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Release Train Engineer II

Company: M&T Bank
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

This role offers a hybrid work schedule; offering the flexibility to work remotely two days a week, while providing the opportunity for in-person collaboration.Overview:Provides servant leadership and coaching to multiple program level Agile Release Trains (ARTs) containing multiple cross-functional agile teams through the effective application of Agile principles, including Program Increment (PI) planning and Scrum of Scrums. -Ensures all teams within the ARTs are positioned to deliver value to the Company, maintains transparency into program delivery predictability and forecasting and keeps all stakeholders and team members informed of the ARTs' progress. -Supports the teams within the ARTs by removing impediments, maintaining a focus on the delivery of value and ensuring the program backlog is clearly defined and prioritized. -Keeps the program on track to ensure successful delivery of value for the organization. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Organize and facilitate program level communication and ceremonies across multiple ARTs, including PI planning events, Scrum of Scrums, ART Synchs (synchronizations) and retrospective ceremonies.
  • Work closely with Senior Product Owners to ensure alignment on the value of features, facilitate the intake of work, prioritize the program backlog and distribute work to the teams within the appropriate ARTs.
  • Keep pertinent stakeholders informed of each ARTs' progress utilizing program level reporting, tools and dashboards to ensure alignment with program objectives and overall vision of the organization.
  • Ensure successful delivery of value by enabling program level transparency, predictability, forecasting and coordinating release planning activities for multiple program level teams.
  • Manage risks, facilitate alignment, provide transparency, identify dependencies and remove impediments within each of the ARTs.
  • Lead and coach Scrum Masters within each of the ARTs.
  • Influence senior leaders and coach the teams within each of the ARTs to ensure use of Agile practices and principles.
  • Work with other RTEs across the organization to resolve process issues and optimize execution based on key metrics and performance indicators.
  • Participate within and grow Agile Communities of Practice to foster continuous improvements to agile practices and delivery.
  • Exercise usual authority of a manager concerning staffing, performance appraisals, promotions, salary recommendations, performance management and terminations.
  • Understand and adhere to the Company's risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company's Risk Appetite. - Design, implement, maintain and enhance internal controls to mitigate risk on an ongoing basis. - Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.
  • Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.
  • Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.
  • Complete other related duties as assigned.Scope of Responsibilities: Managerial/Supervisory Responsibilities:The jobholder has direct management responsibility for 1 - 5 Release Train Engineers and 4 - 10 Scrum Masters working within assigned ARTs. Education and Experience Required:Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 9 years' experience working at the program level across multiple cross-functional teams, with a focus on work prioritization, removal of obstacles and leading communication with stakeholders to ensure successful delivery of value for the organization, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 13 years' higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 9 years' experience working at the program level across multiple cross-functional teams, with a focus on work prioritization, removal of obstacles and leading communication with stakeholders to ensure successful delivery of value for the organizationMinimum of 3 years proven managerial, supervisory and/or work leadership experienceEducation and Experience Preferred:
    • Minimum of 6 years' experience as a member of an agile team
    • Minimum of 4 years' experience as a Release Train Engineer, Scrum Master and/or Product Owner
    • Depth of knowledge in an IT execution role (e.g., Scrum Master, Release Train Engineer or Product Owner)
    • Proven track record of success executing in a scaled Agile environment
    • Prior experience with program level reporting
    • Prior experience fostering team self-organization and continuous improvement
    • Knowledge of Agile and Lean principles and practices
    • Experience developing/managing digital capabilities
    • Understanding of Design Thinking principles
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Prior experience leading through influence#DiceLocationBuffalo, New York, United States of America

Keywords: M&T Bank, Buffalo , Release Train Engineer II, Engineering , Buffalo, New York

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