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Release Train Engineer - Lead Level

Company: USAA
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

Purpose of JobWe are currently seeking a talented Release Engineer Lead for our San Antonio Home Office location.
USAA Scrum Masters create innovative solutions that impact our members. Collectively, we are:
--- Curious and excited by new ideas
--- Energized by a fast-paced environment
--- Able to understand and translate business needs into leading-edge technology
--- Comfortable working as part of a connected team, but self-motivated
--- Community-focused, dependable and committee
--- Exceptionally detail-oriented
The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.
At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits package in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.

Responsible for ensuring teams and programs live Agile values and principles and follows processes and practices that the teams agree they will use within Agile (i.e. Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, etc.) frameworks to self-organize while delivering value to customers. The Scrum Master is a servant leader and champions the Agile mindset through effective guidance, coaching, education and through removal of impediments to team progress. This role is responsible for building high-performing teams focused on constantly improving team dynamics and performance. Scrum Masters at the Lead level demonstrate an expert understanding of Agile delivery, product knowledge and the ability to influence Program and Portfolio operational practices.Job RequirementsAbout USAAUSAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.In each of the past five years, we've been a top-40 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For--, and we've ranked among Victory Media's Top 10 Military Friendly-- Employers 13 years straight. We embrace a robust veteran workforce and encourage veterans and veteran spouses to apply. (17 seconds) (31 seconds)ABOUT USAA ITOur most important qualification isn't technical, it's human. Here, we don't just sit in front of a screen. We stand behind our 11 million members who rely on us every day.We are over 3,000 employees strong, a passionately supportive and collaborative team built on Agile principles. We've been a top-two Computerworld 100 Best Places to Work in IT five years in a row and were recently named a Top 50 Employer for Minority Engineers & IT by Workforce Diversity Magazine. See what it's like to work for a company where your passion meets our purpose:

  • Identifies and manages existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role.
  • Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled.
  • Follows written risk and compliance policies and procedures for business activities.
  • Provides hands-on facilitation of major program ceremonies across multiple development teams; consults and coaches teams (including the Product Manager and Product Owner) to support a smooth transformation to Agile practices
  • Drives continuous improvement and facilitates communication across teams to proactively manage dependencies and remove impediments and establish standards for Agile processes and tools.
  • Manages impediments to progress whether internal or organizational in nature.
  • Leads efforts to resolve systemic impediments that continually block teams within their organization.
  • Supports and educates product owners, product managers and other program level personnel, especially with respect to refining and managing the product backlog and decision making.
  • Ensures effective communication within or across Programs; schedules and facilitates cross-functional meetings, and ensures appropriate progress tools, information radiators, and reports effectively provide transparency on Program's/Programs' progress/productivity.
  • Acts as Agile SME to teams, departmental teams, senior management, product owners, and management.
  • Provides leadership for Scrum Master community of practice and mentors other Scrum Masters and RTEs.
  • Performs risk, issue, and dependency management e for the program(s) and/or portfolio.
  • Drives release management practices across team to ensure alignment to enterprise standards and leverages existing change management routines as needed.
  • Provides agile leadership and training, continuously assesses the team's agile maturity and constantly raises the bar to improve the team's velocity.
  • Serves an active member of the Agile Community of Practice that covers different functional areas and Agile Release Trains (ARTs), and successfully encourages participation, facilitation and subject matter delivery
  • Actively liaises with assigned professional coaches to actively conduct training sessions of value across the ARTs in the department.
  • For technology related efforts: Understands release-when ready, test-driven development, continuous integration, product demonstration and other technical engineering practices and guides Train on leveraging them.
  • Adheres to Enterprise Project management Office (EPMO) processes, procedures, controls, standards, tools and templates (as required).Minimum Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree; 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
    • 8 years of experience in process improvement, project management and/or program management, software engineer, or business/requirements analysis with at least 6 years as Scrum Master or Release Train Engineer or has development experience working in a similar role in a lean or Scrum environment.
    • Expert knowledge and experience with multiple agile delivery frameworks (e.g., Kanban, Scrum, XP, Lean, SAFe, DevOps).
    • Advanced knowledge of Agile Lifecycle Management (ALM) Tools (Jira, Rally, VersionOne, etc.).
    • Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: ATDD, TDD, BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pair Programming, Automated Testing, Agile Gaming, Story mapping, etc.
    • Knowledge of compliance and risk management frameworks, including experience to identify and mitigate risks.
    • One or more Agile certification(s) such as: Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Agile Certified Professional (ACP), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), SAFe Agilist (SA), SAFe Scrum Master or SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM).
    • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office products.*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level*When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not able to change your responses.Preferred
      • Experience in Life Insurance
      • Experience leading 8-12 teamsThe above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits package in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers.Relocation assistance is not available for this position.For Internal Candidates:Must complete 12 months in current position (from date of hire or date of placement), or must have manager's approval prior to posting.Last day for internal candidates to apply to the opening is 11/08/20 by 11:59 pm CST time.

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