Randstad Agile Release Train Engineer in Bellevue, Washington

Agile Release Train Engineer


job details:

  • location:Bellevue, WA

  • salary:$46 - $58 per hour

  • date posted:Thursday, June 22, 2017

  • job type:Temp to Perm

  • reference:561249


  • Act as an Execution lead closely partnering with the Product Manager & IT Delivery Owner to guide one agile release train

  • Establish program level cadence and drive program level ceremonies (e.g. PI Planning, Product Management Council, Scrum of Scrums, release train retrospectives, HIP Sprint)

  • Work with other program leaders to drive program execution, including definition and refinement of the program backlog

  • Provides leadership and serves as an escalation for impediment removal for the team

  • Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on program-level plans, progress and quality

  • Manages the program scope, risks, issues, deliverables, and schedule of individual program tasks

  • Facilitate alignment of dependencies between the program team and third parties, release managers, or between the team and other Scrum Teams

  • Work cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution

  • Presents regular program statuses, reports issues, and engages leadership in multiple forums to provide program status and solicit input

  • Be a change agent and foster a "learn by doing" environment


  • Microsoft Office, CA Agile Central (Rally), Planview, Sharepoint, Confluence

  • Assertive: Must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls.

  • Attitude of empowerment: Must be able to lead a release train and multiple teams to self-organization

  • Attitude of transparency: Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to both business and IT and grow to grow trust amongst partners

  • Collaborative: Ability to partner with others to achieve goals at various levels throughout the organization and lead others to do so by example

  • Communicative and social: Must be able to communicate well with all levels of the organization from Scrum team members to executives

  • Conflict resolution: Must be able to facilitate discussion at the release train level and facilitate alternatives or different approaches

  • Continual improvement: Must continually be growing ones craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team

  • Enthusiastic: Must be impassioned and high-energy

  • Facilitative: Must be able to lead by example and demonstrate value-add principles to agile release trains

  • Flexible: Ability to shift to the role or tasks needed for each situational transformation. Ability to "get the job done" regardless of role definition.

  • Quick learner: Must be able to quickly gain a high level understanding of the technical and business domains of the scrum teams

  • Servant Leader: Must be able to garner respect from team and stakeholders and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done

  • Situational Awareness: Must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management

  • System Thinker: Must be able to analyze the entire software development environment


  • Agile / Scrum Industry Certification(s)

  • SAFe Certification(s)

  • Project Management Industry Certification(s)

  • Lean Methodology Certification(s)

  • Experience with CA Agile Central (Rally)

  • Experience with Planview or similar portfolio management/demand planning tool

  • Experience with SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) implementation and delivery

  • Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint.

  • Healthcare experience

  • Experience with Commercial Cloud Services (e.g. AWS, Azure, etc.)

  • Experience with various Testing techniques such as Test Driven Development and Behavior driven testing.

  • Experience and understanding of Front End User Experience and Front End Development technologies such as HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript

  • Understanding of other processes and methodologies and ability to speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to the program/enterprise

  • Understanding of the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team

  • Participation in industry Agile communities of practice