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Lead Release Train Engineer

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Humana Inc.

Davenport, IA, United States

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Posted on
May 10, 2023

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The Lead Release Train Engineer (RTE) has Comprehensive, end-to-end responsibility as facilitator and coach of a complex Agile Release Train (ART) and acts as Hub and Expert for all ART scrum teams. Ensures all events are aligned with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) methods in a way that adds both speed and value to product delivery. The Lead Release Train Engineer performs complex work necessitating the ability to solve problems and issues of diverse scope by drawing from extensive prior experiences and knowledge of best practices.


The Lead Release Train Engineer work includes serving as the overall facilitator and coach of a complex Agile Release Train (ART). This includes leveraging various Agile methodologies and Program Maturity, Assessments, Metrics, Dashboards to both coach and demonstrate to the teams how they best align around value delivery with the spirit of continuous improvement. Leverages feedback loops and ceremonies designed to identify and navigate the various challenges that are impeding the flow of work. Overall, the Lead Release Train Engineer promotes a culture of innovation by implementing SAFe Agile processes and principles, which include techniques to increase collaboration, predictability, transparency and velocity.

-Serves as the ART conductor and Coach, leading the appropriate use of SAFe principles, facilitate ceremonies (such as PI Planning and System Demos) and leveraging tools (such as Program Kanban) to optimize the flow of value for a large, complex program

-Facilitates PI Planning readiness by fostering a Continuous Exploration process that drives the synthesis of a Vision, a Roadmap, and Backlogs, and through Pre- and Post-PI Planning events

-Actively coaches, mentors and influences technical teams, scrum masters, business partners, and all levels of leadership including --Executives in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets

-Helps teams identify and encourages them to refine value streams

-Coaches the teams to identify and remediate related dependencies/barriers including taking ownership of improvement items that come from the Inspect & Adapt and Problem-Solving Workshop events

-Coaches leadership and encourages collaboration between teams and System and Solution Architects and Engineering

-Orchestrates synchronized program level processes and executes across multiple, complex scrum and product teams

-Work with Product and Solution Management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment

-Work with the Agility Enablement Hub on the overall program execution and operational excellence

-Drive relentless improvement via Inspect and Adapt workshops; assess the agility level of the ART and help them improve Foster -Communities of Practice and the use of engineering and Built-In Quality practices

-Holds teams accountable to maintaining focus on quality and continuous delivery of business value while generating artifacts necessary to maintain cadence and synchronization on the train with an Enterprise view

-Exercises considerable independent judgement and decision making on complex issues. Establishes priorities and timelines for own work and provides direction regarding priories for a work group

Required Qualifications:

7 years of work-related experience including 5 years as a Scrum Master and/or Agile Coach on large scale, technically complex projects.

Mastery of the SAFe Framework as a Release Train Engineer, scrum master, other related leadership role, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Scaled Agile (SAFe) certification(s): RTE and/or Safe Program Consultant (SPC0

Advanced knowledge of Agile/Scrum/Kanban development methodology.

Demonstrate execution through large and extremely complex value streams.

Success in working across multiple teams of stakeholders including all levels of leadership, IT Teams, Business Teams, Product Managers, Product Owners and Portfolio Managers.

Excellent communication skills, leadership/mentoring competencies, expertise in operating through influence, and high level of emotional intelligence.

Must be passionate about contributing to an organization focused on continuously improving consumer experiences.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree

Mastery of one or more Agile Lifecycle Management Tools like Azure DevOps or JIRA Align

Advanced Scrum Master certification like CSP-SM, A-CSM, or PSM III

Agile Coaching certification like CTC, ICP-ATF

Lean, Agile or Six Sigma certification

Prior experience in the health solutions industry

Mastery of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)


This is a REMOTE position.

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Humana complies with all applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. We also provide free language interpreter services. See our

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