Release Train Engineer (RTE)

Ref No. : 19-00412
Location: Bloomfield, CONNECTICUT
Position Type : Contract

Release Train Engineer (RTE)

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Job Description
The Release Train Engineer (RTE) facilitates Train level processes and execution, escalates impediments, manages risks, and recommends Train level improvements. RTE promotes an Agile environment of continued learning ensures that SAFe / Scrum best practices are understood and adhered to so that the teams can deliver on their commitments. Coordinates and facilitates program level events that impact leaders, Product Managers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters and development teams across the entire program, through Scrum of Scrum (SoS), PI planning event & Product Management Council (PMC).
Overall 10 + IT experience into: 

• Servant leader: An RTE leads by example rather than directing teams. RTEs create an environment of mutual influence. They persuade rather than use authority. They think beyond day-to-day activities and support the teams' commitments. They ask teams for answers and let them self-organize. They inspire creativity and innovation. They mentor others to collaborate continuously 

• System thinker: RTEs analyze the entire software development environment. They anticipate outcomes, problems, bottlenecks, and dependencies, and then use experience to optimize delivery 

• Communicative: RTEs communicate well with all levels of the organization from agile team members to executives, improving transparency and sharing information 

• Assertive: RTEs ensure the organization adheres to SAFe principles and practices. They sometimes help to make the tough call 

• Deep Agile knowledge: RTEs have a good understanding of SAFe and its principles as well as knowledge of the Portfolio Kanban view. They understand the impact of scaling and use that knowledge to help mitigate the costs and inefficiencies associated with it. They are continuous learners and apply that knowledge to improve their programs 

• Act as an Execution lead closely partnering with the Product Manager & IT Delivery Owner to guide one agile release train 

• Establish program level cadence and drive program level ceremonies (e.g. PI Planning, Product Management Council, Scrum of Scrums, release train retrospectives, HIP Sprint) 

• Work with other program leaders to drive the definition and refinement of the program backlog 

• Provide leadership, direction, and coaching to scrum teams and Scrum Masters 

• Ensure cross-value stream coordination and collaboration 

• Serve as an escalation for impediment removal for the Scrum Masters and scrum teams 

• Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on program-level plans, progress and quality 

• Facilitate alignment dependencies between the program team and third parties, release managers, or between the team and other Scrum Teams 

• Foster a team collaborative environment that tears down silos between groups – act in a single voice 

• Actively contribute to the company's Agile and Lean Community through participation in the internal Agile Community of Practice and Scrum Master Forums 

• Develop, coach, and mentor team members to advance their skills and career 

• Provide real time feedback to the methodology team based on experiences with software delivery teams 

• Work cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution 

• Be a change agent and foster a "learn by doing” environment 

• Use CA Agile as Agile tool to establish Project work space for the program 

• Facilitate PI Planning Readiness and PI Planning events 

• Aggregate PI Objectives and publish for visibility and transparency 

• Assist with execution and Feature completion tracking using the Portfolio view, i.e. Kanban 

• Encourage collaboration between teams, Architects, Engineering, User Experience, etc. 

• Help track and manage risks and dependencies 

• Accountable for managing the financials for the release Train 

• Report status to Leadership/Stakeholders 

• Understand and operate within Budget 

• Provide input on resourcing to address team needs and critical bottlenecks 

• Drive continuous improvement via Inspect and Adapt workshops 

• Facilitate PI Release Readiness 

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

Required Skills – Heath Care Insurance Domain Kowledge, Excellent communication skills,Agile, Scrum, Experince with SAFe – SPC4 Certification, SAFe RTE, SAFe ASM, CSP, PSM II, Knowledge of Kanban, Agile Central 
Requirements / Qualifications
Bachelors Degree 

Skill Set Years of Experience Proficiency Level 

SAFe – Scaled Agile Framework 5+ Advanced 

Agile, Scrum & Kanaban 10+ Advanced 

Agile Central / Jira / Agile Craft etc 3+ Advanced 

HealthCare 2+ Advanced 


List items desired for the Candidate, but not required (ex: Managerial skills, Team oriented, etc.) 

SAFe – Sacled Agile Framework, Scrum , Agile, Healthcare

Skill Set Years of Experience Proficiency Level 

SAFe – Scaled Agile Framework 5+ Advanced 

Agile, Scrum, Kanban & Agile Value Management tools 10+ Advanced 

Software Development 10+ Advanced 


  • Comprehensive health plan
  • 401k match
  • Critical illness, short-term disability, accidental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee discounts
  • Remote work, flexible schedule

VLink is a fast-growing information technology services and consulting company, providing end-to-end project delivery services, innovative digital solutions, and talent acquisition services to our global clients. Our innovative, diverse team members have partnered with clients across various industries in digitization projects from strategy development and execution to product/solution delivery and support services. 
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