Responsible for the overall delivery of the Program Increment commitments
Work with Product Managers, Product Owners, and other stakeholders to help ensure alignment between strategy and execution
Ensure steady flow of deliverables that meet business objectives
Facilitate Pre PI Planning readiness. Maintain a checklist of tasks to be done before getting into PI planning meetings
Facilitate the PI planning event
Summarize Team PI Objectives into Program PI Objectives and publish them on Confluence for visibility and transparency
Estimation Capacity Planning
Responsible for ensuring the capabilities/features/stories are estimated in the backlog
Responsible for capacity planning of the pods
Coordinate the stories estimation by platform teams and the roll - up to features/Epics
Assist tracking the execution of features and capabilities
Backlog Grooming Sprint Planning
Facilitate the backlog grooming Sprint Planning sessions, collaborate with the Product Manager, Product Owners Business Analysts to ensure the Backlog is populated with the granular stories needed for development and adequately prioritized.
Track sprint commitments via story points
Actively track the financials to deliver within the approved budget. RTE will raise any resourcing concerns immediately that will have a significant impact to the overall financials.
RTE will track the initiative metrics such as Capacity, Velocity, Burn Downs and EVM to ensure on time delivery
Risk Issue Management Be proactive in capturing impediments, Risks before they turn into Issues. Help manage risks and dependencies. Maintain risk register for the value stream. Timely escalation of impediments. Act as an Uber Scrum Master and remove the impediments
Coach teams, leaders, and Scrum Masters in Agile practices and mindsets
Encourage collaboration between platform teams across the value stream
Formulate maintain communication plan to describe ceremonies across Value Streams and also align with other RTEs within same value stream
RTE will drive the governance activities of the engagement. Governance activities include but not limited to managing EHC (External Hosting Committee) process to seek approvals on the Azure Cloud implementation, Managing the 3PEET vendor engagement and responsible for seeking approvals for EIM entry, BIA, Comet and ITSA.
Ceremonies to lead
RTE will chair the daily standups to track the daily updates and more importantly become aware of the blockers and solve the blockers that impede the progress.
Be a problem solver, chair the meet-after sessions to dive deep into the blockers and push the teams for resolution.
Conducts the Iteration Review System Demo on cadence with the stakeholders. Responsible to make the reviews engaging to keep the stakeholders interested in what has been built.
RTE will collaborate with Solution Train Engineer (STE), Architecture team and other technical teams to plan out the roll out of the releases within US. This includes but not limited to, working with Release Management to submit seek approval on Release to Production (RTP) form, building implementation plans with the technical teams and coordinating the release to production activities on the day of the release
A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, IT Infrastructure or similar discipline
Minimum 5 years of experience as an RTE preferably in Financial Services.
Certified SAFe 5.0 Release Train Engineer
Past experience from organizations with SAFe and Agile ways of working and working knowledge of tools such as JIRA, Kanban Boards, Confluence and other collaborative workspaces
Strong project management skills with a proven track record of delivering complex technical projects on time and within budget.
Demonstrate a current knowledge of latest DevOps tooling and practices.
Experience of continuous integration/continuous development
Experience working in a fast paced development team
Strong troubleshooting ability
Strong communication skills and documentation skills, both technical and non-technical
Ability to work independently and effectively in a high-pressure environment against multiple deadlines.
Enthusiastic and self-motivated personality with excellent time management skills and a strong sense of initiative
Strong analytical, interpersonal, presentation and negotiation skills
Positive, Proactive and Get IT Done attitude
Interview Process (Is face to face required?): No
Does this position require Visa independent candidates only? No
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