- Program management
- Communication skills
- Work from home
- Health insurance
- Vision insurance
- Dental insurance
Primary Location: 3003 Summit Blvd, Burlington, VT, US
Division: Cox Automotive
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Shift: Day Job
Requisition Number: 202103821_32407450
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, this is a temporary work from home role but will ultimately work in the Cox Automotive offices in Atlanta, Georgia or Burlington, VT.
The Release Train Engineer (RTE) has primary purpose of supporting an Agile Release Train (ART) by steering it to success and navigating the complexity of delivering software in large 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 coordination, execution and delivery of value through the program while ensuring alignment with company strategy, commitments and goals.
Facilitates the coordinated preparation and execution of release planning for the ART. This includes:
Working with the ART team who prioritizes the features to be considered in the next program increment (PI) planning cycle.
Facilitate the ART teams refinement of features to be considered in the next PI planning cycle to meet the Feature Definition of Ready. o Assists the ART in communication and coordination with stakeholders and customers during feature definition and delivery.
Ensures effective communication and coordination for and during quarterly planning.
Manages change to the ARTs PI plan and the impacts of those changes
Portfolio, Program, and Project Support
Facilitates ART transparency with external parties, as well as with the teams on the release train. This includes:
Backlog management and ALM tool data integrity for accurate reporting. May include the collection of metrics, KPIs, investment mix reporting, and other reporting as needed by the ART or organization.
Facilitation and relentless improvement of periodic ART reviews with organizational leaders and stakeholders to provide clarity on the expected value delivery and to gain stakeholder feedback on changes to direction the release train may need to take.
May include participation in and assisting in the improvement of the System Demo.
Business Process Improvement
Assists the ART to relentlessly improve through the facilitation of ART Retrospectives quarterly, or more often as needed, to improve backlog management, ART reviews, sprint reviews, or ART coordination and higher-level function.
Active membership in the RTE Community of Practice helping the organization to maintain alignment, learn new techniques, and improve technical and quality practices. Work with RTE community to determine ways to help ARTs across the company improve cross-train and solution group coordination and collaboration.
Release and Deployment
Facilitates coordination of major feature releases and ongoing delivery of value to customers where multiple teams or ARTs are involved in development.
Facilitates the coordination of initiatives that cross multiple release trains.
Facilitates resolving or reporting escalated issues involving risk, or dependency management that may be hindering the teams ability to deliver features. Scrum Masters and teams facilitate the resolution of impediments, dependencies and risks within their span of influence.
Where permitted by applicable law, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S. based job. (Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.)
Bachelors Degree + 5 years experience OR 9 years relevant experience.
5+ years experience as RTE, Scrum Master, or Agile Project/Program Manager
5+ Years of Scrum, preferably scaled Agile experience
Must understand the difference between "being Agile" and "doing Agile"
Understands Lean thinking and implementation
Servant leader and strong communicator with strong interpersonal skills who can:
Listen and support teams in problem-identification and decision making
Encourage an environment that values mutual respect, openness, and courage
Persuade by influence rather than authority
Understand and empathize with others
Who We Are
About Cox Automotive
Theres nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto.
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.
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