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Rock Family of Companies Release Train Engineer in Detroit, Michigan

The Rock Family of Companies is made up of nearly 100 separate businesses spanning fintech, sports, entertainment, real estate, startups and more. We’re united by our culture – a drive to find a better way that fuels our commitment to our clients, our community and our team members. We believe in and build inclusive workplaces, where every voice is heard and diverse perspectives are welcomed. Working for a company in the Family is about more than just a job – it’s about having the opportunity to become the best version of yourself.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven track record of success executing in an Agile environment, including SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework)

  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and the ability to deliver sensitive/difficult information tactfully

  • Client-oriented mindset

  • Ability to assess problems and solve them with a sense of urgency

  • Ability to motivate a team to work together in the most efficient manner

  • Ability to effectively analyze data and apply solutions

  • High level of comfort with the role of a change agent within an organization

  • Passion and curiosity for understanding the business process for the supported release train

  • Ability to develop a working knowledge of the technical domain to effectively support technical risks that may arise

  • 2 years of experience in an IT execution role (e.g., Scrum Master, Release Train Engineer or Product Owner)

Job Summary

The Release Train Engineer supports an Agile release train in optimizing the flow of value for a team of Agile teams. This includes working with technology leadership to build and leverage the team and release train capacity model, establishing and coaching the train on the application of objective metrics for evaluating delivery performance, supporting release train leadership in establishing a clear release train priority, and driving consistency and relentless improvement across the train's teams. The Release Train Engineer must be a great communicator, adaptable, innovative, a tactful diplomat, a problem-solver, a thinker and an analyzer and be able to understand and respond to our partners' needs in a rapidly changing business environment.

Responsibilities

  • Support the intake of work into the release train by gaining alignment on tools and process

  • Keep stakeholders informed of the release train’s progress toward release commitments

  • Help the release train establish realistic commitments using historical capacity and performance data

  • Assist teams in capturing and breaking down delivery of more complex requests that require coordination between teams

  • Help the train escalate and remove impediments

  • Work with the teams and train to inspect and adapt delivery practices to further optimize the flow of value

  • Lead the preparation leading up to release planning and facilitate release planning events

  • Communicate release planning objectives after release planning week (for the teams and the train)

  • Facilitate the Scrum of Scrums, PO Syncs and System Demos, and Inspect and Adapt Workshops for the release train

  • Work with the Product Manager to ensure a high quality of features in the backlog

  • Provide coaching on the train to help resolve process issues across the release train

Who We Are

Rocket Auto is a virtual car buying experience that's dedicated to helping our clients confidently buy and sell vehicles through a seamless virtual marketplace.

Disclaimer

This is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. The Company provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team, The Pulse, at 1-800-411-JOBS.

The Rock Family of Companies uses world-class recruiting and talent management teams to help each member organization recruit the best and brightest. If you’re looking for the next step in your career, you’ve come to the right place.

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