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Job #: R-00020243
Location: Springfield, VA
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil


Job Requisition:

Release Train Engineer

Job Description:

Release Train Engineer

As the RTE, you will facilitate the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Agile Release Train (ART) processes and program execution, escalate impediments, manage risk, help drive program-level continuous improvement and assist teams in delivering value for a high-profile Leidos program. You will facilitate program level work within the SAFe framework and coordinating with Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Systems Engineers, and customer stakeholders.

The RTE will:

Guide and manage the ART and the teams through the delivery of software and services, embracing and promoting the Agile mindset,
 Work with Product Management, Product Owners and other stakeholders to define mission value and prioritize work to help ensure strategy and execution alignment. 
 Establish and communicate the annual calendars for Iterations and Program Increments (PIs)
 Establish cadence, facilitate and drive the agile ceremonies such as PI Planning, Product Owner Sync, Scrum of Scrums, Inspect and Adapt Workshop, Innovation and Sprint Planning events.
 Summarize team PI Objectives into Program PI Objectives and publish them for visibility and transparency. 
 Facilitate escalation for impediment removal for the Scrum Master and Scrum teams by fostering collaboration throughout the ART. 
 Coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in Safe-Agile practices and mindsets
 Facilitate PI Planning readiness by fostering a continuous exploration process which drives the vision, roadmap, and backlogs through Pre- and Post-PI planning meetings.
 Collaborate with the communities of practice, develop and conduct Agile-oriented training, and identify and deploy key metrics to enable continuous improvement across the development teams
 Track and produce key metrics (e.g., burn-down charts, cumulative flow diagrams)
 Identify and direct the implementation of process improvements that significantly improve quality of the product
 Help track and manage program risk.
 Standardize and document best SAFe practices. 

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor of Science in Technical related field and 4+ years of experience as a Project Manager, systems engineer, tester or developer.  Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
2+ years of experience working in a scaled Agile environment (multiple teams supporting single product)
Previous experience engaging stakeholders, contributors and technical resources to analyze user needs and resource limitations
Experience/knowledge of key Agile techniques including Kanban, Lean, XP, and Scrum
Project expertise with Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence)
Active Secret security clearance; ability to obtain TS SCI

Preferred Qualifications
4 years of experience leading Agile teams/serving as a Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Release
Train Engineer
Experience working at an organization going through a SAFe Agile transformation
Scaled Agile certifications (SA, SPC)
Certified Scrum Master
Systems Engineering background/experience

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:  Requires BS and 4 – 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 – 6 years of prior relevant experience.


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust



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Software Engineering




Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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