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IT Manager- Release Train Engineer Job

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis; CO - Denver

 

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

 

 

Position Summary
The Release Train Engineer is responsible for managing and optimizing the flow of value through the Agile Release Train using various tools, such as the Program Kanban and other information radiators such as Jira, Confluence, ServiceNow, etc. They establish and communicate the annual calendars for Iterations and Program Increments (PIs), facilitate PI Planning readiness by fostering a Continuous Exploration process which drives the synthesis of a Vision, a Roadmap, and Backlogs, and through Pre- and Post-PI Planning events. They coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets. They lead a team in end-to-end lifecycle management of an assigned IT Portfolio capability. Accountable for planning, delivery and operation of services, products and processes, as well as people leadership and vendor management. They continuously innovate their product or service, and contribute to achieving IT and Enterprise Strategies and KPIs.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Leadership: Lead and manage the performance and development of staff. Lead priorities and manage work performance of staff, vendors and contractors. Provide leadership as needed across multiple sites, and in alignment with Union or other contracts.
  • Relationship Management: Understand the customers’ needs, and partner to deliver innovative solutions. Partner with Supply Chain, Finance, Enterprise Security, Audit/Compliance and other internal groups to drive results.
  • Product Management: Ensure products and services operate in a lean, stable, and adaptable manner. Ensure product delivery and operation are cost effective and within budget.
  • Operations Management: Drive ongoing improvements in IT operational performance. Proactively prevent, and support prompt restoration of service disruptions.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Science, Business or related field, or 4 years of experience equivalent to the position.
  • Excellent communication skills, effective with varying organizational levels and skill sets.
  • Excellent Relationship Management and collaboration skills, with a track record of working as one team cross-organizationally to drive innovation and business results.
  • Five years of prior people leadership experience.
  • Ten years of experience with end-to-end service lifecycle, business process, project or product management.
  • Experience with strategic planning, portfolio prioritization, delivery execution, and operations.
  • Experience working within a regulated industry Ability to deliver value in compliance with policies and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a customer focus, problem solve, and drive continuous improvement to solutions, systems and processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive, adopt, and lead others through change in a diverse and dynamic environment.
  • Exposure to Sourcing and Contract Management practices.
  • Proven ability to attain and hold in-depth acumen in business process, technical knowledge, and architectural topology.

 

 

Job Specific Skillset Requirements

  • Facilitate the PI planning event
  • Summarize Team PI Objectives into Program PI Objectives and publish them for visibility and transparency
  • Assist tracking the execution of features and capabilities
  • Facilitate periodic synchronization events, including the ART sync, etc.
  • Assist with economic decision-making by facilitating feature estimation by teams and the roll-up to Epics, where necessary
  • Help manage risks and dependencies
  • Escalate and track impediments
  • Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks
  • Encourage collaboration between teams and System Architects/Engineering
  • Work with Product Management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment
  • Improve the flow of value by improving and assessing the practices associated with DevOps and Release on Demand in the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Help drive the Lean User Experience (UX) innovation cycle
  • Work with the Program Management Office on program execution and operational excellence
  • Understand and operate within budgets and ensure adherence to budget guardrails
  • Facilitate System Demos
  • Drive relentless improvement via Inspect and Adapt workshops; assess the agility level of the ART and help them improve
  • Foster Communities of Practice and the use of engineering and Built-In Quality practices
  • SAFe Certified Release Train Engineer (RTE)
  • Minimum of 5 -7 years of experience managing complex IT initiatives, programs and projects.
  • Experience with medium to large program resource management.
  • Knowledge of release management and related ITIL practices.

 

 

 

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As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.
    

 

Posting Notes:  MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis; CO - Denver || United States (US) || Customer And Innovation || 56720:IT-Application Delivery || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
 

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $94,500 to $134,166 per year

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Requisition Number: 32404

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com

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