VP, Release Train Engineer

Expert (10 + years )
Financial Services
Remote UTC+5
Job Category
Data Engineer
Skills Required
Project Management
Team Player, Inclusive Culture
Job Description

Role Summary/Purpose:

The Release Train Engineer for Engineering will be responsible for coordination of multiple agile scrum/Kanban teams executing on Engineering initiatives. This role is responsible for collaborating with, scrum masters, product owners, program manager and business leaders in setting the cross-team roadmap for Engineering and leading agile teams to deliver.

This position is remote, where you have the option to work from home. On occasion we may request for you to commute to our nearest office for in person engagement activities such as team meetings, training and culture events. To ensure the safety of our colleagues and communities, we require employees who come together in-person to be fully vaccinated. We’re proud to offer you choice and flexibility.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Lead large/enterprise agile initiatives
  • Partner with multiple teams within Engineering and across functions
  • Interact with business users to gather/validate requirements/epics and develop detailed roadmap that meets business objectives.
  • Lead, manage and direct cross-functional resources as required throughout agile lifecycle
  • Responsible for tracking budget and issues for assigned agile teams.
  • Create overall agile program plan that tracks critical program milestones/releases.
  • Oversee new dependencies, risks and priority changes that are introduced to the agile program.
  • Work with Third Party application providers to ensure project tasks align with delivery dates.
  • Manage Engineering agile program increment process
  • Plan and communicate with business, IT Leadership, and other key stakeholders regarding program status, milestones, issue resolution and escalation.
  • Develop effective communication strategy across projects and constituencies.
  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned
Qualifications /Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 5 years of IT experience or in lieu of degree High School diploma/GED and 9 years of IT experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of IT project management experience in financial services or banking industry
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with project management methodology (Waterfall, Agile) and all phases of SDLC.
Desired Characteristics
  • Proven track record of leading and executing on critical business initiatives timely and within budget
  • Strong business acumen including a broad understanding of financial services business processes and practices
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate teams in a matrixed environment
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change and work effectively across business boundaries
  • Superior decision-making, client relationship, and vendor management experience
  • Demonstrated track record in leading large/enterprise-wide projects, utilizing Project Management
  • Superior analytical, decision-making, oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities
  • Strong cross-functional team player with the ability to work seamlessly across a matrix organization
  • Able to understand business requirements and translate into technical requirements for projects
  • Demonstrated competency with linking business strategy with IT technology initiatives
  • Expertise in evaluating technology and solution engineering, with strong focus on architecture and re-engineering
Eligibility Requirements
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the onboarding process
  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.
  • New hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles. Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months’ time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles. Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months’ time in position before they can post. All internal employees must consistently meet performance expectations and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don’t meet the time in position or performance expectations).
Our Commitment

When you join us, you’ll be part of a diverse, inclusive culture where your skills, experience, and voice are not only heard—but valued. We celebrate the differences in all of us and believe that our individual, unique perspectives is what makes Synchrony truly a great place to work. Together, we’re building a future where we can all belong, connect and turn ideals into action. Through the power of our 8 Diversity Networks+, with more than 60% of our workforce engaged, you’ll find community to connect with and opportunity to go beyond your passions.

This starts when you choose to apply for a role at Synchrony. We ensure all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice
  • Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
  • If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627. Representatives are available from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time.
The salary range for this position is 85,000.00 - 170,000.00 USD Annual

Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.

Grade/Level: 12

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