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Agile Release Train Engineer

Company: Research Innovations Incorporated
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Research Innovations, Inc. (RII) is breaking through the big, slow, status quo with transformative technology that fundamentally changes and improves the world. We develop cutting-edge software for all levels of the government and military. Using agile development practices and user-centered design, we create innovative software solutions for complex real-world problems.
We are looking for a committed Agile Release Train Engineer to join our System Engineering team. Solve unique, challenging problems for our Defense and Homeland Security customers. Help manage large volumes of critical, real-time information about issues from global to local Get s#it done.
This position requires the ability to obtain a US Secret Clearance. A current active clearance is not required.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING

  • Continuously communicating agile best-practices across the organization.
  • Improving ritual consistency and efficacy within agile teams and the engineering organization
  • Helping agile teams to become self-organizing
  • Working with product management to help teams understand features and goals for each sprint / release
  • Improving backlog decomposition and estimation.
  • Consolidating, triaging, and making recommendations based on retrospective feedback.
  • Using metrics to implement continuous improvement across the agile development lifecycle.
  • Capture, analyze, and understand agile metrics.
  • Improve risk management practices
  • Improve blocker remediation practices.
  • Improve Jira workflows and custom fields to optimize execution.
  • Implement best practices for capturing ritual minutes and feedback.
  • Build information radiators for development teams to disseminate information throughout the organization.WHAT YOU HAVE DONE
    • Worked closely with multiple agile development teams to refine the backlog, optimize estimation, and improve work decomposition.
    • Established an agile metrics baseline and have used metrics to optimize execution.
    • Experienced with metrics definition and collection within Jira.
    • Worked directly with both Kanban and Scrum teams.
    • Configured and managed Jira workflows, agile boards, and sprints supporting the agile development process.
    • Built information radiators in the Atlassian suite (or comparable).
    • Used quality assurance metrics to better understand how to guide quality practices within an agile team in order to build quality into a product.
    • Demonstrated strong presentation and communication skills.EVEN BETTER
      • Experience in a product line architecture.
      • Experience working with an engineering service center.
      • SAFe or Agile certifications.
      • Experience mentoring leadership on agile practicesAt RII, we believe that diversity in our workforce is critical to our success. We strive to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes us stronger. We work to help your intellectual passions and creativity thrive. It's one of our core values: Let your geek flag fly.
        We also offer all employees comprehensive benefits including: flexible work schedules, health insurance coverage, paid time off, 401k with a company match, paid parental leave, access to wellness programs and much more. You get this all from day one, and all 100% paid for by RII.
        It's all part of another of our core values: Stay human. It's why our comfortable and colorful offices include a community game room, pantry, massage chair, and an escape room, among other amenities. It's why we have a community manager and regular community events.
        It's also why, during the current pandemic, most of us aren't actually in our lovely office. We're all working fully remote where possible, with safety controls for those who do have to be on site. RII is committed to not overwhelming our healthcare system, preventing infection for those most at risk, reducing the impact on our communities, and keeping our employees working.
        Research Innovations, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, national, origin, genetics, disability status, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law.

Keywords: Research Innovations Incorporated, Alexandria , Agile Release Train Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Alexandria, Virginia

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