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Director, Release Train Engineer at Prudential Ins Co of America in Newark, New Jersey

Posted in Information Technology 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Classification:

Technology - Agile, Delivery, & Product

Are you passionate about delivering solutions? Are you interested in building capabilities that enable the organization with innovation, speed, agility, scalability, and efficiency? The Global Technology team takes extraordinary pride in our culture where digital transformation is built into our DNA! When you join the Global Technology organization at Prudential, you’ll unlock an exciting and impactful career – all while growing your skills and advancing your profession at one of the world’s leading financial services institutions.

Your Team

As a Director, Release Train Engineer supporting our U.S. Businesses and Enterprise Digital Technology you will partner with Chief Product Owners, Solution Architect Engineers, and delivery professionals. Your focus will be on our sales, distribution, and compensation capabilities while also serving as a leader-of-people. You will ensure strategy and execution alignment through collaboration with colleagues and stakeholders to solve sophisticated business problems, deploy innovative products, services, and experiences to delight our customers! In addition to your deep expertise in delivery, you will bring excellent problem solving, communication and teamwork skills, strong business insight, an inclusive leadership demeanor, and a continuous learning focus to all that you do.

Here is what you can expect on a typical day

  • Serve as servant leader for the teams and broader organization and act as Lead Scrum Master and coach for a team of Scrum Masters.

  • Stand-up, launch, and ensure teams stays on course by facilitating its events, ceremonies, and processes while assisting them in delivering value and driving steadfast improvement

  • Synthesize, track, and communicate Program Increment (PI) objectives, risks, and dependencies with key partners; supervise execution of features

  • Ensure strategic alignment through collaboration with Solution Train Engineers, Chief Product Owners, Solution Architect Engineers, Tech Leads and other partners and collaborators on the ART and across the organization.

  • Provide an outstanding blend of strategic and tactical leadership

The Skills & Expertise You Bring

  • 5+ years’ experience as a ScrumMaster or 2+ years’ experience as a Release Train Engineer,

  • Ability to lead independently with minimal guidance and effectively leverage diverse ideas, experiences, thoughts, and perspectives to the benefit of the organization

  • Experience with agile development methodologies

  • Knowledge of business concepts, tools and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company's business

  • Ability to learn new skills and knowledge on an on-going basis through self-initiative and solving challenges

  • Excellent problem solving, communication and collaboration skills

Significant experience and/or deep expertise with several of the following:

  • Proficiency in multiple Agile methodologies, including Scaled Agile Framework®, with proven expertise in scaling and delivery across teams of various maturity including start-ups.

  • Expertise in all aspects of Agile Team Facilitation including Pre PI-Planning, PI Planning, Scrum-of-Scrums, System Demos, and Inspect & Adapt

  • Proven grasp and practical experience in various Agile toolchains, including Jira, Jira Align, and Miro

  • Strong leadership skills, both strategic and tactical, with a high degree of emotional intelligence

  • Background in Agile delivery with a success record in building new products, capabilities, solutions, and teams

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Release Train Engineer certification

  • Experience in serving as a Release Train Engineer within the financial services industry across multiple verticals, be they technical or business in nature

  • High degree of comfort in interacting with Senior Leadership Teams

You’ll Love Working Here Because You Can:

Join a team and culture where your voice matters; where every day, your work transforms our experiences to make lives better. As you put your skills to use, we’ll help you make an even bigger impact with learning experiences that can grow your technical AND leadership capabilities. You’ll be surprised by what this rock-solid organization has in store for you.

Note: Prudential is required by state specific laws to include the salary range for this role when hiring a resident in applicable locations. The salary range for this role is from $156,100.00 to $211,100.00. Specific pricing for the role may vary within the above range based on many factors including geographic location, candidate experience, and skills. Roles may also be eligible for additional compensation and/or benefits. Eligibility to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program is subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance. In addition, employees are eligible for standard benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and retirement.

Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law. 

The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ and its affiliates.

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