IoT Release Train Engineer

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:08 Oct, 2019
Role Title:  IoT Release Train Engineer
Location: Newbury

Vodafone IoT:

Vodafone Internet of Things (IoT) is the world’s largest IoT service provider. Industry analysts have positioned Vodafone IoT in their Magic Quadrant for the fourth consecutive year. We have successfully built one of the best platforms in the industry, currently supporting 71 million IoT connections and connecting over 74 million devices and 14.4 million vehicles. The Vodafone Internet of Things (IoT) platform is designed to meet the needs of global IoT customers and is protected by Vodafone IPR.


The Vodafone Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio is designed specifically to meet the needs of new and evolving business verticals, growing at a rapid pace with a mission to connect 1 billion things by 2025.


In order to continue Vodafone’s leadership position, and to drive it further, Vodafone Group has identified the need to establish and grow its strength in Digital Services, with the ambition of positioning Vodafone into applications and services value chain addressing bigger IoT market share.

Our Team:

To fulfil this objective IoT leadership requires a Release Train Engineer to facilitate

Agile release train (ART) processes and execution to help ensure value delivery. This role will report into the Principal IoT Delivery Manager. This role will escalate impediments and help manage risk, engage with business stakeholders to configure agile processes to the organisation’s needs, and foster cross-value stream co-ordination and collaboration to help drive continual improvement.

With us you will:
  • Manage and optimise the flow of value through the ART using various tools, such as the Program Kanban 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 alignment with Solution Train SI Planning (where appropriate)

  • 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 stories

  • Facilitate periodic synchronisation

Apply if you have:
  • Providing input and expertise to planning documents where required including but not limited to ELJ, Solution Context etc.

  • Attending Planning meetings e.g. Portfolio Planning sessions as required to provide expertise

  • Accountable for the end to end delivery of all Features assigned into the release train – covering budget management, technology and business deliverables

  • Accountable for ensuring all agile ceremonies (stand-up’s, retrospectives etc..) are strictly adhered to by the Release Train Team

  • Communicate with stakeholders, escalate impediments, help manage risk, and drive relentless improvement within the release train

Commitment from Vodafone

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodafone you will have access to our excellent benefits programme that you would expect from any global company. For any technical difficulties with submitting your application, please contact


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