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Agile Release Train Engineer

Location: Mountlake Terrace, Washington 98043
Posted:Sat, April 25, 2020
Salary:Up to US$0.0 per hour
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Experience and skills: Experience working in a SAFe environment; experience as ScrumMaster or RTE. Not required to have previous healthcare experience and no specific preferences on previous industries or companies. Would prefer scaled Agile Framework certification.

About the role/work: This role is required to support the Claims & Payments capability team as they transition to an Agile Release Train as a part of our Scaled Agile Framework implementation.


As a Release Train Engineers (RTE), you will implement, support and coach Healthcare Claims & Payments Release Train. The RTE will facilitate the Agile Release Train (ART) events and processes and coach them to successfully deliver valuable software in a large-scale, complex environment. The RTE will communicate with stakeholders, resolve and/or escalate impediments, help manage risk and drive relentless continuous improvement. The RTE will also be a key player in driving forward our Lean-Agile transformation, coaching leaders, Product Managers, teams and Scrum Master in the new processes and mindset. The RTE will help to define the SAFe process to align to the organization's needs.

What they will do:

Develop and execute the implementation plan to launch the Agile Release Train.

Facilitate the coordinated preparation of release planning for the release train. This includes:

Working with the Architecture and Product Management to prioritize the features to be considered in the next planning cycle.

Assisting the Product Team in the refining of features to be considered in the next planning cycle to meet the Feature Definition of Ready.

Facilitating the ART events and ceremonies.

Assist the ART (Agile Release Train) in managing dependencies on third parties, release managers, or and/or other agile teams.

Assist the ART in communication and coordination with stakeholders and customers during feature definition and delivery.

Manage and track ART risks and impediments.

Help manage changes to the ARTs plan and the impacts of those changes.

Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks.

Drive relentless improvement via Inspect and Adapt workshops; assess the agility level of the ART and help them improve.

Assist the ART to remain transparent to the teams on the train, and to the organization through:

Backlog Management and tool data integrity for accurate reporting.

Collection of metrics, KPIs, investment mix reporting, and other reporting as needed by the release train or organization.

Facilitate System Demos and Solution Demos.

Coach leaders, Product Managers, teams, and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets.

What you'll bring:

Bachelors degree or 4 years related experience.

7 years experience as Scrum Master, Release Train Engineer, Product Owner, or Agile Project/Program Manager.

SAFE SPC or RTE certification.

Experience with Lean Portfolio Management for program or portfolio, including prioritization, road mapping and budgeting.

Deep understanding of Agile Principles and practices, including Scrum, Kanban, and Scaled Agile Framework.

Deep understanding of meaningful Agile metrics and how to interpret them.

Strong interpersonal skills, proven ability to successfully lead and manage cross-functional team, and facilitate collaboration across multiple functions, departments and levels.

Very strong leadership qualities with definitive, successful experience in leadership positions, including demonstrated ability to drive and influence peers with indirect reporting relationships.

Ability to effectively and professionally communicate and influence others, through strong verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills, within and outside of the department and at all levels of the organization.

Experis is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA)

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