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The Release Train Engineer (RTE) is a servant leader and coach for the Agile Release Train (ART). The RTE’s focus is to deliver value by managing program level processes and execution against program release goals. In this capacity, the RTE is concerned with the long-term health and ability of the ART to deliver value at a sustainable pace and foster a culture of continuous learning, self-inspection and improvement. They have a solid grasp of how to scale Lean and Agile practices and understand the unique opportunities and challenges associated with facilitating and continuously aligning a large program.
RTEs are expected to:
Facilitate program level ceremonies such as Program Increment (PI) Planning, Inspect and Adapt workshops, Product Owner (PO) sync, System Demos and Scrum of Scrums.
Work closely with functional management to highlight and help remove impediments impacting development teams
Escalate program level risks and issues needing management attention
Managing dependencies between delivery teams within or across various Release Trains
Gather and report performance information (e.g. PI burn down data) and communicate metrics to ensure transparency on Release Train status
Track and manage execution against program release goals
Ensure continuous communication between Product Owners and programme stakeholders including Product Manager and Subject Matter Experts
Support setting and communication of programme priorities to the teams
Embody the Lean-Agile mindset and champion the values and goals of Elekta’s SAFe implementation
Be transparent in all you do while being coachable yourself i.e. open to feedback
Challenge the status quo gracefully while working with others to bring all along for the change
Provide visibility into gaps, issues, risks and opportunities across Agile teams, escalating where applicable and resolving where possible
Aggregate and drive team PI objectives into Program / release objectives to ensure alignment with business and successful delivery
Mentor and coach the ART on Agile / Lean / SAFe principles
Participate in enterprise program management improvement and standardisation activities
Encourage collaboration between solution architects and Agile teams
Relevant Knowledge, skills and competencies - (For the role, specify the following: - educational background and knowledge, - details of relevant experience, - skills required for the role, - key performance competencies that are required)
Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels
Ability to work with technical teams
Ability to build and maintain strong collaborative relationships
Ability to enact change quickly
Strong leadership and conflict resolution skills
Significant experience as an RTE / Agile Coach / Scrum master
Experience in facilitation / moderation of large-scale events and workshops
Successful track record with agile methodologies
3+ years of experience in an agile environment
Experience in hardware or complex systems engineering strongly preferred
Proficient in MS Office & Sharepoint
Bachelor’s degree in related discipline
SAFe SASM, RTE or other advanced certification preferred