Release Train Engineer

Dallas, TX

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Full TimeAgile Coaching

Dallas, TX
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  • The RTE facilitates Agile Release Train processes and execution, escalates impediments, manages risk, helps ensure value delivery, and helps drive relentless improvement.
  • Manage and optimize the flow of value through the ART and Solution Train using various tools, such as the Program and Solution Kanbans and other information radiators
  • Establish and communicate the annual calendars 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 the PI planning event
  • Summarize Team PI Objectives into Program PI Objectives and publish them for visibility and transparency
  • Assist tracking the execution of features and capabilities (Metrics)
  • Facilitate periodic synchronization meetings, including the ART sync at the Essential Level and the value stream sync for
  • Solution Trains
  • Assist with economic decision-making by facilitating feature and capability estimation by teams and the roll-up to Epics, where necessary
  • Coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets
  • Help manage risks and dependencies
  • Escalate and track impediments
  • Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks Encourage collaboration between teams and System and Solution Architects/Engineering
  • Work with Product and Solution Management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment
  • Improve the flow of value through value streams by improving and assessing the practices associated with DevOps and Release on Demand in the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Help drive the Lean User Experience (UX) innovation cycle
  • Work with the Agile Program Management Office (APMO) on program execution and operational excellence
  • Understand and operate within Lean Budgets and ensure adherence to Guardrails
  • Facilitate System Demos and Solution Demos
  • Drive relentless improvement via Inspect and Adapt workshops; assess the agility level of the ART and Solution Train and help them improve
  • Foster Communities of Practice and the use of engineering and Built-In Quality practices
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Conform with all company policies and procedures


Qualifications and Skills

  • Possess knowledge of Scaled Agile Framework, PI Planning preparation and execution activities
  • Possess knowledge and expertise in project management methodologies, tools and techniques
  • Knowledge of GM Financial or another auto finance company core business functions, policies and procedures (desired)
  • Experience in performing multiple PI Planning sessions
  • Experience and ability to build and sustain lasting relationships with internal clients.
  • Influence and positively deliver results and solve problems for future success
  • Experience in data analysis, effective communication including active listening and comfort presenting to senior leadership, ability to simplify complex information and develop clear communications and presentation materials to a variety of audiences
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure DevOps (work hierarchies) and Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Visio, Project) Experience with only visual platforms such as Miro, IdeaBoardz, etc.
  • Ability to effectively lead, guide, direct and coach others

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