Principal Release Train Engineer

Visa, Austin TX, US

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Duration: Full-Time

We are seeking an energetic Release Train Engineer who embodies the Agile mindset to be a servant leader and coach for our Agile Release Train.  In this role you will use your understanding of Agile & SAFe to facilitate ART events, help manage impediments and risks, drive relentless improvement, teach Agile, and interact with teams to deliver value to our clients. 

Essential Functions

  • Manage and optimize the flow of value through the ART using various tools such as the Rally, Jira, and Jira Align
  • Ensure pre-PI planning readiness by fostering a continuous exploration process to drive the vision roadmap, feature backlog creation, and feature prioritization
  • Conduct PI Planning while incorporating an element of fun into the event
  • Drive relentless improvement via Inspect and Adapt workshops and by coaching  assess the agility level of the ART and help the train improve
  • Help establish and summarize PI objectives and publish them for visibility and transparency 
  • Contribute toward Community of Practices
  • Facilitate synchronization meetings, including the program-level ART sync
  • Assist with decision-making by facilitating feature and capability estimation by teams and the roll-up to Epics, where necessary
  • Coach Leaders, Teams, and Scrum Masters at varying levels in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets 
  • Help manage risks and dependencies
  • Escalate and track impediments 
  • Encourage collaboration between Product, Technology, Client Services, and Teams
  • Work with Product Management, Product Owners, Architects, and other stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment 
  • Partner with the Program Management Office on program execution and operational excellence. 
  • Understand and operate within budget guardrails 
  • Facilitate System Demos
  • Establish and communicate the annual calendars for Iterations and Program Increments (PIs)

This is a hybrid position. Hybrid employees can alternate time between both remote and office. Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office two days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% of the time based on business needs.

Basic Qualifications:

• 12 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor Degree or at least 10 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters/MBA /JD/MD), or a minimum of 5 years of work experience with a PhD

Preferred Qualifications:

• 15 or more years of experience with a Bachelor Degree or 12 years of experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, or MD), PhD with 9 or more years of experience
• Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC), Certified RTE preferred
• 9 or more years of Agile work experience with a Bachelor s Degree or an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD, or PhD)
• Proficiency in Microsoft products such as MS Teams and Agile tools including JIRA & Jira Align
• Experience in projects with mobile application development
• Excellent verbal and written skills
• Demonstrated ability to communicate technical and business concepts, issues, and solutions to varying organizational levels
• Ability to analyze and organize a plan based upon available information
• Strong teamwork, interpersonal & relationship-building skills
• Ability to delegate tasks and ensure successful task completion and influence without direct authority to achieve necessary goals
• Strong leadership qualities, organizational skills, and ability to think on your feet
• Concentration in Computer Science or a related technical discipline
Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

Work Hours: Varies upon the needs of the department.

Travel Requirements: This position requires travel 5-10% of the time.

Mental/Physical Requirements: This position will be performed in an office setting.  The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers.

Visa is an EEO Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.  Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

About Visa

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

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