Release Train Engineer (22-00561)

By May 5, 2022May 24th, 2022No Comments

Position Type: Contract or Contract to Hire 

Location: Fort Mill, SC

The Release Train Engineer (RTE) is a servant leader and coach who is accountable for the overall coordination, execution, and delivery of value for the agile release train (ART) while ensuring alignment with company strategy, commitments, and goals.


  • Manage and optimize the flow of value through the ART using various tools
  • Establish and communicate the annual calendars for Iterations and Program Increments (PI)
  • Coordinate and facilitate all ART ceremonies (PI Planning, ART Sync, SoS, PO Sync, System Demos, etc.)
  • Summarize team PI Objectives into Program PI Objectives and publish them for visibility and transparency
  • Manage risks and dependencies and removal of ART impediments
  • Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks
  • Assist with economic decision-making by facilitating feature and capability estimation by teams and the roll-up to Epics, where necessary
  • Encourage collaboration between teams and system architects/engineering; work with product management, solution management, product owners, and other stakeholders to ensure strategy and execution alignment
  • Improve the flow of value through value streams by improving and assessing the practices associated with DevOps and release on demand in the continuous delivery pipeline
  • Understand and operate within Lean Budgets and ensure adherence to guardrails
  • Drive relentless improvement via inspect and adapt workshops and ART metrics
  • Assess the agility level of the ART and coach the ART in Lean-Agile practices
  • Foster communities of practices and the use of engineering and built-in quality practices
  • Advocate for adopting lean agile practices and SAFe across the organization supporting the Lean Agile Center of Excellence (LACE)
  • Support ART launch and agile transformations


  • Bachelor's Degree; (In lieu of degree, 10 years of IT experience with 5+ years of agile coaching and working in the Scaled Agile Framework environment (SAFe)
  • 2+ plus years' experience as RTE
  • 4+ years as team level coach, scrum master, product owner or product manager
  • 10+ years of IT experience
  • Experience launching ARTs and facilitating SAFe ceremonies
  • Experience working with geographically distributed teams while helping organizations deliver large, complex solutions
  • Strong relationship building skills and ability to influence change across the organization
  • SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE) certification (required)
  • SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) certification (desired)
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) (required)