Release Train Engineer

Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa

Job Description

Our client in Telecoms industry seeks a Release Train Engineer for a contract role.
Key accountabilities and decision ownership:

  • Manage program planning of engineering delivery
  • Monitor and facilitate programs
  • Manage the deployment of all releases into production and define / assess release readiness according to business requirements
  • Coordinate and communicate the release pipeline to deliver frequent releases across business outcomes; manage external dependencies, ensuring alignment across key partners and vendors
  • Track and report on release progress and manage risks
  • Manage sourcing relationships
  • Continuously improve release processes, implementing best practices consistent with agile methodologies

Core competencies, knowledge and experience:
  • Release train / pipeline planning, coordination, facilitation, and management
  • Automated release and configuration management
  • Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Production-readiness criteria definition and assessment of modules and supporting systems
  • Systems thinking
  • Agile software development environment and methods
  • Continuous integration and continuous delivery methodologies and tools
  • DevOps culture, processes, and tools
  • Vendor selection and RFP / RFI management
  • Contract definition and negotiation
  • Vendor performance, contract, and relationship management
  • Expertise with project planning tools e.g. Microsoft Project and Project Server, JIRA
  • Multi-sourcing approaches
  • Strong business acumen, including with an in-depth understanding of the contribution of the domain or business outcome to the wider digital business strategy and roadmap
  • Excellent collaboration skills, with the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, influencing, empowering, and coaching teams to agile teams to self-organize, self-manage and self-improve
  • Ability to contextualise the wider business and financial goals to the domain and make decisions, prioritization, and recommendations accordingly
  • Strong Programme/ Project Manager background is advantageous.

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