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Senior Release Train Engineer

Cox Automotive
Atlanta, GA 30303
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*Primary Location: *3003 Summit Blvd, Atlanta, GA, USA
*Division: *Cox Automotive
*Job Level: *Individual Contributor
*Travel: *No
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *202102118
The Release Train Engineers (RTE) primary purpose is to support Agile Release Trains (ART) by steering them to success and navigating the complexity of delivering software in large environments. The RTEs focus is to deliver value by managing program level processes, execution, and continuous improvement.

Release Train Feature Roadmap and Planning

Facilitates the coordinated preparation of release planning for the release train. This includes:

* Collaborating with the Engineering Leader, Architect, Product UX Architect to assist the Product Manager in prioritizing features for the next quarterly planning cycle.

* Assisting the Product Manager, Architect, and Product UX Architect in the refining of features to be considered in the next quarterly planning cycle to meet the Feature Definition of Ready.

* Coordinating ART (Agile Release Train) communication and coordination with stakeholders and customers during feature definition and delivery.

* Ensuring effective communication and coordination for and during quarterly planning

* Managing change to the ARTs quarterly plan and the impacts of those changes

Release Train Transparency

* Assists the ART to remain transparent to itself, the teams on the train, and to the organization through:

* Backlog Management and Rally integrity for accurate reporting. May include the collection of metrics, KPIs, investment mix reporting, and other reporting as needed by the release train or organization.

* Facilitation and continuous improvement of periodic ART Reviews with organizational leaders and stakeholders to provide clarity on the expected value delivery and to gain stakeholder feedback on changes to direction the release train may need to take.

* May include participation in and assisting in the improvement of the System Demo

Delivery Coordination

* Assists the ART in the coordination of major feature releases and ongoing delivery of value to customers where multiple teams, release trains, or solution groups are involved in development and release by hosting RTC (Release Train Coordination) meetings as needed.

* Assists the ART and the Product Readiness Managers in the coordination of program level initiatives that cross multiple release trains.

* Assists the ART in resolving or reporting escalated issues involving risk, or dependency management that may be hindering the teams ability to deliver features. Scrum masters and teams facilitate the resolution of impediments, dependencies and risks within their span of influence.

Continuous Improvement

* Assists the ART to continuously improve through the facilitation of Art Retrospectives quarterly, or more often as needed, to improve backlog management, release train reviews, sprint reviews, or release train coordination and higher-level function.

* Active membership in the RTE Community of Practice helping the organization to maintain alignment, learn new techniques, and improve technical and quality practices. Work with RTE community to determine ways to help ARTs across the company improve cross train and solution group coordination and collaboration.

Other Operational Functions

* The RTE may be called upon to lead projects that impact the ART but may not require work being added to team backlogs.

* Assisting in the execution of product vision

* Coordination of production support, and continuous improvement of operational workflows and communication, etc.


* 5-7 Years of Scrum, preferably scaled Agile experience

* Must understand the difference between "being Agile" and "doing Agile"

* Understands Lean thinking and implementation

* Servant leader and strong communicator with strong interpersonal skills who can:

* Listen and support teams in problem-identification and decision making

* Encourage an environment that values mutual respect, openness, and courage

* Persuade by influence rather than authority

* Understand and empathize with others

Who We Are
*About Cox Automotive*
Theres nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto.

*About Cox *
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, [visit our benefits page](http://jobs.coxenterprises.com/life-at-cox/benefits/).
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.
Posted: 2021-05-24 Expires: 2021-07-24
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