Release Train Engineer Sr. Advisor

Cigna   •  

Virtual / Travel

Industry: Healthcare

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 44 days ago

The Release Train Engineer's primary purpose is to support the Agile Release Trains (ART) by steering them to success and navigating the complexity of delivering consistency in larger environments. Cigna Agile Transition Team is seeking a strong & highly technical Release Train Engineer to be part of a highly visible and strategic team focused on aligning strategic objectives with tactical demands.

Responsibilities

• Aggregate team PI objectives into Program PI objectives and publish (RTE)

• Participate in PI planning readiness - preparation of Vision and backlogs via pre & post planning

• Establish PI Planning readiness (when no value stream level exists) & Facilitate PI Planning

• Manage and optimize the flow of value through the program using various tools

• Assist with execution and feature/capability completion

• Drive continuous improvement via Inspect and Adapt

• Assist with economic decision making

• Escalate and track impediments

• Help manage risks and dependencies

• Attend system demos and solution demos

• Coach leaders, teams and scrum masters on lean-agile practices and methods


  • Facilitation and continuous 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 the direction the release train may need to take.

Competencies

Organizational Agility

Courage

Problem Solving

Customer Focus

Organizing

Priority Setting

Learning and Applying quickly

Informing

Perseverance

Interpersonal Savvy

Perspective

Motivating Others

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • 8-10 years' experience as a delivery leader; strong IT application development & leadership background.
  • Preferred: 3-5 years' experience as RTE, Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Agile Project/Program Manager
  • Proven track record of delivering on large scale or multiple initiatives. Experience with all aspects of the delivery, including planning, capacity reviews, budget, features/user stories, design and delivery execution
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders to identify needs and evaluate alternative solutions and strategies; Ability to review technical requirements and make recommendations about appropriate implementation approach considering & balancing available skill sets, strategic enablement possibilities, and long term maintainability
  • Servant leader and strong communicator with strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience applying Lean Thinking and Systems Thinking in large organizations
  • Experience with Lean Portfolio Management facilitation for program, portfolio, or executive-level
  • Strong technical aptitude and experience leading teams in delivering quality software experience working in an Agile organization using Scrum, XP, Kanban, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), or other scaling model is preferred