F/A-18 & EA-18G IPT Release Train Engineer (RTE) in Ridgecrest, CA at DCS

Date Posted: 3/15/2023

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Job Description

Salary Range $85,887-$125,000

The Release Train Engineer (RTE) will support the F/A-18 & EA-18G Integrated Product Team, as the chief facilitator and coordinator for an Agile Release Train (ART). The RTE will focus on finding and facilitating ways to improve the teams' agile performance and behaviors while removing any obstacles to the teams' work flow. The RTE will facilitate ART events and assist teams in delivering value. The RTE will communicate with stakeholders, escalate impediments, help manage risk, and drive relentless improvement.  Ensure teams are properly trained to perform SAFe roles while coordinating and developing metrics to identify areas of opportunity.

Essential Job Functions:

Provide complex facilitation and dependency management techniques (cross team, cross department)

Facilitate and encourage cross team, ART and departmental impediments, planning, collaboration, and coordination between teams, managers, business owners and customers.

Facilitate and encourage delivery and continuous improvement by utilizing feedback and metrics to identify areas of opportunity. Help the teams identify improvement areas in their metric reporting and sprint planning. Develop ART level metrics summary and analysis.

Aggregate data that shows team's agile development performance for inspect and adapt. Ensure feedback from inspect and adapt is implemented, distributed and documented.

Update annual calendars for Iterations and Program Increments. Publish summary of Team Program Increment (PI) Objectives and Program PI Objectives for reference.

Work across stakeholders and teams to continuously improve to include leading PI planning efforts. Coordinate PI planning events, stakeholders and communications.

Organize presenters and collect presentation materials to make available for PI planning. Help organize meetings, workshops, or training events required by the train.

Provide regular and open communication across the program and stakeholders for transparency and awareness of progress and impediments. Support program risk management.

Promote establish governance structure where decision-making is weighted toward empowered teams. Assist the team plan and meet daily and iteration objectives.

Chair weekly Scrum of Scrums Meeting and assist Product Managers, Architect, Scrum Masters, and, team members in resolving impediments.

Assist in organizational transformation providing guidance on SAFe behaviors. Ensure teams are properly trained to perform SAFe roles. Provide additional coaching to any team / team members to help establish work rhythm.

Conduct any pre/post meetings required and coordinate/schedule system demos.

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years of programmatic experience is required.

Programmatic, Logistics or Maintenance Management experience supporting Naval Aviation Aircraft Systems. 

Must demonstrate an ability to analyze and interpret multiple technical data sets, and organize/present data into tables, charts, and graphs to support program requirements.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Must be able to demonstrate experience with Microsoft Office programs to include communication tools such as MS Teams.

Excellent communication skills with an ability to liaison with outside agencies independently and in a Team environment.

Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.

Possess high moral character and integrity.

Ability to acquire and obtain Top Secret Clearance.

Desired Skills:

Previous F/A-18 & EA-18G Programmatic and Naval Aviation experience with Masters Degree.

Highly organized, execution focused, accountable and driven by mission accomplishment.

Outstanding collaboration skills, prior experience working in an integrated product team.

Technical knowledge with a desired emphasis on current industry trends including Agile development techniques.

Experience in Risk Management.

Familiarization with Agile and the ability to work within small groups or Scrum teams.

Familiarization with Agile tool sets and measurement practices.

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