Job Description :
Release Train Engineer

Lansing, MI

12 months



MUST BE A CITIZEN

Phone/Skype

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

US citizen required - must be an RTE, acting as an RTE

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
PMP certification

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