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R202444712

Sr Release Train Engineer

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Job Category: Engineering / Product Development

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive

Location:

  • 13693 S 200 W, Draper, Utah
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Description

The Senior Release Train Engineer’s (RTE) primary purpose is to lead Agile Release Trains (ART) to success and navigate the complexity of delivering software consistently in large environments The Senior RTE resolves and escalates impediments, manages risk, assures value delivery, and drives program-
level continuous improvement. They play a critical link between multiple scrum teams; facilitating communications, opening the flow of information, and sharing important progress updates to ensure all teams involved in the ART are focused on successful delivery. The Senior RTE is accountable for the overall coordination, execution, and delivery of value through the program while ensuring alignment with company strategy, commitments, and goals.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Oversees small to medium-size release trains with complex scope and inter-dependencies.

  • Facilitates the coordinated preparation of release planning for the release train, including communication and coordination with stakeholders and customers during feature definition and delivery.

  • Responsible for backlog management as well as ALM tool data integrity for accurate reporting.  This includes the collection of metrics and KPI’s.

  • Manage change to the current delivery plan and continuous backlog b

  • Coordinate major feature releases and ongoing delivery of value to customers where multiple teams, release trains, or solution groups are involved in the development

  • Resolve/report issues and manage dependencies and risks across the ART and between ART’s.

  • Drive continuous improvement through the facilitation of retrospectives quarterly, or more often as needed, to improve backlog management, release train reviews, sprint reviews, or release train coordination and higher-level function.

  • Active participation 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.

  • Empower teams to be owners of their products and processes

  • Support teams commitments and continuous growth.

WHO YOU ARE

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and 4 years’ experience in a related field. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master’s degree and 2 years’. experience; a Ph.D. and up to 1 year of experience; or 8 years’ experience in a related field

  • 3-5 years’ experience as RTE, Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Agile Project/Program Manager.

  • Must have experience with collaboration and influence with Director level stakeholders

  • 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

    • Think beyond day-to-day activities

  • Strong technical aptitude and experience leading teams in delivering quality software.

  • 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 another scaling model is preferred

What we look for:

  • Clear, concise, yet tactful communicators

  • Tenured experience with SAFe

  • Bias for action

  • Influence, drive results and hold others accountable without direct power

  • Proven track record for delivery

  • A knack for dealing with tough personalities


Drug Testing:

To be employed in this role, you'll need to clear a pre-employment drug test. Cox Automotive does not currently administer a pre-employment drug test for marijuana for this position. However, we are a drug-free workplace, so the possession, use or being under the influence of drugs illegal under federal or state law during work hours, on company property and/or in company vehicles is prohibited.

Compensation:

Compensation includes a base salary of $97,100.00 - $161,800.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.

Benefits:

The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company’s needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

About Cox Automotive

At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. What’s more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today! 

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 

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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.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

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