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RELEASE TRAIN ENGINEER

OVERVIEW 

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

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and optimize the flow of delivery through the value stream and into the respective release trains

  • Establish a cadence and lead quarterly epic planning sessions

  • Facilitate and assist value stream prioritization of epics and tradeoff decisions

  • Publish epic plans for visibility and transparency

  • Assist with execution and epic completion tracking

  • Manage value stream progress and provide ongoing visibility to portfolio

  • Facilitate periodic retrospective meetings

  • Resolve/escalate impediments; help manage risks and dependencies across release train

  • Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution within the value stream team and stakeholders

  • Drives the ART in the coordination of major feature releases and ongoing delivery of value to customers where multiple teams, release trains, or solution groups are involved in development and release by hosting RTC (Release Train Coordination) meetings as needed

  • Encourage team collaboration and influence teams to take positive action and accountability for assigned work

  • Collaborate with other stakeholders to ensure strategy and execution alignment

  • Manage, coach, mentor, and motivate direct reports

  • 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

  • Encourage and participate in continuous integration and communities of practice around Scaled Agile and Lean Engineering and Quality Practices

  • Provide input to development and refinement of the scaled agile framework

  • Clearing obstacles

  • Establishing an environment where the team can be effective

  • Addressing team dynamics

  • Ensuring a good relationship between the team and product manager / owner as well as others outside the team

  • Protecting the team from outside interruptions and distractions.

  • The RTE may be called upon to lead initiatives that impact the ART but may not require work being added to team backlogs

  • Assist in the execution of product vision

  • Coordination of production support, and continuous improvement of operational workflows and communication, etc.

  •  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

 

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • 7+ years’ experience as Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Agile Project/Program Manager

  • 5+ years in software development experience in Fintech or Financial Services industry.

  • Working / Hands on experience in Agile Scrum framework required.

  • Experience as Agile coach preferred.

  • Adept at Agile Work Management tools such as JIRA and Rally

  • Experience working in an Agile organization using Scrum, XP, Kanban, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), or other scaling model

  • Strong technical aptitude and experience leading teams in delivering quality software

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor's Degree required. Bachelor's Degree in Business Management preferred.

  • 5+ years’ experience in software development or IT operations

  • 5+ years’ experience in scrum master or project management role

  • 5+ year of experience in Agile Scrum framework Good to have Experience / Skills

  • Experience as Agile coach

 

WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER US?
 

  • We are “one team” with singleness of purpose.  We value the diversity and the uniqueness of every individual and their contributions.

  • We are committed to the relentless pursuit of innovation solutions.  We take risks.  We celebrate success.  When we don’t get it right, we learn from our mistakes and encourage one another to try again.

  • We embrace transparency and candor, encourage our employees to be enthusiastic and encouraging. To work hard and to have fun!

  • Competitive compensation and excellent benefits

OTHER POSITION INFORMATION:

 

  • Normal financial services company environment

  • This position is located in our Atlanta GA office

Please submit resumes to careers@maxex.com