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Release Train Engineer - Digital, Senior Advisor

CVS Health
Cumberland, RI 02864
**Job Description**

We are creating innovative digital solutions that will make health care more accessible, more integrated and more reliable for more people. We are looking for passionate, driven people who want to join a high energy and growing team to make a difference in customers lives and who want to be on the ground floor of digital innovation that aims to reinvent what a pharmacy and a health care company can be.

The Release Train Engineer (RTE) is a servant leader and coach for the Agile Release Train (ART). RTE is a master of the scrum masters, charged with clearing program level impediments and risks, finding and maintaining the right resources.

The RTE manages train ceremonies and processes, assisting the train in achieving their commitments by building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised, with an emphasis on problem-solving.

The RTE will facilitate the ART events, release planning, consistent processes improvement, driving ongoing efficiencies, issue and risk management, management escalation and working with other RTEs across Trains. RTEs are accountable for ensuring transparency about the ARTs delivery, risks and accomplishments.


Planning & Facilitation

Support preparation for and facilitation of Train meetings and processes, including Agile ceremonies and quarterly release planning activities; Facilitate PI Planning readiness via fostering the preparation of Backlogs and via Pre- and Post-PI Planning meetings

Establishes Program Increments calendar. Plans and facilitates the Program Increment planning event. Aggregates team objectives into Program PI Objectives and publishes for visibility and transparency

Collaborates with other RTEs for resolving prioritization, conflicts and synchronization.

Collaborates with impacted cross functional legacy teams not following SAFe framework, with partners external to the team, including vendor partners and other Scrum teams for delivering, resolving prioritization, conflicts and synchronization and to engage them with PI planning and align release cycle with program priority

Provides direction to the train handling all aspects of program planning, communications, issue resolution, cost tracking, financial planning and reporting


Coach teams and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and thinking

Support Agile coaching activities across program trains to elevate the application of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Fosters innovation with practices and frameworks through experimentation to improve program delivery

Utilizes feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity and partners with others to coach the program to continuously improve


Manage and optimize the flow of value through the ART using various tools, such as the Program Board, Kanban Boards and score cards

Track and report on progress of epic, feature, costs, benefits etc. using appropriate tools (JIRA, etc.) Includes tracking and leading the epic and train budget; understand and operate within the ART Budget.

Report planning results and epic status to senior management, business owners, epic owners, product owners, and other partners

Process Improvements

Identifies and directs the implementation of process improvements that significantly improve quality across the train, department and/or business unit

Provides subject matter expertise to team members and applicable internal/external stakeholders on complex assignments/projects

Manage budget and spend through forecasting, team allocation and monitoring.

**Required Qualifications**

3 + years of experience with consumer-facing digital products.

3+ years experience with large scale development environment.

3+ years of experience with Agile methodologies; Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) or RTE certification or Scrum Master certification

3+ years of experience using Agile best practices, i.e., burn-down charts, retrospective formats, defect management, user stories, ATDD, TDD, CI/CD, automated testing, etc.

3+ years of experience working in a large Agile organization using Scrum, XP, Kanban, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), or other scaling model

3+ years of experience with Agile collaboration tools such as Jira, CA Rally, Confluence/SharePoint, etc.

**Preferred Qualifications**

Collaborative, excellent communication, holistic view and systems thinker

Servant Leader Must be able to lead without Command and Control leadership style

Proactive, problem-solving approach someone who offers solutions not problems for others to solve

Collaborative style, with the ability to establish working relationships across the senior management team, business units, as well as with external advisors and constituents

Technical aptitude to support programs use of work management and collaboration tools

Strong negotiation and influencing skills

Self-starters, problem solvers; comfortable jumping in as needed to support the Program

Reviews and absorbs data from multiple sources and uses that information to develop insights on program status

Willing to try new things, check and see if they worked, and then change and adapt

Helps to coach a transformation from waterfall to Agile


Bachelor degree required or equivalent work experience required

**Business Overview**

**Its a new day in health care.**

Combining CVS Health and Aetna was a transformative moment for our company and our industry, establishing CVS Health as the nations premier health innovation company. Through our health services, insurance plans and community pharmacists, were pioneering a bold new approach to total health. As a CVS Health colleague, youll be at the center of it all.

We offer a diverse work experience that empowers colleagues for career success. In addition to skill and experience, we also seek to attract and retain colleagues whose beliefs and behaviors are in alignment with our core values of collaboration, innovation, caring, integrity and accountability.

CVS Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Gender/Ethnicity/Disability/Protected Veteran we highly value and are committed to all forms of diversity in the workplace. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf and EEO IS THE LAW SUPPLEMENT at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm . We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance to apply for this job, please contact our Advice and Counsel Reasonable Accommodations team at mailto:AdviceCounsel@cvshealth.com . Please note that we only accept applications for employment via this site.

If technical issues are preventing you from applying to a position, contact Kenexa Helpdesk at 1-855-338-5609 or cvshealthsupport@us.ibm.com . For technical issues with the Virtual Job Tryout assessment, contact the Shaker Help Desk at 1-877-987-5352.


Posted: 2019-08-05 Expires: 2019-09-07

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