IoT Release Train Engineer

Newbury
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
79342
Posting date:30 Apr, 2021

Description

IoT Release Train Engineer

 

As the Release Train Engineer, you will interface with Business, Vendors, Operations and the VBP&S IoT teams and plays a key role in ensuring customer and portfolio commitments are met. The Release Train Engineer must have the confidence to manage up and provide reporting as well as meeting updates to the Senior Leadership Team. 

As a Release Train Engineer, you will:


•    Manage and optimise the flow of value through the ART using various tools, such as the Programme Kanban and other information radiators
•    Establish and communicate the annual calendars for Iterations and Programme 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 
•    Summarise Team PI objectives into Programme PI Objectives and publish them for visibility and transparency 
•    Assist tracking the execution of features and stories
•    Facilitate periodic synchronisation meetings, including ART sync 
•    Assist with economic decision-making by facilitating feature estimation by teams and the roll-up to capabilities & epics, where necessary 
•    Coach leaders, teams, and scrum masters in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets 
•    Help manage risks and dependencies internally and externally
•    Escalate and track impediments
•    Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks 
•    Encourage collaboration between teams and vendors 
•    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 DevOps and Release on Demand competency 
•    Work with Lean Portfolio Management on programme execution and operational excellence
•    Understand and operate within Lean Budgets and ensure adherence to Guardrails 
•    Facilitate System and Solution Demos 
•    Drive relentless improvement via Inspect and Adapt workshops; assess the agility level of the ART and help them improve 
•    Foster Communities of Practice and the use of engineering and Built-In Quality practices

Job Responsibility

As the Release Train Engineer for IoT Managed Connectivity , you are also responsible for:


•    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
•    Key advocate and change agent for driving the agile ways of working ethos
•    Using appropriate tools to track & report on the metrics of the ART 
•    Establish Communities of Practice to ensure cross pollination of ideas and good practice
•    Assist in reviewing the Candidate features for each PI to ensure teams are not being asked to exceed capacity
•    Track velocity of teams to drive efficiencies and ensure correct resource allocation across teams
Critical to achieving success within the role will be to establish relationships with other teams within the IoT function, such as the infrastructure, security, operations and testing teams, vendors and to support their roles in the delivery lifecycle.

 

The role may involve international travel from time to time.

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