Train and Release Engineer | Beacon Technologies

Train and Release Engineer

Posted on November 23, 2021



Position Details


Job Summary

Beacon Technologies is looking for a skilled Train and Release Engineer for a remote work opportunity for those who live in the following states: AZ, CA, FL, IL, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, TN, TX, VA, WA and WI.

Job Summary

An amazing and hardworking team is seeking a motivated, adaptable, hard working teammate and talented career-minded professional who would like to make a difference utilizing their skill set, while working in a thriving agile-methodology environment.

You would be responsible for Agile Release Train process and execution, work with Product Management leaders to understand and pursue the company's strategic product roadmap and lead the incremental delivery of business value in collaboration with application development teams, product management, security, business development, as well as shared technical services. Additionally, this role plays a strategic leadership role within the Center of Agility & Empowerment, collaborating with other RTEs as well as Agile Coaching on initiatives to support a healthy Agile Release Train.

  • Uses broad expertise, knowledge, and lean-agile principles to resolve complex issues; contributes to development of department objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.
  • Leads operational, tactical, and strategic activities across the organization
  • Manage and optimize the flow of value through the Agile Release Train (ART)
  • Establish and communicate the calendars with for Iterations and Program Increments (PIs)
  • Facilitate PI Planning readiness by fostering a Continuous Exploration process which drives the synthesis of a Vision, a Roadmap, and Backlogs, and through Pre- and Post-PI Planning meetings
  • Facilitate PI planning events: Leads operational, tactical, and strategic activities across the organization.
  • Manages, directly or indirectly, the coordination of planning activities across the organization with responsibility for results in terms of key performance metrics.
  • Summarize Organizational PI Objectives into Program PI Objectives and publish them for visibility and transparency
  • Throughout the life of a Program Increment, owns the tracking the execution of objectives and dependencies.
  • Anticipates and identifies risks to delivery or the agile health of the organization.
  • Recommends solutions, works with the department and/or organizational leaders to suggest and implement solutions.
  • Facilitates discussions for priority decision-making based on size, impact, risk, and opportunity
  • Formally and informally, coach and mentor across the organization in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets.
  • Help manage risks and dependencies that affect preparation, execution, and delivery of the Program Increment
  • Provide executive escalation and tracking of impediments
  • Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks
  • Removes roadblocks beyond the scope of the agile teams
  • Foster collaboration between teams and Architects/Engineering
  • Work with Product Management and Center of Agility & Empowerment, as well as other Senior or Executive stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment
  • Work within the Agility and Empowerment on program execution and operational excellence
  • Facilitate Scrum of Scrum events to understand Program Increment overall health. Coach through solutions where health is in jeopardy.
  • Drive relentless improvement via cross-organization retrospective workshops
  • Using Agile principles, defines, develops, communicates, and implements standards, processes, and procedures across the Agile Release Train.
  • Utilizes thought leadership to build a cross-training culture across the organization. Includes fostering Communities of Practice and the use of engineering and Built-In Quality practices
  • Facilitate activities across the organization to support the commercial readiness of features
  • Provides overall Agile Release Train health and status toward achieving business objectives
  • Demonstrates leadership in learning with a track record of continued and recent education in Scrum and Kanban, including training, conferences, user groups, self study, etc.
Additional Responsibilities
  • Seek to improve job performance through self-assessment, skill development, training and goal setting
  • Maintain a regular, reliable, yet flexible, level of attendance and punctuality 
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
  • Must have professional attitude, a strong desire and ability to take ownership and provide high quality customer service
Required Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Must be presently authorized to work in the U.S. without a requirement for work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be available for travel 25% quarterly
  • 8+ years Lean-Agile experience in one or more of the following roles: Scrum Master, Product Manager, Product Owner, Release Train Engineer
  • 1+ years Acting SAFe(R) Release Train Engineer
  • 3+ years experience using Scrum Methodology
  • Certified SAFe(R) Release Train Engineer
  • Current Scrum Master Certification
  • Experience using JIRA or similar project and issue management tools for work management to include dependency management, sprint planning, etc
  • Experience in working and communicating effectively in cross-functional teams and with all levels of leadership
  • Experience working as an effective team member with the ability to establish and maintain solid working relationships with peers, vendors, senior management, and other departments within and outside of IT
  • Must be located in one of the following locations: AZ, CA, FL, IL, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, TN, VA, WA or WI

About Beacon Technologies

Are you looking to advance your career in information technology? Beacon Technologies offers career advancement opportunities, extensive training, and excellent benefits including paying for health and dental premiums for salaried employees. In addition to providing interesting opportunities, Beacon Technologies provides that old fashioned, personal touch, so you feel like a part of the Beacon team.