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Release Train Engineer 47231 (RS2) (AC7) in Meridian charter Township, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 4/1/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: 47231

Release Train Engineer

We encourage new ideas that will differentiate our company and improve the plans and services we provide.  We also encourage teamwork as an essential element of our shared success and provide a work environment in which all people, ideas and backgrounds are respected, supported and valued.

  • Establishes the release schedule and maintain alignment across with Product Management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders
  • Facilitates the creation of the product and release backlogs by overseeing requirements analysis and ensuring each user story in the backlog is well written, sufficiently granular, and buildable
  • Leads and facilitates Program Increment (PI) planning events
  • Assists with program execution and Product feature completion tracking
  • Facilitates Scrum of Scrums
  • Escalates and drives impediment resolution at the Program level
  • Encourages team collaboration
  • Works with Portfolio and Product Management, Product Owners and stakeholders to help assure strategy and execution alignment
  • Helps manage risk and dependencies
  • Develops Release metrics and reports status to Management
  • Provides input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks
  • Encourages team and program level Quality Practices and Communities of Practice around SAFe, Scrum, and Agile program management
  • Participates in enterprise program management improvement and standardization activities
  • Assists execution and completion tracking via quantifiable metrics
  • Produce deployment plans and create release reports in JIRA
  • Coordinate and lead the Go-Live activities •         
  • Measure and monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered as expected
  • Work with dev ops engineers and or development to understand impacts of branches and code toggling
  • Coordinate release notes and validate release build and toggles

Required Skills:

  • Must be an RTE currently
  • Experience in Agile and Scrum working with multiple Agile Teams
  • Experience incorporating Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery practices in Agile Teams
  • At least two years of experience gathering and validating user stories
  • Good understanding of modern software development tools and techniques
  • Experience using Agile Tools such as JIRA, Rally, or VersionOne
  • Knowledge of continuous integration, build, and build verification tools and methodologies
  • Experience leading in an agile environment
  • Demonstrated leadership in process improvement and innovation
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
  • Knowledge of automated release management principles and toolsets
  • Ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize work assignments, based on changing business needs

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in SAFe and running SAFe PI planning sessions
  • Scrum Master certification
  • SAFe practitioner (SA) certification
  • Experience with Jenkins, Git, and Confluence toolsets
  • PMP certification 


  • Required Education: Bachelors Required, preferred BS in Computer Science or related field
  • Years of Experience: At least 5 years of experience as Project Manager and/or Scrum Master in software development 
  • Must be a US Citizen

Fast Switch, Ltd., delivering the Right Talent at the Right Time for over 21 years. We are an IT Consulting company with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, Cleveland, OH, Cincinnati, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ. We’re doing business in almost half the states in the union.

We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused. You are our most important asset!           

We've differentiated ourselves by being creative, flexible, and fast. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company.

We're different. Our consultants and clients tell us so, and it's our great people who make the difference! We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

• Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)

• Vision

• Personal Time Off (PTO) Program

• Long Term Disability (100% paid)

• Life Insurance (100% paid)

• 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms in 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

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