MasterCard Release Train Engineer, Project Management in O'Fallon, Missouri
Who is Mastercard?
We are the global technology company behind the worlds fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless ®. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.
Release Train Engineer, Project Management
Are you experienced in driving complex initiatives of strategic importance utilizing the Agile manifesto?
Care passionate about driving our organization through the Scaled Agile for Enterprises (SAFe)
Do you have a passion for process design, continuous learning, and improvement?
Are you skilled at managing relationships across the enterprise?
The Release Train Engineer (RTE) supports Identity Solutions under Enterprise Security Solutions (ESS):
Serves as the Agile conscience for the train and as such coaches leaders, teams and Scrum Masters in Agile practices and mindsets
Monitors, tracks and makes decisions on issues and risks at the program level, escalates impediments
Tracks program execution and feature completion tracking
Provide oversight, coordination, and manage dependencies of the initiatives and features within the program
Using Agile and SAFe methodologies, manage the coordination, status reporting, financials, schedules and stability of product-oriented agile work efforts
Aggregates team timelines, creates a roadmap and publishes for visibility and transparency
Establishes the annual calendars for Iterations, Program Increments
Assists with the Discovery, Definition and Development of Features & Technical Initiatives
Facilitates estimations and prioritization at Program level, provides guidance to the Business
Facilitates PI planning readiness; Vision, backlogs and facilities and leads the actual PI Planning event
Monitors resourcing and provides input to address critical bottlenecks
Monitors program-level Metrics and KPIs to drive continuous improvement via retrospectives, Inspect and Adapt workshops
Supports the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog and facilitates a healthy intra-team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope
Act as the communications conduit to internal leadership and executive sponsors
Assess team, Develop and implement program governance along Agile and SAFe methodologies
Manages relationships with external vendors and partners involved in project delivery
A successful candidate will have high energy with solid analytical skills, strong leadership, ability to bring teams together, deep sense of accountability and ownership, execution focus, and a collaborative mindset
Facilitate a full cadence of meetings to fulfill the Agile Release Train planning and operational flow:
Product Owner Sync
Facilitates Scrum of Scrums (or ART Sync)
Epic Specification Workshop (bi-weekly or as needed)
Program & Value Stream Backlog Refinement (Weekly)
Facilitates PI or Program planning events/meetings or Feature Estimation
Program Status Overview for Sr. Management or Executive Steering Committee
Facilitate Program, and Solution Demos
Responsible for Producing and maintaining a list of artifacts:
Program Release/Planning Calendar
Product Backlog & Prioritization (Initiatives & Features)
Program Risk Log
Program Status Reporting
Leads large, high visibility initiatives and projects
Identifies key barriers to a projects success and actively manages all mitigation activities
Applies technical capabilities within own discipline to coach and develop junior employees
Provides input into performance appraisal process for some junior employees or team members
Manage complex resolutions, and help develop solutions to complex problems
Regularly communicate to senior management regarding the status of specific project deliverables, and interact with client to set and manage expectations
Consults on new products, processes, standards or plans in support of the business
Proactively identify and manage release train program risk
All About You
Release Train Engineer or scrum master experience
Experience with structured methodology and project planning tools
Leadership experience with large scale programs
Knowledge of MasterCard and the payments industry
Some travel may be required
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Requisition ID: R-70932