Guardian Life Release Train Engineer II in New York, New York
Release Train Engineer
Our Release Train Engineer is a servant leader and coach for the Agile Release Train (ART). The RTE clears the path of impediments, keeps teams focused on delivery of value as defined by Product Management and the prioritized program backlog, informs sequencing and delivery timelines based on train capacity, and keeps team members and business / technology leaders apprised of progress. The RTE keeps the train on the tracks and ensures successful delivery for the team members who are aligned to the work. Release Train Engineer is a key role. Guardian has established this role to drive measurable, consistent, predictable portfolio delivery to accelerate and optimize value-add solutions for Guardian’s customers. To drive these outcomes, Guardian is seeking a multidimensional Agile leader with the following qualifications.
Provide expertise, coaching, and mentoring of Agile practices.
Facilitate appropriate Agile events and ceremonies.
Manage and optimize the flow of value through the ART using various tools, such as the Program Board, Kanban Boards and other information radiators. (An RTE’s activities support ART value delivery)
Coordinate activities and enable collaboration across all impacted teams / areas.
Aggregate PI Objectives and publish them for visibility and transparency.
Work with Product Management, Product Owners, and other value stream stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment across trains.
Cross application/ department/ function release planning, coordination, and execution.
Track and report on progress of epic, feature, costs, benefits etc. using Agile tools, including tracking, and operating within the ART Budget.
Use Agile Dashboards and productivity metrics consistent with governance standards, including burndown, velocity, and predictability charts.
Identify internal and external dependencies that impact work; manage program level risks and dependencies across teams; provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks; escalate and remove impediments.
Keep the teams aligned on guiding vision, direction and scope as set by Product Manager.
Encourage Team Level and program level Continuous Integration and Communities of Practice around SAFe, Agile, Lean, and Quality Practices
Coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets.
Empower decision-making among team members. Assist teams to be self-organized and motivated in achieving sprint and PI goals.
Drive continuous, measured improvements to agile practices, business owner and practitioner experiences, contributing to the broader community of practices.
Ensure Agile governance standards, best practices and required reviews and Assessments are met.
Extensive knowledge of Agile Values, Principles, and mindset with at least 5 years’ experience acting in a Release Train Engineer and/or Agile Coach role.
Certified in Scaled Agile SAFe® Release Train Engineer (RTE) and Leading SAFe. SPC Certification is ideal but not required.
Strong coaching skills and ability to influence without control.
Proficiency using Confluence, JIRA, Clarity, and Jira Align.
Consumer centric focus with experience driving teams towards value.
An ability to manage team/train demand, capacity, and workload.
Demonstrated track record in effective servant leadership.
Excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills.
Self-driven with strong ability to develops self and others to cultivate high performing teams
- This position can be located in Hudson Yards NY, Holmdel NJ, or Bethlehem PA with the requirement to travel to NY / NJ at least once per week.
- Travel to Guardian Office Location(s) as needed.
At Guardian, you’ll have the support and flexibility to achieve your professional and personal goals. Through skill-building, leadership development and philanthropic opportunities, we provide opportunities to build communities and grow your career, surrounded by diverse colleagues with high ethical standards.
$111,840.00 - $207,700.00
The salary range reflected above is a good faith estimate of base pay for the primary location of the position. The salary for this position ultimately will be determined based on the education, experience, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate. In addition to salary, this role may also be eligible for annual, sales, or other incentive compensation.
As part of Guardian’s Purpose – to inspire well-being – we are committed to offering contemporary, supportive, flexible, and inclusive benefits and resources to our colleagues.
Choice of [high deductible/copay] medical plans* with prescription drugs, including coverage for fertility and transgender inclusive benefits
Health care accounts – flexible spending, health reimbursement, and health savings accounts
Critical illness insurance
Life and Disability Insurance
Company-paid Life and Disability insurance plus voluntary supplemental coverage
Retirement and Financial
401(k) retirement plan with a company match, plus an annual age/service-based Company contribution and an annual profit-sharing contribution, if applicable
Complimentary 1:1 financial guidance with a licensed Fidelity representative
Time Off and Remote Work
Flexible work arrangements (part in-person/part remote)
Unlimited paid time off for most roles plus time off for volunteering, jury duty, voting, and bereavement
Personal holidays for colleagues to use in recognition of religious, cultural, or civic days
Paid parental leave and paid family and medical leave policies
Emotional Well-being and Work-Life
Emotional well-being, mental health, and work/life resources powered by Spring Health
Wellness programs, including fitness program and equipment reimbursement
Child, adult, and elder back-up care support through Bright Horizons
Student loan assistance
Commuter benefits in select metropolitan areas
Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (J.E.D.I.)
Employee Resource Groups that advocate for inclusion and diversity
J.E.D.I. certification and training programs
Benefits apply to full-time eligible employees. Interns are not eligible for most Company benefits.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
Guardian is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact email@example.com .
Every day, Guardian helps our 29 million customers realize their dreams through a range of insurance and financial products and services. Our Purpose, to inspire well-being, guides our dedication to the colleagues, consumers, and communities we serve. We know that people count, and we go above and beyond to prepare them for the life they want to live, focusing on their overall well-being — mind, body, and wallet. As one of the largest mutual insurance companies, we put our customers first. Behind every bright future is a GuardianTM. Learn more about Guardian at guardianlife.com .