1+ months

Release Train Engineer - Remote

Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P (HO)
St Louis, MO 63103 Work Remotely
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At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 14,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

A typical branch office has one financial advisor who meets with clients face-to-face and one branch office administrator who enhances the team's ability to build deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis and Tempe provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. Edward Jones currently has more branch offices than any other financial services firm, and we continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.
The Release Train Engineer is viewed as a chief Scrum Master and partners with the Product and Agile Center of Excellence and is aligned with their strategies to provide guidance, facilitation and coaching to the Agile Release Train using a Lean-Agile mindset. The Release Train Engineer is a master of facilitation for all program level events including Program Increment Planning, Inspect & Adapt Workshops and Scrum of Scrums. They are a servant leader and coach for the Agile Release Train.

We're seeking an exceptionally talented Release Train Engineer with a specific focus on the following:

*What you'll do*

* *Plan*


* Manage and optimize the flow of value through the Agile Release Train using various tools, such as the Program and Solution Kanbans and other information radiators.

* Plan, facilitate and organize SAFe Program Increment planning and its communication.

* 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


* *Strategize*


* Share an agile mindset with a focus on Lean Agile principles and concentration on Systems thinking.

* Use negotiation skills

* Contribute to the advancement and improvement of agile practices within the organization while supporting the APMO and the Product and Agile Center of Excellence

* Understands which meaningful metrics to track, how to interpret them, and how to course correct when the numbers are telling you things are headed out of bounds.

* Understand and operate within Lean Budgets and ensure adherence to Guardrails Facilitate System Demos

* Help manage risks and dependencies Escalate and track impediments

* Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks



* *Collaborate*


* Servant leader serve the Scrum Master community as a primary escalation contact.

* Work with the scrum teams, as well as internal and external stakeholders, to influence and drive decision making and support organizational project or product teams.

* Work with Agile coaches and other Scrum Masters to grow within their roles.

* Facilitate Program level events including PI Planning, Scrum of Scrums, Inspect & Adapt, etc.

* Collaborate and facilitate with other RTEs on any risks, impediments and dependencies across product teams, areas and Agile Release Trains.

* Aligns with and works in tandem with Product Management on the planning and execution of product deliverables.



* *Lead**/Mentor*

* Elevate Scrum Masters performance and mentor them to increase their teams understanding of Agile principles and practices

* Provide a safe space which promotes relentless improvement and continuous learning.

* Guide and coach the scrum team on how to use agile practices and principles to deliver quality products and business value.

* Coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets

* Builds and supports high-performing Agile teams and Agile Release Trains.



* *Solve Problems*

* Provide an escalation point to Scrum Masters and negotiate and assist in facilitating solutions.

* 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

* Assists with managing risks and dependencies and addressing critical bottlenecks.


* *Execution*


* Assist tracking the execution of features and capabilities

* Facilitate periodic synchronization meetings, including the Scrum of Scrums.


*What you'll need*

* Bachelor's degree required
* Agile or SAFe certifications preferred.
* 1+ years of experience as a Release Train Engineer or in a similar role preferred.
* 5+ years of IS experience leading projects and/or programs in a professional environment
* Release Train Engineer and SAFe experience a plus
* Theoretical and practical knowledge of IS technologies and practices
* Ability to explain and communicate problems, issues and go-to-green plan to business
* Advanced knowledge of the Lean-Agile mindset, using various methodologies, techniques, and frameworks, such as Scrum, Kanban and XP, to deliver solutions.
* Experience using Jira, Clarity, HP ALM (QC), or similar tools.
* Leadership and management experience.
* Excellent people and product management skills.
* Outstanding communication, facilitation, negotiation, and coaching skills.
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


* FORTUNE 2020 Edward Jones was named No. 7 on the 2020 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
* From FORTUNE 2020 FORTUNE Media IP Limited. All rights reserved. Used under license. FORTUNE and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For are registered trademarks of Fortune Media IP Limited and are used under license. FORTUNE and Fortune Media IP Limited are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Edward Jones Investments.

* Edward Jones Ranked No. 6 of the 100 best workplaces for millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Magazine.
* 2020 Corporate Equality Index Edward Jones joins the ranks of 680 major U.S businesses that received top marks in the HRC Foundations 18th Annual Scorecard on LBGTQ Workplace Equality
* Edward Jones named a top company for training, ranking No. 25 on Training magazine's 2020 Training Top 125 list the highest ranking among the financial-services industry!
* Financial services firm Edward Jones has been named one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine. The firm ranked No. 5 on the list of 50 companies, up two spots from last year.
* The Best Workplaces for Parents list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. Edward Jones ranked No. 7 on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2019 list, the firms 20th appearance on the list. The firm also was ranked the No. 1 Best Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance and the No. 6 Best Workplace for Millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.


Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. [Visit our career site](https://careers.edwardjones.com/compensation-and-values/) to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate:
Posted: 2021-05-21 Expires: 2021-07-24
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