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Release Train Engineer
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Hybrid
Contract Position
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Applied on January 28, 2023
Job Id #60841 Posted December 7, 2022

Job Description:

Essential Functions:
  • Facilitate program events such as PI Planning, Inspect & Adapt, the Scrum of Scrums, and the Portfolio leadership meetings.
  • Facilitate Program Increment (PI) planning events and readiness ceremonies and drive activities and tasks for the development of a vision, roadmap, and program backlog
  • Facilitate synchronization events, including ART sync and Solution Train sync
  • Facilitate Release and DevOps activities to support the delivery of end-to-end value.
  • Track and report the ART performance, identify dependencies, risks, and impediments identified during PI planning and throughout the PI lifecycle
  • Facilitate the Agile Release Train (ART), escalate impediments, manage risk, and help drive program-level continuous improvement.
  • Resolve escalated impediments, and/or escalate impediments to Leadership and Management as required
  • Communicate the train’s progress via weekly updates to management highlighting successes, risks, areas of improvement, and suggested resolutions.
  • Facilitate team collaboration with Solution Architect and Test Lead to ensure high quality technical delivery.
  • Participate in Portfolio and Program Management process improvement and standardization activities.
  • Interface with project stakeholders
  • Consult with management on an ongoing basis to maintain strategic link to business needs.
  • Assure compliance with company project management policies and standards.
Knowledge, Skill & Competency Requirements:
  • Must have experience managing AGILE Scrum Teams
  • Demonstrated communication and influencing skills.
  • Knowledge of Project Management methodologies and tools.
  • Knowledge and understanding of SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle).
  • Knowledge of industry products, functions, marketing and/or service policies and procedures.
  • Experience in formal techniques of risk management
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Experience working with some of the following Agile tools: ServiceNow Agile, JIRA, Confluence, AzureDevOps, or other similar ALM tools
  • Experience working closely with business teams
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Experience in change management
  • Financial and Insurance Product Industry Experience is a plus
Education & Experience:
  • Minimum 4 years working in Agile environments (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, DevOps)
  • With a minimum of  2 years of in SAFe environment.
  • Direct experience working as an RTE or Program Manager
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience implementing SAFe or a similar Agile scaling framework
  • Facilitating many of the SAFe ceremonies including but not limited to PI Planning, PI shareout, scrum of scrums, demos
  • Identifying and managing risks and dependencies between teams
  • SAFe certified
  • Hold at least one SAFe  certification: SAFe Agilist (SA), SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE), or SAFe Program Consultant.
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) required

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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