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Release Train Engineer - Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

The Release Train Engineer (RTE) (Agile Practitioner 3) will be responsible for the successful execution of one or more value streams (Release Trains) to support the delivery of strategic technology products. The RTE is a hybrid role that properly balances agile leadership and program management to help software development teams build and deliver solutions more efficiently. This role will heavily leverage the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to drive agile delivery within the release train.

This position requires individuals who have previously been successful Scrum Masters and/or Project Managers on highly distributed teams and have experience in software delivery as well as those who can drive and influence change and effectively communicate with all levels of the organization. -

Release Train Engineer Competencies:


  • Assertive: Must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls
  • Attitude of transparency: Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to both business and IT and grow to grow trust amongst partners
  • Collaborative: Ability to partner with others to achieve goals at various levels throughout the organization and lead others to do so by example
  • Conflict resolution: Must be able to facilitate discussion at the release train level and facilitate alternatives or different approaches
  • Flexible: Ability to shift to the role or tasks needed for each situational transformation. Ability to "get the job done" regardless of role definition
  • System Thinker: Must be able to analyze the entire software development environment


    You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

    Primary Responsibilities:


    • Establish program level cadence and drive program level ceremonies (e.g. PI Planning, Product Management Council, Scrum of Scrums, release train retrospectives, HIP Sprint)
    • Work with other program leaders to drive the definition and refinement of the program backlog
    • Ensure cross-value stream coordination and collaboration
    • Serve as an escalation for impediment removal for the Scrum Masters and scrum teams
    • Managing cross-functional interdependencies to ensure successful delivery of all impacted applications
    • Anticipate issues and act proactively to address potential issues



      You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
      Required Qualifications:


      • 5+ years of IT experience
      • 5+ years Project Management experience
      • 3+ years of experience as a Scrum Master, Release Train Engineer, Product Owner or Project Manager
      • 3+ years of experience working on large scale, multiple scrum team projects
      • 3+ years of experience working on mixed methodology program (Scrum interfacing with Waterfall from a dependency perspective)
      • Experience with Rally tool


        Preferred Qualifications:


        • Agile / Scrum Industry Certification(s)
        • SAFe Certification(s)
        • Experience with Rally
        • Experience with SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) implementation and delivery
        • Healthcare experience
        • Telephony experience
        • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)



          To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

          Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

          Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $97,300 to $176,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $97,300 to $176,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

          *All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.


          Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

          UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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