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
● 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
● 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
● 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
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
● 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,
● 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
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
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
Requisition ID: R134456