Release Train Director/Engineer Release Train Director/Engineer …

Svb Financial Group
in Santa Clara, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Svb Financial Group
in Santa Clara, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Release Train Director/Engineer
Director, Release Train Engineer

The Release Train Engineer (RTE) will be accountablefor the overall program delivery and for ensuring that the agile pods meettheir release commitments. He/she will be responsible tofacilitate the Agile Release Train (ART) events and processes and assist theteams in delivering value. They will be responsible to communicatewith stakeholders, resolving and where required, escalating program levelimpediments, help manage program risk, and drive relentless improvement with avision of fulfilling the objectives of the Program. This role will alsoparticipate in Agile transformation, coaching leaders, teams, and ScrumMasters in the new processes and mindsets with a goal of building highperforming teams. This is also a people leadership role with responsibilitiesto lead a team of scrum masters.

  • Accountable for ProgramDelivery and for the Agile pods meeting the release commitments

  • Own and maintain theoverall project plan, including all internal and external dependencies

  • Responsible for allprogram level communications, across the program and to the executive management

  • Establish and communicatethe annual calendars for and

  • Providing servantleadership and building high-performing Agile teams

  • Bring transparency toBusiness and IT organization about the Program and grow trust 

  • Manage and optimize theflow of value through the ART Train using various tools, such as the and otherinformation radiators

  • Facilitate readiness by fostering a  process which drives the synthesisof a , a and , andthrough meetings

  • Summarize  into  (the RTE) and publish them for visibility andtransparency

  • Assist tracking theexecution of features and capabilities

  • Coach leaders, teams, andScrum Masters in Agile practices and mindsets

  • Work with ,, and other stakeholders tohelp ensure strategy and execution alignment

  • Improve the flow of valuethrough value streams by improving and assessing the competency

  • Foster a continuouslearning environment helping teams to inspect & adapt

  • Hire and retain talent

  • Expert knowledge of Agile frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, and familiarity with Jira and Confluence toolsWorking knowledge of banking audit and regulatory practices; ensures that projects under their responsibility are fully compliant with corporate standards
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to quickly build trust and relationships, manage matrixed teams, bridge communication gaps, resolve conflicts, and influence stakeholders
  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to quickly learn new products, lines of business, processes, software, systems, and client needs
  • Effective risk management skills and ability to predict and mitigate risks and issues, as well as anticipating and proactively preparing for changes and impacts to clients and SVBs business
  • Active listening, persuasiveness to gain buy-in, consensus, and cooperation in the face of conflicting viewpoints, resistance to change, constraints, etc.
  • Good at building relationships and navigating through organizations;
  • Able to develop and foster collaborative teamwork and facilitate team dynamics
  • Critical Thinking: Quickly analyze a situation and organize the team around a solution
  • Assertive: Experience with working teams in adhering to Agile/Scrum concepts and principles and knowing when teams are not ready; must be able to be a voice of reason
  • Attitude of empowerment: Must be able to guide team(s) to self-organization
  • Attitude of transparency: Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to both business and IT and build trust amongst partners
  • Collaborative: Ability to partner with others to achieve goals at various levels throughout the organization and lead others to do so by example
  • Communicative and social: Must be able to communicate well with all levels of the organization from Scrum team members to release train leadership
  • Conflict resolution: Must be able to facilitate discussion at the team level and facilitate alternatives or different approaches
  • Continual improvement: Must continually be growing ones craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team
  • Facilitative: Must be able to lead by example and demonstrate value-add principles to scrum team(s)
  • Brings a high-energy and passionate outlook to the job and can influence those around her/him
  • Able to build a sense of trust and rapport that creates a comfortable & effective workplace
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Customer Focus
  • Leadership
  • Coaching/Mentoring


  • BachelorsDegree

  • Experienced as a Release Train Engineer
  • Several years Scrum or/and Agile Coaching experience
  • Experience facilitating the Agile Release train processes and execution
  • Strong understanding of scaled agile frameworks
  • Experience interacting with stakeholders and managers at all levels

Preferred Education andExperience

  • Experienceand confidence leading large programs

  • Pastdeveloper experience is highly desired (preferably in agile setup)

  • Specificexperience with Jira, Confluence, Kanban and similar tools and methodologies.

  • Anideal candidate will also have technical experience working with varioustechnology stacks and managing teams

Preferred(not required) -

  • SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE4)

Primary Location: United States-California-Santa Clara
Work Locations:
Job: Banking Operations
Organization: SVB Financial Group.
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Nov 5, 2019, 4:13:37 PM