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Junior Release Train Engineer - United Kingdom - remote working

to £40,000 - IT Software - Agile
Ref: 1126 Date Posted: Wednesday 12 Jun 2024

Position:  RTE / Junior Release Train Engineer

Suitable for:  Junior Release Train Engineer with 1-3 years' experience

Location: Hybrid / Milton Keynes (approx once a month)

Salary: £40,000 + Benefits

Please note that unfortunately, our client is unable to offer sponsorship

Our Client is looking for a Junior Release Train Engineer (RTE) with approximately 1-3 years experience to facilitate and manage software release planning activities, events and processes that enable the development teams to deliver a continuous flow of value to customers and end users. In doing so, they communicate with stakeholders, escalate impediments, help manage risk, promote agile best practices, and drive continuous improvement of standard release processes.

 RTEs / Release Train Engineers typically have a solid grasp of how to scale Lean and Agile practices and understand the unique opportunities and challenges associated with facilitating and continuously aligning a large development program.

Skills/attributes:

  • You will have previous RTE / Release Train Engineer experience ideally within an environment with multiple development teams and products. 
  • Good leadership skills coupled with experience of delivering software development projects. 
  • Ability to organise and co-ordinate areas of work for yourself and others. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • A thorough understanding of the Agile methodology supported by the skills to guide and coach teams in the application of the methodology. 
  • Strong understanding of principles, theories, practices, and techniques for managing activities involved in planning and delivering software development projects. 
  • Experience of collaborating and influencing cross-functional teams in the successful delivery of software development projects. 
  • Excellent people skills with the ability to manage, influence, negotiate and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders at all levels in the business. 
  • Self-starter, highly proactive and assertive in a demanding and dynamic environment. 

Desirable skills:

  • RTE / Release Train Engineer Agile qualification
  • Good understanding of the NHS and operational procedures within one or more care settings e.g. Acute Secondary, Acute Mental Health, Primary Care etc. and departments within the NHS.
  • Jira

Release Train Engineer Role and responsibilities:

  • Provide hands on support and guidance for the development teams both onshore and offshore through all the stages of the agile development lifecycle.
  • Facilitate development service desk escalations and be the gateway between the business and development. 
  • Support Programme Increment ART Events and ensure analytics are in place to capture and present the Inspect and Adapt business outcomes in line with sprint iterations in accordance with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). 
  • Support stakeholders in the delivery of the company strategy and execution alignment. 
  • Assist in the tracking and execution of PI deliverables via the production and use of program and team level metrics. 
  • Manage releases, reviewing and prioritising development requests from sales, deployment, roadmap/design, and Change Requests. 
  • Work with development to schedule sprint content ensuring deadlines for stakeholders’ requirements are achieved, facilitate with appropriate stakeholders to resolve conflict of demand over capacity. 
  • Ensure that release plans are in place and consistently maintained and communicated across all parts of the business, and that all issues pertaining to a particular release are managed accordingly. 
  • Liaise with QA the plan to achieve deadlines for “fit for purpose” releases. Ensures that QA is aware of any proposed variance to the release and potential implications for testing are assessed and accommodated. 
  • Undertakes analysis and reporting on the release and development backlog to influence high level resource allocation decisions. 
  • Maintain effective communication with key stakeholders to carry out changes in priorities within specific releases.
  • Ensure data quality is managed and maintained.
  • Responsible for maintenance and creation of RTE documentation to support processes and audits.

Full job description is available on request

To apply:  Please follow the online application process and upload your CV, in Word format

Please note: You must be eligible to work in the UK for your application to be considered (sorry, our client is unable to offer sponsorship).  Due to large numbers of applications, unfortunately we cannot provide detailed feedback to everyone, however, if you wish to find out how your application is progressing, please call or e-mail the office and someone will help you / get back to you.