assure value delivery, and drives program level continuous improvement. The RTE is accountable for the overall planning, coordination, execution, and delivery of value through the program.
What you are good at

  • Provide leadership, direction and coaching for the RTE team.
  • Facilitate the coordinated preparation and execution of release planning for the ART. This includes:
  • Working with the ART team who prioritizes the features to be considered in the next program increment (PI) planning cycle.
  • Facilitating the ART team's refinement of features to be considered in the next PI planning cycle to meet the Feature Definition of Ready.
  • Assists the ART in communication and coordination with stakeholders and customers during feature definition and delivery.
  • Ensuring effective communication and coordination for and during quarterly planning.
  • Managing change to the ART's PI plan and the impacts of those changes.
  • Drive cross team, ART, and departmental impediments, planning, collaboration, and coordination.
  • Provide regular and open communication across the program and stakeholders for transparency and awareness of progress and impediments.
  • Understand, visualize and manage upstream/downstream dependencies.
  • Drive delivery and continuous improvement by utilizing feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity.
  • Work across stakeholders and teams to continuously improve.
  • Manage program level coordination, such as creating timelines, milestones, and cadence of increments and releases and oversee the development of reports and analyses that document program activity.
  • Participate with management and cross-functional teams as subject matter expert to develop and improve operating policies and procedures related to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and be an advocate in adopting Agile and SAFe best practices and processes.
  • Act as a galvanizing force for sharing Agile and SAFe knowledge across the organization.
  • Act as a Release Train Engineer.
  • Constantly refine and stay current with emerging themes in larger Agile community.
  • Coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets Qualifications:
    • 8-10 years progressive work-related experience with demonstrated proficiency in multiple disciplines / technologies / processes related to the position as well as 3-5 years managing teams.
    • Proven, prior experience as Release Train Engineer for long lived value streams and Products.
    • Demonstrated Release Train Engineer experience in organizing, planning and executing large-scale projects from conception through implementation. Experience coordinating multiple teams in a technology environment
    • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills for the purpose of providing and explaining technical and project related information to clients, vendors, senior management and staff.
    • Ability to easily build new relationships and proactively establish a variety of contacts across the organization.
    • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural teams.
    • Proven ability to balance concurrent activities.
    • Strong knowledge and experience in software development in an Agile environment
    • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification or equivalent - REQUIRED.
    • SAFe Certified Release Train Engineer certification or equivalent - DESIRED.
    • Project Management Institute - Agile Certified Professional or equivalent - DESIRED. Diane Douglas
      Senior Technical Recruiter
      About Ascent:
      The Ascent Services Group (ASG) is a nationally recognized technology staffing and consulting firm whose fundamental business is providing staffing services to Small, Medium, and Large Enterprise clients in our core market verticals: Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology and Life Sciences. As consultants for ASG, you will have access to many of the top clients within the industries we serve. Our goal is to deliver innovative talent through proven best practices and effective resource optimization. Become one of ASG's candidates and experience the difference!

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