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Release Train Engineer.

  Charlotte, North Carolina

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Prosyntix is currently recruiting for a contract to hire Release Train Engineer for a client.  This role will work in a hybrid capacity with the ability to go onsite in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte (2 days per week).  Successful candidates will have experience utilizing SAFe, driving change within an organization, and embodying servant leadership methodologies.  

Job Description
The Release Train Engineer (RTE) is a servant leader and ART coach who facilitates ART events and processes, and supports teams in delivering value. They communicate with stakeholders, escalate impediments, help manage risk, and drive relentless improvement. Although Agile Release Trains (ARTs) are composed of self-organizing and self-managing teams, these trains cannot drive or steer themselves. That is the responsibility of the RTE, who facilitates most effectively as a servant leader. They have a solid grasp of how to scale Lean and Agile practices and understand the unique opportunities and challenges of aligning and facilitating an ART (team-of-Agile Teams).

The RTE facilitates ART practices and PI execution. They escalate impediments, manage risk, and help ensure value delivery and relentless improvement. RTEs also often participate in the Lean-Agile transformation, coaching leaders, teams, and Scrum Master/Team Coaches in the new mindset and processes. They also help adapt SAFe to the organization’s needs, standardizing and documenting practices.
Responsibilities include – Facilitating PI Planning, Supporting PI Execution, Coaching the ART, Optimizing Flow, and relentless improvement.

Expected Leadership Responsibilities/Experience:
RTEs Are Servant Leaders:  While new RTEs typically have the organizational skills to perform their roles, they may need to learn and adopt Lean-Agile Mindsets. They may need to transition from directing and managing activities to acting as a servant leader. Servant leadership is a philosophy that implies a comprehensive view of the quality of people, work, and community spirit. The focus is on providing the support needed by the teams and ARTs to be self-organizing and self-managing.

Servant Leader actions/characteristics include:
  • Listen to and support teams in problem identification and decision-making Create an environment of mutual influence
  • Understand and empathize with others
  • Encourage and support the personal development of each individual and the development of teams
  • Think beyond day-to-day activities and apply systems thinking Support the teams’ commitments Be open and appreciate openness in others

Additional Information:
Candidates will need to complete a standard background check and drug screen prior to start date.  


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