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Job Title: Senior Release Train Engineer (Hybrid) Location: Richmond, VA Duration: 5 Months Job Type: Corp-Corp / 1099 / Contract W2 Client: State of Virginia Interview: Web Cam or In -Person Active PMP and Scrum Certifications are required, NO exceptions NOTE: Candidate must also be able to work onsite 2-3 days/week. Local candidates strongly preferred Candidate MUST possess PMP certification through PMI or VITA's PM certification. No other certification qualify. Job Description: VDOT ITD is looking for a passionate and result oriented individual who will take over the Scaled Agile train as Release Train Engineer (RTE). This RTE should be able to empower teams, facilitate the ART events, effectively communicate with stakeholders, coach teams to ensure Agile processes are being followed, support teams with self-organization, escalate and help resolve impediments, and continuously improve teams / train to maximize value delivery. Candidate should also be able to perform Scrum Master / Project Manager duties as needed. Ideal candidate should be well versed, have led projects using Traditional and Agile methodologies, and be comfortable with autonomously leading in a matrixed environment. Responsibilities: Plan, lead, organize, and motivate agile and traditional project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering projects that provide exceptional business value to the internal and external stakeholders. Drive consistent project delivery through the entire project lifecycle, including: Project plans, Release plans, Resource allocation, and management of project risks, schedule, budget, and delivery of value. Provide leadership in the establishment and development of project base line budgets, resource allocation, and schedules. Track and communicate project's progress from a schedule, cost, and risk perspective to the project team, stakeholders, and management. Manage and optimize the flow of value through the ART using various tools, such as the Program Kanban and other information radiators. Establish and communicate the annual calendars for Iterations and Program Increments (PIs). Facilitate PI Planning readiness, PI Planning event, and PI execution e.g. Roadmap, Backlogs, Risks, Dependencies, and PI Objectives, etc. Assist feature prioritization, tracking the execution of features e.g. Train level metrics. Facilitate synchronization meetings e.g. Scrum of Scrums and Program Committee Meetings. Coach Managers, Teams, and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets. Escalate and track impediments, help identify and address critical bottlenecks. Encourage collaboration between teams, Engineering, and Enterprise Architects. Help ensure strategy and execution alignment (Product Management and Stakeholders). Assess practices with DevOps, etc. and help improve Continuous Delivery Pipeline. Conduct Inspect and Adapt workshops, facilitate System Demos, assess the agility level of the ART and help them improve. Ability to take on additional responsibilities such as Scrum Master, Community of Practice, etc. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: PMP and Scrum Master Certification is required. SAFe SPC or RTE Certification is required 2-3 years of RTE experience is required. An understanding of creating and maintaining Program Increment Backlogs. Ability to lead and direct the software development teams through program increment and program iteration planning. Experience with agile software development for complex Information Technology systems. Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building. Strong analytical, organizational and decision-making skills. Strong verbal/written communication skills with the ability to simplify and communicate complex issues to multiple audiences. Ability to work with customers, understand their business practices and manage their expectations. Expertise with Project Management tools such as Microsoft Project, Visio, and MS Office. Experience with Agile collaboration tools such as Team Foundation Server, JIRA, Version One, etc. Skill Matrix Skill Required /Desired Amount of Experience Solid understanding of SAFe Agile Release Train Engineer Responsibilities and Experience. Required 3 Years Balance business/technical background with sufficient level of technical background to provide highly credible leadership to technology teams. Required 12 Years Ability to work with customers, understand their business practices and manage their expectations. Required 12 Years Strong verbal/written communication skills with the ability to simplify and communicate complex issues to multiple audiences. Required 12 Years PMP Certification Required 0 Scrum Master Certification Required 0 SAFe SPC or RTE Certification Required 0 Experience managing Cloud Migration projects Not Required 0 Recruiter Details: Recruiter Name: Bhavani Contact Number: lt;/p> About GSK Solutions Inc: GSK Solutions Inc is a leading information technology (IT) Services Company that specializes in providing complete consulting solutions and staff augmentation to its clients. We provide on-time, on-budget, and quality service to our clients and consistently meet their expectations. We are known for our superior execution on a sustained basis. GSK has been in the business of providing both commercial and custom product development services, including, Information Security, Software Development, Consulting and IT Audit. GSK implements highly critical and time-sensitive projects for their Fortune 500 clients located across the country.

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