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Release Train Engineer (Remote/Hybrid))

Description

UPMC Health Plan is seeking an Agile Release Train Engineer (RTE) to help us continue our Business Agility transformation and goals. They will lead an Agile Release Train (ART)’s team of teams through the preparation, facilitation, and delivery of our Program Increments (PIs). Reporting to the Director of the Lean Agile Center of Excellence (LACE), the RTE is a critical role within the Health Plan’s agile ways of working, anchored in relentless improvement, agility, design-thinking, and customer-centricity.

The RTE will partner with Product Management, Architects/Engineering, and ART leaders to leverage Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) processes, tools and mechanisms in support of a successful roll-out of Business Agility best practices, events and ceremonies for a single Agile Release Train. The candidate brings a positive attitude, a sense of urgency and a proven track record of team building and lean product delivery. By leveraging excellent communication skills, they work effectively with cross-functional team members and other roles. As servant leaders, RTEs use experience, facts, and soft skills rather than authority to achieve goals.  They put our customers first and are passionate about delivering value.

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More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life — because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

This is a fully remote position for out-of-area hires. If from the Pittsburgh area, the RTE would be asked to come into the office approximately 1-2 times per week based on business needs.

Responsibilities

  • Coach ART leaders, ART teams, and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets
  • Prepare and lead ART events, such as Program Increment (PI) Planning, and PI Execution ceremonies
  • Facilitate PI readiness by ensuring available visions, roadmap and prioritized Feature backlog for the ART’s PIs
  • Work closely with Product Management, Product Owners and Scrum Masters, Business Owners, ART leadership, System Architects, and other shared functions to support the ART in delivering committed PI Objectives
  • Facilitate the flow of value through the ART using the Program Kanban system for Feature readiness and delivery
  • Drive cross-team, ART and departmental impediment escalation, planning, collaboration, and coordination, including inter-ART dependencies
  • Provide regular and open communication across the ART and stakeholders for transparency of progress and impediments via ART Syncs and System Demos
  • Help manage risks and dependencies, and escalate and track impediments
  • Work with Product Management, Product Owners and other stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment
  • Assist with economic decision-making by facilitating feature estimation by teams and the roll-up to epics, where necessary to support Lean Portfolio Management (LPM)
  • Foster Communities of Practice and the use of Built-In Quality practices
  • Promote the use of DevOps culture and Continuous Delivery Pipeline for releasing
  • Drive relentless improvement via Inspect & Adapt workshops, along with acting as a binding agent that connects teams
  • Champion the use of Business Agility self-assessments and Flow metrics for the ART and review with the ART to identify improvement opportunities
  • Support scrum ceremonies for the teams where needed
  • Keep an objective perspective on issues and troubleshoots by applying agile principles
  • Perform other duties as assigned to accomplish organizational goals and objectives

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or high school diploma/GED with 12+ years of relevant experience
  • 5+ years of experience working directly with Agile teams on projects as a Scrum Master.
  • Experience as a Release Train Engineer preferred.
  • 9+ years of experience in a professional environment. SAFe certified.
  • RTE certification at time of hire or required within 6 months of start date.
  • CSM, CSP or PMI Agile Certification is a plus.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of IT technologies and practices.
  • Expertise in Lean Portfolio Management.
  • Can showcase examples of implementing agile techniques in different cultures and environments.
  • Experience running agile projects of varying size and complexity.
  • Strong servant leader, educator, and coach.
  • An excellent communicator and motivator.
  • Ability to manage enterprise-wide programs and interact effectively with senior leadership.
  • Strong facilitation, strategic thinking, problem-solving skills, and leadership.
  • Able to achieve big-picture objectives while paying attention to details.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience managing projects and programs across geographical regions.
  • Ability to function in a team-oriented environment and influence staff, colleagues, and superiors.
  • Ability to lead and motivate diverse project teams and juggle multiple tasks.



Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
SAFe certified. RTE certification at time of hire or required within 6 months of start date.

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  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Total Rewards

More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life — because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

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