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Release Train Engineer

Company: General Dynamics Information Technology
Location: Springfield
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Req ID: RQ144841
Type of Requisition: Regular
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Job Family: Systems Engineering
Computer Software Programming,Kanban,Roadmap Management
SAFe Scrum Master - Scaled Agile
5 + years of related experience
US Citizenship Required:
Job Description:
---Transform technology into opportunity as a Release Train Engineer with GDIT. A career in enterprise IT means connecting and enhancing the systems that matter most. At GDIT you'll be at the forefront of innovation and play a meaningful part in improving how agencies operate.
At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Release Train Engineer you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Release Train Engineer joining our team to support our intelligence customer in Springfield, VA or St. Louis, MO.
Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide release train engineer support services including, but not limited to, coordinating the teams from a product standpoint to help ensure that multiple teams working on the same release product and features plan and execute as a single release train, identifying and managing risks, facilitating release planning meetings, supporting the scrum of scrums, and resolving and escalating impediments.

  • Create, maintain and drive solution and Program Increment roadmap activities across all swim lanes/activities including accreditation, development, onboarding/adoption, infrastructure, etc.

  • Work with management to ensure smooth rollout of SAFe to the organization, including providing input and direction to help establish standards and procedures.

  • Coach team members and other stakeholders in SAFe and Agile practices, as needed.

  • Help with team adoption of development industry and departmental best practices and processes related to SAFe

  • Facilitates ART level ceremonies such as PI Planning, PO Sync, Scrum of Scrums, Sprint Demos, Inspect and Adapt, etc.

  • Be a goal driven program leader have a collaborative team-player attitude.

  • Create, maintain and monitor a realistic set of metrics used to drive personnel, team, system performance

  • Mastery of complex facilitation and dependency management techniques (cross team, cross department)

  • Drive cross team, ART and departmental impediments, planning, collaboration, and coordination

  • Continuously find areas of improvement and implement them regularly. Understand domain architecture and upstream/downstream dependencies

  • Stay current on domain architecture targets to support the program in risk management

  • Provide regular and open communication across the program and stakeholders for transparency and awareness of progress and impediments

  • Help establish governance structure where decision-making is weighted toward empowered teams


    • One of the following certifications: SAFe SA, SPC or RTE

    • 5+ years experience on large/complex software programs as a program manager, release train engineer or similar technical role in an agile software development environment

    • 3-4 years experience as a Scrum Master of several teams

    • Kanban experience

    • Bachelor's degree in Business or Technical field

    • Integrated Roadmap creation and maintenance

    • Metric identification, creation and tracking

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills

    • Experience working with senior management

    • Outstanding collaboration skills, prior experience working in a matrix and geographically distributed organization

    • Highly organized and execution focused, accountable and driven

    • Jira and Confluence experience

    • Active TS/SCI clearance required to start and must be able to obtain a CI Poly

      --- Location: On Customer Site
      ---US Citizenship Required
      --- 401K with company match
      --- Comprehensive health and wellness packages
      --- Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
      --- Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
      --- Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
      --- Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays
      COVID-19 Vaccination: GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the customer site requirements.
      We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.
      GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Keywords: General Dynamics Information Technology, Springfield , Release Train Engineer, Engineering , Springfield, Massachusetts

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