Agile Release Train Engineer

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Employer: NXP Semiconductors
  • IT Hardware
  • IT Software
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Updated at: 30.01.2020
    Short company description

    NXP Semiconductors enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, we are driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets.


     Is an ambitious and outgoing personality who enjoys a fast-paced technology environment
     Has a university degree with business management or IT orientation, but at least has a good understanding of IT processes and tools
     Is a strong communicator and are fluent in English, both spoken and written
     Has proven experience in project/program manager roles
     Has proven experience in scrum master roles and preferably even RTE roles
     Is SAFe certified (preferably as Release Train Engineer or SAFe Program Consultant)
     Enjoys coaching and developing people and teams


     Establishes and manages cadence and synchronization among the teams in the Agile Release Train (ART) and by that manages and optimizes the flow of value through the ART
     Fosters collaboration between teams and stakeholders, e.g. product manager, business owners and customers
     Facilitates Program Increment Planning preparation as well as the event itself and tracks and communicates the ART execution metrics and escalate and track ART impediments
     Helps develop our people by coaching and training them in agile maturity and devops mindset
     Embraces working out loud by sharing successes and learnings as well as soliciting inputs and feedback and encourages others to do so as well
     Leads or supports programs or projects where appropriate and capacity allows
     Helps define, support and train global processes for demand, project, team, program and portfolio management (using the scaled agile framework SAFe)

    Other info

    NXP’s global IT organization is transitioning to a lean agile organization and while there are already many teams practicing scrum, the number is still growing. This requires the organization to scale the agile efforts which increases the need for people who can coach and drive teams of teams (so-called agile release trains or ARTs) to successfully deliver their products.

    While the IT organization is in transition, new activities will continue to be started as programs or projects, so there continues to be a need for people who can drive projects.

    In this exciting role, you are expected to know both sides of the fence which means you are both able to lead or support changes that are not yet (fully) supported by agile release trains and at the same time as a chief scrum master and servant leader you help NXP IT transition to a lean agile organization focusing on continuous improvement.