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Release Train Engineer - Horsham, PA

UnitedHealth Group

Horsham, PA
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755205 Release Train Engineer Horsham PA

Release Train Engineer - Horsham, PA (755205)

Position Description

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. If you're looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as a Execution lead closely partnering with the Product Manager & IT Delivery Owner to guide one agile release train
  • Establish program level cadence and drive program level ceremonies (e.g. PI Planning, Product Management Council, Scrum of Scrums, release train retrospectives, HIP Sprint)
  • Work with other program leaders to drive the definition and refinement of the program backlog
  • Provide leadership, direction, and coaching to scrum teams and Scrum Masters
  • Ensure cross-value stream coordination and collaboration
  • Serve as an escalation for impediment removal for the Scrum Masters and scrum teams
  • Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on program-level plans, progress and quality
  • Facilitate alignment dependencies between the program team and third parties, release managers, or between the team and other Scrum Teams
  • Foster a team collaborative environment that tears down silos between groups - act in a single voice
  • Actively contribute to the company’s Agile and Lean Community through participation in the internal Agile Community of Practice and Scrum Master Forums
  • Develop, coach, and mentor team members to advance their skills and career
  • Provide real time feedback to the methodology team based on experiences with software delivery teams
  • Work cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution
  • Be a change agent and foster a "learn by doing" environment

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in an IT related field
  • 8+ years of IT experience
  • 3+ years of experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner or Agile Coach
  • 3+ years of Project Management experience
  • 2+ years of experience working on large scale, multiple scrum team projects
  • 2+ years of experience working on mixed methodology program (Scrum interfacing with Waterfall from a dependency perspective)
  • 3+ years of experience managing program financials in excess of 5 million
  • Experience with Agile Management tools (e.g. CA Agile/Rally, JIRA, VersionOne)
  • Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices
  • Knowledge of SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) structure and theories
  • Understanding of basic fundamentals of iterative development
  • Understanding of fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
  • Understanding of backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
  • Understanding of incremental delivery and the value of metrics
  • Experience building relationships with business and IT leaders
  • Experience in reporting program status to C-level executives
  • Agile / Scrum Industry Certification(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAFe Certification(s)
  • Experience with Rally
  • Experience with SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) implementation and delivery
  • Healthcare experience
  • Experience with various Testing techniques such as Test Driven Development and Behavior driven testing
  • Understanding of the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team
  • Participation in industry Agile communities of practice

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. The Boomer generation is the fastest growing market segment in health care. And we are the largest business in the nation dedicated to serving their unique health and well-being needs. Up for the challenge of a lifetime? Join a team of the best and the brightest to find bold new ways to proactively improve the health and quality of life of these 9 million customers. You'll find a wealth of dynamic opportunities to grow and develop as we work together to heal and strengthen our health care system. Ready? It's time to do your life's best work.(sm)



Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.



Job Keywords: scrum master, product owner, agile coach, SAFe, project management, Rally, Horsham, PA

Job Details

  • Contest Number755205
  • Job TitleRelease Train Engineer - Horsham, PA
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentMedicare and Retirement

Job Location Information

  • Horsham, PA
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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