Release Train Engineer - new job in London, UK

Release Train Engineer
  • £477 - £478 per Day
  • Contract
  • London, England, UK London London GBR ec3a 4af
Job Ref: BBBH23702
Sector: Business change & transformation
Date Added: 16 June 2022

Release Train Engineer

478 Outside IR35 - Hybrid working model

The Release Train Engineer (RTE) has primary purpose of supporting and coaching an Agile Release Train (ART) by steering it to success and navigating the complexity of delivering software in large, cross-functional environments. The RTE helps resolve and escalate impediments, manages risk, helps assure value delivery, and drives program level continuous improvement. The RTE is accountable for the overall planning, coordination, execution, and delivery of value through the program.


  • Working with the ART team who prioritises the features to be considered in the next program increment (PI) planning cycle.
  • Facilitating the ART team's refinement of features to be considered in the next delivery planning cycle to meet the Feature Definition of Ready.
  • Assists the ART in communication and coordination with stakeholders and customers during feature definition and delivery.
  • Ensuring effective communication and coordination for and during quarterly planning.
  • Managing change to the ART's delivery plan and the impacts of those changes.
  • Drive cross team, ART, and departmental impediments, planning, collaboration, and coordination.
  • Provide regular and open communication across the program and stakeholders for transparency and awareness of progress and impediments.
  • Understand, visualise and manage upstream/downstream dependencies.
  • Drive delivery and continuous improvement by utilising feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity.
  • Work across stakeholders and teams to continuously improve.
  • Ensure the overall cost, schedule, and performance of the program.
  • Analyse program budgets and estimates from participating organisations to provide direction for the overall development of all program budgets and integrated cost profiles.
  • Manage program level coordination, such as creating time-lines, milestones, and cadence of increments and releases and oversee the development of reports and analyses that document program activity.
  • Lead project teams and provide and leadership; act as consultant/coach to management in resolving unusually difficult problems.
  • Participate with management and cross-functional teams as subject matter expert to develop and improve operating policies and procedures related to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and be an advocate in adopting Agile and SAFe best practices and processes.
  • Act as a galvanising force for sharing Agile and SAFe knowledge across the organisation.
  • Constantly refine and stay current with emerging themes in larger Agile community.
  • Develop / modify processes, policies, and procedures to facilitate the working relationship between Global Technology and its business functions / partners.
  • Support the configuration of SAFe to the needs of the organisation, standardising and documenting practices.
  • Coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets.


  • Demonstrated Release Train Engineer experience in organising, planning and executing large-scale projects from conception through implementation. Experience coordinating multiple teams in a technology environment.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills for the purpose of providing and explaining technical and project related information to clients, vendors, senior management, and staff.
  • Ability to easily build new relationships and proactively establish a variety of contacts across the organisation.
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural teams.
  • Broad range of program management and leadership skills required.
  • Proven ability to balance concurrent activities.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in software development in an Agile environment


  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification or equivalent - REQUIRED.
  • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) certification or equivalent - DESIRED.
  • SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4) certification or equivalent - DESIRED.
  • SAFe Certified Release Train Engineer certification or equivalent - DESIRED.
  • ICAgile Professional Certification in Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-AFT) or equivalent - DESIRED.
  • Project Management Institute - Agile Certified Professional or equivalent - DESIRED.


  • Excellent Analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong communicator in all its forms across all levels of the organisation
  • Able to work across multiple work streams and projects with competing priorities, prioritising where appropriate and clarifying deadlines if required
  • Decisive, 'Can Do' attitude whilst maintaining a clear focus on problem solving and seeing action through to delivery
  • Excellent attention to detail, particularly in terms of data analysis and presenting management information
  • Must be comfortable to work on new initiatives and build from start

Lorien Plc is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

16/07/2022 07:57:16
GBP 477 478 Day
Contact Consultant:
Ryan Holland

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