IHG SAFe Release Train Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia


Do you see yourself as the Release Train Engineer for the Global Technology team?


Job Summary(Role Summary)


Release Train Engineer (RTE) has primary purpose of supporting and coaching an

Agile Release Train (ART) by steering it to success and navigating the

complexity of delivering software in large, cross-functional environments. The

RTE helps resolve and escalate impediments, manages risk, helps assure value

delivery, and drives program level continuous improvement. The RTE is

accountable for the overall planning, coordination, execution, and delivery of

value through the program.

Essential Duties andResponsibilities(KeyActivities)

● Facilitate the coordinated preparation and

execution of release planning for the ART. This includes:


with the ART team who prioritizes the features to be considered in the next

program increment (PI) planning cycle


the ART team’s refinement of features to be considered in the next PI planning

cycle to meet the Feature Definition of Ready


the ART in communication and coordination with stakeholders and customers

during feature definition and delivery


effective communication and coordination for and during quarterly planning


change to the ART’s PI plan and the impacts of those changes

● Drive cross team, ART, and departmental

impediments, planning, collaboration, and coordination.

● Provide regular and open communication

across the program and stakeholders for transparency and awareness of progress

and impediments.

● Understand and manage upstream/downstream


● Drive delivery and continuous improvement

by utilizing feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to identify

areas of opportunity.

● Work across stakeholders and teams to

continuously improve.

● Ensure the overall cost, schedule, and

performance of the program.

● Analyze program budgets and estimates from

participating organizations to provide direction for the overall development of

all program budgets and integrated cost profiles.

● Manage program level coordination, such as

creating timelines, milestones, and cadence of increments and releases and

oversee the development of reports and analyses that document program


● Lead project teams and provide and

leadership; act as consultant/coach to management in resolving unusually

difficult problems.

● Participate with management and cross-functional

teams as subject matter expert to develop and improve operating policies and

procedures related to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and be an advocate in

adopting Agile and SAFe best practices and processes.

● Act as a galvanizing force for sharing

Agile and SAFe knowledge across the organization.

● Constantly refine and stay current with

emerging themes in larger Agile community.

● Develop / modify processes, policies, and

procedures to facilitate the working relationship between Global Technology and

its business functions / partners.

● Support the configuration of SAFe to the

needs of the organization, standardizing and documenting practices

● Coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters

in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets.

Band Level: 6

Salary Range: Base plus potential bonus




Bachelor's or Master's Degree in a

relevant field of work or an equivalent combination of education and work

related experience.


8-10 years progressive work related experience with

demonstrated proficiency in multiple disciplines / technologies / processes

related to the position as well as 3-5 years managing teams and / or

significant complex projects. Proven,

prior experience as Release Train Engineer for large, cross-functional


Technical Skillsand Knowledge

● Demonstrated Release Train Engineer

experience in organizing, planning and executing large-scale projects from

conception through implementation. Experience coordinating multiple teams in a

technology environment.

● Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication

skills for the purpose of providing and explaining technical and project

related information to clients, vendors, senior management and staff.

● Ability to easily build new relationships

and proactively establish a variety of contacts across the organization.

● Ability to work in multi-disciplinary,

multi-cultural teams.

● Broad range of program management and

leadership skills required.

● Proven ability to balance concurrent


● Strong knowledge and experience in

software development in an Agile environment

● Certifications:


Scrum Master (CSM) certification or equivalent – REQUIRED


Scrum Professional (CSP) certification or equivalent - DESIRED


Program Consultant (SPC4) certification or equivalent - DESIRED


Certified Release Train Engineer certification or equivalent - DESIRED


Professional Certification in Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-AFT) or equivalent -



Management Institute – Agile Certified Professional or equivalent - DESIRED


Number of employeessupervised : Direct:


Decision MakingResponsibilities (Key Decision Rights) :

● Direct the application of advanced

Lean-Agile principles and concepts, the development, integration and management

of major and highly complex projects and programs.

● Responsible for managing and coordinating

multiple projects to successful completion including adhering to project

deliverables, providing guidance to team members, and providing direction for

resource constraints, and managing project / program scope changes.

● Erroneous decisions or recommendations

would normally result in critical delays and / or modification to projects or

operations causing a substantial expenditure of time, human resources, or


CONTACTS(Key Relationships)

Internal Key Relationships

● Internal (corporate IT staff and

management as well as Senior management within the Client functions across the

organization – Directors, VPs, SVPs, EVPs)

● Frequent interaction with multiple client

departments on various projects to obtain project / program phase approvals

from project sponsors.

● Frequent interaction with Global

Technology Product Management Account Executives.

External Key Relationships

● Vendors and contractors associated w/

assigned projects, professional associations and industry professionals

In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which can include healthcare and dental coverage, disability and life insurance, and a matched 401(k) program . Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.

So what's your passion? Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG by clicking "Apply Online".

IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans

Job: Executive / Corporate

Location: GA-Atlanta

Requisition ID: R134456