Release Train Engineer

Release Train Engineer
Ireland or Spain 2 Negotiable Ref:

Job Description

My client is recruiting for a Release Train Engineer to join the team on a permanent basis. You can work from Ireland (Hybrid / Remote) and Spain ( Remote).

My client is recruiting for a Release Train Engineer to join the team on a permanent basis. You can work from Ireland (Hybrid / Remote) and Spain ( Remote).

Job Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for contributing to the delivery of IT Projects, leveraging your domain knowledge & sector experience
  • Manage & optimize the flow of value through the Agile Release Train (ART) using various tools, such as the Program Kanban and other information radiators
  • Establish & communicate the annual calendars for Iterations and Program Increments (PIs)
  • Facilitate PI Planning readiness by fostering a Continuous Exploration process that drives the synthesis of a Vision, a Roadmap, & Backlogs, & through Pre- and Post-PI Planning events
  • You will facilitate the PI planning event
  • Summarize Team PI Objectives into Program PI Objectives & publish them for visibility & transparency
  • Assist in tracking the execution of features & capabilities
  • Facilitate periodic synchronization events, including the ART sync
  • Assist with economic decision-making by facilitating feature & capability estimation by teams & the roll-up to Epics, where necessary Coach leaders, teams, & Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices & mindsets
  • Help manage risks & dependencies
  • Escalate & track impediments
  • Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks
  • Encourage collaboration between teams & System & Solution Architects/Engineering
  • You will work with Product & Solution Management, Product Owners, & other stakeholders to help ensure strategy & execution alignment
  • Improve the flow of value through value streams by improving & assessing the practices associated with DevOps and Release on Demand in the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Help drive the Lean User Experience (UX) innovation cycle
  • Work with the Program Management Office on program execution & operational excellence
  • Understand & operate within Lean Budgets & ensure adherence to Guardrails
  • Facilitate System Demos
  • Drive relentless improvement via Inspect & Adapt workshops; assess the agility level of the ART and help them improve
  • Create high-quality work products & act as a subject matter resource on one or more services, leveraging knowledge & experience to shape services
  • Maintains focus so that projects deliver on key priorities & dependencies & are managed to realise business benefits to agreed timelines
  • Identifies & advises on project level decisions that influence significant project direction & escalates decisions that cannot be resolved to the agreed governance forums.

Experience Required

  • A min of 7 years’ experience working for a leading company, in delivery of large-scale complex change/transformation programmes or systems integration programmes
  • Hands-on experience acting in a Release Train Engineer role and working with Agile methods for software delivery e.g., Scrum, SAFE, Kanban, Lean, TDD & CI/CD.
  • Proven skills in effectively coaching, mentoring & motivating a cross functional Agile team (consisting of PO, Developers and QA) to improve the pace & evolve delivery practices
  • A proven ability to manage and deliver on software projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Be able to manage different stakeholders across the project you work on
  • Have a proven ability to be able to take a ‘big picture’ delivery and project management view as well as being able to work at a detailed level across a broad range of contract types and engagement approaches
  • Experience of working in a matrix managed organisation
  • Excellent communication skills – tailoring communications to suit a mix of audiences & ability to translate strategy into measurable business benefits

Essential and Desirable Skills

  • Additional non agile specific accreditation and practitioner experience of a range of Project Management approaches including PRINCE2, PMI, PMOBOK etc. or Master’s Level in Project Management or similar discipline from a recognised third level institution
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills
  • People management experience

Educational Requirements

  • A strong academic record including a third level degree, preferably in a business or IT related discipline, from a recognised third level institution
  • Additional professional qualifications, such as Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner and SAFe or Diploma Level in Agile Project Management or similar discipline from a recognised third level institution or accreditation body

Working Hours & Benefits

  • Remote or Hybrid Working
  • Healthcare
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension
  • Tax Saver Ticket Scheme
  • Bike to Work Scheme

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