PL BSA – Release Train Engineer

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Published: April 6, 2018
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VantageLinks is a dedicated Information Technology (IT) staffing company supporting our clients with all their IT Needs. We currently have an opening for a PL BSA - Release Train Engineer with one of our premier clients.

THIS IS A DIRECT ROLE WITH OUR CLIENT. WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT H1B CANDIDATES AND PLEASE NO STAFFING AGENCIES.

Position Purpose: Lead the design, build, test and maintain enablers of business processes, including technology and process solutions with a focus on high complexity, “family” of business service solutions

  • Responsible for the entire implementation process
  • Drive definition of business need, responsible for overall solution design, build and test, root cause analysis, and advanced performance tuning for complex business processes and functionality
  • Responsible for identifying the need, defining and implementing improvements in the methods, standards and processes to better enable working in teams and constructing enterprise applications
  • Consult with users to identify current operating procedures and to clarify program objectives

Essential Duties:
The Release Train Engineer’s (RTE) primary purpose is to lead an Agile Release Train (ART) to successfully and consistently deliver quality software. The RTE must assist teams to creatively resolve and escalate impediments, manage risk, assure value delivery, and drive program level continuous improvement. They play a critical link between multiple scrum teams, facilitating communications regarding cross-team dependencies, risks to execution, opening the flow of information, and sharing important progress updates to ensure all teams involved in the ART are focused on successful delivery. The RTE is accountable for the overall coordination, execution and delivery of value through the program while ensuring alignment with company strategy, commitments and goals.

Qualifications:
Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, related field or equivalent experience. 5+ years of related experience and 1-2 years of business solutions experience with high complexity, multiple large application business processes. Knowledge of programming languages, project management, and application or systems development methodologies. RFP, contracting and new business implementation may be required. Intermediate SQL query skills.

Preferred Experience:

  • Work experience in an organization utilizing Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) or other scaling model
  • Experience with providing leadership, mentoring, and coaching to peers, team members, Scrum Masters, and Product Owners
  • Servant leader and strong communicator with strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong ability to lead and influence others at all levels
  • Very strong business acumen
  • Experience with identification of cross-team/cross-departmental dependencies and risks, serving as an escalation point to overcome impediments
  • Experience driving change and implementing business efficiencies
  • Experience maintaining and utilizing metrics to drive performance and provide visibility to stakeholders on program-level plans, progress and quality
  • Pega experience
  • Medical insurance industry

What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements on this position?
The Release Train Manager’s (RTM) primary purpose is to lead an Agile Release Train (ART) to successfully and consistently deliver quality software. The RTE must assist teams to creatively resolve and escalate impediments, manage risk, assure value delivery, and drive program level continuous improvement. They play a critical link between multiple scrum teams, facilitating communications regarding cross-team dependencies, risks to execution, opening the flow of information, and sharing important progress updates to ensure all teams involved in the ART are focused on successful delivery. The RTE is accountable for the overall coordination, execution and delivery of value through the program while ensuring alignment with company strategy, commitments and goals.

What are the nice-to-have skills?
• Work experience in an organization utilizing Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) or other scaling model

• Experience with providing leadership, mentoring, and coaching to peers, team members, Scrum Masters, and Product Owners

• Servant leader and strong communicator with strong interpersonal skills

• Strong ability to lead and influence others at all levels

• Very strong business acumen

• Experience with identification of cross-team/cross-departmental dependencies and risks, serving as an escalation point to overcome impediments

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