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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: *Yes, 15 % of the Time
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *215072
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, this is a temporary work-from-home role but will ultimately work in one of these 3 cities/states: Atlanta GA or Dallas TX, or Irvine CA office.

The *Senior Release Train Engineer (RTE*) is an outcomes-driven problem solver, whose primary purpose is to lead Agile Release Trains (ART) to success by navigating the complexity of delivering software solutions consistently across large and distinct environments. The Senior RTE resolves and escalates impediments, manages risk, assures value delivery, and drives program-level continuous improvement. They play a critical link between multiple scrum teams; facilitating communications, opening the flow of information, and sharing important progress updates to ensure all teams involved in the ART are focused on successful delivery. The Senior RTE is accountable for the overall coordination, execution, and delivery of value through the program while ensuring alignment with company strategy, commitments, and goals.

*Your Role:*

* Oversees medium to large-size release trains (grouping of agile teams) with complex scope and inter-dependencies

* Facilitates the coordinated preparation of release planning for the release train, including communication and coordination with stakeholders and customers during feature definition and delivery

* Manages changes to the quarterly plan and the impacts of those changes

* Actively manages the backlog, as well as ALM tool data integrity for accurate reporting. This includes the collection of metrics and KPIs

* Manages cross-team dependencies

* Facilitates breakdown of work into epics and features across the ART working with Product, Architecture, and Engineering

* Coordinates major feature releases and ongoing delivery of value to customers where multiple teams, release trains, or solution groups are involved in the development

* Raise risks/issues and remove blockers from delivery teams

* Leverages agile delivery metrics and regular Agile ceremonies to identify and drive continuous improvement, in order to maximize organizational performance and execution against the backlog

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

* Applies Agile principles and methodology solutions with a pragmatic, stakeholder management approach

Qualifications: *Minimum Skills & Experience:*

* 5 years experience as RTE, Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Agile Project/Program Manager

* Organized

* Servant leader

* Systems thinker

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

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

* Communicate in an open, honest, and direct manner

* Ability to persuade by influence

* Understand and empathize with others

* Strong technical aptitude and experience leading teams in delivering quality software

* Effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence peers and stakeholders

* Experience using ALM tools preferred; Rally experience is a plus

* Experience leveraging and interpreting agile metrics is preferred

* Demonstrated ability to facilitate large planning and solutioning sessions

* Understanding of agile at scale philosophies & methodologies

* Experience working in an Agile organization using Scrum, XP, Kanban, or Agile at scale practices is preferred

*What We Look For:*

* Advanced degree in the industry-related subject

* Agile Certification (CSM, PSM, or PMI-ACP)

* Project Management Professional (PMP)

* SAFe Agilist (SA) or other SAFe certifications preferred

So, are you ready to challenge today and transform tomorrow? Apply now.

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. Cox provides reasonable accomodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accomodation would cause an undue harship.
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: 2021-06-23 Expires: 2021-08-23
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