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Sr Release Train Engineer at Cox Automotive in Mission, Kansas

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Vin Solutions, a Cox Automotive brand, is seeking a Senior Release Train Engineer for a full-time position in Mission, KS.
The Senior Release Train Engineer (RTE) is an outcomes-driven problem solver, whose primary purpose is to lead Agile Release Trains (ART) to success by navigating the complexity of delivering software solutions consistently across large and distinct 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.

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.
Manages changes to the quarterly plan and the impacts of those changes
Actively manages the backlog, as well as ALM tool data integrity for accurate reporting. This includes the collection of metrics and KPI s.
Coordinates major feature releases and ongoing delivery of value to customers where multiple teams, release trains, or solution groups are involved in development
Resolves/reports issues and manages dependencies and risks across the ART and between ART s.
Leverages agile delivery metrics and regular Agile ceremonies to identify and drive continuous improvement, in order to maximize organizational performance and execution against the backlog
Regularly participates 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.
Applies Agile principles and methodology solutions with a pragmatic, stakeholder management approach.


3-5 years
experience as RTE, Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Agile Project/Program
technical aptitude and experience leading teams in delivering quality software
communicator with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence
peers and stakeholders
using ALM tools preferred; Rally experience is a plus
leveraging and interpreting agile metrics is preferred

ability to facilitate large planning and solutioning sessions
of Agile at scale philosophies & methodologies
with Organizational Change Management practices is preferred
working in an Agile organization using Scrum, XP, Kanban, or Agile at Scale
practices is preferred

About Cox AutomotiveCox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global company's 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, tens of thousands of auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion. www.coxautoinc.comCox 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.Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.